Penn in the News

Business Insider (Australia) — December 26, 2014

Joshua Plotkin and postdoctoral researcher Alexander Stewart of the School of Arts & Sciences are quoted about using game theory in a decision-making study.


TheScientist.com — December 18, 2014

Dennis Discher of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for stem cell lineage specification research.


TheHill.com — December 17, 2014

Amy Jordan of the Annenberg Public Policy Center writes about the impact of social media on social action.


Philly.com — December 17, 2014

Brandon Maughan of the Perelman School of Medicine wrote an op-ed about helping to inform health-care patients to make the best decisions for themselves.


Huffington Post — December 17, 2014

Peter Gearhart of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about repeated exposure to ultrasounds.


New York Times — December 17, 2014

Jill Fisch of the Law School comments on vesting schedules.


Slate.com — December 17, 2014

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences talks about teacher recruitment campaigns and minority teacher retention.


Huffington Post — December 16, 2014

A collaborative study from researchers, including Jonah Berger, from the Wharton School about how negative reviews can boost sales is cited.


Inside Higher Ed — December 16, 2014

The U.S. Department of Education is seeking to help block the release of records about how the University of Montana punished a student accused of sexual assault, citing student privacy laws -- at a time when the Obama administration is pressuring colleges to become more transparent about the issue. The federal government last week weighed in on a high-profile Montana Supreme Court case that would decide if the author and journalist Jon Krakauer should have access to records concerning a 2012 rape case against a University of Montana quarterback. On Friday, the department signaled its plan to file an amicus brief in the case to "clarify that disciplinary records constitute protected 'education records' under" the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. 


Huffington Post — December 16, 2014

Marybeth Gasman and doctoral student Ginger Stull, of the Graduate School of Education blog about evaluating the success of tribal colleges and universities.


Business Insider — December 15, 2014

Penn’s undergraduate early-decision admissions numbers are mentioned.


CNN Money — December 15, 2014

Michael Knoll of the Law School comments on the difficulties behind tax reform.


Huffington Post — December 15, 2014

Mathias Basner of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “The evidence that time spent working was the most prominent sleep thief was overwhelming.”


Harrisburg Patriot-News — December 15, 2014

Christina Simeone of the Kleinman Energy Policy Center and Johnny Irizarry of La Casa Latina are mentioned for being named to Tom Wolf’s transition teams.


Wired.it (Italy) — December 15, 2014

Toen Castle and Randall Kamien of the School of Arts & Sciences are featured for their kirigami research.


Philadelphia Inquirer — December 14, 2014

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for leading a gene-therapy team that used an experimental cell therapy for cancer treatment.


Beyond the Book — December 14, 2014

Victor Pickard of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses his new book America’s Battle for Media Democracy.


Wall Street Journal — December 12, 2014

Reed Pyeritz of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on genetic testing for diseases.

Psychology Today — December 12, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School or Arts & Sciences writes about actor Peter Lorre.

NBC News — December 12, 2014

Erwann Michel-Kerjan of the Wharton School comments on the cost of earthquake insurance.