Mark Liberman from the Linguistic Data Consortium is quoted on the pitfalls of relying on technology when studying language.
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Charlene Wong of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “With the rise of narrow networks, it is increasingly important for consumers to have provider-lookup tools so they can see which plans included their preferred doctors and hospitals.”
Mitchell Orenstein of the School of Arts & Sciences talks about why Russia intervened in the Syrian conflict and what that means for America and the region.
Scott Harrington of the Wharton School writes about the demise of Health Republic Insurance Company of New York.
Erin Aakhus of the Perelman School of Medicine pens an op-ed about ethical conflicts in patient treatment.
Adolph Reed of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about the fundamentally conservative and sexist nature of the Million Man March, 20 years later.
Corinne Low of the Wharton School comments on collaboratively creating a curriculum that teaches girls in Zambia how to negotiate with their parents for an education.
Kenneth Shropshire of the Wharton School comments on New York Mets staff and salary decisions.
Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education is highlighted for his research and how it influenced the Male Success Initiative.
Research co-authored by Laura Huang of the Wharton School that finds male entrepreneurs are more likely to secure venture capital funding than women is cited.
Anna Papageorge of Facilities & Real Estate Services says, “The Pennovation Works site will create and sustain a community of entrepreneurs and innovators who will translate new ideas and research into products, ventures and services that will transform the city, the region and the world.”
Josh Klein and Eugene Beier of the School of Arts & Sciences are highlighted for being a part of a group of researchers who helped design and build high-tech particle detectors and analyzed results.
Dean Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on how flying robots are programmed to figure things out.
President Amy Gutmann writes about the impact the 21st Century Cures Act can have on biomedical research and history.
Christopher Geczy of the Wharton School says, “The tension between profit and social purpose may not be as pronounced as people suggest.”
Jonathan Baron of the School of Arts & Sciences and Uri Simonsohn of Arts & Sciences and the Wharton School are quoted.
German President Joachim Gauck’s visit to Penn is featured.
German President Joachim Gauck’s remarks while at Penn about U.S.-German relations are highlighted.
James McGann of the School of Arts & Sciences shares his thoughts on the challenges facing think tanks.
Albert Maguire of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about gene therapy used to improve eyesight.