Penn in the News



PBS Documentary Examines History of HBCUs: ‘Tell Them We Are Rising’
Diverse | February 6, 2018
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her thoughts on Stanley Nelson’s upcoming film, “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.”
Want to Cure Your Hair’s Split Ends? Try Washing Them With Wheat Gluten
Science | February 6, 2018
Sarah Millar of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a study about the effect of using wheat gluten to help remedy hair’s split ends.
NBC's Andrea Mitchell to Speak at Penn's Commencement
Philadelphia Inquirer | February 6, 2018
Penn alumna and award-winning journalist Andrea Mitchell is highlighted as the speaker for the University’s 262nd Commencement.
Why Job Referrals Can Hurt a Company’s Diversity
NBC News | February 6, 2018
Stephanie Creary of the Wharton School encourages diversity in the workplace and says, “Without diversity, you don’t get that same level of information, so you're going to operate in the same ways you’ve always done. And in this era of competition, how we've been doing it is not necessarily enough to get to the next level.”
A Brain Implant Improved Memory, Scientists Report
New York Times | February 6, 2018
Research from Michael Kahana of the School of Arts and Sciences about brain stimulation and memory improvement is featured.
Video: Top Wharton Professor: Use This Simple Technique to Have Better Ideas at Work
CNBC | February 5, 2018
Adam Grant of the Wharton School talks about how to better approach the brainstorming process.
Inside the Biracial Advertising Boom
Daily Beast | February 5, 2018
Americus Reed of the Wharton School comments on the appeal of advertisements depicting biracial families or relationships.
On ‘Day Zero,’ Cape Town Will Run Out of Water. It’s Not the Only City at Risk.
Washington Post | February 5, 2018
Scott Moore of the School of Arts and Sciences writes about the Cape Town water crisis and how it is spreading to other areas.
As Bitcoin Bubble Loses Air, Frauds and Flaws Rise to Surface
New York Times | February 5, 2018
Kevin Werbach of the Wharton School says, “Cryptocurrencies are almost a perfect vehicle for scams.”
Cryptocurrency Prices Hit Reverse
CBS News | February 5, 2018
Shimon Kogan of the Wharton School comments on the difficulty identifying bubbles in financial markets.