Articles by Ariel Smith

07/30/14 8:45pm
Medical Ethics and Health Policy professor Jennifer Prah Ruger and Law School professor Theodore Ruger teamed up with Boston University professor George Annas to write an article released in the New England Journal of Medicine. They discuss the controversial five to four Hobby Lobby decision and argue that drugs and devices critical to health should be universally available.
07/23/14 7:11pm

Wharton professors say online learning adapts to student needs

In a recent study, two Wharton professors said that online learning and "Supertext" — the technology embedded in massive open online courses provides perks to the learning process but doubt it will displace the traditional classroom system. 
07/16/14 9:18pm
In what may become a class action suit, registered nurses in Penn Medicine's Hospice division 
07/16/14 8:20pm
Peter Conn's article in The Chronicle of Higher Education challenges the separation of church and state in regards to accreditation of Christian colleges.
07/08/14 10:34pm

Penn to lead project to restore memory loss

Teams at Penn and the University of California, Los Angeles will receive a total of $37.5 million to create memory-restoring neuroprosthetic devices.
07/02/14 7:24pm
Amy Wagner was arrested on May 7, 2014 by a member of the Philadelphia Police Department, according to the Penn Division of Public Safety.
06/25/14 8:37pm
On Monday at the White House Summit on Working Families, former University President and current President of the Rockefeller Foundation Judith Rodin shed light on the payment gap between male and female faculty members after she was asked if women always know and communicate their value.“When I was offered the Presidency of Penn...I think the board believed that I would and should feel extremely grateful,” Rodin said. “They offered me a salary and I went home overnight and started to get really angry.”
06/18/14 6:13pm
Selection criteria include whether the city has facilities capable of staging the event and if there are enough hotels to accommodate the delegates and media. The final decision will be announced later in 2014 or in early 2015.
06/11/14 6:03pm
The study showed that any history of marijuana use is linked to impaired sleep quality. While the study only demonstrates correlation, not causation, results suggest that those who began using marijuana in adolescence have a much higher risk of sleep impediments as adults than those who did not — although its senior study author said that other factors may play a role.
05/31/14 1:26pm

Former Penn cancer researcher indicted for stealing federal funds

The Department of Justice charged Johnson with eleven total counts of theft and fraud, alleging that he “embezzled, stole and obtained by fraud” property from the United States Department of Defense.
05/27/14 6:40pm

"Brilliant" Law School alum confirmed as Pennsylvania District Judge

The West Philadelphia native and 1979 Law School graduate waited over eight months for his nomination to be confirmed by the Senate.
05/21/14 5:00pm

Pennsylvania primary election knocks Penn affiliates out of race

Four affiliates of the University lost their respective elections for nominations. Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf will face off against incumbent Tom Corbett in November.
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