Aretha Franklin, James A. Baker III and others receive honorary degrees at Penn’s 251st Commencement.
Penn in the News
Brooks Jackson and Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg School for Communication, authors of the new book “Unspun,” discuss information manipulation by media and politicians.
Monica McGrath of the Wharton School offers a female perspective in business negotiations.
Hiroaki Katsuragi of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Douglas Durian of the School of Arts and Sciences are cited for their research into granular impact cratering.
Michael Useem of the Wharton School says the Dow Jones & Co. chief executive’s strategies amid a takeover will define his career.
Camille Charles of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses diversity among blacks in academia.
James Coyne of the School of Medicine is cited for research into psychotherapy’s affect on lifespan.
Peter Degnan of the Wharton School says follow-up is crucial after executive course programs are completed.
Christopher Geczy of the Wharton School says that many investor options are socially and morally ambiguous.
President Amy Gutmann is among female university presidents featured.
Richard Doty of the School of Medicine says loss of smell can signal more serious health problems.
Keith Hampton of the Annenberg School for Communication discusses listservs and their effects.
Janet Theophano of the School of Arts and Sciences says cooking legacies can be an important part of family history.
Mauro Guillen of the Wharton School comments on international economies.
Hank Kung and Daniel Skovronsky of the School of Medicine discuss the use of radiopharmaceuticals to diagnose Alzheimer's.
Lawrence Sherman of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the “stop and frisk” police procedure.
Deborah Driscoll of the School of Medicine discusses early pre-natal screening for genetic disorders.
President Amy Gutmann is interviewed about college access and about civility in politics.
David Sarwer of the School of Medicine discusses the link between body dysmorphic disorder and cosmetic surgery.
Penn researchers are cited for studying the side effects of niacin.