The Wharton School’s Jonathan Kolstad and Robert Town, along with Tom Baker of the Law School are highlighted as the co-founders of Picwell, a start-up company that helps people compare their health insurance options.
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Ronald Harty of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on a dog that came in contact with an Ebola-infected health-care worker in Madrid.
Leo Katz of the Law School is mentioned for his teaching style and students comment on the new television series How to Get Away With Murder.
Anita L. Allen of the Law School comments on a case of government agents stealing identities to conduct investigations.
Mathias Basner of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on a study of astronauts’ sleep and mental health on the way to Mars.
Justin E. Bekelman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the negative effects insurance companies have on clinical studies.
Audio: David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed on his study to improve how people talk to themselves.
Dick Polman of the School of Arts and Sciences is the author of this article on recent advances in marriage equality.
Alison Sweeney of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about researching clams and living iridescent cells.
David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses body image and self-talk.
Scott Harrington of the Wharton School is quoted about insurance pricing.
A study conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center about Americans’ understanding of civic knowledge is cited.
Video: Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School is interviewed about a Supreme Court declining to to hear appeals of lower court rulings on same-sex marriage.
Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the need for a database that would track prescription painkiller distribution in order to identify patients who move from multiple doctors to obtain more medication.
Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School is cited for co-authoring a study that surveyed levels of financial literacy.
Alison Sweeney of the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for researching clams and living iridescent cells.
The Law School’s David Skeel, described as a Christian apologist, and post-doctoral fellow Patrick Arsenault of the Perelman School of Medicine, an atheist, are featured for their friendship amidst contrasting values.
Matthew Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science explains the type of backdoor in smartphones that would be used to “either introduce or exacerbate a flaw in the software.”
Alison Sweeney of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses her research on how giant clams harness the sun.
Anita Henderson of the Wharton School is mentioned for surveying local hiring managers by playing them tapes of potential job applicants and asking them to rate the applicants’ job suitability based on their voices.