Penn in the News

Chicago Sun-Times — January 4, 2005
Adam Gilden Tsai, psychology professor, finds it surprising that there is not much research to support well known programs such as Weight Watchers.
San Francisco Chronicle — January 4, 2005
Barbie Zelizer, communications professor, says pictures are important in telling a story because they offer a first-person account of the event.
Wall Street Journal — January 3, 2005
Amy Wax, law professor, shares her opinion on the history of African-Americans having to endure sustained and grievous mistreatments.
Chicago Sun-Times — December 15, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, says CNN's "On the Story" is a good show because it stays focused on the topic.
USA Today — December 14, 2004
Mark Pauly, chairman of the Health Care Systems, says it is possible to pay too much or too little for pharmaceutical products.
Philadelphia Inquirer — December 14, 2004
Bruce Mann, law professor, says the ruling allowing the Barnes Gallery to move to Philadelphia left the door open for the sale of its campuses in Lower Merion or Chester County.
New York Daily News — December 14, 2004
George Cotsarelis, director of the Hair and Scalp Clinic, says the cloning of follicular cells has been successful in mice and may be used on humans within the next decade.
Philadelphia Inquirer — December 13, 2004
Ruben Gur, professor of neuropsychology, says the emotional system is more active this time of the year, causing people to feel happy one moment and sad the next.
Indianapolis Star — December 10, 2004
Thomas Wadden, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, says that to prevent holiday weight gain people should get a lot of sleep and avoid stress
Baltimore Sun — December 7, 2004
Stephen Kimmel, cardiologist and epidemiologist, says Celebrex is not off the hook because the study only proved it to be safer than Vioxx.
CBS News — December 6, 2004
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says ADD medications are becoming a fad and the seductive marketing campaigns are designed to sell drugs to people whether they need them or not.
Palm Beach Post — December 6, 2004
Nathaniel Persily, law professor, says there is a larger group of liberal whites moving into multiethnic cities and conservative whites moving to exurbs and rural areas.
New York Times — December 3, 2004
Martin Seligman, professor of psychology, says that, using new techniques to measure happiness, we can see patterns, and it is critical how people end or begin their days.
Philadelphia Inquirer — December 3, 2004
David Silverman, head of the Egyptology section of the Penn Museum, says the show would use innovative technologies to put the Tut objects in context.
Newark Star Ledger — December 2, 2004
Ralph Brinster, reproductive biologist, says having states cooperate in a joint stem cell initiative is a good idea.
Philadelphia Daily News — December 1, 2004
Philippe Szapary, assistant professor of medicine, says some alternative treatments for the flu do work, but it is difficult for consumers to decide which treatment will work best.
Philadelphia Daily News — November 30, 2004
David Rudovsky, law professor, says this law could mean the end of the Solomon Amendment, which requires universities to grant campus access to military recruiters.
New York Times — November 30, 2004
Justin Wolfers, economics professor, has done research that shows states with no-fault divorce policies have fewer female suicides and less domestic violence.
Newark Star-Ledger — November 22, 2004
Brian Storm, biostatistics professor, suggests a ban on direct-to-consumer advertising for the first three years a drug is available to limit demand while conducting follow-up safety studies
Los Angeles Times — November 22, 2004
Thomas Wadden, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, says that, if people do not have some accountability or monitoring while trying to lose weight, they are unlikely to follow through for more than two or three weeks.