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Creating Canopy: Penn, Philadelphia Partner to Distribute Free Trees to University Homeowners

PHILADELPHIA – As the first institution to take part in Philadelphia’s Creating Canopy program, the University of Pennsylvania is partnering with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department to distribute to faculty and staff homeowners in the city 300 free trees to plant on their property.             

Towards the 15-Minute Genome

March 10, 2011

Marija Drndic of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for leading a research on graphene nanopores.

Article Source: Economist

Video: Take This Job: Horticulturist

March 17, 2011

Horticulturists at the Morris Arboretum are featured.

Article Source: WCAU-TV (Philadelphia)
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REPORTERS: Penn Experts on Japan, the Earthquake and the Tsunami, Including Video

  •  Dr. Benjamin P. Horton on the science of tsunamis
  •   Dr. Stephen Phipps on the science of earthquakes
  • Dr. Barbie Zelizer on journalism’s coverage of crisis and our fascination with images of death
  • Dr. Linda Chance on Japanese civilization
  • Dr. Erwann Michel-Kerjan on risk management


               Dr. Benjamin P. Horton