Politics

At White House Meeting, Biden Touts Stimulus Spending on University Research

September 21, 2010

President Amy Gutmann meets with Vice President Biden at the White House to discuss Recovery Act funding.

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411September 21, 2010

Penn President Amy Gutmann Meets With Vice President Biden on Stimulus Funding for Research

WASHINGTON -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann attended a meeting at the White House today as an invited guest of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to discuss research funding related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Also in attendance were White House science advisor John Holdren and five other university presidents.

Does 'Super' Salmon Pass the Sniff Test?

September 20, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine authors an op-ed on the ethics of genetically engineered foods.

Article Source: MSNBC.com

Holding Elected Officials Responsible for Unemployment

September 21, 2010

Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School is cited for his research on the correlation between oil price and election results.

Article Source: New York Times

4 Out of 10 Uninsured Americans: A) Live in Households Making More Than $50,000 Per Year, and B) Are Between the Ages of 18 and 34

September 17, 2010

Tom Baker of the Law School says tontines could resolve some insurance problems.

Article Source: Bullfax.com

State Governments Confounding Objectives of Federal Stimulus: Economist

September 17, 2010

Robert Inman of the Wharton School comments on federal stimulus spending.

Changing Skyline: Despite His Bad Behavior, Greene Made Philadelphia Better

September 17, 2010

John Landis of the School of Design comments on public housing as a portion of new housing in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Early on, Obama Was More Polarizing Than We Knew

September 5, 2010

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on President Obama’s public image.

Article Source: Washington Post

First Lady Plans a Careful Return to the Campaign Trail

September 3, 2010

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center discusses Michelle Obama’s campaign initiatives.

Article Source: New York Times

Critics: Obama ‘Out of Touch’ With U.S.

August 17, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice says the “Ground Zero” mosque debate “is an opportunity for Americans to get past their fear of Islam.” 

 

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune