Penn in the News

Boston Globe — July 12, 2003
Americus Reed, assistant professor of marketing, says Dunlop's Treadheads campaign isn't meant to sell tires but to develop brand awareness.
BBC World News — July 11, 2003
Ted Abel, assistant professor of biology, has determined that if, mice are allowed to sleep within five hours of being taught a specific task, they can remember the task better than sleep deprived mice.
New York Times — July 10, 2003
Lee Stetson, dean of admissions, comments on the decision made by U.S. News and World Report to exclude a statistic known as the yield rate from their annual college survey.
Associated Press — July 9, 2003
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says that, even though the surgery to separate conjoined twins was unsuccessful, the operation was not ethically wrong.
New York Times — July 8, 2003
Witold Rybczynski, professor of urbanism and real estate, discusses the distinctive architectural features and interactive exhibits of the National Constitution Center.
USA Today — July 2, 2003
Richard Ingersoll, professor of education, says efforts to recruit minority teachers isn't changing the workforce, which is mostly white and female.
Philadelphia Inquirer — July 2, 2003
David Dinges, professor of psychology, says not only are human abilities compromised by extensive sleep-deprivation, but errors occur more frequently when work shifts last longer than 12 hours.
Washington Post — July 1, 2003
Joseph Turow, professor of communications, says it's common for Internet companies to gather personal information about consumers visiting their web sites then market the information to other companies for a profit.
USA Today — June 30, 2003
Nathaniel Persily, professor of law, says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to bar states from prosecuting private sex acts between consenting adults provides ammunition for future challenges such as legalizing same-sex marriages.
Associated Press — June 29, 2003
Kim Roosevelt, professor of law, comments on the how the Constitution allows Americans the freedom to solve problems themselves.
Palm Beach Daily News — June 29, 2003
President Judith Rodin and Arthur Rubenstein, dean of the School of Medicine, discuss Kathleen and Alan Bleznak's $1 million donation which is earmarked to assist Penn Medicine in its mission of service excellence.
Time Magazine — June 29, 2003
Michael Eric Dyson, professor of religious and Africana studies, comments on the overlooked details about the founding fathers and discusses their efforts to establish the liberties Americans enjoy.
Miami Herald — June 29, 2003
Philadelphia's historical heritage and cultural venues, including the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, are profiled.
Associated Press — June 27, 2003
According to Donald LaVan, professor of cardiovascular medicine, drug-coated stents are so effective that they may become the preferred treatment for reducing clogged heart arteries.
San Jose Mercury News — June 27, 2003
Nathaniel Persily, professor of law, says the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings to strike down a Texas sodomy law and to support the benefits of affirmative action challenge the court's conservative image.
Philadelphia Inquirer — June 25, 2003
Police Chief Thomas Rambo discusses the importance of the Share the Road program, created to keep pedestrians safe from bicyclists on sidewalks and bicyclists safe from motorists who block the bike lanes on roads.
Associated Press — June 25, 2003
Joseph Turow, professor of communications, comments on an Annenberg Public Policy Center study which finds that consumers would like to toughen federal Internet privacy regulations in order to better protect personal information.
Philadelphia Inquirer — June 24, 2003
According to Walter Licht, professor of history, one of the largest labor strikes in American history was in 1903 when 90,000 Philadelphia textile workers protested child labor conditions such as a 60 hour work week.
New York Times — June 24, 2003
James Serpell, associate profesor of humane ethics and animal welfare, comments on why people have exotic pets and provides a historical perspective of pets in various cultures.
San Diego Union-Tribune — June 24, 2003
Stephen Hoch, professor of marketing, says active miltary personnel serving in war zones have an increased income and become a profitable target market for large corporations.