Penn in the News

Detroit Free Press — April 7, 2005
Jane Eisner, visiting scholar, says stressing the importance of marriage and stability to low-income young adults will help decrease poverty, crime and drug abuse.
USA Today — April 5, 2005
Thomas Wadden, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, says a major obesity-prevention public health campaign is needed.
Los Angeles Times — April 5, 2005
Marc Sageman, professor of psychology, comments on the very young ages at which people are joining terrorist organizations.
New York Times — March 29, 2005
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says that, prior to the Terri Schiavo case, having a living will was important, but now it is essential.
Associated Press — March 28, 2005
David Rudovsky, professor of law, suggests the prosecutors might be using the death sentence as a bargaining chip for plea negotiations.
Baltimore Sun — March 27, 2005
Nicholas Gonatas, professor of pathology, says damage and scarring to the brain happen within hours of depriving it of oxygen, blood and glucose.
Baltimore Sun — March 27, 2005
Kathryn Edin, associate professor of sociology, writes about her study of low-income mothers who do not marry.
Washington Times — March 25, 2005
Nathaniel Persily, associated professor of law, says redistricting in Texas is setting a precedent that other states are willing to follow.
Houston Chronicle — March 24, 2005
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, comments on pro-life protestors in the Terri Schiavo case and on the lack of insurance for thousands of children.
Philadelphia Inquirer — March 24, 2005
Stephen Gale, associate professor of political science, explains that, before Pennsylvania can be considered vulnerable to bioterrorism, it must first identify a terrorist threat.
Washington Post — March 24, 2005
Mark Pauly, professor of health care economics, feels tax subsidies for health insurance coverage should be limited and combined with a new refundable credit to help uninsured buy coverage.
Associated Press — March 22, 2005
Arthur Caplan, chairman of the Center for Bioethics, says physicians in Congress are mixing medicine with politics in the debate over Terri Schiavo.
Washington Post — March 22, 2005
Shiriki Kumanyika, professor of epidemiology, emphasizes the importance of parents awareness of the food their children consume and the amout of exercise they get.
Houston Chronicle — March 21, 2005
Jill Stopfer, genetic counselor, comments on testing to identify those most likely to develop cancer.
Philadelphia Business Journal — March 21, 2005
Raphael Amit, professor of entrepreneurial management, developed the Venture Initiation Program to help students apply the skills they learn in the classroom to the real business world.
Minneapolis-Star Tribune — March 20, 2005
David Skeel, professor of law, comments on the Senate's attempt to limit bankruptcy claims.
Philadelphia Business Journal — March 18, 2005
The University will develop a $100 million mixed use building of luxury apartments, shops and a parking garage in University City.
Houston Chronicle — March 16, 2005
David Skeel, professor of law, comments on the conviction of the former WorldCom chief, Bernard Ebbers, saying the verdict may be for the greater good.
New York Times — March 16, 2005
Omar Blaik, senior vice president of facilities and real estate services, says University City will look very different in five years due to upcoming enhancements.
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.