The Business of Employment: Time to Revise Investor Capitalism’s Mantra

August 9, 2011

Michael Useem of the Wharton School shares his views on revising the rules of capitalism.

Article Source: Washington Post

The Golden Years, Polished With Surgery

August 8, 2011

David Sarwer of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on people who experience a type of “emotional turbulence” after cosmetic procedures.

Article Source: New York Times

Perry the Platy-bus, Our Kids’ Woodstock

August 10, 2011

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School says, “Even though summer vacation is really just a school break, everyone wants to be part of the ritual.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Report: Suicides in Movies Tripled From 1950-2006, No Difference Whether Film Is PG-13 or R

August 10, 2011

A report issued by the Annenberg Public Policy Center is cited.

Article Source: Associated Press

The Physiology of (Over-)Sharing

August 5, 2011

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School comments on what causes people to share information.

Article Source: Atlantic

Stalled on the Job Front

August 6, 2011

Petra Todd of the School of Arts and Sciences answers questions about the job market.

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Ezekiel J. Emanuel Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor at University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA -- Ezekiel J. Emanuel, a globally renowned bioethicist, will join the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania as the 13th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, beginning Sept. 1. 

The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.

9 Ways to Be More Optimistic

August 2, 2011

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his study featuring the “Three Good Things” exercise.

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Images of Famine in the Media

August 2, 2011

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on the effect of famine images on society.

Article Source: The World

Amy Winehouse Dead: Should Drug Users Be Vaccinated Against Addiction?

July 27, 2011

Arthur Caplan of the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for his research on drug addiction.