Penn News Today
News from the University of Pennsylvania for Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Bucket Showers

In impoverished rural India, senior Caroline Kee of Alexandria, Va., learned that “it is possible to become upset only about the parts of life that are truly upsetting.”

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Power of Two

SEAS prof Nader Engheta and postdoc Cristian Della Giovampaola have proposed "digital" metamaterials: light-bending structures made of two materials.

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Too Big to Fail

Writing in The New York Times on government financial oversight, David Zaring of Wharton favors protection “against unlikely, but potentially calamitous, bank failures.”

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Urban Rethinking

Landscape architecture student Thomas Grant MacDonald returned from Botswana with an appreciation for the country’s beauty and its "nice, warmhearted people." (Photos)

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ACA Flaws

In an op-ed in The Boston Globe, adjunct sociology professor Ross Koppel argues that President Obama’s Affordable Care Act needs to be adjusted but not repealed.

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Brand-name Drugs

Making generic drugs the default choice for prescriptions can reduce spending and improve health-care value, according to a study led by Mitesh Patel of Medicine.

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