The Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FactCheck.org is cited.
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H. Lee Sweeny of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on orphan diseases.
Daniel Lee of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about robots playing soccer.
David Porter of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses working with Novartis on a new way to treat leukemia.
Michael J. Kahana of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured in a front-page article for leading a $22.5 million project on restoring memory loss.
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the European Union’s Human Brain Project.
Julie Miller Vick of Career Services offers advice about how doctoral students can build a nonacademic profile.
Lori Rosenkopf of the Wharton School sheds light on factors that might have contributed to an increase in applications for the business school’s undergraduate division.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education comments on the tenure of Spelman College President Beverly Turner.
William Labov of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for researching U.S. and Canadian dialects.
Undergraduate Brenton Turner is featured collaborating to develop a writing platform called Escalate.us.
Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education writes about federal financial aid.
Baligh Yehia of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on studying hepatitis C treatment in the U.S.
Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about questions that arise about the stigma that accompanies Alzheimer’s testing.
The Class of 2008 graduated from college in the early months of the Great Recession. New government data show that, four years later, 69 percent of its members were working and not enrolled in a postsecondary program, while 10.7 percent were both employed and enrolled. Nearly 6 percent were enrolled but not working, while 6.7 percent were unemployed and 7.9 percent were out of the work force. The data were released by the National Center for Education Statistics on Tuesday in a report, "Baccalaureate and Beyond: A First Look at the Employment Experiences and Lives of College Graduates, 4 Years On." The Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study follows a nationally representative sample of college graduates over time. The report provides a snapshot of the employment picture for graduates who earned their bachelor’s degrees in the 2007-8 academic year, based on a sample of about 17,000. The report, in the center’s typical fashion, offers lots of numbers but no analysis or indication of causal relationships.
Charlene Wong, Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine and David Asch of Medicine and the Wharton School contribute their thoughts on improving healthcare.gov.
Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School is cited for an article written for The Wall Street Journal about tech stocks.
Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education says, “The Community College Survey of Men now provides actual guidance and good data for folks to determine where the institutional responsibility ought to be focused.”
Katherine Kuchenbecker of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Titan Arm developed by SEAS undergraduates are nominated in two categories.
Philip Tetlock of the Wharton School and the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for his book Expert Political Judgment.