Witold Rybczynski of the School of Design says the negative connotation attached to ‘McMansions’ is relative.
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Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication says that a socially popular celebrity marketing campaign doesn’t always equate increased sales.
Elin Danien of the Penn Museum says Mel Gibson’s “Apocalypto” is more concerned with violence than the culture of the Mayans.
Michael Eric Dyson of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his criticism of Bill Cosby’s statements concerning African- Americans.
Susan Wachter of the Wharton School says high-risk mortgages are concentrated on the lower socio-economic sectors of the population.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg School for Communication says current events have helped news shows usurp late night talk shows in ratings.
Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice suggests methods to best handle bad situations.
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine comments on a National Institutes of Health ethics case.
Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School authors an op-ed on judicial activism.
Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his research into the relationship of happiness and psychology.
Daniel Rader of the School of Medicine discusses Pfizer’s recent termination of its drug torcetrapib.
Penn’s Patrick T. Harker is named president of the University of Delaware.
Witold Rybczynski of the School of Design discusses underground construction’s viability.
Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School says the U.S. treasury has borrowed trillions from Social Security.
Eli Glatstein of the School of Medicine says a new cancer radiation treatment presents ethical questions because of profits by doctors.
Diana Mutz of the School of Arts and Sciences says civility is strong in the new Congress.
Penn Museum's Egyptian exhibit is featured.
Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School says 401(k) sums are less reliable than people may believe.
Peter Decherney of the School of Arts and Sciences says new copyright exemptions help professors who use media frequently.
J. Russell Ramsay of the School of Medicine says adult ADHD is a more serious disorder than most think.