Jami N. Fisher of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted on language trends in American Sign Language.
Emily Falk of the Annenberg School for Communication explains her research and says, “We found that increased brain activity in the medial prefrontal cortex [mPFC] predicts when health material is relevant to an individual.”
Wired to Create, co-authored by Scott Barry Kaufman of the School of Arts & Sciences, is featured.
Mathias Basner of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on situations that are disruptive to sleep.
The Law School’s David Rudovsky comments on the deposition of the Bill Cosby case.
Shelley Berger of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences discusses her research on the DNA of ants.
A TED Talk about haptography by Katherine Kuchenbecker of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighted.
Katherine Milkman of the Wharton School talks about behavioral economics.
Penn is cited as an area university that has a mashgiac to oversee kosher dining.
Vanessa Ogle of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about calendar reform.
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas of the School of Arts & Sciences shares her thoughts on an African-American actress being cast as Hermione Granger in the upcoming Harry Potter production.
Mariell Jessup of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on physicians’ use of blood thinners.
David Yaden of the School of Arts & Sciences explains a theory of positive emotions called “broaden-and-build.”
A book, The Global Transformation of Time, 1870-1950, authored by Vanessa Ogle of the School of Arts & Sciences is reviewed.
Emilie Feldman of the Wharton School is quoted about mergers and divestitures.
Deborah Small of the Wharton School talks about how consumers view brands as “friends and expect companies to share their values.”
Elaine Holt of the School of Veterinary Medicine is profiled.
Marybeth Gasman and Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education share their thoughts on how linking the “quality” of colleges to the earning of its alumni or the school’s student loan default rate is problematic.
Witold Rybczynski of the School of Design talks about the purpose of bollards and protecting pedestrians from vehicles driving on the sidewalk.
Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School shares his commentary on the Social Security system.