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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 23, 2012

Penn’s Benjamin Horton Working on State-by-state Sea-level Research

PHILADELPHIA — In June, the North Carolina legislature attempted to block a group of local scientists’ findings about how climate change could impact the state via sea-level rise. The new legislation would, for a time, prohibit the state’s coastal developers from using anything but linear estimates for rates of sea-level rise, where levels would go up by around 20 centimeters over the next century.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460July 19, 2012

Penn in Washington

As Washington scorches in record-setting heat, some Penn students are exploring hot government careers though Penn in Washington summer internships.

Since 2006, PIW has facilitated internship placements for Penn students who benefit from the internship database on the PIW website, counsel from the program director and in some cases a helping hand from an alumnus.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460July 17, 2012

Penn’s Annette Lareau Named President-elect of the American Sociological Association

PHILADELPHIA – Annette Lareau has been named president-elect of the American Sociological Association.  She is the Stanley I. Sheerr Professor of Social Sciences in the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences’ sociology department.

Following a year of service as president-elect, Lareau’s term as president will begin in August 2013. In the meantime, she will chair the 2014 Program Committee that will shape the 2014 ASA Annual Meeting, in San Francisco.

How the Higgs Boson Was Lost and Found

July 17, 2012

Gino Segre of the School of Arts and Sciences pens an op-ed about searching for the Higgs boson.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 16, 2012

Penn Faculty Receive Alternative Energy Project Grants

PHIADELPHIA — Alternative energy research projects involving four faculty members from the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded grants from the Energy Commercialization Institute, a translational-research partnership that draws upon several regional universities.

Philadelphia Defends Policy on Frisking, With Limits

July 11, 2012

Fernando Montero of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the stop-and-frisk tactic.

Article Source: New York Times

Video: Cooperation Trumps Competition Among Some Monkeys, Says Study

July 5, 2012

Collaborative research from Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences and other universities about how cooperation can trump competition in monkeys is spotlighted.

Article Source: Slate

Intriguing Opportunity, but Some Risk for Romney in Speech to NAACP

July 10, 2012

Rogers Smith of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on Mitt Romney’s appearance at the NAACP convention.

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From Bench to Bunker

July 9, 2012

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences says, “Scientists often fail to foresee where their research is headed.”

Higgs Boson? What the Physics?

July 10, 2012

Gino Segre of the School of Arts and Sciences explains the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle.

Article Source: Philly.com