Penn’s new massive open online course “Auf Deutsch: Communicating in German Across Cultures” is featured.
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Brendan O’Leary of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about EU recognition.
Peter Struck of the School of Arts & Sciences is pictured in front of a green screen as he records a MOOC on Greek mythology.
Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine comments on young people using injectable heroin.
Go ahead, laugh at them. Call them thin-skinned, lily-livered, self-righteous. They always find a way to take offense. That’s just how—as you’ve surely heard—today’s college students roll. Consider the evidence. Recently students have expressed many concerns that their elders describe as hypersensitivity gone haywire. In March, The New York Times reported on campus discussions of "microaggressions," subtle slights of one’s race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. This spring, commencement speakers at several prominent institutions withdrew amid students’ opposition to their views or affiliations. By then the nation had heard all about "trigger warnings": Students on various campuses have called for alerts about assigned texts (yes, old sport, even The Great Gatsby) that might upset or traumatize them.
Dorothy Roberts of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences joins a discussion about the “criminalization of parenthood.”
Charlie Johnson and Marija Drndic of the School of Arts & Sciences discuss measuring the performance of graphene while visualizing its atomic structure.
Alex Edmans of the Wharton School is cited for a paper titled “The Link Between Job Satisfaction and Firm Value, With Implications for Corporate Social Responsibility.”
The School of Design’s Penn Praxis is cited for helping with Philadelphia city planning and development issues.
Lance Becker of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about the possibility of long-term cryogenic preservation.
William Burke-White of the Law School says that if the plane was brought down by weapons fire, “This would, in some ways, break new ground in the definition of a war crime.”
Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication shares her thoughts on the role social media plays in the rhetoric of war.
A book titled Defying All Odds, co-authored by Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts & Sciences, is reviewed.
Daniel Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on research about the impact of gun violence in top-selling PG-13 rated movies on viewers in comparison to best-selling R-rated movies.
Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses the role of social media in the coverage of the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
John Yasuda of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited in an editorial about China and food-safety regulations.
Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education comments on efforts to tie funding to performance metrics.
Mark Pauly of the Wharton School shares his thoughts on insurance premiums during the first year of the Affordable Care Act marketplace.
Maria Geffen of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about her interest in how the brain assigns meaning to sound.
Hanming Fang of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for co-authoring a working paper about corruption in China’s housing sector.