One of the inventors of the Titan Arm, graduate student Nick McGill of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, is quoted about the wearable exoskeleton.
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Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses the cost of health care in America.
Jun Mao of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for researching how acupuncture seems to decrease joint pain from breast cancer treatment.
Lawrence Soma of the School of Veterinary Medicine is quoted.
Kenneth Goldsmith of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses transcribing and collaging radio and TV coverage of high-profile American tragedies.
Frank Furstenberg of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for his book Behind the Academic Curtain: How to Find Success and Happiness With a Ph.D.
Matthew Steinberg and Rand Quinn of the Graduate School of Education are featured for researching the Philadelphia School District’s “adequacy gap.”
Diana Mutz of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for co-authoring an article about changes in racial attitudes.
Marybeth Gasman and master’s student Heather Collins of the Graduate School of Education co-authored an article about the low number of black undergraduate men enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about leading a team of researchers who have developed a blood test to identify when concussions will lead to long-term problems.
Ezekiel Emanuel, vice provost of global initiatives, says, “Far from realizing the high ideals of their advocates, MOOCs seem to be reinforcing the advantages of the ‘haves’ rather than educating the ‘have nots.’”
Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy and Practice discusses unprovoked attacks on strangers called the “Knockout Game.”
A.T. Charlie Johnson of the School of Arts and Sciences is mentioned for studying electronic nose sniff blood samples of both sick and healthy patients.
Andrew Rappe, Ilya Grinberg both of the School of Arts and Sciences and Peter Davies of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are highlighted for their collaborative research on a new kind of material used for solar panels.
President Amy Gutmann discusses free online courses and the advantages of attending college in person.
An excerpt from an article co-authored by Mark Alan Hughes and Elise Harrington of the School of Design about revitalizing Philadelphia as a global energy hub is highlighted.
President Amy Gutmann discusses need-based financial aid and loan-forgiveness programs.
David Oslin of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “All the effects of alcohol are sort of amplified with age.”
Shing-yi Wang of the Wharton School is cited for co-authoring a study about dishonest individuals entering government service.
Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on new guidelines for preventing heart attacks and strokes.