Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School says opening book proposals to online votes could skew potential popularity.
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R. Polk Wagner of the Law School says many scientists are transitioning to law practice.
Richard Schwab of the School of Medicine discusses sleep requirements for teens.
Donald Kettl of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the preparation phase for Philadelphia’s likely next mayor, Michael Nutter.
Jack Guttentag of the Wharton School authors an op-ed on subprime loans.
Douglas Durian of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for his research into the physics of sand.
Timothy Rebbeck of the School of Medicine discusses a lawsuit concerning a leather-processing chemical that allegedly contributes to cancer.
Amy Jordan of the Annenberg School for Communication authors an article on the effect on child viewers of smoking in movies.
George Cotsarelis of the School of Medicine discusses a possible breakthrough in hair-loss treatment.
James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine says pedigree dog breeding is potentially dangerous to animals’ health.
Dean Richardson of the School of Veterinary Medicine receives a Special Award of Merit at Pimlico race.
Corinne Sweeney of the School of Veterinary Medicine says a surge in research funding is part of Barbaro’s legacy.
Anthony Fabricatore of the School of Medicine says physiology should be examined when choosing a diet.
Aretha Franklin, James A. Baker III and others receive honorary degrees at Penn’s 251st Commencement.
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.