Penn in the News



Global Think Tanks Ranked at Beijing Symposium
China.org.cn | February 1, 2018
He Yuping of the Penn Wharton China Center and Jim McGann of the School of Arts and Sciences comment on the global think tanks rankings.
The Clampdown Against Crypto Scams Is Underway
Wired | January 31, 2018
Kevin Werbach of the Wharton School is quoted on how cryptocurrency is currently unregulated.
The Evolution of Petface
Smithsonian.com | January 31, 2018
James Serpell of the School of Veterinary Medicine is cited for researching the systematic breeding of dogs and how it has impacted their health.
"IV lounges" a Trendy Health Fad, but Are They Safe?
CBS News | January 31, 2018
Stanley Goldfarb of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on IV lounges and says that the practice is “generally unregulated, raising concern among the medical community that fast-buck operators could hurt people through unsafe practices.”
Bioethicists Push Back on Trump Call for National ‘Right-to-try’ Legislation
WHYY-Radio (Philadelphia) | January 31, 2018
Holly Fernandez Lynch of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the lack of support for the “right-to-try” legislation and how it will sidestep the Food and Drug Administration.
Penn Katz Center Director Wins Book Award
Jewish Exponent | January 31, 2018
Steven Weitzman of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for his book The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age, which won the 2017 National Jewish Book Award in the Education and Jewish Identity category.
Bethune-Cookman Sues Virginia Union President, Others Over Dorm Scandal
Diverse Issues in Higher Education | January 30, 2018
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is quoted on how unethical behavior affects the reputation of all schools of higher education.
Hands Off: Our Self-driving Future
WHYY Radio (Philadelphia) | January 30, 2018
Erick Guerra of the School of Design and the Penn Institute for Urban Research discusses how autonomous vehicles will change where and how we live.
‘Is It Shoplifting If It's Not the Customer's Fault?': Amazon Go Raises Questions for the Retail Industry
Chicago Tribune | January 30, 2018
David Bell of the Wharton School is quoted on the new Amazon Go concept store where items are rung up virtually.
Particle Physics on the Brain
Phys.org | January 30, 2018
A recent presentation by Vijay Balasubramanian of the School of Engineering and Applied Science described a physicist's approach to making sense of the brain.