Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication is interviewed about technology and privacy.
Technology & Engineering
PHILADELPHIA – University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price today announced that Eduardo Glandt has agreed to extend his term as dean of Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science until June 30, 2015.
Glandt is the Robert D. Bent Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He became dean in 1999 and had been scheduled to step down on June 30, 2012.
Mitch Marcus of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on a computer system that will compete against two “Jeopardy” champs.
Vitek Tracz is a risk-taker. He put his money into open-access publishing when free Internet journals seemed like a long shot. "Everybody promised me that open access would not succeed," recalls the scientific publisher. "They said I would go bankrupt. I thought there was a very high chance of that, myself. But it now turns out to be significantly profitable." Two years ago he sold his BioMed Central publications—there are now about 200 of them—to Berlin-based Springer for an undisclosed sum, thought to be in the region of $50-million.
In discussions about “college and career readiness” – one of the education catchphrases these days – the focus is usually on college. But increasingly, some educators are calling for more attention to the career part of the equation – and questioning whether a traditional four-year college degree is necessarily the best path for everyone.
Dr. Andy Porter
Dean, Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania
- Expert in education policies, such as No Child Left Behind, as well as standardized testing and the achievement gap.
- Offers a balanced “recipe” for fixing No Child Left Behind, and highlights the policy’s pros and cons.
- Can discuss how Congress needs to recalibrate NCLB to make it a more effective tool in education reform.