PSC News

Wolfgang Lutz, 1983 PSC graduate, has been named a Wittgenstein Award Laureate, a prize awarded annually by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture for outstanding scientific achievements in all scientific disciplines. This is the first time the award has gone to a social scientist.

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22 October 2010

Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School were cited in the Financial Times for their new working paper highlighting life satisfaction.

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22 October 2010

Cássio M. Turra, 2004 PSC graduate, has been elected Vice-President of the Brazilian Population Association (ABEP).

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07 October 2010

Claudia Valeggia received an NSF Career Award for her proposal, "Life History Transitions Among the Toba of Argentina," and is listed in the Penn Alamanac.

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21 September 2010

Matt Ruther has been awarded a National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship for his project, "Immigrant Concentration and Homicide Mortality: A Spatial and Temporal Analysis of the Effects of Ethnic Enclaves."

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15 September 2010

Linda Aiken has been awarded the Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al-Hussein Award for "significant contributions to healthcare across borders and a demonstrated dedication to nursing." She was also recently on WHYY taking about nurse shortages.

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13 September 2010

Eduardo Fernandez-Duque's research paper in PLoS One on nocturnal primates has recently been discussed in the Penn News

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03 September 2010

Samuel H. Preston and Jessica Ho's NBER working paper No. 15213 and a recent book chapter by Preston, Glei and Wilmoth on smoking have been cited in an article in the journal Significance entitled, "Fundamental health care system reform for the United States"

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02 September 2010

Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde and Jeremy Greenwood's working paper was highlighted on March 23, 2010 in the New York Times article, "What Can Economists Tell Us About Teenage Sexual Mores?"

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09 August 2010

Emilio Parrado was profiled in the Spring 2010 issue of Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine in, "Life Out of Context."

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02 August 2010

Olivia Mitchell discussed the question, "Should Social Security set a higher age qualification to receive benefits?" on Wisconsin Public Radio. Listen to the interview here.

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21 July 2010

Hans-Peter Kohler's research on happiness and parenting was mentioned in the New York Magazine article, "All Joy and No Fun: Why parents hate parenting," on July 4, 2010.

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13 July 2010

Linda Aiken's research is discussed in the New York Times article, "Is There a Nurse in the House?" on June 18, 2010.

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22 June 2010

Diana Mutz's research is discussed in SAS Frontiers, "How Would Lennie Briscoe Vote?"

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14 June 2010

Linda H. Aiken's research on nurse-patient ratios is discussed in the Philadelphia Inquirer article "More Nurses, Less Death" from April 20, 2010.

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26 April 2010

Emily Hannum's research on ethnic stratification in China has appeared as a chapter in a report on indigenous populations and poverty edited by Gillette Hall and Harry Patrinos at the World Bank. (4/26/2010)

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26 April 2010

Mark Pauly explains what the health-care bill means to the average citizen in the article "What the Health-Care Overhaul Would Do," in the Philadelphia Inquirer. (3/22/2010)

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21 March 2010

Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School are cited for their research on women’s happiness in The Baltimore Sun (2/25/2010) and in the New York Times (2/12/2010).

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24 February 2010

Betsey Stevenson of Wharton School says women’s participation in sports leads to improved well being KYW (2/23/2010) and is also cited in the (2/15/2010) New York Times.

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22 February 2010

Loretta Jemmott's research in abstinence-only education has been mentioned in the Washington Post and on NPR.

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08 February 2010

Tukufu Zuberi has been awarded the Oliver Cromwell Cox Prize for his book White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology, see the Penn Almanac

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08 February 2010

Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School discusses state-sponsored benefits costs that States must fill: a $1 Trillion Pension Gap, in the Miami Herald. (2/18/2010).

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01 February 2010

Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers are cited in Slate for their research on women’s happiness.

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31 January 2010

Mark Pauly is cited in Forbes for his health-care-reform research.

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27 January 2010