Peter Conn of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education comments on the differences between Pearl S. Buck's earlier "provocative" writing, for which he says she doesn't get enough credit, and her later "less interesting" work.
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Franklin Allen of the Wharton School says Japan has a long-term debt problem and predicts financial stability if long-term government bond yields rise.
Engineers from Daniel Kodischek’s lab in the School of Engineering and Applied Science are highlighted for designing an acrobatic, crawling robot.
Kevin Werbach of the Wharton School comments on the Kinect system.
David Gaieski of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for leading a study on sepsis deaths.
Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about the crisis in Philadelphia public schools.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s Penn commencement address is highlighted as one of the best of 2013.
Post-doctoral fellow Sarah Vaala of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on determining the effects of media and technology usage on children.
Mark Duggan of the Wharton School discusses the impact of a prescription drug benefit program for senior citizens on the drug industry.
Loretta Jemmott of the School of Nursing is cited for helping foster a conversation about developing a partnership between Penn Nursing and Agnes Irwin’s Center for the Advancement of Girls.
Successful women included in the 100 Power Women list are highlighted for their affiliations with Penn and other institutions.
Lillian Aronson of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on a cat receiving kidney transplant surgery.
Recent graduates Ali Derassouyan and Kirby Dixon, both of the School of Arts and Sciences, are featured for their college experiences at Penn.
Gustavo Aguirre of the School of Veterinary Medicine is interviewed about offering free vision screenings for service dogs.
Robert Ghrist of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Arts and Sciences highlighted for teaching an online course.
Peter Conn of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education discusses Pearl Buck and is cited for writing Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography.
Bobbi Kurshan of the Graduate School of Education is highlighted for GSE’s new Education Design Studio Fund.
Andrea Matwyshyn of the Wharton School shares her thoughts on what causes drivers to be distracted, outside of texting.
Richard Beeman of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses his new book, Our Lives, Our Fortunes, & Our Sacred Honor: The Forging of American Independence.
Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on testing for BRCA mutation carriers.