State of the Union Address Gives Obama Opportunity to Tout Economic Policies

January 25, 2012

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center discusses the function of President Obama’s State of the Union speech.

Article Source: Bloomberg

Pounding the Pavement Calms Autistic Runner in Lake County

January 25, 2012

David Mandell of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on engaging children in physical activities to support a healthy lifestyle.

Article Source: Orlando Sentinel

Video: Smetters Says Fed’s Bernanke Keeping Easing Option Open

January 26, 2012

Kent Smetters of the Wharton School discusses the U.S. economy and Federal Reserve monetary policy.

Article Source: Bloomberg

Female Politicians Point the Way Towards Equality

January 26, 2012

Katherine Milkman of the Wharton School is cited for her research on the influence of gender identity.

Article Source: Financial Times
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658January 26, 2012

Penn Launches Center for the Study of Contemporary China

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, Provost Vincent Price and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Rebecca Bushnell are pleased to announce the launch of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China.  Housed in the School of Arts and Sciences and serving the entire University, the new Center is designed to advance Penn’s leadership in programs, research, and scholarship

Paula Deen & Company: 10 Celebs Who Help Sell Drugs

January 23, 2012

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses ethical questions that arise with celebrity endorsements of pharmaceutical drugs.

Article Source: CBS News

Why It Makes Sense to Redefine Autism

January 24, 2012

Jennifer Pinto-Martin of the School of Nursing shares her opinion about the definition of autism.

Article Source: CNN
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 23, 2012

Gene Therapy Research Team From Penn Vet and Scheie Eye Institute Cures Retinitis Pigmentosa in Dogs

PHILADELPHIA -- Members of a University of Pennsylvania research team have shown that they can prevent, or even reverse, a blinding retinal disease, X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa, or XLRP, in dogs.

The disease in humans and dogs is caused by defects in the RPGR gene and results in early, severe and progressive vision loss. It is one of the most common inherited forms of retinal degeneration in man.

Audio: What Advertisers Are Learning About You Online

January 23, 2012

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication is interviewed about his book, The Daily You: How the Advertising Industry Is Defining Your Identity and Your Worth.

Can Better Access to Health Care Really Lower Costs?

January 23, 2012

Zachary Meisel of the Perelman School of Medicine co-authors an op-ed about health-care costs.

Article Source: Time