Nancy Peter of the School of Social Policy & Practice talks about summer learning loss, how it impacts children and what parents can do to prevent it.
Penn in the News
The Clinical Scholars program at Penn, long funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and highlighted for training doctors to be leaders, is said to be among those programs to be affected.
Kevin Gillen of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on a SEPTA case.
Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School says, “If they’ve got to explain at a cocktail party that they work for an employer that’s some kind of pariah, it makes it a lot harder to recruit.”
Undergraduate student Spencer Penn of the School of Engineering and Applied Science writes about leading a team that has designed a cavity fighting chewing gum and a plan for distributing it in the developing world.
Adam Grant of the Wharton School discusses three primary interaction styles at work labeled as takers, matchers, or givers.
Katherine Milkman of the Wharton School is cited for researching and finding evidence of racial and gender biases in faculty mentoring.
Amy Jordan of the Annenberg Public Policy Center writes about the ‘word gap’ among children.
Charles O’Brien of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about new strategies to beat alcoholism.
Matthew Bidwell of the Wharton School is cited for studying the difference in performance reviews between external and internal hires.
Emily Conant of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for studying 3-D mammography.
Jack Nagel of the School of Arts & Sciences contributes an op-ed about the possible reorganization of the Pennsylvania legislature.
Items from a tomb excavation in Iraq that was jointly sponsored by the Penn Museum and the British Museum during the 1920s and 1930s are featured.
Nicola Mason of the School of Veterinary Medicine says, “the concept of the vaccine is to educate the immune system, to recognize tumor cells and kill them.”
Peter Decherney of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the Supreme Court case involving the television antenna service Aereo.
Stephanos Bibas of the Law School comments on directing Penn’s Supreme Court Clinic.
Alex Edmans of the Wharton School comments on research on stock markets of losing countries in the World Cup group.
Erick Hyde of the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for instructing an online Penn course titled, “Applying to U.S. Universities.”
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses how changes in grant and loan programs will impact students at historically black colleges and universities.
Mark Pauly, Scott Harrington and doctoral student Adam Leive of the Wharton School are cited for their paper “’Sticker Shock’ In Individual Insurance Under Health Reform.”