Audio: Graduate student Matthew Piccoli of the School of Engineering talks about the physics of Frisbees and robots.
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Adam Grant of the Wharton School comments on nicknames for job titles.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education contributes her thoughts on investing in historically black colleges and universities.
Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted on issues with technological privacy.
A study by Matthew Bidwell of the Wharton School is referenced in Toronto's planning for its upcoming decision in hiring a new head of police.
Perry Habecker of the School of Veterinary Medicine is quoted on working to find the cause of dolphin deaths.
Brian Leas and Craig Umscheid of the Perelman School of Medicine are highlighted for researching the spread of infection through the use of “direct oral suction” used during a type of circumcision.
Janet Monge of the Penn Museum is profiled as best museum curator.
Statistics from the Wharton School are used in this article about the relationship between finance and technology.
Joni Finney of the Graduate School of Education comments on the importance of helping students finish college.
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences discusses how social networks can undermine trust.
Penn’s new massive open online course “Auf Deutsch: Communicating in German Across Cultures” is featured.
Brendan O’Leary of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about EU recognition.
Peter Struck of the School of Arts & Sciences is pictured in front of a green screen as he records a MOOC on Greek mythology.
Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on young people using injectable heroin.
Go ahead, laugh at them. Call them thin-skinned, lily-livered, self-righteous. They always find a way to take offense. That’s just how—as you’ve surely heard—today’s college students roll. Consider the evidence. Recently students have expressed many concerns that their elders describe as hypersensitivity gone haywire. In March, The New York Times reported on campus discussions of "microaggressions," subtle slights of one’s race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. This spring, commencement speakers at several prominent institutions withdrew amid students’ opposition to their views or affiliations. By then the nation had heard all about "trigger warnings": Students on various campuses have called for alerts about assigned texts (yes, old sport, even The Great Gatsby) that might upset or traumatize them.
Dorothy Roberts of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences joins a discussion about the “criminalization of parenthood.”
Charlie Johnson and Marija Drndic of the School of Arts & Sciences discuss measuring the performance of graphene while visualizing its atomic structure.
Alex Edmans of the Wharton School is cited for a paper titled “The Link Between Job Satisfaction and Firm Value, With Implications for Corporate Social Responsibility.”
The School of Design’s Penn Praxis is cited for helping with Philadelphia city planning and development issues.