Penn in the News

Chronicle of Higher Education — July 28, 2014

Go ahead, laugh at them. Call them thin-skinned, lily-livered, self-righteous. They always find a way to take offense. That’s just how—as you’ve surely heard—today’s college students roll. Consider the evidence. Recently students have expressed many concerns that their elders describe as hypersensitivity gone haywire. In March, The New York Times reported on campus discussions of "micro­aggressions," subtle slights of one’s race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. This spring, commencement speakers at several prominent institutions withdrew amid students’ opposition to their views or affiliations. By then the nation had heard all about "trigger warnings": Students on various campuses have called for alerts about assigned texts (yes, old sport, even The Great Gatsby) that might upset or traumatize them.

“Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia) — July 28, 2014

Dorothy Roberts of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences joins a discussion about the “criminalization of parenthood.”

“Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia) — July 28, 2014

Charlie Johnson and Marija Drndic of the School of Arts & Sciences discuss measuring the performance of graphene while visualizing its atomic structure.

Atlantic — July 28, 2014

Alex Edmans of the Wharton School is cited for a paper titled “The Link Between Job Satisfaction and Firm Value, With Implications for Corporate Social Responsibility.”

Boston Globe — July 27, 2014

The School of Design’s Penn Praxis is cited for helping with Philadelphia city planning and development issues.

New Republic — July 27, 2014

Lance Becker of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about the possibility of long-term cryogenic preservation.

Wall Street Journal — July 27, 2014

William Burke-White of the Law School says that if the plane was brought down by weapons fire, “This would, in some ways, break new ground in the definition of a war crime.”

New York Times — July 27, 2014

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication shares her thoughts on the role social media plays in the rhetoric of war.

Hindu BusinessLine — July 27, 2014

A book titled Defying All Odds, co-authored by Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts & Sciences, is reviewed.

New York Times — July 26, 2014

Daniel Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on research about the impact of gun violence in top-selling PG-13 rated movies on viewers in comparison to best-selling R-rated movies.

HuffPost Live — July 24, 2014

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses the role of social media in the coverage of the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

New York Times — July 24, 2014

John Yasuda of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited in an editorial about China and food-safety regulations.

Louisville Courier-Journal — July 24, 2014

Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education comments on efforts to tie funding to performance metrics.

“Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia) — July 24, 2014

Mark Pauly of the Wharton School shares his thoughts on insurance premiums during the first year of the Affordable Care Act marketplace.

“Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia) — July 24, 2014

Maria Geffen of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about her interest in how the brain assigns meaning to sound.

Wall Street Journal — July 23, 2014

Hanming Fang of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for co-authoring a working paper about corruption in China’s housing sector.

Washington Post — July 23, 2014

Erwann Michel-Kerjan of the Wharton School poses the questions, “Why does it seem more and more disasters are happening? And, as a nation, who’s supposed to pay for them?”

Philadelphia Inquirer — July 23, 2014

Bridgette Brawner of the School of Nursing is featured for leading Project Gold, a program that teaches teenagers with mental illnesses how to avoid HIV.

HBCU Lifestyle — July 23, 2014

Marybeth Gasman and doctoral student Felecia Commodore of the Graduate School of Education profile significant presidents of historic black colleges and universities such as Beverly Daniel Tatum of Spelman College.

“Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia) — July 23, 2014

Paul Bates of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on the results of an HIV research project.