‘Linsanity’ Is Contender for Word of Year Dialect Society Says

February 17, 2012

Victor Mair of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on words created around NBA player Jeremy Lin’s last name.

Article Source: Bloomberg

Wharton and NFL Launch Program for Teen Athletes

February 17, 2012

Kenneth Shropshire of the Wharton School comments on the Sports Business Initiative collaboration with the NFL’s Player Engagement Program.

Article Source: Businessweek
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Media Contact:Holly Auer | holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5659February 17, 2012

Study Provides Road Map for Improved Care of Epilepsy Emergencies by Paramedics

Injecting epilepsy patients with medication via an autoinjector -- similar to the EpiPens used to treat serious allergic reactions -- works more quickly to stop seizures than delivery of a drug via IV on board ambulances, according to a national study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

MLK Event Highlight of Black History Month at UPenn

February 15, 2012

President Amy Gutmann and Robert Carter of Penn’s African-American Resource Center comment on Penn’s annual MLK Commemorative Symposium on Social Change.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune

Audio: Republicans Duke It Out With Attack Ads

February 16, 2012

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center discusses the effectiveness of political attack ads and their level of accuracy.

Article Source: “The Takeaway”

Republican Race Reaches Half-Time – So What Have We Learned So Far?

February 10, 2012

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy comments on the influence of the Super Pacs on negative ad campaigns.

Article Source: Guardian

Severe Conservatism Syndrome

February 12, 2012

Mark Liberman of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on usual uses of the word “severely.”

Article Source: New York Times

Making Good Citizenship Fun

February 13, 2012

Kevin Volpp of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is cited for helping conduct an experiment to urge the employees at a health-care management company undertake a health risk assessment.

Article Source: New York Times

Red Tails: A Missed Opportunity

February 13, 2012

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her views on the movie Red Tails, based on the history of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Babies Understand Words From 6 Months Old, Scientists Say

February 14, 2012

Daniel Swingley of the School of Arts and Sciences is spotlighted for research about language acquisition in infants.

Article Source: Fox News