Wendell Pritchett and third-year student Max Weiss of the Law School contribute their thoughts on the funding crisis of the School District of Philadelphia in comparison to peer cities.
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Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School writes about a pilot program for elderly Medicare patients which gives them the primary care right where they live.
The hands-on tours at the Ancient Egypt exhibit at the Penn Museum are mentioned.
Undergraduates Lauren McCann and Bobby Lundquist are highlighted for a new project, “Dear Penn Freshmen,” that uses letters from upperclassmen to encourage younger students.
Laura Huang of the Wharton School says, “Entrepreneurs may or may not actually make good directors — and that is still an empirical question — but this research importantly shows that, regardless, the mere appointment of an entrepreneur is associated with performance and real outcomes.”
Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School says, “Cards that don’t make sense for someone’s life won’t be bought in today’s world, so looking for an underserved segment is a terrific growth opportunity.”
Research about college affordability led by the Institute for Research on Higher Education in the Graduate School of Education is cited.
Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.
Joni Finney of the Graduate School of Education comments about co-authoring a study on college affordability for Americans.
Dean Richardson, Barbara Dallap Schaer and Thomas Schaer of the School of Veterinary Medicine are quoted about a new robotic system for taking CT scans of animals while standing.
John Zhang of the Wharton School comments on plummeting Apple iPhone sales in China.
Undergraduate Alfredo Muniz is featured as one of the 2016 President’s Innovation Prize winners.
MBA student Anastasia D’Orazio and Andrew Barnell, and undergraduates Max Reed and Anders Larson are highlighted for participating in the 18th Angel Venture Fair.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center shares her thoughts on presidential candidate Donald Trump’s popularity.
Joni Finney of the Graduate School for Education comments on college affordability.
Kent Smetters of the Wharton School answers questions about annuities and planning for retirement.
Anjan Chatterjee of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “In cognitive neuroscience in general, we’re in a transition period between hypothesis- or theory-driven investigations and data-driven investigations.”
Michael Ashburn and Jeanmarie Perrone of the Perelman School of Medicine discuss treating pain while opioid addiction rates rise.
Ronac Mamtani of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about leading a study that suggests cholesterol levels, not statins, influence colorectal cancer risk.
Adam Grant of the Wharton School is cited about researching ambiverts.