Penn in the News

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.

Bloomberg Business — September 8, 2015


Shu Yang of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighted for leading researchers in creating a color-changing material that can signal traumatic brain injuries.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education — September 8, 2015


Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is quoted.

New Yorker — September 7, 2015


Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School is quoted about his book Will College Pay Off?

Huffington Post — September 7, 2015

Jonathan Moreno of the School or Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine blogs about the topics that will be covered in his bioethics course and about not being stifled by providing a warning to students that some topics might be upsetting.

Philadelphia Inquirer — September 6, 2015

Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how results from a breast cancer study might be skewed by the sampling process.

Philadelphia Inquirer — September 6, 2015

PennApps is featured, and management and technology undergraduate Pranav Vishnu Ramabhadran is quoted.

Philadelphia Inquirer — September 4, 2015


Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about reports indicating a relatively mild flu season.

Bloomberg Business — September 4, 2015

Kenneth Shropshire of the Wharton School shares his thoughts on how the ruling in favor of Tom Brady affects the business aspect of the NFL.

U.S. News — September 3, 2015


David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on why some prospective breast reduction patients are referred to psychologists.

CNBC — September 3, 2015


Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School talks about the importance of the unemployment rate for the jobs report.

Los Angeles Times — September 2, 2015


Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg School for Communication shares her thoughts on Donald Trump using the Trump Tower interior as a branding tool for his presidential candidacy.

Yahoo! Finance — September 2, 2015


Pinar Yildrim and graduate student Yanhao Wei of the Wharton School are cited for co-authoring a paper on social network scoring.

NBC News — September 2, 2015


Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Al Jazeera America — September 1, 2015


Mitchell Orenstein of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about the refugee crisis in Hungary.

New York Times — September 1, 2015


Stewart Friedman of the Wharton School comments on major shifts in the workplace’s work/life balance due to new policies on parental leave.

Philadelphia Inquirer — September 1, 2015


Dean Eric Furda of Admissions says, “Our internal analysis as well as a review of the research provided by the College Board showed that the essay component of the SAT was the least predictive element of the overall writing section of the SAT.”

Philadelphia Inquirer — September 1, 2015


Bart De Jonghe of the School of Nursing is highlighted for researching the role the brain plays in nausea that follows chemotherapy treatment with cisplatin.

New Yorker — August 31, 2015


Frances Jensen of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for researching the teenage brain and co-authoring The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults.