The Undeserving Poor: America’s Enduring Confrontation With Poverty written by Michael Katz of the School of Arts and Sciences is included on a suggested reading list for incoming New York City mayor Bill de Blasio.
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Students Elizabeth Beattie, Nick McGill, Nick Parrotta and Niko Vladirmirov of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are highlighted for developing the Titan Arm and winning this year’s James Dyson Award.
Randall Collins of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his thoughts on gun-owning parents in the aftermath of the school shootings in Newtown.
Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on the holiday-suicide link as a myth.
Susan Sorenson of the School of Social Policy & Practice says, "If we want to prevent gun violence, we have to look at the gun, use of the gun, circumstances under which a gun was used and how that gun was obtained. And we're going to need to involve a variety of sectors.”
Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School comments on Facebook stock.
President Amy Gutmann says, “More information is not always better.”
Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education discusses the future of massive open online courses.
Etienne Benson of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for his research paper titled “The Urbanization of the Eastern Gray Squirrel in the United States.”
Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education comments on his research about black football players and participating in the Bowl Championship.
Adam Grant of the Wharton School discusses running an efficient and effective meeting.
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.”
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.
Fels Institute of Government student Chris Goy is featured for his work with Councilman Kenney and the LGBT Equality Bill.
A photo tweeted by Mark Liberman of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted.
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.