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.
Penn in the News
New York Times — April 15, 2004
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.
Washington Post — April 13, 2004
Lee Stetson, dean of admissions, discusses how the "need-blind" admisssions policy addresses socioeconomic diversity but warns that limited financial-aid budgets could hinder universities from actively seeking poorer students.
Associated Press — April 12, 2004
Nathaniel Persily, professor of law, comments on possible reactions to several cases currently being heard by the Supreme Court, including constitutional challenges to the Pledge of Allegiance and gay marriage.
Associated Press — April 10, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, suggests that Bush is lengthening speeches to include information about jobs and the economy because polls show him as being vulnerable during the re-election campaign.
Baltimore Sun — April 9, 2004
David Silverman, professor of Egyptology, comments on the unearthing of a 9,500-year-old feline skeleton on Cyprus.
USA Today — April 8, 2004
Jeremy Siegel, professsor of finance, says that, although corporate earning headlines have overshadowed news from Iraq, recent disturbing war situations may lead to investor cautiousness.
Associated Press — April 7, 2004
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, warns that home-use gender-selection kits, which are marketed to help parents determine the sex of a child, pose ethical problems because of a false guarantee.
Associated Press — April 6, 2004
Thomas Sugrue, professor of history and sociology, will be a panel participant with two other historians to challenge the History Channel's documentary claiming that President Lyndon Johnson was involved in the Kennedy assassination.
Associated Press — April 6, 2004
Steven Hahn, professor of history, is the Pulitzer prize winner for "A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South From Slavery to the Great Migration."
Los Angles Times — April 4, 2004
Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, director of the Washington Semester Program, comments on the importance of incumbent presidents visiting battleground and swing states during re-election campaigns.
New York Times — March 24, 2004
Hansell Stedman, associate professor of surgery, is featured for his investigative research into a small mutated gene that may have played a decisive role in making us distinctively human.
Associated Press — March 16, 2004
President Judith Rodin announces U2's Bono as the speaker for Penn's 248th graduation ceremony in May.
ABC News — March 16, 2004
President Judith Rodin announces that U2's lead singer Bono will deliver Penn's commencement address.
Associated Press — March 15, 2004
George Cotsarelis, assistant professor of dermatology, comments on identifying stem cells in the hair follicles of mice and suggests that this finding might lead to treatment for bladness with gene therapy.
Associated Press — March 11, 2004
Arthur Caplan, director for the Center for Bioethics, comments on how the cadaver business functions with virtually no regulation.
USA Today — March 10, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, says that the new tagline required by law in television and radio campaign advertisements will have a subtle influence on viewers' perception of the candidates.
Washington Post — March 9, 2004
Thomas Wadden, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, suggests that small weight fluctuations are normal but stresses the importance of understanding why these fluctuations occur.
Philadelphia Inquirer — March 9, 2004
Penn's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology hosts 23 Iraqi museum professionals who are on a national tour to learn how American museums work.