Penn in the News

Weary Father Left to Count the Days
Washington Post | June 27, 2005
Lynn M. Schuchter of the School of Medicine discusses problems in chemotherapy for a pregnant woman.
Privatized Social Security -- Take 2
Christian Science Monitor | June 27, 2005
Kent Smetters of Penn's Wharton School says the Social Security Trust Fund has probably increased federal debt.
Rendell Fears Local Role in Slots Will Cause Delays
Philadelphia Inquirer | June 26, 2005
Harris Steinberg of the School of Design comments on the issue of where to locate slots parlors.
Stage Simulations: Business Students Play Roles to Learn the Art of Negotiation
Chronicle of Higher Education | June 24, 2005
Master's students at Penn's Wharton School use computer simulations to learn how to negotiate.
Penn Reclaims 2nd Place NIH Ranking
Philadelphia Business Journal | June 24, 2005
Dean Arthur H. Rubenstein of the School of Medicine points out that Penn's grant funding increased at a dramatically higher rate last year than the overall NIH awards increase.
The Long and the Short of It
New Orleans Times-Picayune | June 21, 2005
"In the Shadow of the Law" by Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School is reviewed, and Professor Roosevelt is called "the Next Big Thing."
Traditional and Alternative Teacher-Preparation Programs Both Have Effective Components, Researchers Say
Chronicle of Higher Education | June 21, 2005
Susan Fuhrman, dean of the Graduate School of Education, discusses the "myth" that the SAT scores of graduates of secondary-education programs are not comparable to other college graduates' SAT scores.
Breast-Feeding Cuts Risk of Myopia
HealthDay | June 21, 2005
Richard Stone of the School of Medicine comments on his research indicating that breast-feeding babies lessens the chance they will later develop nearsightedness.
Telescope Recovery From Tundra Complete
CBC News | June 21, 2005
Penn's BLAST telescope lands safely on Victoria Island, and Mark Devlin of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the future of the information gained.
New Study Shows Brain Reacts to Cigarettes Like Heroin
MTV News | June 21, 2005
The nicotine research of Julie Blendy of the School of Medicine is featured.