Richard Berk and Geoffrey Barnes of the School of Arts & Sciences and Susan Sorenson of the School of Social Policy & Practice are featured for their arraignment/machine-learning research.
Student Ken Leichter of the Graduate School of Education writes about historically black colleges and universities educating African-American students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Marybeth Gasman and Thai-Huy Nguyen of GSE are also cited.
In the world of money management, bigger is often considered better. College and university endowments greater than $1 billion, for example, have long outperformed their smaller rivals. That may be changing. In the latest annual National Association of College and University Business Officers-Commonfund study of endowment performance, the smallest endowments— those under $25 million — edged out the biggest endowments, averaging a five-year annualized return of 10.6 percent to the $1 billion-plus category’s 10.4 percent.
The University of Missouri fired an assistant professor who had been suspended after run-ins with student journalists during protests last year, including a videotaped confrontation in which she called for “some muscle” to remove a videographer from the Columbia campus. Top university administrators announced Melissa Click's dismissal during a conference call. More than 100 state lawmakers had called for the dismissal of the 45-year-old assistant communications professor. A video clip that went viral showed Click calling for “some muscle” to remove a student videographer during protests on that were spurred by what activists said was administrators' indifference to racial issues on campus. Click was later charged with misdemeanor assault, but a Columbia prosecutor ultimately agreed to drop the case if Click completed community service.
Sarah Tishkoff of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for her research on evolutionary genetics.
David Goldberg of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study revealing the acceptance rate for liver donations.
Dean Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is included in a video about how human-like robots can change the future.
Susan Wachter of the Wharton School comments on how the delayed passing of the Pennsylvania state budget can negatively impact future development projects.
Perelman School of Medicine researchers are cited for a collaborative study about benzodiazepine overdoses.
Nancy Rothbard of the Wharton School explains a subset of workers, “segmentors,” who prefer to separate their professional and personal lives.
Eve Higginbotham of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about racial disparities in some types of cancers and other diseases.
Jack Guttentag of the Wharton School answers questions about mortgage repayment.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on the concerns Americans have about the Zika virus.
Sam Chandan of the Wharton School says, “Chinese investors are the newest players on the scene, but they have very quickly grown to become the dominant player in those gateway markets.”
Sandra González-Bailón of the Annenberg School for Communication is profiled and explains the rise of slacktivism.
Bill Andresen of the Office of Government and Community Affairs is quoted about the purpose and usefulness of grants for scientific research.
Paola Esmieu of the Graduate School of Education, a Law School student, writes about Hispanic-serving institutions.
Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education is quoted about the importance of high schools on students’ journey to college.
Paul Robinson of the Law School comments on the post-incarceration effects of solitary confinement.
Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education shares his thoughts on the best way for college leaders to handle the campus climate after a racial incident occurs.