Penn in the News

Associated Press — January 19, 2004
Richard Ingersoll, associate professor of education, comments on a study finding that students who are taught by substitute teachers with no more than a high school education scored lower on reading tests than their peers taught by certified teachers.
Associated Press — January 19, 2004
Patricia Danzon, professor of health care systems and insurance and risk management, says that U.S. generics are a great bargin.
Chicago Tribune — January 18, 2004
Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, associate director of the Washington semester program, discusses how key elements of President Bush's State of the Union address will be used to launch his re-election campaign.
USA Today — January 18, 2004
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, warns that patients may neglect their health by choosing to forego doctor visits if faced with an "office user" fee created to alleviate malpractice insurance costs.
USA Today — January 18, 2004
Donna Oakley, director of the Animal Blood Bank, discusses Penn's animal bloodmobiles which ensure an adequate blood supply is available to treat critically ill and injured animals.
Associated Press — January 17, 2004
Michael Eric Dyson, professor of religious studies and author of "I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King Jr.," is cited for his comments on King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
Associated Press — January 14, 2004
Harold Dibble, professor of archaeology, says that ancient figurines depicting a water bird, a horse's head and a lion-man provide a glimpse into the spiritual relationship between man and animals.
Washington Times — January 14, 2004
Frank Furstenberg, professor of sociology, discusses his study of U.S. Census data which, based on the traditional markers of jobs, marriage and family, finds that becoming an adult takes longer today than in previous decades.
Associated Press — January 12, 2004
Daniel Wagner, director of the International Literacy Institute, stresses the importance of providing useful Web-based technologies to people in developing countries.
Chicago Tribune — January 12, 2004
Art Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says, even though genetically altered fish have been deemed safe by the Food and Drug Administration, other important safety issues still need to be considered.
Philadelphia Inquirer — January 11, 2004
Linda Aiken, director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, comments on a nonprofit organization's responsibility to review and verify foreign nurses' education, credentials, nursing knowledge and language ability.
Miami Herald — January 11, 2004
Frank Furstenberg, professor of sociology, discusses his research study of young adults who are living with their parents after college in order to save money to buy houses and start families.
Chicago Tribune — January 11, 2004
Max Tegmark, professor of physics and astronomy, discusses the concepts of parallel universes and infinite space.
Times of London — January 9, 2004
President Judith Rodin and Nancy Streim, associate dean of the Graduate School of Education, discuss the development and success of the Penn Alexander School.
Sacramento Bee — January 9, 2004
Mark Pauly, professor of health care systems, comments on why the Medicare prescription drug benefit passed by Congress provides little benefit to most Americans.
Associated Press — January 6, 2004
Mitchell Marcus, professor of artificial intelligence, says, when Internet service providers deny access to certain Web pages, various other pages inadvertently become inaccessible due to technical limitations.
Associated Press — December 16, 2003
Bruce Mann, professor of law, discusses what the judge in the Barnes Foundation's case must consider in order for the art collection to survive.
Philadelphia Daily News — December 15, 2003
Ian Lustick, professor of political science, speculates on the information Saddam Hussein may disclose when he stands trial for crimes committed against the Iraqi people.
Boston Globe — December 14, 2003
John Noakes, lecturer in sociology, says American civil liberties began to deteriorate in 1999 when the World Trade Organization protests turned violent, but Sept. 11 provided additional justification to further limit demonstrators' rights.
Miami Herald — December 12, 2003
Richard Gelles, dean of the School of Social Work, says faith-based agencies' services do not include prayer.

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