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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 8, 2011

Penn Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Predict Sea-Level Rise and Flooding from Hurricanes

PHILADELPHIA — In an effort to better understand sea-level rise and flooding from hurricanes along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant to a research team led by the University of Pennsylvania’s Benjamin Horton. The study aims to provide predictive models and reports that can be used both by environmental scientists and coastal communities.

Why Everyone Else Was Too Stupid to Know Irene Would Fizzle

August 31, 2011

Rob Kurzban of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the Dunning-Kruger effect.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

On Race, the Silence Is Bipartisan

September 2, 2011

Rogers Smith of the School of Arts and Sciences co-authors an op-ed about race in America.

Article Source: New York Times
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