Mary Frances Berry of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the new film ‘Selma’ and how the civil rights movement of the 1960s is still relevant today.
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Paul Rozin of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for his thoughts on wasting food.
Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts & Sciences contributes his thoughts on the legacy of President Obama.
Peter Hart of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is mentioned for conducting a focus group where voters talked about candidates for the next presidential campaign.
Vice President Maureen Rush of Public Safety comments on the Penn police force and National Law Enforcement Day.
Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw of the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for curating an art exhibit titled “Represent: 200 Years of African-American Art in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.”
Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “The key point we are making is that wearable devices have received a lot of attention for their potential to change health behaviors but thus far there is little evidence to support that notion.”
Dean John Jackson of the School of Social Policy & Practice is mentioned for his book Thin Description: Ethnography and the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem.
Dennis DeTurck of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on exploring new ways to teach math and science.
Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication shares her thoughts on free speech and the terror attack in Paris.
Karen Glanz of the School of Nursing and the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for working with fellow researchers to create a tool to measure the nutritional quality of a food environment.
Guobin Yang of the Annenberg School for Communication co-writes an article with graduate student Ran Liu of the School of Arts & Sciences about Hong Kong’s evolving political landscape.
Al Filreis of the School of Arts & Sciences and his modern poetry MOOC are highlighted.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is quoted about how to speak out on controversial issues.
Marie Gottschalk of the School of Arts & Sciences talks about the United States prison system.
Dean Geoffrey Garrett of the Wharton School is quoted about tech companies, saying, “We see the front end which is the app, but typically we don’t see what’s sitting behind that which is a lot of data analytics, and I really think that’s Wharton’s sweet spot.”
Caryn Lerman of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about researching smoking cessation.
Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses how to design flying robots that are equipped with sensors to avoid things autonomously.
Toen Castle and Randall Kamien of the School of Arts & Sciences are quoted about developing a system of rules for making 3D shapes out of a 2D structure.
Adam Grant of the Wharton School is cited for discovering a number of different sub-sets of givers.