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  • A schedule can be your family’s best ally during the coronavirus lockdown

    Stay-at-home orders have left many families struggling without routines or rhythms. Creating a schedule for your family can be a way to regain, even in a small way, a sense of order and normalcy.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • First virtual U.S. Army War College crisis negotiation exercise held through Penn Law

    The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise (ISCNE) in partnership with the U.S. Army War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership (CSL) moved forward as planned—virtually—with participants scattered across the country and world, including Pennsylvania, Maine, Wyoming, Virginia, and China. According to Lt. Col. Steven Hildebrand of the U.S.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Designing megaregions

    In “Designing the Megaregion: Meeting Urban Challenges at a New Scale,” Jonathan Barnett, retired professor of practice in the Weitzman School of Design describes how to redesign megaregional growth using mostly private investment, without having to wait for massive government funding or new governmental structures. In this excerpt, Barnett lays out three new initiatives that can reshape current trends in regional design.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Triage in a pandemic: Can AI help ration access to care?

    As media reports about shortages of ventilators and hospital beds show, the COVID-19 pandemic will most probably lead to rationing of care. This opinion piece explores the likely impact of care rationing in the absence of the best possible information on decision quality, patients, and care providers. The authors also consider the potential benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in guiding decisions about how care can be rationed. 

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Mortality from acute respiratory distress syndrome in sepsis patients

    Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 have high rates of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). A new study sheds light on the mortality attributable to ARDS in sepsis patients, and provides a mortality benchmark for future studies of patients with COVID-19.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Q&A with Penn Law’s Reed Shuldiner on Notice 2020-18 delaying federal income tax returns and payments

    Federal income tax law expert and Alvin L. Snowiss Professor of Law Reed Shuldiner parses out the language of the notice to provide a clear statement of the announced changes to tax filing and payment rules.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Wuhan lockdown halted spread of coronavirus across China

    LDI Senior Fellow Hanming Fang, and colleagues quantify the effects of the lockdown of the city of Wuhan on January 23, 2020, showing that it played a crucial role in reducing cases of COVID-19 in other Chinese cities and halting the spread of the virus.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • How ‘pioneer’ protein turns stem cells into organs

    A new Penn study uncovers key mechanisms behind embryonic development, moving the regenerative medicine field closer to developing cell therapies.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Match Day 2020: Inspired and in search of cures

    This year, the Perelman School of Medicine Class of 2020 will be celebrating Match Day virtually, with the help of social media and student stories on the Penn Medicine News Blog.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Coronavirus and supply chain disruption: What firms can learn

    Businesses dependent on global sourcing are facing hard choices in crisis management amid the supply chain disruptions. But Senthil Veeraraghavan, Wharton professor of operations, information and decisions, says the choking of supply chains is “a second-order problem,” and the foremost priority is to ensure the availability of medical supplies, while “the first-order problems have to do with medical devices, medical products, productive equipment.”

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton