Paul Rozin, professor of psychology, says the reaction to disgust elicitors, such as the smell of rotting meat, cockroaches and body fluids, is shaped by culture.
Penn in the News
Boston Globe — May 2, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle — May 2, 2004
Nathaniel Persily, professor of law, suggests that, if Republicans are able to leverage support in battleground states, same-sex marriage is likely to become a national political issue that could effect the outcome of the presidential election.
Fortune — May 1, 2004
Even with promising technological advances, American consumers were reluctant to participate in the stock market during the 1950's, says Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance.
Philadelphia Inquirer — April 30, 2004
President Judith Rodin will be awarded the Philadelphia Award for her positive impact on Penn, West Philadelphia and the Philadelphia region.
Investor's Business Daily — April 30, 2004
Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance, will open the NASDAQ Stock Market on Monday, May 3, and will be one of the many distinguished speakers at the World Business Forum on May 10-11.
Associated Press — April 30, 2004
C. William Hanson, professor of internal medicine, and Erica Thaler, associate professor of otorhinolaryngology, discuss their studies using an electronic proboscis to diagnose pneumonia and sinusitis by analyzing a patient's exhaled breath.
Associated Press — April 29, 2004
Andrea Apter, associate professor of medicine, found that patients allergic to penicillin where less likely to experience an allergic reaction after taking the antibiotic a second time.
Dallas Morning News — April 28, 2004
Nathaniel Persily, professor of law, discusses the Supreme Court's ruling on the Pennsylvania redistricting case and why Justice Kennedy's position is critical to a similar case from Texas.
Newsday — April 27, 2004
Philippe Szapary, assistant professor of medicine, says some ingredients in nutritional supplements are extensively studied, but data on compounded supplements are not as readily available.
Boston Globe — April 27, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, says, even though Democratic Convention producers are planning a tightly scripted and spontaneous event, network television still decides what is newsworthy.
Christian Science Monitor — April 21, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, comments on how President Bush's image can be defined by the success or failure of the war in Iraq.
Philadelphia Daily News — April 21, 2004
Anne Keane, assistant professor of nursing, says most traditional disaster relief services do not provide the necessary long-term practical and psychological care for victims who lose homes and loved ones.
USA Today — April 21, 2004
Art Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, discusses a moral argument for embryonic stem cell research.
Philadelphia Inquirer — April 19, 2004
Lee Stetson, dean of undergraduate admissions, says Penn will give consideration to an applicant's scores on the old SAT but require scores from the new SAT.
Chicago Tribune — April 18, 2004
Jack Guttentag, professor emeritus of finance, says that, because mortgage lenders will always be looking out for themselves, potential home buyers should shop around for the best mortgage package.
Associated Press — April 17, 2004
Nathaniel Persily, professor of law, comments on the Supreme Court's terrorism cases, including the president's power to label U.S. citizens "enemy combatants" and hold them in military custody without trial.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution — April 15, 2004
Marybeth Gasman, assistant professor of education, discusses how black universities influence presidential candidates to campaign on their campuses in order to secure the black vote.
New York Times — April 15, 2004
Gary Foster, clinical director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, says fast food chains should do more to help America's obesity problem and adds that any change in the right direction can be helpful.
Washington Times — April 14, 2004
In response to President Valimir Putin's landside re-election, Rudra Sil, associate professor of political science, discusses how the Russian government and society defines democracy.
New York Times — April 13, 2004
Lawton Burns, professor of health care systems, warns that the relationship between doctors and hospitals is becoming more agitated due to increased profit competition.