Penn in the News

Philadelphia Inquirer — March 4, 2004
Penn's new urban institute specializing in the development and dissemination of knowledge about managing urban growth is unveiled by President Judith Rodin and co-directors Eugenie Birch and Susan Wachter.
Philadelphia Daily News — March 4, 2004
Eugenie Birch, professor of city and regional planning, and Susan Watcher, professor of real estate and finance, discuss the development of Penn's urban institute.
Boston Globe — March 4, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, discusses how Sen. Kerry will challenge President Bush's re-election campaign ads and comments on Laura Bush's role.
Chicago Tribune — March 4, 2004
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, discusses the letter signed by 170 scholars, researchers and clinicians to protest President Bush's decision not to reappoint two members to the President's Council on Bioethics.
New York Times — March 4, 2004
Martin Seligman, professor of psychology, comments on "The Pursuit of Happiness," a discussion topic at the TED Conference which brings together some of the country's most successful architects, designers and technologists.
San Jose Mercury News — March 2, 2004
Peter Snyder, professor of endocrinology, cautions that testosterone replacement therapy should be limited to men with subnormal levels of testosterone.
Inc. Magazine — March 1, 2004
Eric Siegel, lecturer of management, discusses the importance of reviewing business plans and revising them to reflect the ever-changing business environment.
San Francisco Chronicle — February 19, 2004
Nathaniel Persily, professor of law, says that President Bush doesn't have to worry about public opinion polls in San Franscisco and, by taking a stand on the city's gay marriages, he could gain support from middle America.
Associated Press — February 16, 2004
Lee Sweeney, professor of physiology, says that, although studies show that injecting lab rats with an insulin-like growth factor causes muscles to grow size and strength, it will be years before any human clinical trials can begin.
St. Petersburg Times — February 10, 2004
Linda Aiken, director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, discusses perceived nursing shortages, hospital staffing issues and America's health-care industry.
USA Today — February 8, 2004
David Dinges, professor of psychology, says adults who sleep about seven hours outperform those who sleep four to five hours on memory and clear-thinking tests.
Boston Globe — February 5, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, believes that Democrats could use President Bush's military records to raise doubts about his credibility.
USA Today — February 3, 2004
Lawrence Sherman, director of the Jerry Lee Center of Criminology, comments on bank security practices and whether or not bulletproof barriers reduce robberies.
Baltimore Sun — February 2, 2004
Robert Kurzban, assistant professor of psychology, discusses the evolutionary trend in humans to seek information, particularly if we know we can attain it at a reasonable cost.
Los Angeles Times — February 1, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, says that if the economy is not doing well, the federal deficit can become a strong political issue, leaving presidential candidates feeling vulnerable.
Chicago Tribune — February 1, 2004
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, warns that Howard University's plan to compile a DNA database focusing on African-Americans risks reinforcing the false view that race has a genetic basis.
Philadelphia Inquirer — January 29, 2004
Bruce Mann, professor of law, says the judge presiding over the Barnes Foundation trial may not rule for one side or the other but could provide a third solution somewhere in the middle.
USA Today — January 29, 2004
Carol Spigner, professor of social work, discusses the importance of building a child-welfare system that can ensure the individual needs of children and their families.
Associated Press — January 27, 2004
Gary Foster, clinical director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, disputes the findings of a new study suggesting that it is possible to lose weight by eating more carbohydrates and not exercising.
Christian Science Monitor — January 26, 2004
Dennis Culhane, professor of social-welfare policy, discusses the permanent housing system developed for the chronically homeless population in Columbus, Ohio.