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