Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences is interviewed.
Jessica Martucci and Anne Barnhill of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about co-authoring a paper titled “Unintended Consequences of Invoking the ‘Natural’ in Breastfeeding Promotion.”
Deborah Small of the Wharton School says, “Customers vote with their wallets and employees are choosing to work for companies that support their values.”
Brian Daniels of the Penn Museum is quoted about proposed legislation to help combat ISIS profiting from looting antiquities.
Robert Inman of the Wharton School comments on the effects of a proposed sugary-drink tax on employment.
Alice Ginsberg, Marybeth Gasman, and Andrés Castro Samayoa of the Graduate School of Education write about how to get more black male teachers into schools.
Jonathan Wood and student Kerrie Tiedemann of the School of Veterinary Medicine are featured for using new 3-dimensional models to help understand canine brains.
Sarah Paoletti of the Law School is mentioned for leading a hearing focused on the detention of immigrant children and families.
Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about the symptoms of patients who have reached advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Dorothy Roberts of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences is interviewed about racial disparities in medical treatment.
Raina Merchant and student Benjamin Ranard of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about researching Yelp reviews of hospitals.
Stephen Morse of the Law School shares his thoughts on “guilt but mentally ill” verdicts.
Theodore Schurr of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about mitochondrial DNA findings in a study that supports accounts that European arrival in the Americas destroyed indigenous populations.
More than a few people probably chuckled a little, back in January, when the University of Maryland at College Park came under fire for a press release about research that linked drinking a brand of chocolate milk to recovery from concussions. Many said at the time that the press release seemed like unpaid advertising, given that the findings were never subject to peer review. But since then, a barrage of questions about research ethics and conflicts of interest has led the university to take down the press release, halt (for good) the research it described and form a committee to investigate the entire affair. The final report from that investigation, released Friday, found the university to be lacking important policies and procedural guidelines for publicity and product endorsement and that multiple people involved in the chocolate milk research did not understand what constitutes a conflict of interest.
Graduate student Samantha Waxman of the School of Social Policy & Practice writes about the impact of the Pennsylvania budget crisis on children. Debra Schilling Wolfe of the School of Social Policy & Practice is quoted.
Kevin Platt of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about Russian poetry and politics.
Matthias Hollwich of the School of Design is featured about architecture that serves older adults for places like retirement communities.
Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School comments on difficulties in matching workers with jobs.
David Casarett of the Perelman School of Medicine pens an opinion piece about the recent attention on opioid addiction.
Yash Mulgaonkar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is mentioned as one of the inventors of the Picobug, a 30-gram robot.