James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine discusses his work on how human behavior can influence pet dogs’ behavior.
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Adam Grant of the Wharton School says, “When you haven’t seen people in three or five years, you can’t predict what novel ideas and networks they’ll be able to share.”
Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School is cited for co-authoring a report about retirement planning decisions.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is quoted about the enrollment history of historically black colleges and universities.
Joshua Plotkin of the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for applying the “prisoner’s dilemma” to evolving populations.
David Levitan of the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s SciCheck is featured.
Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on leading a study about cancer patients requesting medical treatment.
Dan Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how cholesterol is produced in your blood.
Reid Groman of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on dressing pets for cold weather.
University architect David Hollenberg is quoted on the development of the new Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics.
Research on the “ambivert” phenomena by Adam Grant of the Wharton School is cited as part of the article.
David Glancey of OGCA comments on new changes to the University City landscape.
The research of Edward Brodkin from the Perelman School of Medicine is profiled in this article on adult autism.
Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on researching the accuracy of smartphone fitness applications and wearable fitness trackers.
Penn’s Young Quakers Community Athletics program is highlighted.
How much should American taxpayers pay to rescue students from an avalanche of debt? As discussed in this space last month, data from the United States Department of Education suggests that we are in the midst of a quiet revolution in helping to lift the burden of student debt. A growing number of people are enrolling in a federal program called Income-Based Repayment (I.B.R.) to pay back their college loans. I.B.R. limits monthly loan payments to as little as 10 percent of a borrower’s income, after deductions for living expenses, and forgives any remaining loan balances after 20 years. People who work in nonprofit and public-sector jobs get an even better deal, with forgiveness after 10 years.
Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School shares his thoughts on Microsoft selling more than $10 billion in corporate bonds.
Patrick Kim of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about making smart decisions in trauma centers.
Benjamin Wiggins and Erick Hyde of the School of Arts & Sciences and Robert Ghrist of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Arts & Sciences comment on video animation being used in curriculums.
Daniel Langleben of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is quoted about studying the effect of graphic warning labels on cigarette packaging saying, “We also found that these labels were better remembered and associated with a greater reduction in craving for cigarettes.”