Penn in the News

Los Angeles Times — May 24, 2005
Theodore Schurr, assistant professor of anthropology, comments on a new study that suggests North America was settled by a surprisingly small group of Ice Age Immigrants.
Philadelphia Daily News — May 23, 2005
James Leyden, professor of dermatology, explains that the skin can handle sun exposure, but the key is moderation.
Wilmington News-Journal — May 22, 2005
Nathaniel Persily, associate professor of law, says the only way to create politically competitive voting districts is to have them include both city and suburban voters.
Philadelphia Inquirer — May 19, 2005
David Skeel, professor of law, explains Chapter 7 liquidation.
USA Today — May 18, 2005
Michael Zuckerman, professor of history, says it can be difficult to make "remote", "unretrievable" history come alive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chicago Tribune — May 3, 2005
Legacy applicants can provide "a bond that reaches across generations," says Lee Stetson, dean of admissions.