Research on entrepreneurial projects funded through Kickstarter, co-authored by Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School, is featured.
Penn in the News
“The joke about Harvard is that it’s a hedge fund with a university attached to it,” Mark Schneider tells me. It’s a quip that, for obvious reasons, has become pretty popular in recent years. In 2014, the university’s legendary endowment, overseen by a team of in-house experts and spread across a mind-bending array of investments that range from stocks and bonds to California wine vineyards, hit $36.4 billion. “They’re just collecting tons, and tons, and tons of money,” says Schneider, a former Department of Education official who is currently a fellow at the American Institutes for Research.
Shu Yang of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighted for leading researchers in creating a color-changing material that can signal traumatic brain injuries.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is quoted.
Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School is quoted about his book Will College Pay Off?
Jonathan Moreno of the School or Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine blogs about the topics that will be covered in his bioethics course and about not being stifled by providing a warning to students that some topics might be upsetting.
Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how results from a breast cancer study might be skewed by the sampling process.
PennApps is featured, and management and technology undergraduate Pranav Vishnu Ramabhadran is quoted.
Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about reports indicating a relatively mild flu season.
Kenneth Shropshire of the Wharton School shares his thoughts on how the ruling in favor of Tom Brady affects the business aspect of the NFL.
David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on why some prospective breast reduction patients are referred to psychologists.
Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School talks about the importance of the unemployment rate for the jobs report.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg School for Communication shares her thoughts on Donald Trump using the Trump Tower interior as a branding tool for his presidential candidacy.
Pinar Yildrim and graduate student Yanhao Wei of the Wharton School are cited for co-authoring a paper on social network scoring.
Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Mitchell Orenstein of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about the refugee crisis in Hungary.
Stewart Friedman of the Wharton School comments on major shifts in the workplace’s work/life balance due to new policies on parental leave.
Dean Eric Furda of Admissions says, “Our internal analysis as well as a review of the research provided by the College Board showed that the essay component of the SAT was the least predictive element of the overall writing section of the SAT.”
Bart De Jonghe of the School of Nursing is highlighted for researching the role the brain plays in nausea that follows chemotherapy treatment with cisplatin.
Frances Jensen of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for researching the teenage brain and co-authoring The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults.