Undergraduate Brenton Turner is featured collaborating to develop a writing platform called Escalate.us.
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Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education writes about federal financial aid.
Baligh Yehia of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on studying hepatitis C treatment in the U.S.
Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about questions that arise about the stigma that accompanies Alzheimer’s testing.
The Class of 2008 graduated from college in the early months of the Great Recession. New government data show that, four years later, 69 percent of its members were working and not enrolled in a postsecondary program, while 10.7 percent were both employed and enrolled. Nearly 6 percent were enrolled but not working, while 6.7 percent were unemployed and 7.9 percent were out of the work force. The data were released by the National Center for Education Statistics on Tuesday in a report, "Baccalaureate and Beyond: A First Look at the Employment Experiences and Lives of College Graduates, 4 Years On." The Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study follows a nationally representative sample of college graduates over time. The report provides a snapshot of the employment picture for graduates who earned their bachelor’s degrees in the 2007-8 academic year, based on a sample of about 17,000. The report, in the center’s typical fashion, offers lots of numbers but no analysis or indication of causal relationships.
Charlene Wong, Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine and David Asch of Medicine and the Wharton School contribute their thoughts on improving healthcare.gov.
Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School is cited for an article written for The Wall Street Journal about tech stocks.
Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education says, “The Community College Survey of Men now provides actual guidance and good data for folks to determine where the institutional responsibility ought to be focused.”
Katherine Kuchenbecker of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Titan Arm developed by SEAS undergraduates are nominated in two categories.
Philip Tetlock of the Wharton School and the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for his book Expert Political Judgment.
Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about research on experimental leukemia therapy.
Doctoral candidate Kevin Waite of the School of Arts & Sciences blogs about the Civil War and the efforts to extend slavery to California.
Penn researchers are cited for recruiting volunteers to observe them as they signed up for health insurance via healthcare.gov.
Cynthia Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine is highlighted for directing the Working Dog Center.
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences contributes his thoughts on “reformicons.”
Dan Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on Philadelphia’s cigarette tax.
Edna Foa of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for developing a therapy that requires patients to relive a horrific event to lessen its power.
Matthew Steinberg of the Graduate School of Education shares his thoughts on how seniority is not a good indicator of teacher effectiveness.
Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School says, “The investment banks are just not nearly as popular as they were.”
Stephen Burbank of the Law School is noted as an arbitrator who ruled that NFL player Jimmy Graham “can only be considered a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag designation.”