Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

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Michael L. Schwartz, JE Feature
Some things never change. One of them is the need to invest for the long term. We know what we don't know. We have no idea what nominal returns or inflation or interest rates will be during the rest of our investing lifetime. We also know what we do know. Historically, stocks have earned returns that are higher than bonds...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
September and Elul are upon us. The bright, dusty light of summer trails off. The wind picks up, and gathers along with it our readiness -- or reluctance -- to face another year and another reckoning. Like the leaves tossed about by the wind, we are not asked if we want to participate in the rhythm of the season. It...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
When the current credit crisis finally ends, and the panic has subsided and perspective can be gained, scholars will spend their entire careers studying this unprecedented seizure of the financial markets. Thousands of doctoral degrees will be awarded, and reams and reams of paper will be printed, all in the service of figuring out just exactly what happened, just as...
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Penn physics professor to be honored at White House
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
A once-in-a-lifetime honor has come to pre-eminent scientist and researcher Professor Emeritus Fay Ajzenberg-Selove, a University of Pennsylvania physicist, who will receive the 2007 National Medal of Science from President Bush at the White House next week. The award is in recognition of Ajzenberg-Selove's principal work: understanding light nuclei, the elements of stars. It is considered a global reference for...
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Using new "lab-on-a-chip" technology, James Landers, a University of Virginia professor of chemistry and mechanical engineering, and associate professor of pathology, hopes to create a handheld device that may eventually allow physicians, crime scene investigators, pharmacists, even the general public to quickly and inexpensively conduct DNA tests from almost anywhere, without the need for a complex and expensive central laboratory...
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