Penn in the News



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.
Report Finds Some HBCUs Graduating Less Than 1 Out of 5 Freshmen Within 6 Years
The Root | January 30, 2018
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education stresses the relationship between graduation rates and the income levels of a school’s student population.
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.
It’s Time to Start Tracking Our Internet Consumption the Way We Track Our Physical Health
The Ringer | January 30, 2018
Mitesh Patel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is quoted on how fitness trackers can facilitate changes in physical activity among people who are already motivated but don’t do much to alter the habits of those who don’t want to exercise.
State of the Union Gives Trump the Chance to ‘Act Presidential,’ at Least for a Night
Washington Post | January 30, 2018
Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center is quoted on the level of expectation of the State of the Union address.
The Making of Chinatown's Emerging - Yet Modest - King of Cool
Philly.com | January 30, 2018
Domenic Vitiello of the School of Design is cited for his 2017 article “Who Owns Chinatown: Neighbourhood Preservation and Change in Boston and Philadelphia.”