Penn in the News

Time — April 27, 2015

Nancy Rothbard of the Wharton School is quoted about connecting with your boss on social media networks such as Facebook.

Washington Post — April 27, 2015

The Wharton School’s Stewart Friedman is interviewed about integrating work, family, community and self.

Business Insider — April 27, 2015

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the impact a financial crisis has on historically black colleges and universities, such as Wilberforce University.

“Melissa Harris-Perry Show,” MSNBC — April 26, 2015

Salamishah Tillet and Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts & Sciences join a conversation about actor Ben Affleck’s ancestors and the legacy of slavery.

Boston Globe — April 25, 2015

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education suggests that poor recruitment and lack of encouragement from high school guidance counselors contributes to the lack of black students at colleges.

Science — April 24, 2015

Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Reuters — April 24, 2015

Paul Rozin of the School of Arts & Sciences says, “People come to like a wide variety of innately negative experiences: the burn of chili pepper in the mouth, the bitterness of coffee, the fear from riding on a roller coasters.”

Atlantic — April 24, 2015

Maurice Schweitzer of the Wharton School is cited for a collaborative study that revealed that asking advice appears to enhance perceptions of intelligence.

Popular Science — April 24, 2015

Undergraduates John Nappo and Peter Zachares of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are quoted about developing DORA, Dextrous Observational Roving Automaton.

WPHL-TV (Philadelphia) — April 24, 2015

Deborah Silverstein of the School of Veterinary Medicine talks about dogs infected with the canine influenza virus. — April 24, 2015

Randall Kamien of the School of Arts & Sciences wrote about establishing a new sub-field of physics, soft matter, which includes materials ranging from toothpaste to liquid crystals.

Philadelphia Inquirer — April 23, 2015

Rebecca Bushnell and Michael Gamer of the School of Arts & Sciences comment on Shakespeare’s literature being offered in courses at Penn.

Philadelphia Inquirer — April 23, 2015

Charles Kane and Eugene Mele of the School of Arts & Sciences are highlighted for their work with topological insulators.

CNN — April 23, 2015

Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine encourages healthy school lunches for students and says, “Adopting and maintaining … healthier habits is challenging, and new strategies are needed.”

“Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia) — April 23, 2015

Kathryn Schmitz of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about helping create an app called Share The Journey, one of the first of its kind that measures womens’ experiences after breast cancer.

“On Point with Tom Ashbrook,” National Public Radio — April 22, 2015

Sherrill Davison of the School of Veterinary Medicine joins a discussion about an outbreak of bird flu.

University City Review — April 22, 2015

Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli and Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety accepted the City of Philadelphia’s inaugural Hero of Philadelphia Award on behalf of President Amy Gutmann at a spring Commendation Ceremony at which Jonathan Moore and Jessica Scott of DPS were among those honored for their service.

“Marketplace” — April 22, 2015

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science talks about encouraging better security practices rather than focusing on data sharing.

New York Times — April 22, 2015

The annual Public Policy Challenge hosted by the Fels Institute of Government is mentioned.

New York Times — April 21, 2015

Martha Farah of the School of Arts & Sciences pens an op-ed detailing the risks associated with “productivity pills,” such as Adderall.