A study about MOOCs’ impact on traditional business school programs led by Gayle Christensen, Brandon Alcorn and Ezekiel Emanuel of the Office of Global Initiatives offers new findings about massive online open courses.
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Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses the financial state of historically black colleges and universities in North Carolina.
Robert Meyer of the Wharton School comments on a new study of hurricanes.
Michael Perlis of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “This appears to be the first data to suggest that circadian factors may contribute to suicidality and help explain why insomnia is also a risk factor for suicidal ideation and behavior.”
Ezekiel Emanuel of the Office of Global Initiatives is quoted about researching massive open online courses and their impact on traditional business-education programs.
James Lewis of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about a new strategy for treating Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.
Research on the impact of “The Colbert Report” on viewers’ civic knowledge, led by Bruce Hardy of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, is featured.
John Swartley, head of the Penn Center for Innovation, discusses the Center’s launch.
Karen Glanz of the School of Nursing and Perelman School of Medicine is featured for balancing her research and physical activities in her personal life.
Michael Horowitz of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his thoughts about President Obama’s foreign policy.
Karl Ulrich of the Wharton School is quoted about business school professors teaching MOOCs.
Vivek Shenoy of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about traumatic brain injury research.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses alumni fundraising from historically black colleges and universities.
Ted Satterthwaite of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses his collaborative research on how blood flow to the brain changes in teenagers.
Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the importance of concussion research.
Mark Liberman of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses linguistics research, and his “breakfast experiment” is explained.
Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication says, “More and more, the stories that are told about us are told through numbers and the collection of data about us.”
Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School talks about stock prices.
Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for speaking about using digital tools to share and study health information.
Kevin Werbach of the Wharton School is featured for this perspective on more competition among broadband providers.