Penn in the News

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.
Philadelphia Inquirer — January 25, 2004
Penn's presidential nominee, Amy Gutmann, is featured.
Philadelphia Inquirer — January 23, 2004
Amy Gutmann, officially nominated to succeed President Judith Rodin, discusses her academic experience, her advocation for access to higher education and her commitment to social and political issues.
Philadelphia Inquirer — January 22, 2004
Trustee chairman, James Riepe, announces Amy Gutmann's presidential nomination and will recommend her to trustee board on February 20, 2004.
Associated Press — January 22, 2004
Amy Gutmann, the provost at Princeton University, has been nominated to be the University of Pennsylvania’s next president by the Executive Committee of Penn’s Board of Trustees.
Baltimore Sun — January 21, 2004
Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, associate director of the Washington Semester Program, describes the State of the Union speech as the perfect event to start President Bush's presidential campaign.
Associated Press — January 21, 2004
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, comments on the claims made in the State of the Union speech.
Philadelphia Inquirer — January 20, 2004
Omar Blaik, senior vice president for facilities and real estate services, discusses the transformation of postal lands into residential, commercial and academic buildings with lawns and unobstructed views of the city.
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.