Andrea Spaeth of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for publishing a study that monitored resting metabolic rate.
Yasmin Kafai of the Graduate School of Education comments on the recent recognition of women players as gamers.
David Hewitt of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about restoring parks in Philadelphia.
Peter Conti-Brown of the Wharton School shares his thoughts on the Federal Reserve prior to its first press conference of the year.
Research on narcissism from the Annenberg School for Communication is cited.
Katherina Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy comments on the strategy and impact of using popular fictional stories in nonprofit advertisement.
Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School comments on how window displays can influence consumers’ purchase process.
Reacting to the latest allegation of sexual harassment by a senior faculty member of a subordinate, the University of California’s president, Janet Napolitano, said in a letter on Friday to all 10 chancellors of the university system that UC must henceforth respond to such cases “firmly, fairly, and expeditiously” and that the university must impose “appropriate sanctions” that “recognize the serious nature of these claims,” reports the Los Angeles Times. Ms. Napolitano issued her letter one day after the dean of the Berkeley campus’s law school, Sujit Choudhry, resigned his post after being accused of sexually harassing his executive assistant. Berkeley has drawn sharp criticism over its handling of the accusations against Mr. Choudhry. After finding that he had indeed sexually harassed the assistant, the university first imposed penalties widely regarded as lenient. It was only when the assistant filed a lawsuit this past week, and her accusations became public, that Berkeley put Mr. Choudhry on leave.
Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is part of a piece about encryption.
Jerry Jacobs of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for his book In Defense of Disciplines.
Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for leading a study about “good” cholesterol levels.
Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on researching showing that “what’s good for the heart is also good for the brain.”
President Amy Gutmann is listed as being among those who have been guests at President Obama’s state dinners.
Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education writes about a new era of “political correctness.”
Penn has been chosen to participate in a concussion and head trauma study.
Ken Winneg of the Annenberg Public Policy Center talks about the role social media plays in politics.
Rinad Beidas of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for leading a study that reveals unintended consequences of a workforce shift designed to save costs in public clinics.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is quoted about a new survey that reveals that most Americans have misinterpreted the severity of the Zika virus.
Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School says, “Whether it’s ‘friends and family’ versus venture capital funding or versus a payday loan, going to your own community is a better bet.”
Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education shares his thoughts on college presidents thinking the institutions that they lead are doing well on race relations.