Elinore Kaufman of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about co-authoring a study of the impact of requiring ignition interlocks in cars for DUI offenders.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education encourages students to examine a college’s success at graduating African Americans rather than just the overall graduation rate.
Kartik Hosanagar of the Wharton School comments on the benefits of surge pricing.
Undergraduate Zoe Blickenderfer of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about physicians “prescribing” children fresh produce which is often supplied by local farmers.
Katlyn Grasso, a recent alum and 2015 President Engagement Prize winner, talks about improving gender equality in the workplace.
Katherine Kuchenbecker of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is mentioned as one of the organizers for a technology symposium on haptics. Graduate student Eric Young of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is pictured and quoted.
As the news rippled across the web last week that a Long Island student had won admission to all eight Ivy League universities, thousands of people reacted with messages of praise. But when Peter Kang, a high school senior in Chantilly, Va., saw a New York Times article last week about the student, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, on his Facebook feed, he grumbled. “This is exactly what is driving down college acceptance rates and making university that much harder to get into,” he wrote on the site, setting off a lively discussion in the comment thread. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/12/us/common-application-saturates-the-college-admissions-market-critics-say.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=1
Researchers Samuel Preston and Irma Elo of the School of Arts & Sciences are cited for their work studying how New York City’s high share of immigrants plays a role in the city’s overall wellness.
Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences says, “Bioethics has become a territory in which people can talk about human values. There is almost no other place – neutral territory – for us to do that.”
Cherie Kagan of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted on her work exploring the potential of colloidal nanocrystals to create flexible transistors and other electronic components.
Benjamin Wiggins of the School of Arts & Sciences shares his experience using digital learning tools to help expand the scope of college seminars.
Research co-authored by Shing-Yi Wang of the Wharton School that highlights how regulations were suppressing pay in the UAE is featured.
Ram Cnaan of the School of Social Policy & Practice comments on faith-based organizations contracting with the government.
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.