Penn in the News



Tribune Picks Wolfe for Literature Prize
Chicago Tribune | August 12, 2003
Paul Hendrickson, professor of English, wins the Heartland Prize for non-fiction with his book "Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Its Legacy" which examines segregation's influence on the lives of Mississippi lawmen.
Seeking to End DNA-case Time Limits
Philadelphia Inquirer | August 11, 2003
Paul Robinson, professor of law, says when DNA evidence is used the statute of limitations is no longer necessary because it guards against the prosecution of old crimes that rely on memories and deteriorating evidence.
What Investors Should Do Now
New York Times | August 10, 2003
Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance, comments on the hard choices facing retirees living on reduced returns from investment income.
Dollars Pour in for Democrat Dean as Grassroots Ignite
London Observer | August 10, 2003
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of Penn's Annenberg Public Policy Center, says Howard Dean is able to finance his presidential campaign, but he needs to generate the votes.
A Cool Vehicle Draws Stares, but Buyers Are Hanging Back
New York Times | August 9, 2003
Karl Ulrich, associate professor of operations and information management, suggests that the Segway Human Transporter hasn't met sales expections because of its poor market niche and high cost.
`Monster Study' Raises Issue of Speech Pioneer's Ethics
Associated Press | August 6, 2003
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, provides a historical perspective on ethical standards during the 1930's when medical experiments were commonly performed on orphans, disabled children and prisoners.
Convincing Youths They're Not Invulnerable to H.I.V.
New York Times | August 5, 2003
Rebecca Maynard, professor of education and social policy, discusses the successful prevention of HIV infections in young adults who participate in AIDS-education programs.
Roots and All: A History of Teeth
New York Times | August 5, 2003
Marjorie Jeffcoat, dean of the School of Dental Medicine, is cited for her research finding that pregnant women with untreated periodontal disease are three to eight times more likely to give birth prematurely as women without the disease.
Hip-hop: Whose Culture Is It Anyway?
Denver Post | August 4, 2003
Michael Eric Dyson, professor of religion and Africana studies, says hip-hop's universal social and political themes generate a global interest in black American culture.
Budget Impasse Continues as State House Returns to Capital for Party
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | August 4, 2003
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of Penn's Annenberg Public Policy Center, comments on Pennsylvania's budget stalemate between the administration and legislature.