Peter Struck of the School of Arts & Sciences is pictured in front of a green screen as he records a MOOC on Greek mythology.
Penn in the News
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.
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 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.
Hanming Fang of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for co-authoring a working paper about corruption in China’s housing sector.
Erwann Michel-Kerjan of the Wharton School poses the questions, “Why does it seem more and more disasters are happening? And, as a nation, who’s supposed to pay for them?”
Bridgette Brawner of the School of Nursing is featured for leading Project Gold, a program that teaches teenagers with mental illnesses how to avoid HIV.
Marybeth Gasman and doctoral student Felecia Commodore of the Graduate School of Education profile significant presidents of historic black colleges and universities such as Beverly Daniel Tatum of Spelman College.
Paul Bates of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on the results of an HIV research project.
Keisha Cutright of the Wharton School is cited for a collaborative study about using products that require hard work in hopes of gaining personal positive results.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education suggests that states should support historically black colleges and universities.
Howard Kunreuther and Erwann Michel-Kerjan of the Wharton School provide commentary on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.
The Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan is cited in an article written by an incoming graduate student of the Graduate School of Education.
Susan Wachter of the Wharton School discusses how rising rents might affect first-time homebuyers.