Richard Gelles, dean of the School of Social Work, comments on the difficulties facing Division of Youth and Family Services caseworkers particularly when they have little experience and no hard data on which to base their decisions.
Penn in the News
Newsday — November 9, 2003
Kansas City Star — November 8, 2003
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says federal officials are failing to educate the U.S. population about hepatitis C, a serious disease that has infected at least 4 million Americans.
Associated Press — November 5, 2003
Daniel Rader, director of preventive cardiology, discusses an experimental heart disease treatment using a laboratory-produced version of mutated HDL, the good cholesterol that removes plaque from the bloodstream.
USA Today — November 5, 2003
Britton Chance, professor of biochemistry and biophysics, and Daniel Langleben, assistant professor of psychiatry, discuss their research and the tools they are using to detect lies.
Los Angeles Times — November 4, 2003
Peter Cappelli, professor of management, comments on the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority's mechanics union labor dispute.
Chicago Tribune — November 3, 2003
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, discusses the implications of private companies claiming ownership of genes that cause disease.
Philadelphia Inquirer — November 2, 2003
Richard Gelles, dean of the School of Social Work, says the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services has internal issues extending beyond undertrained and overworked caseworkers.
Baltimore Sun — November 2, 2003
Lynda Ginsburg, senior researcher at Penn's National Center on Adult Literacy, comments on how adult education program budgets are being reallocated to accomodate programs required by the No Child Left Behind law.
Philadelphia Inquirer — October 27, 2003
M. Susan Lindee, professor of history and the sociology of science, comments on some of the eugenics movement's characteristics that are apparent in U.S. and European cultures.
Los Angeles Times — October 27, 2003
Debbie Cohen, assistant professor of medicine, confirms that, although most dialysis patients have no chance of renal recovery, doctors need to be aware that a very select group of patients could have the potential to recover.
St. Petersburg Times — October 26, 2003
Brian Strom, professor of biostatistics and epidemiology, warns that a national smallpox vaccination program could be viewed as unethical due to the substantial risk from side effects.
Los Angeles Times — October 24, 2003
Amy Kaplan, professor of English, juxtiposes Mark Twain's protests of the U.S. involvement in the Philippines a century ago with that of the Bush administration's policies in Iraq today.
Philadelphia Inquirer — October 24, 2003
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, discusses the possible consequences that Florida Gov. Jeb Bush may face since intervening in the Terri Schiavo right-to-die case.
USA Today — October 23, 2003
Glenn McGee, professor of medical ethics, discusses his objections to the Florida state legislature's passing a law for one person when greater social problems facing the chronically ill and elderly are neglected.
Detroit News — October 22, 2003
Richard Ingersoll, associate professor of education, comments on the teacher qualification requirements under the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Philadelphia Inquirer — October 17, 2003
Paul Meyer, director of the Morris Arboretum, recommends pruning smaller trees to remove damaged, broken or dead branches and hiring a certified arborist to prune branches on larger trees.
USA Today — October 17, 2003
Peter Fader, professor of marketing, says the music download partnership between Apple and AOL could face difficulties because competitors offer more attractive services and not all artists sell their music online.
Boston Globe — October 16, 2003
Christopher Mayer, professor of real estate, says New England's annual housing prices have been historically high because the Boston area continues to attract skilled workers who are willing to pay higher prices in order to live there.
New York Times — October 16, 2003
Howard Brody, emeritus professor of physics and co-author of "The Physics and Technology of Tennis," discusses what happens to a tennis ball as it strikes a racket.
KYW News Radio — October 15, 2003
Penn's Graduate School of Education collaborates with the West Philadelphia community and the Sadie Alexander School to enhance the school's curriculum and teachers' professional development.