Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for leading a gene-therapy team that used an experimental cell therapy for cancer treatment.
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Victor Pickard of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses his new book America’s Battle for Media Democracy.
Reed Pyeritz of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on genetic testing for diseases.
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School or Arts & Sciences writes about actor Peter Lorre.
Erwann Michel-Kerjan of the Wharton School comments on the cost of earthquake insurance.
Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School says the Dow Jones industrial average could hit 18,000 by the end of the year.
Maria Geffen of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about sound and meaning.
Marybeth Gasman and doctoral student Felecia Commodore of the Graduate School of Education talk about their article “HBCUs: Where African American Lives and Minds Are Valued.”
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about Abraham Lincoln and psychoanalysis.
Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is cited for researching film ratings.
Victor Mair of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the difference between of “rule of law” and “rule by law.”
Linda Aiken of the School of Nursing is highlighted for studying nursing practices.
The number of federal investigations into how colleges handle sexual violence reports has jumped 50 percent in the past six months, reflecting a surge of recent discrimination claims and the difficulty of resolving high-profile cases that often drag on for years. On May 1, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights released the first public list of colleges and universities under scrutiny for possible violations of federal law in their responses to sexual violence allegations.
David Barnes of the School of Arts & Sciences talks about his rotten coffee event and yellow fever.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education offers advice to colleges and universities about how to support student achievement.
Adam Grant of the Wharton School is cited.
Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on the Ebola outbreak and its similarities to how SARS was handled.
Stephen Burbank of the Law School is quoted about Facebook’s lawsuit strategy.
Janet Weiner of the Perelman School of Medicine and David Grande of PSOM and the Wharton School write about the Affordable Care Act.
Tough new restrictions on travel to Ebola-ravaged countries, including a flurry of bans announced in the past several days, by the State University of New York and other groups, have some infectious-disease experts, on campuses and off, worried. The outbreak of the Ebola virus, which started in West Africa but has raised fears of spreading far beyond it, is the kind of global crisis they’ve spent careers tackling, and if they’re willing to climb into the trenches to fight it, they feel they should be allowed to do so. But while their employers—universities and other medical-research institutions—embrace the humanitarian mission these public-health and medical experts are advocating, they face increasing pressure to demonstrate that their campuses are safe, even if the risk that someone will return with Ebola is remote.