Penn in the News

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.

CNBC — December 12, 2014

Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School says the Dow Jones industrial average could hit 18,000 by the end of the year.

“Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia) — December 12, 2014

Maria Geffen of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about sound and meaning.

HBCU Lifestyle — December 12, 2014

Marybeth Gasman and doctoral student Felecia Commodore of the Graduate School of Education talk about their article “HBCUs: Where African American Lives and Minds Are Valued.”

Psychology Today — December 12, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about Abraham Lincoln and psychoanalysis.

New York Times — December 12, 2014

Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is cited for researching film ratings.

Wall Street Journal — December 12, 2014

Victor Mair of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the difference between of “rule of law” and “rule by law.”

“Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia) — December 12, 2014

Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing is highlighted for studying nursing practices.

Washington Post — December 12, 2014

The number of federal investigations into how colleges handle sexual violence reports has jumped 50 percent in the past six months, reflecting a surge of recent discrimination claims and the difficulty of resolving high-profile cases that often drag on for years. On May 1, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights released the first public list of colleges and universities under scrutiny for possible violations of federal law in their responses to sexual violence allegations.

“Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia) — December 12, 2014

David Barnes of the School of Arts & Sciences talks about his rotten coffee event and yellow fever.

Huffington Post — December 12, 2014

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education offers advice to colleges and universities about how to support student achievement.

Time — December 12, 2014

Adam Grant of the Wharton School is cited.

Los Angeles Times — December 12, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on the Ebola outbreak and its similarities to how SARS was handled.

Forbes.com — December 12, 2014

Stephen Burbank of the Law School is quoted about Facebook’s lawsuit strategy.

Philly.com — December 12, 2014

Janet Weiner of the Perelman School of Medicine and David Grande of PSOM and the Wharton School write about the Affordable Care Act.

Chronicle of Higher Education — December 12, 2014

Tough new restrictions on travel to Ebola-ravaged countries, including a flurry of bans announced in the past several days, by the State University of New York and other groups, have some infectious-disease experts, on campuses and off, worried. The outbreak of the Ebola virus, which started in West Africa but has raised fears of spreading far beyond it, is the kind of global crisis they’ve spent careers tackling, and if they’re willing to climb into the trenches to fight it, they feel they should be allowed to do so. But while their employers—universities and other medical-research institutions—embrace the humanitarian mission these public-health and medical experts are advocating, they face increasing pressure to demonstrate that their campuses are safe, even if the risk that someone will return with Ebola is remote.