Samuel H. Preston and Irma T. Elo's recent study forthcoming in the journal Population and Development Review on New York City's mortality decline is discussed in the New York Times.
Jason Schnittker writes on "Crime and Health" in the Faculty Opinion section of the Fall/Winter 2013 Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine.
Tukufu Zuberi is interviewed in an article entitled "The Teachable Moment," in the Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine.
John MacDonald is interviewed in an article entitled "Justice By The Numbers," in the Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine.
Tukufu Zuberi interviewed about the life and legacy of the late Nelson Mandela in philly.com.
Call for Submissions: Etienne van de Walle Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper in Demography: Due 20 December 2013.
Hans-Peter Kohler and Thomas Anderson's article "Education Fever and the East Asian Fertility Puzzle: A case study of low fertility in South Korea" is mentioned in a recent article in The Economist.
Stephen Cranney's research on belief in God recently published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion is quoted in an article in the Deseret News.
Kevin Volpp's research profiled in Penn Medicine News.
Camille Z. Charles has been named a Fellow at the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice at New York University.
Angela Duckworth has been selected as a 2013 MacArthur Fellow.
An article on aging in India by Apoorva Jadhav has appeared in The Hindu Business Line.
Stephen Cranney's survey research on religion and sense of purpose in life was discussed in an article in the Florida State University News.
Stephen Cranney's recent article, "Do People Who Believe in God Report More Meaning in Their Lives? The Existential Effects of Belief" was featured in the Pew Research Center Fact Tank.
Hans-Peter Kohler is quoted in a September 6, 2013 New York Times article about the fertility rate in the United States.
Kristen Harknett says parents are less likely to be unemployed than their childless counterparts.
Aiken's research on nurse staffing ratios is quoted in an article in the New York Times entitled "When No One Is on Call".
Angela Duckworth says perseverance can be taught.
Mark Pauly looks at hospitals hiring only non-smokers from an economic perspective.
Kevin Volpp discusses the “connected health movement” in Knowledge@Wharton.
Dennis Culhane and Tom Byrne of the School of Social Policy & Practice have helped to create an interactive Web-based application, Homelessness Analytics.
Irma Elo has been elected Chair of the ASA Section on the Sociology of Population.
Camille Z. Charles shares her thoughts about affirmative action in an article in Diverse: Issues In Higher Education.
Mark Pauly discusses the move of health care jobs from the hospital to outpatient home care.
Tukufu Zuberi, Camille Charles, and Grace Kao talk about the lack of racial and ethnic diversity at the top of many Ivy League schools.
According to Kevin Volpp employer-based wellness incentives are not as simple as just paying someone for doing the right thing.
Jerry Jacobs is cited in TIME for helping design a study on working motherhood.
Press Release: Jere R. Behrman leads the Grand Challenges Grant Project, related articles appear in the Penn Almanac and on page 7 of the SAS Magazine.
A new collaboration between Penn Nursing and Agnes Irwin, a private girls' school, is spurred by Loretta Jemmott.
Michael Katz has been elected to the American Philosophical Society (APS).
Olivia Mitchell comments on the practice of living abroad after retirement to make the most of your savings.
Olivia Mitchell comments in the New York Times on working abroad after retirement.
Collin Payne and Hans-Peter Kohler's research with J. Mkandawire in PLOS Medicine (also see the article discussion) has been featured in an interview on Voice of America and in a Voice of America news article and has appeared in the Penn Current.
Mark Pauly is quoted in an article about the wide range of hospital billing.
Linda Aiken has been named winner of the 2013 Velji Project of the Year Award for her global research using performance measures to demonstrate the critical impact of nurses on hospital patient outcomes.
Tukufu Zuberi has curated two major exhibitions on black history: “Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware River” and "Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster."
Grace Kao is featured in SAS Frontiers in an article about her studies of the immigrant experience and its effect on educational outcomes.
A New York Times article cites the research Flavio Cunha has done with James Heckman into the importance of early childhood education.
Samuel Preston has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Congratulations!
New PSC Working Paper: Greenwood, Jeremy, Philipp Kircher, Cezar Santos and Michèle Tertilt. 2013. "An Equilibrium Model of the African HIV/AIDS Epidemic." PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 13-03.
Sam Preston's research was cited in an article in the Boston Globe's "Brainiac" segment.
Jessica Ho's research is featured in Penn Current.
New PSC Working Paper: Fedor, Theresa M., Hans-Peter Kohler, and Jere R. Behrman. 2013. "The Impact of Married Individuals Learning HIV Status in Malawi: Divorce, Number of Sexual Partners, Condom Use with Spouses." PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 13-02.
Joseph Kable's research challenges assumptions about the "marshmallow" test.
Andrew Stokes' research was highlighted in dailyRX.
The 2013 Penn @ PAA document is now available.
Tukufu Zuberi's new film, African Independence, was highlighted in SAS Frontiers.
Chenoa Flippen's research on Hispanic migration patterns was featured in SAS Frontiers.
Joseph Kable has been named the Baird Term Assistant Professor of Psychology in the School of Arts & Sciences.
A recent paper by Hyunjoon Park, Jere Berhman and Jaesung Choi has been highlighted in the Huffington Post article "Do Boys Face More Sexism Than Girls?"
Camille Z. Charles joins a conversation about racial profiling on The Huffington Post.
John MacDonald has been appointed to the fifth cohort of Penn Fellows.
Tukufu Zuberi has been awarded two top honors at the recent San Diego Black Film Festival, including Best Documentary and Best Director, for his feature-length film titled African Independence. The film traces the story of the African continent since enslavement and colonization by Europeans.
Richard Berk comments on how computers are helping predict an individual’s potential to commit crime for Newsworks.
New PSC Working Paper: Kohler, Hans-Peter, Stéphane Helleringer, Jere R. Behrman and Susan C. Watkins. 2013. "The Social and the Sexual: Networks in Contemporary Demographic Research." PSC Working Paper Series, PSC 13-01.
In SAS Frontiers, John MacDonald discusses America’s relationship with guns.
A Penn research team led by Eduardo Fernandez-Duque has uncovered the benefits of monogamy among a population of owl monkeys in Argentina.
Emilio Parrado has been named one of the Delaware Valley’s Most Influential Latinos by the Impacto Latin Newspaper.
A study authored by Linda Aiken has concluded that poor patient outcomes thought associated with hospital hiring of temporary nurses are more likely the result of poor working conditions within the hospitals themselves than with the nurses hired to alleviate shortages.
A study co-authored by Jason Schnittker shows that many of the most common psychiatric disorders found among former inmates, including impulse-control disorders, emerge in childhood and adolescence and predate incarceration.
Sam Preston was interviewed on HuffPost Live about Americans dying younger than people in other developed countries.
Jonathan Klick of Law and John MacDonald of Criminology point to widespread cell-phone use as a factor in a "remarkable" crime-rate drop in the ‘90s.