PHILADELPHIA — The extensive system of levees along the Mississippi River has done much to prevent devastating floods in riverside communities. But the levees have also contributed to the loss of Louisiana’s wetlands. By holding in floodwaters, they prevent sediment from flowing into the watershed and rebuilding marshes, which are compacting under their own weight and losing ground to sea-level rise.
PHILADELPHIA – At a black-tie gala Friday, Oct. 26, the University of Pennsylvania will honor alumni and alumni groups who, through their accomplishments or continued involvement, have brought honor and prestige to Penn.
Martha Farah of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for studying how a range of childhood experiences might influence the development of the brain.
Yet Another Reason Why Sleep Is So Vital – Missing Even Two Hours a Night Can Erase Memories for Ever
Ted Abel of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about studying sleep and its significance in brain function and memory.
Diana Mutz of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed about the effectiveness of political advertising.
PHILADELPHIA -- Enrique G. Mendoza, a scholar of international macroeconomics, has been named a Presidential Term Professor of Economics in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Jan. 1.
Media Contact:Karen Kreeger | Karen.Kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5658October 15, 2012
PHILADELPHIA — Six professors from the University of Pennsylvania, representing four schools, have been elected members of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one of the nation's highest honors in biomedicine.
The newly elected members raise IOM's total active membership to 1,732 and the number of foreign associates to 112. With an additional 84 members holding emeritus status, IOM's total membership is 1,928.