Members of Black Men at Penn of the School of Social Policy & Practice are highlighted for hosting a lecture on “Ending the Age of Mass Incarceration.”
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Jami Fisher and Meredith Tamminga of the School of Arts & Sciences are featured for researching a unique dialect of American Sign Language.
Cary Coglianese of the Law School is quoted about sources of America’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Susan Margulies of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses sports-induced brain trauma, particularly its effect on children.
Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School is quoted about Macy’s chief executive Terry Lundgren’s comments on reasons behind the drop in sales.
As student protests over racial injustice are exploding at campuses across the nation, the Supreme Court is preparing to hear a major case that could put an end to racial preferences in college admissions. The tense atmosphere on campuses may alter the legal dynamic when the case is argued on Dec. 9. “It’s quite possible,” said Michael C. Dorf, a law professor at Cornell, “that the way the court frames the discussion will be colored by the justices’ views of the campus protests.” The justices are almost certainly paying close attention to the protests, including those at Princeton, where three of them went to college, and at Yale, where three of them went to law school. At both schools, there have been accusations that protesters, many of them black, have tried to suppress the speech of those who disagree with them. Others welcomed the protests as part of what they called a healthy debate.
Doctoral candidate Timothy Libert of the Annenberg School for Communication is cited for researching websites that leak user data to third parties.
Katherina Rosqueta of the School for Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy offers advice about researching the effectiveness of charities.
PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about boundaries of genetic engineering.
Ellen Berman of the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about how to handle finances and families.
Michael Rubenstein of the Perelman School of Medicine pens an article about the rare disorder, Sydenham’s chorea.
Strategies for effective giving from the Wharton School’s Adam Grant’s book Give and Take.
Research that finds the benefits of a “switchback” approach for technology entrepreneurs co-authored by David Hsu of the Wharton School is highlighted.
Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education is quoted about how the national black student population is “not a monolithic group” regarding ways to address racism on college campuses.
Kat Rosqueta of the School of Social Policy & Practice’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy is interviewed about charitable giving during the holiday season.
John DiIulio of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for guiding former students as they developed a data company that focuses on taking social-network analysis offline.
Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education says, “Simply having more students of color on a college campus does not ensure that they are going to feel included and respected.”
Jianghong Liu of the School of Nursing is quoted for leading a study that reveals that lead exposure in early childhood is connected to an increased risk for sleep problems.
Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his advice about removing players from the field after suffering head trauma.
Joseph Barber of Career Services writes about the drawbacks job applicants face when job hunting.