Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education is quoted about his research on black male student-athletes and the graduation gap.
Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School comments on researching retirement investments.
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences explains how the Zika virus causes brain damage in newborns.
President Amy Gutmann is cited for her leadership skills.
Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about children learning to “be comfortable being a bit uncomfortable.”
Susan Wachter of the Wharton School is cited for publishing a paper showing that greened lots increased the values of adjacent homes.
Daniel Langleben of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about studying the way in which neural activity can signify lying.
Collaborative research about the impact of temporary summer jobs for young people living in poor neighborhoods conducted by Penn and the University of Chicago Crime Lab is cited.
Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how fitness trackers can be a good start to influence behavioral change.
Research about school discipline policies conducted by Joan Goodman of the Graduate School of Education is cited.
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.