Michael Zuckerman, professor of history, says it can be difficult to make "remote", "unretrievable" history come alive.
Penn in the News
USA Today — May 18, 2005
Time — May 17, 2005
Stephen Burbank, professor of law, describes the relationship between the judiciary and Congress as being a "poisonous atmosphere."
Philadelphia Inquirer — May 17, 2005
President Amy Gutmann, urges the members of the Class of 2005 to get involved locally in global change and cooperation.
Washington Post — May 16, 2005
H. Lee Sweeney, professor of physiology, believes genetic enhancement will inevitably make its way into sports.
Philadelphia Inquirer — May 16, 2005
Peter Dodson, professor of geology, says our understanding of dinosaurs has changed during the last several years due to discoveries in northeastern China.
New York Times — May 12, 2005
Thomas Wadden, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, comments on a Consumer Reports magazine study of various weight-loss plans.
Philadelphia Inquirer — May 11, 2005
Margaret Beale Spencer, professor of education and psychology, says that financial and other incentives can help improve high schoolers' grades.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution — May 9, 2005
Richard Ingersoll, associate professor of education and sociology, says that, when teachers discipline disruptive children, the punishment needs to fit the crime.
Philadelphia Inquirer — May 8, 2005
Christos Ballas, professor of forensic psychiatry, says the key element in Christine Marie Ham's murder was rage; each of her four "friends" hated her for some reason.
Boston Globe — May 8, 2005
President Amy Gutmann warns that middle-class students are almost as under-represented as the poor on elite campuses, and she argues for improving public schools to broaden the admissions pool.
Washington Post — May 6, 2005
Stephen Burbank, the National Football League's special master and law professor, was on deck to handle the dispute between Terrell Owens and the Baltimore Ravens, but both parties agreed to a settlement prior to the hearing.
Chicago Sun-Times — May 5, 2005
Edwin Baker, professor of law, says it can be difficult to prove an error in a news story was intentional.
New York Times — May 5, 2005
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says sponsors need to be present when children are involved in AIDS drug trials.
New York Times — May 4, 2005
Joseph Turow, professor of communications, comments on the "ritual" involved in public, televised confessions such as that of Pat O'Brien about his alcoholism.
USA Today — May 4, 2005
Lee Stetson, dean of admissions, points out that wait-listed applicants at highly selective institutions are not less well qualified but are victims of space limitations.
Chicago Tribune — May 3, 2005
Legacy applicants can provide "a bond that reaches across generations," says Lee Stetson, dean of admissions.
Inside Higher Ed — May 2, 2005
President Amy Gutmann argues for increased representation at elite institutions of students from the middle class.
Washington Post — May 1, 2005
Kathryn Edin, associate professor of sociology, writes about her extensive research on the rise in unmarried childbearing.
Ebony Magazine — May 1, 2005
Joann Mitchell is profiled in her job as vice president and chief of staff in the Office of the President.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette — April 26, 2005
Gary Bernstein, associate professor of physics and astronomy, comments on the idea that the galaxy is so massive it can magnify light and make objects appear larger than their actual size.