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Exploring anxiety and social change

Sociology professor Jason Schnittker teaches the course Anxious Times: Social Change and Fear, based on a book he wrote. Through a data-sensitive approach, students study anxiety and mental health.

Erica Moser

AI security

As AI gets more adept at synthesizing information and producing humanlike responses, many are concerned that malicious actors may use this technology in dangerous ways. Ph.D. candidate Alex Robey safeguards AI systems against malicious tampering.

Nathi Magubane

Finding light in dark times

Professors Deven Patel and Steven Weitzman in the School of Arts & Sciences discuss why Diwali and Hanukkah, both festivals of lights, can act as symbols of hope.

Michele W. Berger

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Declining malls get second lives as lifestyle hubs

John Zhang of the Wharton School says that lifestyle and entertainment attractions are the norm in many malls in China, Japan, and Hong Kong.


NBC News

What’s causing severe respiratory illnesses in dogs?

Deborah Silverstein of the School of Veterinary Medicine says that more dogs may be getting severely ill because they have been infected with multiple pathogens at the same time.


The Irish Times (Dublin)

North and South project aims to present unbiased information on unification question

Brendan O’Leary of the School of Arts & Sciences helped design a questionnaire to study Irish and Northern Irish opinions of a possible future united country.


Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

Want to help your kids achieve their potential? This expert has some advice

Adam Grant of the Wharton School offers advice for parents who want to help their children reach their full potential.



You can’t force holiday cheer—but three habits can help you feel happier this season

In his co-written book “Character Strengths and Virtues.” Martin Seligman of the School of Arts & Sciences defines gratitude as being aware of and thankful for the good things that happen and taking time to express thanks.


What you need to know about the ‘mystery’ dog disease

Deborah Silverstein of the School of Veterinary Medicine explains how to protect dogs from the recent respiratory outbreak.


Business Insider

The hidden expense that’s sucking $74 billion out of the economy

Mark Pauly of the Wharton School says that insurance companies are raising premiums because they’ve already suffered substantial losses in their homeowners business or are trying to protect against that happening in the future.



Kevin Hart shares his No. 1 ‘secret weapon’ for career success—it’s great advice, experts say

A 2015 study co-authored by researchers from Penn found that humor helps project confidence and competence when used tactfully.



Trailblazer Elon Musk pushes a profane new frontier

Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School says that Elon Musk wishes to see himself as a rock star, not a business leader who needs to take account of many constituencies.


Fast Company

Meta’s new legal strategy: calling the FTC’s actions unconstitutional

Gus Hurwitz of Penn Carey Law says that Meta’s argument that the FTC’s actions are unconstitutional could have merit, both with the bald facts of the case and because of broader implications.