Martha Farah of the School of Arts & Sciences shares her thoughts on the effectiveness of “smart drugs.”
Penn in the News
Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education comments on colleges that unofficially offer race-specific counseling to students through multicultural centers.
Mina Sedrak of the Abramson Cancer Center at Penn says, “Social media is an untapped resource we might use to boost clinical enrollment.”
Ruben Gur of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about violence and brain science.
Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School talks about the legitimacy of crowdfunding.
Z. John Zhang of the Wharton School is quoted about what it means for consumers to purchase items not for functionality but for desirability.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education talks about the financial troubles and expectations of historically black colleges and universities.
Mary Frances Berry of the School of Arts & Sciences talks about her work in civil rights and her latest book, Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich: Vote Buying and the Corruption of Democracy.
Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her thoughts on TM2 Executive Search, a new firm that focuses on identifying and placing candidate for top administrative positions at historically black colleges and universities.
Adam Grant of the Wharton School is highlighted for his new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World.
Mathias Basner of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured for monitoring astronaut Scott Kelly during his year in space and his twin brother Mark, back on earth, to compare cognitive differences.
Undergraduate Brianna Sainte of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for using social media to foster youth participation in the voting process while interning in the Office of Government and Community Affairs.
Michael Perlis of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about new insomnia drugs.
Kathy DeMarco Van Cleve of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about recognizing and honoring screenwriters at the Academy Awards.
Daniel Hopkins of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about the impact of the Obama presidency on the African-American community.
Joseph Bavaria of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for being elected president of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for 2016.
The Grit Scale, developed by Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences, is featured.
Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences critiques testing students on “social-emotional skills” to evaluate school performance.
MaryFrance McCourt is featured as the new vice president for finance and treasurer of the University.
Nicotine research from the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Nursing is featured.