A collaborative study from researchers, including Jonah Berger, from the Wharton School about how negative reviews can boost sales is cited.
Penn in the News
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.
Marybeth Gasman and doctoral student Ginger Stull, of the Graduate School of Education blog about evaluating the success of tribal colleges and universities.
Penn’s undergraduate early-decision admissions numbers are mentioned.
Michael Knoll of the Law School comments on the difficulties behind tax reform.
Mathias Basner of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “The evidence that time spent working was the most prominent sleep thief was overwhelming.”
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.
Toen Castle and Randall Kamien of the School of Arts & Sciences are featured for their kirigami research.
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.
Victor Pickard of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses his new book America’s Battle for Media Democracy.
Reed Pyeritz of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on genetic testing for diseases.
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School or Arts & Sciences writes about actor Peter Lorre.
Erwann Michel-Kerjan of the Wharton School comments on the cost of earthquake insurance.
Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School says the Dow Jones industrial average could hit 18,000 by the end of the year.
Maria Geffen of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about sound and meaning.
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.”
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about Abraham Lincoln and psychoanalysis.
Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is cited for researching film ratings.
Victor Mair of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the difference between of “rule of law” and “rule by law.”
Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing is highlighted for studying nursing practices.