Dean Eric Furda of Admissions writes about similarities and applicable advice for first graders and college freshmen.
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Charles Bailey of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how repeated courses of antibiotics are linked to childhood obesity.
Danielle Bassett of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is interviewed.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is cited for studying student success at minority-serving institutions such as historically black colleges and universities.
Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication says, “Every piece of popular culture is wrestling with changing notions about what matters, what’s right and what’s wrong.”
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education writes about the importance of context when ranking colleges.
Murray Grossman of the Perelman School of Medicine explains frontotemporal dementia.
Christine Cain of the School of Veterinary Medicine comments on flea outbreaks among pets.
Uri Simonsohn of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Wharton School is cited for reporting on common statistical shenanigans.
A documentary about the differences between the male and female brain turns to research conducted by Ragini Verma and Ruben Gur of the Perelman School of Medicine.
Katherine Milkman of the Wharton School comments on how to build new and better habits. Post-doc Brian Galla of the School of Arts & Sciences is also quoted.
Francis Marchlinski and David Frankel of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about a new kind of “smart” catheter.
Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts & Sciences shares his thoughts on India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to the United States.
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about his new book about his late father, J.L. Moreno, a psychodrama and group therapy pioneer.
John Zhang of the Wharton School comments on the new Apple Pay mobile-payment service.
Larry Gladney of the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for visiting a local high school for a physics demonstration while delivering a motivating message to the students.
The westward expansion of Penn’s home-ownership incentive program is featured.
Peter O’Dwyer of the Perelman School of Medicine talks about testing vitamin D injections in addition to aggressive chemotherapy.
Penn Medicine is highlighted for developing apps, such as Connexus, that assist doctors and nurses with patient data.
Roberta Iversen of the School of Social Policy & Practice comments on the root cause of deep poverty.