Penn in the News

New York Times — April 11, 2016

Researchers Samuel Preston and Irma Elo of the School of Arts & Sciences are cited for their work studying how New York City’s high share of immigrants plays a role in the city’s overall wellness.

“Newsworks,” WHYY (Philadelphia) — April 11, 2016

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences says, “Bioethics has become a territory in which people can talk about human values. There is almost no other place – neutral territory – for us to do that.”

Physics World — April 11, 2016

Cherie Kagan of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted on her work exploring the potential of colloidal nanocrystals to create flexible transistors and other electronic components.

Chronicle of Higher Education — April 10, 2016

Benjamin Wiggins of the School of Arts & Sciences shares his experience using digital learning tools to help expand the scope of college seminars.

The Economist — April 9, 2016

Research co-authored by Shing-Yi Wang of the Wharton School that highlights how regulations were suppressing pay in the UAE is featured.

Atlantic — April 8, 2016

Ram Cnaan of the School of Social Policy & Practice comments on faith-based organizations contracting with the government.

New York Times — April 8, 2016

Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts & Sciences is interviewed.

New York Magazine — April 7, 2016

Jessica Martucci and Anne Barnhill of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about co-authoring a paper titled “Unintended Consequences of Invoking the ‘Natural’ in Breastfeeding Promotion.”

USA Today — April 7, 2016

Deborah Small of the Wharton School says, “Customers vote with their wallets and employees are choosing to work for companies that support their values.” — April 7, 2016

Brian Daniels of the Penn Museum is quoted about proposed legislation to help combat ISIS profiting from looting antiquities.

Philadelphia Business Journal — April 7, 2016

Robert Inman of the Wharton School comments on the effects of a proposed sugary-drink tax on employment.

Phi Delta Kappa International — April 7, 2016

Alice Ginsberg, Marybeth Gasman, and Andrés Castro Samayoa of the Graduate School of Education write about how to get more black male teachers into schools.

CBS Philly — April 6, 2016

Jonathan Wood and student Kerrie Tiedemann of the School of Veterinary Medicine are featured for using new 3-dimensional models to help understand canine brains.

Immigration Impact — April 6, 2016

Sarah Paoletti of the Law School is mentioned for leading a hearing focused on the detention of immigrant children and families.

New York Times — April 5, 2016

Jason Karlawish of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about the symptoms of patients who have reached advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

“PBS NewsHour” — April 5, 2016

Dorothy Roberts of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences is interviewed about racial disparities in medical treatment.

Washington Post — April 5, 2016


Raina Merchant and student Benjamin Ranard of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about researching Yelp reviews of hospitals.

The Guardian — April 4, 2016

Stephen Morse of the Law School shares his thoughts on “guilt but mentally ill” verdicts.

Christian Science Monitor — April 4, 2016

Theodore Schurr of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about mitochondrial DNA findings in a study that supports accounts that European arrival in the Americas destroyed indigenous populations.

Inside Higher Ed — April 4, 2016

More than a few people probably chuckled a little, back in January, when the University of Maryland at College Park came under fire for a press release about research that linked drinking a brand of chocolate milk to recovery from concussions. Many said at the time that the press release seemed like unpaid advertising, given that the findings were never subject to peer review. But since then, a barrage of questions about research ethics and conflicts of interest has led the university to take down the press release, halt (for good) the research it described and form a committee to investigate the entire affair. The final report from that investigation, released Friday, found the university to be lacking important policies and procedural guidelines for publicity and product endorsement and that multiple people involved in the chocolate milk research did not understand what constitutes a conflict of interest.