Penn in the News

Philadelphia Inquirer — March 15, 2005
Gary Foster, associate professor of psychology, says the Atkins diet plan is a more direct approach to weight loss because it is about the caloric intake, taking away the mystery of losing weight.
Indianapolis Star — March 13, 2005
Ross Koppel, adjunct professor of sociology, says using a computer system to fill perscriptions is helpful but could lead to a variety of errors.
Detroit-Free Press — March 13, 2005
Jane Eisner, visiting scholar, shares her view of men and women being treated differently in terms of their weight.
Baltimore Sun — March 11, 2005
Jerome Strass, director of the Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health, comments on the idea of having more male contraception options available.
Christian Science Monitor — March 11, 2005
Al Filreis, professor of English, says the quality of high school level writing has risen simply because students are writing via text messaging and e-mail.
Boston Globe — March 10, 2005
John Hirshfeld, professor of medicine, says the fear that Plavix would cause excessive bleeding for patients having heart bypass surgery has been proven false.
New York Times — March 10, 2005
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says infant euthanasia would not become a norm in the United States because it is not culturally acceptable.
New York Times — March 9, 2005
Ross Koppel, adjunct professor of sociology, is skeptical that using computer systems to store patient records will greatly improve health care.
Seattle Times — March 9, 2005
Daniel Rader, associate professor of medicine, comments on the new finding that higher doses of statins will lower cholesterol dramatically.
Philadelphia Inquirer — March 8, 2005
President Amy Gutmann says Philadelphia's rail connection with New York and Washington is an important element in making this region attractive.
New York Times — March 7, 2005
Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance, states that stocks are the best long-term investment but reminds readers that all stocks are not created equal.
Baltimore Sun — March 4, 2005
Brian Strom, professor of biostatistics and epidemiology, feels the way smallpox inoculations policy was initially communicated may negatively affected the programs' implementation and outcome.
Philadelphia Business Journal — March 3, 2005
President Amy Gutmann explains that a $10 million anonymous gift is a major step in advancing Penn's goal of hiring faculty with inter-school appointments.
Chronicle of Higher Education — February 25, 2005
Lee Stetson, dean of admissions, writes that Penn welcomes "young thinkers who can wrestle with ambiguity and confront our increasingly confusing lives head on."
New York Times — February 24, 2005
President Amy Gutmann praises Doug Glanville of the Yankees as an engaged alum helping the University and the community.
USA Today — February 23, 2005
Lee Stetson, dean of admissions, says Penn will use the results from the new writing section while closely evaluating the new SAT.
New York Times — February 22, 2005
Robert Chalfin, lecturer in management, suggests small business owners keep updated records and meet with their tax consultants regularly.
New York Times — February 22, 2005
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says erectile dysfunctional drugs make life more meaningful, which coincides with the fundamental principle of medical ethics, a patient's right to self-determination.
Philadelphia Inquirer — February 22, 2005
Ilana Reisner, assistant professor of behavior clinical studies, comments on the world of animal communication, which she views with some skepticism.
Wilmington News Journal — February 22, 2005
Witold Rybczynski, professor of urbanism real estate, says it is small crimes, such as car break-ins, that affect people's preception of a city.