University chaplain Charles Howard writes about the attack on black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., and on the black experience.
Penn in the News
Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the legacy of singer Nina Simone.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is quoted about the work of Penn’s Center for Minority Serving Institutions through initiatives like ELEVATE (Enriching Visibility, & Training Educators).
University chaplain Charles Howard, chaplain Kameelah Rashad and Rabbi Josh Bolton are highlighted for plans to complete Philadelphia’s TriRock Triathlon as a relay team.
Anthea Butler of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the media narrative around the Charleston church shooting.
A bipartisan group sponsored by the Annenberg Public Policy Center is featured for recommending changes to the general election presidential debates.
Commentary on Greece’s financial problems from Mauro Guillen of the Wharton School is cited.
Fernando Ferreira and Joseph Gyourko of the Wharton School are mentioned for their new working paper that argues “the idea that subprime lending triggered the crisis is misguided.”
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her thoughts on a Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who posed as black.
Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences is cited his collaborative report “Seven Trends: The Transformation of the Teaching Force.”
Deirdre Sawinski and Jonathan Maltzman of the Perelman School of Medicine share their thoughts on how environmental factors can alter the response to organ transplantation.
Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School critiques the shift toward “occupationally-focused majors and degrees.”
Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy says, “There is an overall trend in blurring the line between corporations focused solely on bottom-line profits and organizations with a dual purpose.”
James Wilson of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on Penn’s partnership with Wuxi AppTec Inc. to develop a gene therapy manufacturing plant.
Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School addresses the high costs to produce drugs and the effect on the health-care system.
Sara Heller of the School of Arts & Sciences joins a discussion about job opportunities for teenagers and about the life skills they can learn while working.
Frances Jensen of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses her new book, The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults.
Michael Useem of the Wharton School talks about what it takes to improve the Transportation Security Administration.
Charles Loeffler and doctoral candidate Ben Grunwald of the School of Arts & Sciences are highlighted for studying how recidivism rates dropped when some youths were arrested and processed as adults.
David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on couples with a “joint-effort attitude” to weight loss.