Andrew Metrick, associate professor of finance, says corporate governance is a way to evaluate and compare companies, but it's not the sole predictor of how well companies will perform.
Penn in the News
San Jose Mercury News — July 28, 2003
Philadelphia Inquirer — July 28, 2003
Kathleen Brown, professor of nursing, discusses the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners program in which specially trained nurses treat rape victims, collect and preserve evidence and testify at trials.
U.S. News and World Report — July 28, 2003
Michael Acker, associate professor of surgery, discusses the dangers of errors between surgeons and the national organ-transplant system.
Philadelphia Inquirer — July 27, 2003
David Skeel, professor of law, says the new rules established by Securities and Exchange Commission are not flawless but are strong enough to prevent another large-scale corporate accounting scandal.
Washington Post — July 26, 2003
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, discusses the dangers of treating normally short people as if they have a medical disorder.
Associated Press — July 25, 2003
Even though hospitals are insuring physicians for malpractice, it's a short-term strategy that doesn't guarantee physician loyalty, says Lawton Burns, professor of health care systems.
New York Times — July 22, 2003
Max Tegmark, assistant professor of physics, comments on new evidence that suggests dark energy from the Big Bang is causing the universe's expansion to speed up.
New York Times — July 22, 2003
Paul Rozin, professor of psychology, says researchers have underestimated the influence of environmental factors on food consumption, such as portion size, price, advertising, availability and the number of food choices.
Los Angeles Times — July 16, 2003
Gerald Faulhaber, professor of business and public policy, and David Farber, professor of telecommunication systems, warn that competition could suffer if AOL's restrictions on offering advanced Internet services are lifted.
Christian Science Monitor — July 15, 2003
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of Penn's Annenberg Public Policy Center, comments on the challenges facing the new White House press secretary, Scott McClellan.
Charlotte Observer — July 14, 2003
Garret FitzGerald, chair of the Pharmacology Department, says aspirin can not only prevent heart attacks but may play a role in preventing colon cancer.
Raleigh News & Observer — July 14, 2003
Vukan Vuchic, professor of transportation systems, discusses the elements of a successful transportation system for the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area of North Carolina.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution — July 13, 2003
Douglas Massey, professor of sociology, says Mexicans who immigrate to work in the United States are more likely to achieve prosperity then they would if they worked in Mexico.
New York Times — July 13, 2003
Geoffrey Hazard, professor of law, says that, after evaluating the strict regulations surrounding military tribunals, defense lawyers are hesitant to participate, creating doubts about the tribunals' legitimacy.
Associated Press — July 13, 2003
Paul Waldman, a media scholar at Penn's Annenberg Public Policy Center, says Web sites run anonymously have the potential for real value, as well as the potential for danger.
Boston Globe — July 12, 2003
Americus Reed, assistant professor of marketing, says Dunlop's Treadheads campaign isn't meant to sell tires but to develop brand awareness.
BBC World News — July 11, 2003
Ted Abel, assistant professor of biology, has determined that if, mice are allowed to sleep within five hours of being taught a specific task, they can remember the task better than sleep deprived mice.
New York Times — July 10, 2003
Lee Stetson, dean of admissions, comments on the decision made by U.S. News and World Report to exclude a statistic known as the yield rate from their annual college survey.
Associated Press — July 9, 2003
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says that, even though the surgery to separate conjoined twins was unsuccessful, the operation was not ethically wrong.
New York Times — July 8, 2003
Witold Rybczynski, professor of urbanism and real estate, discusses the distinctive architectural features and interactive exhibits of the National Constitution Center.