Penn in the News

National Geographic — September 25, 2003
Clark Erickson, associate professor of anthropology, comments on the discovery of 19 ancient Amazon villages that were connected by long curbed roads and included bridges, ponds and canals.
Associated Press — September 24, 2003
Linda Aiken, professor of nursing and sociology, says her research suggests that hospitals have an increased preventable death rate when they employ nurses without four-year bachelor's degrees.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram — September 22, 2003
Pamela Wilkins, assistant professor of veterinary medicine, discusses the challeges that a premature Asian elephant faced after being born six months early at the Fort Worth Zoo.
Washington Post — September 15, 2003
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, comments on Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's effforts to combat the state's high prescription costs by purchasing drugs from Canada.
Jacksonville Times-Union — September 14, 2003
Richard Gelles, dean of the School of Social Work, provides a rebuttal to the common belief that children in group homes are not provided with proper nurturing.
New York Times — September 14, 2003
Jennifer Blouin, professor of accounting, says that when management pays dividends to investors, it can be more accountable than companies which do not pay dividends.
Philadelphia Inquirer — September 13, 2003
President Judith Rodin, chairwoman of Innovation Philadelphia and the Knowledge Industry Partnership, discusses the challenges of embarking on leadership roles and how Philadelphia can benefit from strong partnerships.
Associated Press — September 8, 2003
Kathryn Michel, associate professor of veterinary nutrition, says she has seen more overweight pets in recent years and notes that the gain could be caused by owners expressing their affection for their pets with food.
Boston Globe — August 24, 2003
Arthur Waldron, professor of international relations, discusses how the Chinese government influences the broadcasts of an independent Chinese news station headquartered in the United States.
Chicago Tribune — August 23, 2003
Fredrik Hiebert, professor of anthropology, says that international political situations can complicate archeological relationships with host countries.
Miami Herald — August 22, 2003
Raul Jimenez, assistant professor of physics, discusses how he was able to track the shrinking star population by studying a "fossil record" of star births and deaths.
New York Times — August 19, 2003
James Serpell, associate professor of animal welfare, discusses a test to predict the behavioral and physical traits in dogs preferred by breeders.
Associated Press — August 19, 2003
Richard Gelles, dean of the School of Social Work, warns that it could take years to solve the problems uncovered at state child-welfare agencies.
Ladies' Home Journal — August 18, 2003
Kelly Anne Spratt, director of Women's Cardiovascular Health at Penn's Presbyterian Medical Center, recommends several approaches for coping with symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.
New York Daily News — August 16, 2003
David Riggs, assistant professor of clinical psychology, says there was little chaos during the blackout because people had the opportunity to adjust to the problem during the day.
USA Today — August 14, 2003
Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance, discusses why Arnold Schwarzegger's California gubernatorial campaign became more credible after Warren Buffet was named senior financial and economic advisor.
Chicago Tribune — August 12, 2003
Paul Hendrickson, professor of English, wins the Heartland Prize for non-fiction with his book "Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Its Legacy" which examines segregation's influence on the lives of Mississippi lawmen.
Philadelphia Inquirer — August 11, 2003
Paul Robinson, professor of law, says when DNA evidence is used the statute of limitations is no longer necessary because it guards against the prosecution of old crimes that rely on memories and deteriorating evidence.
New York Times — August 10, 2003
Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance, comments on the hard choices facing retirees living on reduced returns from investment income.
London Observer — August 10, 2003
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of Penn's Annenberg Public Policy Center, says Howard Dean is able to finance his presidential campaign, but he needs to generate the votes.