Integrate Knowledge

Perry the Platy-bus, Our Kids’ Woodstock

August 10, 2011

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School says, “Even though summer vacation is really just a school break, everyone wants to be part of the ritual.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Report: Suicides in Movies Tripled From 1950-2006, No Difference Whether Film Is PG-13 or R

August 10, 2011

A report issued by the Annenberg Public Policy Center is cited.

Article Source: Associated Press

The Physiology of (Over-)Sharing

August 5, 2011

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School comments on what causes people to share information.

Article Source: Atlantic

Stalled on the Job Front

August 6, 2011

Petra Todd of the School of Arts and Sciences answers questions about the job market.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | | 215-898-8658August 5, 2011

Ezekiel J. Emanuel Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor at University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA -- Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a globally renowned bioethicist, will join the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania as the 13th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, beginning Sept. 1. 

The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.

9 Ways to Be More Optimistic

August 2, 2011

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his study featuring the “Three Good Things” exercise.

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Images of Famine in the Media

August 2, 2011

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on the effect of famine images on society.

Article Source: The World

Amy Winehouse Dead: Should Drug Users Be Vaccinated Against Addiction?

July 27, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for his research on drug addiction.

Ceiling's Falling: What the Debt Debate Means to Us

July 28, 2011

Kent Smetters of the Wharton School comments on the federal budget and the debt ceiling debate.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

9/11 Revealed the Benefits of Psychology Are Limited, Review Finds

July 29, 2011

Philip Tetlock of the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences notes that intelligence agencies employ scientists to try to predict the behavior of foreign leaders and terrorists, and that their track record has been mixed.

Article Source: New York Times