Gary Bernstein, associate professor of physics and astronomy, comments on the idea that the galaxy is so massive it can magnify light and make objects appear larger than their actual size.
Penn in the News
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette — April 26, 2005
Philadelphia Inquirer — April 25, 2005
Dawn Bonnel, professor of materials science and engineering, is developing her idea to build gadgets in the future from the smallest items, such as atoms and molecules.
Christian Science Monitor — April 25, 2005
Susan Wachter, professor of real estate and finance, says people are vulnerable to the unstable price increases of the real estate market.
Philadelphia Inquirer — April 22, 2005
Kathryn Jedrziewski, director of the Institute for Aging, says employees have seen the effects of downsizing and feel they must watch out for themselves.
Inside Higher Ed — April 22, 2005
Dennis DeTurck, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, says the purpose of the new cirriculum is to expose students to a wide variety of subject areas.
Philadelphia Inquirer — April 21, 2005
David Stern, director of the Jewish Studies Program, says younger generations of Jews are adding a touch of American culture to their traditional holiday meals.
Chronicle of Higher Education — April 21, 2005
Harvey Rubin, director of the Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response, explains how data gathered from monitoring threats to cybersecurity will be used to help protect computer systems from attack.
Chronicle of Higher Education — April 20, 2005
President Amy Gutmann suggests that universities be sure that rigorous introductory courses for science and mathmatics are useful.
Washington Post — April 18, 2005
Bridgitte Madrian, professor of business and public policy, says people prefer to have trained professionals make their investment and other financial decisions.
Boston Globe — April 13, 2005
Katrina Armstrong, assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology, comments on her research showing a drastic decrease in the number of black women seeking genetic counseling.
Philadelphia Inquirer — April 12, 2005
Lee Stetson, dean of admissions, says Penn will wait to see how the SAT scores pan out.
New York Times — April 12, 2005
David Dinges, professor of psychology, comments on the new devices allowing travelers to rest between flights.
Chicago Tribune — April 8, 2005
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, calls for the implementation of age restrictions for childbearing assistance.
Seattle Times — April 8, 2005
Brian Strom, professor of biostatistics and epidemiology, says it is rational to keep Celebrex on the market while removing Bextra.
New York Times — April 8, 2005
David Sarwer, assistant professor of psychology, says most people seeking extreme cosmetic surgery should seek psychological counseling first.
Detroit Free Press — April 7, 2005
Jane Eisner, visiting scholar, says stressing the importance of marriage and stability to low-income young adults will help decrease poverty, crime and drug abuse.
USA Today — April 5, 2005
Thomas Wadden, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, says a major obesity-prevention public health campaign is needed.
Los Angeles Times — April 5, 2005
Marc Sageman, professor of psychology, comments on the very young ages at which people are joining terrorist organizations.
New York Times — March 29, 2005
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says that, prior to the Terri Schiavo case, having a living will was important, but now it is essential.
Associated Press — March 28, 2005
David Rudovsky, professor of law, suggests the prosecutors might be using the death sentence as a bargaining chip for plea negotiations.