Gautam Ghosh, professor of anthropology, says that the worship of rats at a temple in India is rare because in India, as in Western nations, most poeple are not particularly fond of rats.
Penn in the News
National Geographic — June 29, 2004
Philadelphia Inquirer — June 27, 2004
President Amy Gutmann discusses her higher education experiences and her goals in her new role at Penn.
Christian Science Monitor — June 9, 2004
Nathaniel Persily, professor of law, comments on the Supreme Court's possible involvement in setting national rules for congressional redistricting.
Los Angeles Times — June 9, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, compares communication styles of recent presidents and says that Reagan's public presentation style was so effective he overshadows his successors.
Associated Press — June 8, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, compares the Reagan-era to a Western movie; there is drama and conflict but in the end the nation succeeds.
CNN.com — June 8, 2004
Michael Eric Dyson, professor of religious studies, is featured for his book entitled "Mercy, Mercy Me: The Art, Loves & Demons of Marvin Gaye."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette — June 8, 2004
Richard Gelles, dean of the School of Social Work, discusses why caseworkers lack the training to properly access risk situations in households.
BBC News — June 3, 2004
Bono, lead singer and songwriter for the rock group U2, is cited for his social-justice speech at Penn's 248th Commencement on May 17.
Miami Herald — June 1, 2004
Because living organ donation has increased the past decade, Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, raises ethical questions about protecting the interests of potential donors.
Philadelphia Inquirer — May 28, 2004
An ancient vase from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology's Greek collection was the inspiration for the U.S. Postal service's stamp design to commemorate the Summer Olympic Games.
Newsday — May 26, 2004
Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, associate director of the Washington Program, says President Bush's speeches have little impact on voters due to a series of letdowns such as never finding weapons of mass destruction and the lack of coalition support.
Austin American-Statesman — May 26, 2004
Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance, discusses performance margins of stocks vs. bonds and strategies for long-term investing.
Associated Press — May 24, 2004
Jacqueline French, professor of neurology, says epilepsy patients now have treatment choices since the number of medications has increased.
Philadelphia Inquirer — May 20, 2004
Nathaniel Persily, professor of law, comments on how Pennsylvania courts may react to a law suit filed by state legislators to prevent a same-sex couple from marrying.
Reuters — May 17, 2004
As Penn's commencement speaker, Irish rocker Bono urges graduates to address the AIDS epidemic in Africa.
USA Today — May 13, 2004
Michael Eric Dyson, professor of religious studies, discusses his book about Marvin Gaye entitled "Mercy, Mercy Me."
National Geographic — May 13, 2004
Peter Dodson, professor of anatomy, is featured for his discovery of Suuwassea emilieae, a new species of plant-eating dinosaur that roamed the Montana coastline 150 million years ago.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution — May 12, 2004
Amy Kaplan, professor of English and American studies, says that during war women can represent the innocence of the home front, but the photos from Abu Ghraib prison show that women in battle can be as ruthless as men.
USA Today — May 11, 2004
Simon Martin, research specialist in Mayan epigraphy, says Mayan archaeological sites recently uncovered are some of the richest in the world.
Wall Street Journal — May 10, 2004
Peter Cappelli, professor of management, discusses how the type of cost-cutting strategy that a struggling company implements can affect employee moral.