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Media Contact:Joe Diorio | jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu | 215-746-1798August 19, 2010

Annenberg Study Reinforces Value of Public Television-Based Intervention in Promoting Early Literacy

An award-winning children’s PBS KIDS program, Between the Lions, when combined with teachers who are equipped with curriculum materials and who have received training, has consistently demonstrated its effectiveness in developing better reading skills for preschool children.            

Admitting Errors Doesn't Increase Lawsuits: Study

August 17, 2010

Russell Localio of the School of Medicine is cited for his research on doctor error admission and lawsuits.

Article Source: Reuters

Blows to the Head Linked to Disease

August 18, 2010

John Trojanowski of the School of Medicine and the Institute of Aging discusses the link between head trauma and various maladies.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Applying Academic Formulae to Scripts Could Weed Out Hollywood Duds

August 17, 2010

Jehoshua Eliashberg of the Wharton School co-authors the study "Green Lighting Movie Scripts: Revenue Forecasting and Risk Management."

Interest Rates and House Prices: A Murky World

August 17, 2010

Joseph Gyourko and Albert Saiz of the Wharton School are cited for their research on housing costs.

Article Source: New York Times

Personality Not Linked to Cancer Risk or Prognosis

August 13, 2010

James Coyne of the School of Medicine co-authors an op-ed based on the suggestion that attitude can affect cancer outcomes.

Article Source: Reuters

Can Greasy Fingerprints on Smart Phones Give Away Passcodes?

August 17, 2010

Researchers at of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are cited for research on smartphone password cracks.

Article Source: Discover

Old Irish Bones May Yield Murderous Secrets in Pa.

August 16, 2010

Janet Monge of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum says bones of Irish immigrants discovered in Philadelphia reveal secrets about both life and death.

Article Source: Associated Press

Back Then

August 14, 2010

Peter Struck of the School of Arts and Sciences compares today’s sports superstars’ salaries to those of ancient athletes.

Article Source: New York Times

Wireless Phones Cause Cancer or Other Maladies. Or Not

August 13, 2010

Kenneth Foster of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses cell-phone health risks.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News