Penn in the News

Political Junkies Peruse Web Sites
Associated Press | July 13, 2003
Paul Waldman, a media scholar at Penn's Annenberg Public Policy Center, says Web sites run anonymously have the potential for real value, as well as the potential for danger.
Cutting-edge Ads Make Mark
Boston Globe | July 12, 2003
Americus Reed, assistant professor of marketing, says Dunlop's Treadheads campaign isn't meant to sell tires but to develop brand awareness.
Sleeping on It Works
BBC World News | July 11, 2003
Ted Abel, assistant professor of biology, has determined that if, mice are allowed to sleep within five hours of being taught a specific task, they can remember the task better than sleep deprived mice.
College Rating by U.S. News Will Now Skip a Key Factor
New York Times | July 10, 2003
Lee Stetson, dean of admissions, comments on the decision made by U.S. News and World Report to exclude a statistic known as the yield rate from their annual college survey.
Experts: Failed Twin Surgery was Ethical
Associated Press | July 9, 2003
Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics, says that, even though the surgery to separate conjoined twins was unsuccessful, the operation was not ethically wrong.
More Perfect Union of Function and Form
New York Times | July 8, 2003
Witold Rybczynski, professor of urbanism and real estate, discusses the distinctive architectural features and interactive exhibits of the National Constitution Center.
The Face of the American Teacher White and Female, While Her Students Are Ethnically Diverse
USA Today | July 2, 2003
Richard Ingersoll, professor of education, says efforts to recruit minority teachers isn't changing the workforce, which is mostly white and female.
Medical Residents' Schedules Get Looser
Philadelphia Inquirer | July 2, 2003
David Dinges, professor of psychology, says not only are human abilities compromised by extensive sleep-deprivation, but errors occur more frequently when work shifts last longer than 12 hours.
Web Firms Choose Profit Over Privacy
Washington Post | July 1, 2003
Joseph Turow, professor of communications, says it's common for Internet companies to gather personal information about consumers visiting their web sites then market the information to other companies for a profit.
Canada Gives Gays Hope for Change Couples Can Cross Border to Get Legal Recognition U.S. Denies Them
USA Today | June 30, 2003
Nathaniel Persily, professor of law, says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to bar states from prosecuting private sex acts between consenting adults provides ammunition for future challenges such as legalizing same-sex marriages.