Philly Accent Isn’t Dying, Just Evolving

March 28, 2013

William Labov and graduate student Josef Fruehwald of the School of Arts and Sciences discuss the evolution of the Philadelphia accent.

Article Source: Metro
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Penn Social Work Student Learns Lessons of Hard Work and Justice for Immigrants

It began at age 5, long before she came to the University of Pennsylvania.

During school breaks, while other students vacationed or went to camp, Jennifer Gutierrez was working.  At first, she worked as an interpreter for her mother who did not speak English. 

Audio: What $12 Million in Anti-Gun Advertising Really Gets You

March 26, 2013

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center discusses anti-gun advertising.

Article Source: The Take Away

Forecasting Fox

March 21, 2013

Philip Tetlock and Barabra Mellers of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School are spotlighted for their work that helps people make more accurate predictions.

Article Source: New York Times

Reaching Those on the Wrong Side of the Digital Divide

March 20, 2013

Dan Wagner of the Graduate School of Education says that “anything that helps people, especially the poor, get access to technology is good.”

Article Source: New York Times

Israel Needs a New Map

March 21, 2013

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences pens an op-ed about how Israel is viewed outside the U.S.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Check Up: Life Expectancy Shortened by Early Years

March 18, 2013

Doctoral candidate Jessica Ho of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on studying life expectancy.

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Census Records Show More People Are Moving to NYC

March 15, 2013

Janice Madden of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School comments population influx in New York.

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Homeless Blame Game in New York City

March 5, 2013

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy and Practice is quoted about homelessness in New York City.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

How This Series Was Produced

March 10, 2013

Kevin Gillen of the Fels Institute of Government in the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for reporting about property values. PennPraxis is also cited.

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