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.
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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.
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.
Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
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.”
Maurice Schweitzer of the Wharton School is cited for a collaborative study that revealed that asking advice appears to enhance perceptions of intelligence.
Undergraduates John Nappo and Peter Zachares of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are quoted about developing DORA, Dextrous Observational Roving Automaton.
Deborah Silverstein of the School of Veterinary Medicine talks about dogs infected with the canine influenza virus.
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.
Rebecca Bushnell and Michael Gamer of the School of Arts & Sciences comment on Shakespeare’s literature being offered in courses at Penn.
Charles Kane and Eugene Mele of the School of Arts & Sciences are highlighted for their work with topological insulators.
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.”
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.
Sherrill Davison of the School of Veterinary Medicine joins a discussion about an outbreak of bird flu.
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.
Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science talks about encouraging better security practices rather than focusing on data sharing.
The annual Public Policy Challenge hosted by the Fels Institute of Government is mentioned.
Martha Farah of the School of Arts & Sciences pens an op-ed detailing the risks associated with “productivity pills,” such as Adderall.
Rexford Ahima of the Perelman School of Medicine examines obesity in America.
Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School talks about the outlook for U.S. stocks and the economy.