Penn in the News

Houston Chronicle — February 21, 2005
Charles Branas, assistant professor of epidemiology, says Americans living in rural areas are at the same risk of dying from gunfire as those living in cities.
Detroit Free Press — February 21, 2005
Susan Wachter, professor of real estate, says adjustable-rate mortgages can leave consumers vulnerable once the introductory period is over.
Denver Post — February 21, 2005
Thomas Wadden, director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program, says virtual exercise programs can be helpful because they provide a high level of motivation, but the problem is accountability.
Philadelphia Inquirer — February 18, 2005
David Skeel, professor of law, comments on a bankruptcy court allowing American Business Financial Services to continue mortgage lending.
New York Times — February 18, 2005
Daniel Malamud, professor of biochemistry and his research team announce their development of a saliva-collection device and analyzer that can identify viral or bacterial infections.
New York Times — February 17, 2005
Stephen Hoch, professor of marketing, comments on the new line of home products from Kmart as well as the plan to merge with Sears.
New York Times — February 17, 2005
Dennis Culhane, associate professor of social welfare policy, discusses the developement of a three-dimensional map of the campus to keep alumni connected and provide potential students with information. Ali Malkawi, associate professor of architecture will keep it updated.
Los Angeles Times — February 15, 2005
Brian Strom, professor of biostatistics and epidemiology, comments on President Bush's selection of Lester Crawford as the new leader of the FDA.
Philadelphia Inquirer — February 15, 2005
Garrett Fitzgerald, chairman of the Department of Pharmacology, says painkillers such as Celebrex and Vioxx could have helped some patients but became over used.
Reuters — February 14, 2005
Robert Kurzban, assistant professor of psychology, studies speed dating and suggests people's initial reactions to those of the opposite sex do not reflect their preferences.
Washington Post — February 9, 2005
Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance, says rapid growth in the developing world is critical to saving the financial market.
Chicago Tribune — February 9, 2005
In an op-ed, David Skeel, professor of law, discusses ex-CEO's using their faith as a defense for their ethical failures.
Wilmington News Journal — February 8, 2005
Timothy Clark, assistant professor of radiology, says the new procedure to stop problematic uterine fibroids is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive alternative to a hysterectomy.
Christian Science Monitor — February 8, 2005
Ian Lustick, professor of political science, comments on Israeli Prime Minister Sharon and the Israeli-Palestinian situation.
Philadelphia Inquirer — February 7, 2005
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics and Carolyn Marvin, professor of communication, say people are able to put aside their differences and remember their time spent with loved ones as everyone unites to watch the Eagles in the big game.
New York Times — February 7, 2005
Nathaniel Persily, assistant professor of law, says that, due to voter preferences becoming more predictable, there is a need to change congressional redistricting laws.
Detroit News — February 4, 2005
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, says President Bush's speech focused on the benefits of the social security plan but not the risks.
Boston Globe — February 4, 2005
Michael Eric Dyson, professor of religious studies, says many hip-hop songs and videos, contain examples of misogyny.
Philadelphia Tribune — February 4, 2005
Joann Mitchell is profiled as the first African-American to serve as chief of staff at Penn.
Philadelphia Inquirer — February 2, 2005
Gary Hack, dean of the School of Design, says gambling companies typically earn half their revenue from non-gambling sources, such as restaurant and retail sales.