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The soils beneath the solar fields

How do solar farms impact soil health? It’s a question that master’s student Hannah Winn is exploring at the central Pennsylvania site where solar energy production is helping Penn progress toward carbon neutrality.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

A burial for 19 Black Philadelphians, 200 years in the making

Penn Museum Director Christopher Woods says that the interment of 19 Black Philadelphians at Eden Cemetery represents a reckoning with the Museum’s colonial past and an act of reconciliation with the local community.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Medicine had steady financial results in first half of fiscal 2024

Penn Medicine reported a small increase in profitability in the six months ending Dec. 31, with remarks from Keith Kasper.

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MarketWatch

Why Amazon and Uber investors might wish those stocks weren’t joining Dow indexes

A study by Jeremy Siegel and Jeremy Schwartz of the Wharton School found that stocks deleted from the S&P 500 outperformed their replacements on average.

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The New York Times

Can your personal medical devices be recycled?

A lab at the School of Engineering and Applied Science led the development of a COVID test made from bacterial cellulose, an organic compound.

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The Washington Post

I used AI work tools to do my job. Here’s how it went

Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School says that AI hallucinates and makes up details when applied to work.

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Christian Science Monitor

Meet Sora: AI-created videos test public trust

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says that AI video-creation can manipulate images in ways that make them seem more real than the original artifacts.

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Chronicle of Higher Education

AI will shake up higher ed. Are colleges ready?

Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School says that GenAI tools like ChatGPT-4 could make learning more equitable by providing services such as personalized tutoring.

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Jerusalem Post

Early humans had ADHD, scientists say after making people play game online

A collaborative study by researchers from Penn suggests that the impulsive component of ADHD may provide a competitive advantage to learn from rivals and “catch” new methods of achievement.

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Forbes

Larry Fink’s anti-‘woke’ critics confront a force more powerful than politics

Jill E. Fisch of Penn Carey Law says that it’s legal to invest according to values but only with a mandate to do so and with proper disclosure.

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Las Vegas Review-Journal

Ranked ‘avoid’: Ranked choice voting increases ballot errors

A study from Penn found that votes in ranked-choice races are nearly 10 times more likely to be rejected due to an improper mark than votes in non-ranked choice races.

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