Penn in the News

CNBC — September 13, 2015


Stewart Friedman of the Wharton School talks about the millennial generation driving the charge for more flexibility from employers in terms of work/life balance.

New York Times — September 11, 2015


Student Derrius Quarles of the Graduate School of Education is highlighted as a co-founder of an online college financial aid platform called Million-Dollar Scholar.

“Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia) — September 11, 2015


John Vohs of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about alternative energy.

Philadelphia Inquirer — September 11, 2015


The Fisher Fine Arts Library, Arthur Ross Gallery, Science/Lightbulb café series, Kelly Writers House and Institute of Contemporary Art are suggested as locations and events adults can get into the back-to-school spirit.

Philadelphia Inquirer — September 10, 2015


Adrian Raine of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for studying neurocriminology.

Business Insider — September 10, 2015


Research co-authored by Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School that focused on entrepreneurial projects on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter is cited.

Los Angeles Times — September 10, 2015


The University of California system has sold off endowment and pension fund holdings in coal and oil sands companies, a $200-million move that officials said was in response to environmental concerns and rising financial risk. The action, short of a formal divestment, represents a small portion of UC's overall energy holdings. Still, it has fueled a national debate over whether universities and governments should shed such investments because of the effects of fossil fuels on global warming. Student activists on Thursday claimed a partial victory in their campaign to pressure UC and other universities to divest — an effort that had successes last year when Stanford University, among others, said it would drop coal industry holdings.

HBCU Lifestyle — September 9, 2015


Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education co-writes an article tackling student enrollment at historically black colleges and universities. — September 9, 2015

Mary Anne Layden of the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about the copious amount of pornography the Internet has enabled. — September 9, 2015


Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication writes about the impact of new images on society, particularly a recent photo of a drowned Syrian toddler.

New Scientist — September 9, 2015


David Irwin of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “There remains no definitive evidence that clinical manifestations of Alzheimer’s can be transmitted between humans.”

New Republic — September 9, 2015


Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for her book Sites of Slavery and her work with fighting sexual violence against women.

New York Times — September 9, 2015


Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on Xavier University’s unique curriculum.

Deutschlandfunk — September 9, 2015


Ezekiel Emanuel of the Wharton School and the Perelman School of Medicine and Christian Terwiesch of Wharton are quoted about massive open online courses.

CCTV — September 9, 2015


Karl Ulrich of the Wharton School and Dean Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science talk about the importance of innovation.

The Scientist — September 9, 2015


John Trojanowski of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the findings of a small study whose results hint at the possible transmissibility of Alzheimer’s disease.

Time — September 9, 2015


Samuel Jacobson of the Perelman School of Medicine describes how gene therapy treatment for blindness works.

Philadelphia Inquirer — September 8, 2015

David Porter of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about increased research on chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Morning Edition, National Public Radio — September 8, 2015

Research on entrepreneurial projects funded through Kickstarter, co-authored by Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School, is featured. — September 8, 2015

“The joke about Harvard is that it’s a hedge fund with a university attached to it,” Mark Schneider tells me. It’s a quip that, for obvious reasons, has become pretty popular in recent years. In 2014, the university’s legendary endowment, overseen by a team of in-house experts and spread across a mind-bending array of investments that range from stocks and bonds to California wine vineyards, hit $36.4 billion. “They’re just collecting tons, and tons, and tons of money,” says Schneider, a former Department of Education official who is currently a fellow at the American Institutes for Research.