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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Amber van Niekerk | amber@grimmandgrove.com | 215-520-5035 January 24, 2012

Fels Institute at Penn Kicks Off 75th Anniversary by Examining Transportation and Fiscal Crisis

PHILADELPHIA -- In celebration of its 75th anniversary, the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania will present the first event in its Practically Speaking series, on Feb. 2 at the National Constitution Center, “Transportation in a Time of Political Gridlock.”

Survival’s Ick Factor

January 23, 2012

Paul Rozin of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited as a pioneer of modern disgust research.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 23, 2012

Penn-based Report Reflects Rise of Think Tanks in Underrepresented Regions of the World

PHILADELPHIA –- Launched in 2006, the University of Pennsylvania’s “Global Go-To Think Tank Rankings” annual report has become an authoritative source for the top public policy research institutes in the world.  James McGann, assistant director of Penn’s International Relations Program, directs the Think Tanks and Civil Society Program at Penn.  The report is available at www.gotothinktank.com or www.sas.upenn.edu/irp/.

Brookings Tops Study of Most Influential Think Tanks

January 18, 2012

James McGann of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted as the lead author of the Global Go-To Think Tanks Rankings report.

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 20, 2012

Penn Researchers Help Solve Questions About Ethiopians’ High-Altitude Adaptations

PHILADELPHIA --  Over many generations, people living in the high-altitude regions of the Andes or on the Tibetan Plateau have adapted to life in low-oxygen conditions. Living with such a distinct and powerful selective pressure has made these populations a textbook example of evolution in action, but exactly how their genes convey a survival advantage remains an open question.

There’s a Better Way to Handle Elections

January 14, 2012

Jack Nagel of the School of Arts and Sciences contributes an op-ed about political elections and the voting process.

Article Source: Harrisburg Patriot-News

New Penn Station Spins All the Lit

January 16, 2012

Al Filreis and Stephen McLaughlin of the School of Arts and Sciences are quoted about Penn’s online poetry radio station, PennSound.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 26, 2012

Penn Anthropologists Clarify Link Between Asians and Early Native Americans

PHILADELPHIA — A tiny mountainous region in southern Siberia may have been the genetic source of the earliest Native Americans, according to new research by a University of Pennsylvania-led team of anthropologists.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 12, 2012

Penn Based "Global Go-To Think Tank Index" Slated for Release January 18

WHO:             Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the International                             Relations Program at the University of Pennsylvania

                       Diplomatic Courier Magazine

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 12, 2012

Penn Geologist Edward Doheny Named to Irish Education 100

PHILADELPHIA — Edward Doheny of the University of Pennsylvania has been named to the 2011 Irish Education 100 by the Irish Voice newspaper. The annual list honors leading educators of Irish descent. 

Doheny is a lecturer and senior graduate advisor in Penn’s Professional Program in Applied Geoscience in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science. He traces his Irish heritage to County Waterford on his mother’s side and to County Tipperary on his father’s side.