David Dinges, professor of psychology, says not only are human abilities compromised by extensive sleep-deprivation, but errors occur more frequently when work shifts last longer than 12 hours.
Penn in the News
Philadelphia Inquirer — July 2, 2003
USA Today — July 2, 2003
Richard Ingersoll, professor of education, says efforts to recruit minority teachers isn't changing the workforce, which is mostly white and female.
Washington Post — July 1, 2003
Joseph Turow, professor of communications, says it's common for Internet companies to gather personal information about consumers visiting their web sites then market the information to other companies for a profit.
USA Today — June 30, 2003
Nathaniel Persily, professor of law, says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to bar states from prosecuting private sex acts between consenting adults provides ammunition for future challenges such as legalizing same-sex marriages.
Miami Herald — June 29, 2003
Philadelphia's historical heritage and cultural venues, including the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, are profiled.
Palm Beach Daily News — June 29, 2003
President Judith Rodin and Arthur Rubenstein, dean of the School of Medicine, discuss Kathleen and Alan Bleznak's $1 million donation which is earmarked to assist Penn Medicine in its mission of service excellence.
Time Magazine — June 29, 2003
Michael Eric Dyson, professor of religious and Africana studies, comments on the overlooked details about the founding fathers and discusses their efforts to establish the liberties Americans enjoy.
Associated Press — June 29, 2003
Kim Roosevelt, professor of law, comments on the how the Constitution allows Americans the freedom to solve problems themselves.
Associated Press — June 27, 2003
According to Donald LaVan, professor of cardiovascular medicine, drug-coated stents are so effective that they may become the preferred treatment for reducing clogged heart arteries.
San Jose Mercury News — June 27, 2003
Nathaniel Persily, professor of law, says the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings to strike down a Texas sodomy law and to support the benefits of affirmative action challenge the court's conservative image.
Associated Press — June 25, 2003
Joseph Turow, professor of communications, comments on an Annenberg Public Policy Center study which finds that consumers would like to toughen federal Internet privacy regulations in order to better protect personal information.
Philadelphia Inquirer — June 25, 2003
Police Chief Thomas Rambo discusses the importance of the Share the Road program, created to keep pedestrians safe from bicyclists on sidewalks and bicyclists safe from motorists who block the bike lanes on roads.
San Diego Union-Tribune — June 24, 2003
Stephen Hoch, professor of marketing, says active miltary personnel serving in war zones have an increased income and become a profitable target market for large corporations.
Philadelphia Inquirer — June 24, 2003
According to Walter Licht, professor of history, one of the largest labor strikes in American history was in 1903 when 90,000 Philadelphia textile workers protested child labor conditions such as a 60 hour work week.
New York Times — June 24, 2003
James Serpell, associate profesor of humane ethics and animal welfare, comments on why people have exotic pets and provides a historical perspective of pets in various cultures.
Chronicle of Higher Education — June 23, 2003
President Judith Rodin says the time is right to step aside but looks forward to remaining at Penn in a new role.
Los Angeles Times — June 22, 2003
Although the Space Shuttle's foam debris problem may never be eliminated, Charles McMahon, professor of materials science and engineering, endorses the use of a fiber-reinforced foam to insulate and protect the external fuel tank.
Austin American-Statesman — June 22, 2003
Olivia Mitchell, executive director of the Pension Research Council, recommends that during a slow economy, young workers should continue to save money for retirement, even if they are contributing small amounts.
USA Today — June 22, 2003
Richard Gelles, dean of the School of Social Work, has determined that the lifetime risk of a woman being abused by their male partner is 28 percent and the risk for men being abused by their female partner is the same.
Philadelphia Inquirer — June 21, 2003
President Judith Rodin announces that she will step down in June 2004.