Penn in the News

Philadelphia Business Journal — March 3, 2005
President Amy Gutmann explains that a $10 million anonymous gift is a major step in advancing Penn's goal of hiring faculty with inter-school appointments.
Chronicle of Higher Education — February 25, 2005
Lee Stetson, dean of admissions, writes that Penn welcomes "young thinkers who can wrestle with ambiguity and confront our increasingly confusing lives head on."
New York Times — February 24, 2005
President Amy Gutmann praises Doug Glanville of the Yankees as an engaged alum helping the University and the community.
USA Today — February 23, 2005
Lee Stetson, dean of admissions, says Penn will use the results from the new writing section while closely evaluating the new SAT.
New York Times — February 22, 2005
Robert Chalfin, lecturer in management, suggests small business owners keep updated records and meet with their tax consultants regularly.
New York Times — February 22, 2005
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says erectile dysfunctional drugs make life more meaningful, which coincides with the fundamental principle of medical ethics, a patient's right to self-determination.
Philadelphia Inquirer — February 22, 2005
Ilana Reisner, assistant professor of behavior clinical studies, comments on the world of animal communication, which she views with some skepticism.
Wilmington News Journal — February 22, 2005
Witold Rybczynski, professor of urbanism real estate, says it is small crimes, such as car break-ins, that affect people's preception of a city.
Seattle Times — February 22, 2005
Olivia Mitchell, professor of insurance and risk management, believes baby boomers are going to redefine retirement by continuing to work more often than older people did in the past.
Houston Chronicle — February 21, 2005
Charles Branas, assistant professor of epidemiology, says Americans living in rural areas are at the same risk of dying from gunfire as those living in cities.
Detroit Free Press — February 21, 2005
Susan Wachter, professor of real estate, says adjustable-rate mortgages can leave consumers vulnerable once the introductory period is over.
Denver Post — February 21, 2005
Thomas Wadden, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, says virtual exercise programs can be helpful because they provide a high level of motivation, but the problem is accountability.
Philadelphia Inquirer — February 18, 2005
David Skeel, professor of law, comments on a bankruptcy court allowing American Business Financial Services to continue mortgage lending.
New York Times — February 18, 2005
Daniel Malamud, professor of biochemistry and his research team announce their development of a saliva-collection device and analyzer that can identify viral or bacterial infections.
New York Times — February 17, 2005
Stephen Hoch, professor of marketing, comments on the new line of home products from Kmart as well as the plan to merge with Sears.
New York Times — February 17, 2005
Dennis Culhane, associate professor of social welfare policy, discusses the developement of a three-dimensional map of the campus to keep alumni connected and provide potential students with information. Ali Malkawi, associate professor of architecture will keep it updated.
Los Angeles Times — February 15, 2005
Brian Strom, professor of biostatistics and epidemiology, comments on President Bush's selection of Lester Crawford as the new leader of the FDA.
Philadelphia Inquirer — February 15, 2005
Garrett Fitzgerald, chairman of the Department of Pharmacology, says painkillers such as Celebrex and Vioxx could have helped some patients but became over used.
Reuters — February 14, 2005
Robert Kurzban, assistant professor of psychology, studies speed dating and suggests people's initial reactions to those of the opposite sex do not reflect their preferences.
Washington Post — February 9, 2005
Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance, says rapid growth in the developing world is critical to saving the financial market.