Education

Term to be applied to all education articles, not just Penn-specific articles or those dealing with higher education.

False Comparisons: the Plight of Historically Black Colleges?

October 4, 2010

Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education authors a blog on the public discourse surrounding historically black colleges and universities.

Some Bucks Parents Fight Schools' Use of R-Rated Films

October 5, 2010

Daniel Romer of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on a controversy involving the teaching of R-rated films in high schools.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 5, 2010

World Is Full of Darkness, Reflected in the Physiology of the Human Retina, Penn Researchers Say

PHILADELPHIA –- Physicists and neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania have linked the cell structure of the retina to the light and dark contrasts of the natural world, demonstrating the likelihood that the neural pathways humans use for seeing are adapted to best capture the world around us. 

Donors May Balk at College Giving, if Fisk Prevails With Art Sale

September 29, 2010

Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses Fisk University’s proposed art sale and is cited for co-authoring “Uplifting a People: African American Philanthropy and Education.”

Video: Secrets of the Silk Road

October 4, 2010

Victor Mair of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum offers insight into the “Secrets of the Silk Road” exhibit.

Article Source: CNN

Principal's Availability Called Into Question

September 29, 2010

James Lytle of the Graduate School of Education says “an important part of a principal's job is being visible to parents and students early in the morning and after school.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Best Executive M.B.A. Programs

September 30, 2010

Wharton’s Executive M.B.A. program is cited as the top in the nation in the Wall Street Journal’s  2010 rankings.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Video: How Admissions Directors at Penn and Michigan Think About Test Scores

September 29, 2010

In a video excerpt, Dean Eric Furda of Admissions discusses standardized test scores and the admissions process.

Article Source: New York Times

Gainful Employment, Jesse Jackson, and For-Profit Institutions

September 25, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education authors a blog on for-profit institutions.

Reflecting Diversity

September 28, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice discusses the importance of diversity in social-work schools.

Article Source: Social Work Today