On the Job: Bias Can Sneak Into Hiring, Mentoring

December 2, 2012

Katherine Milkman of the Wharton School is highlighted for her study on professors who “often didn’t respond quickly – or at all – to minority students and women with names that revealed their ethnicity and gender compared to a student whose name sounded as if he were a white male.”

Article Source: USA Today

Indianomix – Heads or Tails?

December 4, 2012

Philip Tetlock of the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his research and book Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

Penn Study Tracks Black Athletes’ Graduation Rates

December 4, 2012

Shaun Harper and graduate students Collin D. Williams Jr. and Horatio W. Blackman of the Graduate School of Education are cited for their study on athletes and racial inequities in college sports.

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Five Penn Professors Named AAAS Fellows

PHILADELPHIA – Five faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Two are from Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, two are from its School of Arts and Sciences and one has appointments in both schools.

Breast Cancer Study: Patients May Be Too Quick to Have Double Mastectomy

November 28, 2012

Carla Fisher of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on breast-cancer treatments.

Article Source: The Huffington Post

Collodial Semiconductors Challenge Amorphous Silicon

November 28, 2012

Cherie Kagan and doctoral students David Kim and Yuming Lai of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are highlighted for their research on flexible electronics.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604November 28, 2012

Penn Research Helps Improve Nano-manufacturing with Nanometer-scale Diamond Tip

PHILADELPHIA — One of the most promising innovations of nanotechnology has been the ability to perform rapid nanofabrication using nanometer-scale tips.  Heating such tips can dramatically increase fabrication speeds, but high speed and high temperature have been known to blunt their atomically sharp points.

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Rewriting State Laws on Child Abuse and Protection


Debra Schilling Wolfe      
Executive Director, Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research         
University of Pennsylvania