Graduate students Elizabeth Beattie, Nick Parrotta, Nick McGill and Niko Vladimirov of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are featured for developing the Titan Arm. Robert Carpick also of the School of Engineering and Applied Science says, “They built something that people can relate to.”
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Vice Provost Ezekiel Emanuel co-authors an op-ed on the benefits of reducing health-care costs.
Studies on MOOCs from GSE and the Office of the Provost offer insight into the growth and development of online learning.
Amy Bleakley of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says, “If the goal of the rating system is to shield youth from age-inappropriate behavior and be a tool for parents, I think its effectiveness is in doubt.”
Ragini Verma of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for studying brain differences between men and women.
Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses how to measure success for the Affordable Care Act legislation.
Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on there not being enough science to support the wide use of yogurt or probiotics.
Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on studying the rating system of the Motion Picture Association of America.
Undergraduates Adam Elkassas and Arjun Jain are featured for developing Noteriety, a marketplace app for class notes.
An article by David Zaring of Wharton on the pros and cons of an American financial regulation model.
The Botswana-UPenn Partnership is highlighted.
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine are cited for collaborating with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for studying T-cell effectiveness on leukemia.
Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy is interviewed about effective giving.
Wharton professor Kartik Hosanagar's upcoming book is quoted on the social influence of the Internet.
Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School shares her thoughts on the effect of possible pension cuts.
Christopher Pierce from the School of Medicine is quoted on emerging theories on inheriting fear.
Massive open online course research conducted by the Graduate School of Education is cited.
Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about the influence of former South African president Nelson Mandela.
Reed Schuldiner of the Law School comments on the victims of Madoff’s ponzi scheme.
Mary Frances Berry of the School of Arts and Sciences reflects on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.