Michele W. Berger
Science News Officer
Michele covers Anthropology, Criminology, Digital Humanities, Economics, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Perelman School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the Population Studies Center, the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, and the Penn Institute for Urban Research.
Eleventh state enacts law to protect victims of child sex abuse
Marci Hamilton, a professor of practice and founder and CEO of the nonprofit think tank CHILD USA, helped draft the original New York legislation more than 15 years ago and has been working ever since to push it through.
Embracing a community’s practice to promote the measles vaccine
Mimicking a news-sharing custom common among ultraorthodox Jewish communities, two Penn Nursing students created and placed posters around a Jerusalem neighborhood, employing a mystical technique that assigns a numerical value to each Hebrew letter.
Supreme Court decision a boon for truck drivers and, potentially, the gig economy
Three Penn experts discuss the ruling, which gives transportation workers the ability to sue their employers in class-action lawsuits, sidestepping forced arbitration.
How the appliance boom moved more women into the workforce
A new book from economist Jeremy Greenwood looks at the effects of technological progress on home life.
‘Lost world, lost lives, and the displacement of a culture’
Hundreds of books looted by the Nazis during World War II sit on the shelves of the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, a window into a different time in history and individuals we may have otherwise never known.
Can music improve anxiety and depression for people with memory disorders?
That’s the aim of a recently completed pilot program connecting Penn Memory Center patients, Penn graduate students, and Curtis Institute musicians.