Penn in the News

New York Times — October 7, 2003
Gary Foster, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, comments on the differences between the Atkins and South Beach diets.
Washington Post — October 6, 2003
Patrick McGovern, adjunct associate professor of anthropology, discusses the theory of early agricultural development and its gradual spread across Europe and Asia.
New York Times — October 6, 2003
Peter Fader, professor of marketing, says the music industry may be able to reverse low sales by bundling compact discs with value-added bonuses such as trading cards, documentaries and access to unreleased music online.
ABC News — October 1, 2003
Erica Thaler, assistant professor of otorhinolaryngology, warns that the symptoms of a common cold and sinusitis are similar, but if sinusitis is left untreated it can become a chronic condition.
St. Petersburg Times — September 30, 2003
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, professor of communications at Penn's Annenberg School for Communication, says Sen. Graham has aligned himself with important issues, but his public speaking style has hurt his presidential race ranking.
USA Today — September 30, 2003
Susan Wachter, professor of real estate and city and regional planning, comments on the decline in cash sales of luxury real estate and the investment shift to low-end urban properties.
Philadelphia Inquirer — September 29, 2003
Robert Geigengack, professor of geology, discusses the likelihood of a mega-tsunami hitting the East Coast.
Los Angeles Times — September 28, 2003
Jack Guttentag, professor emeritus of finance, recommends ways to find complete, timely and honest mortgage quotes among countless mortgage lenders, brokers and Web sites.
National Geographic — September 25, 2003
Clark Erickson, associate professor of anthropology, comments on the discovery of 19 ancient Amazon villages that were connected by long curbed roads and included bridges, ponds and canals.
Associated Press — September 24, 2003
Linda Aiken, professor of nursing and sociology, says her research suggests that hospitals have an increased preventable death rate when they employ nurses without four-year bachelor's degrees.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram — September 22, 2003
Pamela Wilkins, assistant professor of veterinary medicine, discusses the challeges that a premature Asian elephant faced after being born six months early at the Fort Worth Zoo.
Washington Post — September 15, 2003
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, comments on Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's effforts to combat the state's high prescription costs by purchasing drugs from Canada.
Jacksonville Times-Union — September 14, 2003
Richard Gelles, dean of the School of Social Work, provides a rebuttal to the common belief that children in group homes are not provided with proper nurturing.
New York Times — September 14, 2003
Jennifer Blouin, professor of accounting, says that when management pays dividends to investors, it can be more accountable than companies which do not pay dividends.
Philadelphia Inquirer — September 13, 2003
President Judith Rodin, chairwoman of Innovation Philadelphia and the Knowledge Industry Partnership, discusses the challenges of embarking on leadership roles and how Philadelphia can benefit from strong partnerships.
Associated Press — September 8, 2003
Kathryn Michel, associate professor of veterinary nutrition, says she has seen more overweight pets in recent years and notes that the gain could be caused by owners expressing their affection for their pets with food.
Boston Globe — August 24, 2003
Arthur Waldron, professor of international relations, discusses how the Chinese government influences the broadcasts of an independent Chinese news station headquartered in the United States.
Chicago Tribune — August 23, 2003
Fredrik Hiebert, professor of anthropology, says that international political situations can complicate archeological relationships with host countries.
Miami Herald — August 22, 2003
Raul Jimenez, assistant professor of physics, discusses how he was able to track the shrinking star population by studying a "fossil record" of star births and deaths.
New York Times — August 19, 2003
James Serpell, associate professor of animal welfare, discusses a test to predict the behavioral and physical traits in dogs preferred by breeders.