Rexford Ahima, assisant professor of endocrinology, says fat tissue was once thought of as a passive organ but new research suggests it plays a much greater role.
Penn in the News
Washington Post — July 12, 2004
New York Times — July 12, 2004
Julie Sochalski, associate professor of nursing, explains that experienced nurses are fleeing Africa for the United Kingdom for higher wages and better working conditions and says the U.S. may also see an influx of African nurses.
New Orleans Times-Picayune — July 5, 2004
In a speech delivered at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, Michael Eric Dyson, professor of religious and Africana studies, suggests that U.S. media outlets are not properly portraying African-Americans.
Associated Press — July 4, 2004
Mark Pauly, professor of health care systems, comments on the $100 million investment by western Pennsylvania's largest health care insurer for an animal cloning lab, a pharmacy and other biomedical startups.
USA Today — June 30, 2004
Leslie Womble, assistant professor of psychology, comments on research that finds dieters are more likely to lose weight using a self-help manual versus an Internet diet service.
USA Today — June 29, 2004
H. Lee Sweeney, professor of physiology, discusses the pros and cons of creating stronger muscles by utilizing a genetic mutation that blocks the production of myostatin.
National Geographic — June 29, 2004
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.
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.