Penn in the News

Omaha World-Herald — August 4, 2003
Harvey Rubin, director of the Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response, comments on the competition between universities to participate in the Department of Homeland Security's terrorism research centers.
Seattle Times — August 3, 2003
Vukan Vuchic, professor of transportation systems, says that, even though bus transit may be inexpensive and convenient, it doesn't match the comfort and social status associated with rail transit.
New York Times — August 3, 2003
Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance, says that investors' fear of terrorism has contributed to the length of the bond rally, despite low yields.
San Jose Mercury News — August 3, 2003
David Larcker, professor of accounting, says employees may focus on their paychecks but companies are cutting expenses by reducing health-care coverage and eliminating 401K matching plans.
New York Times — August 2, 2003
Jeremy Sabloff, director of Penn's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, believes that exhibiting antiquities without clear records of excavation and ownership encourages looting and illicit trade.
New York Times — August 1, 2003
Peter Fader, professor of marketing, says it's just a matter of time before university administrators offer students legal music services through existing campus networks.
San Jose Mercury News — July 28, 2003
Andrew Metrick, associate professor of finance, says corporate governance is a way to evaluate and compare companies, but it's not the sole predictor of how well companies will perform.
Philadelphia Inquirer — July 28, 2003
Kathleen Brown, professor of nursing, discusses the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners program in which specially trained nurses treat rape victims, collect and preserve evidence and testify at trials.
U.S. News and World Report — July 28, 2003
Michael Acker, associate professor of surgery, discusses the dangers of errors between surgeons and the national organ-transplant system.
Philadelphia Inquirer — July 27, 2003
David Skeel, professor of law, says the new rules established by Securities and Exchange Commission are not flawless but are strong enough to prevent another large-scale corporate accounting scandal.
Washington Post — July 26, 2003
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, discusses the dangers of treating normally short people as if they have a medical disorder.
Associated Press — July 25, 2003
Even though hospitals are insuring physicians for malpractice, it's a short-term strategy that doesn't guarantee physician loyalty, says Lawton Burns, professor of health care systems.
New York Times — July 22, 2003
Max Tegmark, assistant professor of physics, comments on new evidence that suggests dark energy from the Big Bang is causing the universe's expansion to speed up.
New York Times — July 22, 2003
Paul Rozin, professor of psychology, says researchers have underestimated the influence of environmental factors on food consumption, such as portion size, price, advertising, availability and the number of food choices.
Los Angeles Times — July 16, 2003
Gerald Faulhaber, professor of business and public policy, and David Farber, professor of telecommunication systems, warn that competition could suffer if AOL's restrictions on offering advanced Internet services are lifted.
Christian Science Monitor — July 15, 2003
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of Penn's Annenberg Public Policy Center, comments on the challenges facing the new White House press secretary, Scott McClellan.
Charlotte Observer — July 14, 2003
Garret FitzGerald, chair of the Pharmacology Department, says aspirin can not only prevent heart attacks but may play a role in preventing colon cancer.
Raleigh News & Observer — July 14, 2003
Vukan Vuchic, professor of transportation systems, discusses the elements of a successful transportation system for the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area of North Carolina.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution — July 13, 2003
Douglas Massey, professor of sociology, says Mexicans who immigrate to work in the United States are more likely to achieve prosperity then they would if they worked in Mexico.
New York Times — July 13, 2003
Geoffrey Hazard, professor of law, says that, after evaluating the strict regulations surrounding military tribunals, defense lawyers are hesitant to participate, creating doubts about the tribunals' legitimacy.