Penn in the News

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.
Chronicle of Higher Education — December 12, 2003
David Rudovsky, professor of law, discusses the lawsuit filed against the Defense Department charging that their hiring policies discriminate against gay and lesbian people.
Associated Press — December 10, 2003
Nathaniel Persily, professor of law, comments on the Supreme Court's rules for redrawing election districts based on population shifts which, due to partisan gerrymandering can favor one political party.
Associated Press — December 9, 2003
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, says that during political debates it's common for opposing candidates to emphasis the negative aspects of the incumbent administration.
Boston Globe — December 9, 2003
John Trojanowski, director of the Alzheimer's Disease Center, says if scientists identify the cause of the neurodegenerative disease that infects Guam's Chamorro people, they would have a road map to understanding the factors that lead to other neurodegenerative diseases.
Washington Times — December 3, 2003
Adam Clymer, director of the National Annenberg Election Survey, discusses the results of a survey of President Bush's popularity and job performance before and after his surprise Thanksgiving visit to troops in Baghdad.
Philadelphia Inquirer — December 3, 2003
Michael Eric Dyson, professor of religious and Africana studies and author of "Open Mike: Reflections on Philosophy, Race, Sex, Culture and Religion," is a featured speaker on Tavis Smily's "Pass the Mic" speaking tour.