Raphael Amit, professor of entrepreneurial management, developed the Venture Initiation Program to help students apply the skills they learn in the classroom to the real business world.
Penn in the News
Philadelphia Business Journal — March 21, 2005
Houston Chronicle — March 21, 2005
Jill Stopfer, genetic counselor, comments on testing to identify those most likely to develop cancer.
Minneapolis-Star Tribune — March 20, 2005
David Skeel, professor of law, comments on the Senate's attempt to limit bankruptcy claims.
Philadelphia Business Journal — March 18, 2005
The University will develop a $100 million mixed use building of luxury apartments, shops and a parking garage in University City.
New York Times — March 16, 2005
Omar Blaik, senior vice president of facilities and real estate services, says University City will look very different in five years due to upcoming enhancements.
Houston Chronicle — March 16, 2005
David Skeel, professor of law, comments on the conviction of the former WorldCom chief, Bernard Ebbers, saying the verdict may be for the greater good.
Philadelphia Inquirer — March 15, 2005
Gary Foster, associate professor of psychology, says the Atkins diet plan is a more direct approach to weight loss because it is about the caloric intake, taking away the mystery of losing weight.
Detroit-Free Press — March 13, 2005
Jane Eisner, visiting scholar, shares her view of men and women being treated differently in terms of their weight.
Indianapolis Star — March 13, 2005
Ross Koppel, adjunct professor of sociology, says using a computer system to fill perscriptions is helpful but could lead to a variety of errors.
Christian Science Monitor — March 11, 2005
Al Filreis, professor of English, says the quality of high school level writing has risen simply because students are writing via text messaging and e-mail.
Baltimore Sun — March 11, 2005
Jerome Strass, director of the Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health, comments on the idea of having more male contraception options available.
New York Times — March 10, 2005
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says infant euthanasia would not become a norm in the United States because it is not culturally acceptable.
Boston Globe — March 10, 2005
John Hirshfeld, professor of medicine, says the fear that Plavix would cause excessive bleeding for patients having heart bypass surgery has been proven false.
Seattle Times — March 9, 2005
Daniel Rader, associate professor of medicine, comments on the new finding that higher doses of statins will lower cholesterol dramatically.
New York Times — March 9, 2005
Ross Koppel, adjunct professor of sociology, is skeptical that using computer systems to store patient records will greatly improve health care.
Philadelphia Inquirer — March 8, 2005
President Amy Gutmann says Philadelphia's rail connection with New York and Washington is an important element in making this region attractive.
New York Times — March 7, 2005
Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance, states that stocks are the best long-term investment but reminds readers that all stocks are not created equal.
Baltimore Sun — March 4, 2005
Brian Strom, professor of biostatistics and epidemiology, feels the way smallpox inoculations policy was initially communicated may negatively affected the programs' implementation and outcome.
Philadelphia Business Journal — March 3, 2005
President Amy Gutmann explains that a $10 million anonymous gift is a major step in advancing Penn's goal of hiring faculty with inter-school appointments.
Chronicle of Higher Education — February 25, 2005
Lee Stetson, dean of admissions, writes that Penn welcomes "young thinkers who can wrestle with ambiguity and confront our increasingly confusing lives head on."