Penn in the News

Boston Herald — October 18, 2004
Larina Kase, counseling psychotherapist, says soft addictions can be a healthy thing but become a problem when they get in the way of work, relationships or problems.
Philadelphia Inquirer — October 18, 2004
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says scientists believe stem cells can be used to help find cures for such conditions as diabetes, Parkinson's, spinal cord injuries and Alzheimer's.
Boston Globe — October 12, 2004
Ruben Gur, psychology professor, says adolescents are capable of complex thoughts, it just takes longer for them to consider the outcome compared to an adult.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette — October 12, 2004
Dennis Culhane, associate professor of social welfare policy, comments on the 10-year federal plan to end homelessness.
New York Times — October 8, 2004
Lee Stetson, dean of admissions, explains how major changes in attitudes among Penn students in recent years; a reflection of the University's rise in prestige and popularity.
New York Times — October 7, 2004
Stephen Hoch, marketing professor, says slow retail activity in September reflects an economy which is growing only slowly.
Washington Post — October 6, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, discusses voters who are for and against President Bush as well as those undecided.
Philadelphia Inquirer — October 6, 2004
Neil Fishman, associate professor of infectious diseases, says everyone was caught off guard by late and insufficient amounts of flu vaccine."
New York Times — October 6, 2004
Rexford Ahima, assistant professor, suggests that leptin might be a fertility treatment because it is the signal that instructs the brain to control menstruation.
Baltimore Sun — October 5, 2004
Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, associate director of the Washington Program, says voters rarely pay attention to vice presidential candidates but this year could be different.
Boston Globe — October 5, 2004
Robert Aronowitz, sociology of medicine professor, suggests there are many things we think of as therapy that have no scientific rationale.
Philadelphia Inquirer — October 4, 2004
Mark V. Pauly,director of the health care systems department, says it is worth trying to expand the federal health plan as a way to help the uninsured.
New York Times — October 1, 2004
Garret FitzGerald, chairman of the Department of Pharmacology, says the withdrawal of Vioxx causes complications for all other drugs in its class.
Boston Globe — September 30, 2004
Michael Eric Dyson, professor of African American studies, comments on the departures from Harvard's African American studies program.
New York Times — September 23, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, says Democrats and Republicans are now even on the advertisement playing field.
Philadelphia Inquirer — September 22, 2004
According to Nancy Steim, assoicate dean of the Graduate School of Education, the reason for the Penn Alexander school is to give the neighborhood children a high quality education.
Philadelphia Inquirer — September 22, 2004
In the last decade, Penn has invested more than $300 million in real estate projects around the perimeter of campus, hoping to build bridges with the community.
New York Times — September 21, 2004
Peter Cappelli, management professor, says people once believed if they worked for an airline they would live like millionaires.
Philadelphia Inquirer — September 17, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, says that with every major journalistic outlet chasing this story, independent examination is effectively going on already.
Cincinnati Post — September 15, 2004
Barbara Kahn, marketing professor, says the downside of the Pontiac give-away on "Oprah" is that, once you do something to wow people, they come to expect it,