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  • How sea level rise exposure is priced into municipal bonds

    Experts at Wharton have created a model that improves upon conventional approaches to understand how investors perceive the impact of climate risk on local economies. One important aspect of climate risk is sea level rise, and how it affects coastal communities. In their paper titled “Sea Level Rise Exposure and Municipal Bond Yields,” the experts use municipal bond prices as a proxy to estimate the impact of sea level rise risks.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Zachary Ives named a 2021 ACM Fellow

    The Adani President’s Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Computer and Information Science, has been named a 2021 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • A new way to profile T cells can aid in personalized immunotherapy

    Penn Engineers have developed a new technology which simultaneously provides information in four dimensions of T cell profiling. This technology, called TetTCR-SeqHD, is the first to provide detailed information about single T cells in a high-throughput manner, opening doors for personalized immune diagnostics and immunotherapy development.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • 2022 Carnot Prize awarded to London economics professor and author

    Lord Nicholas Stern, professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, author, and former chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank is this year’s recipient of the Carnot Prize, awarded by Penn’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy.

    FULL STORY AT Kleinman Center

  • When COVID delayed patients’ joint replacement surgeries, a chatbot improved their mental and physical health

    An automated text messaging system informed by psychotherapeutic techniques achieved meaningful improvement in not just mental, but the physical health of patients with delayed surgeries.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Expert Voices 2022: Reimagining Infrastructure

    Each year, Penn IUR publishes a special issue of Urban Link to ask urban experts to reflect on a question of importance to cities. The question for 2022 is “How do you think urban infrastructure should be reimagined for the 21st century to build sustainable and equitable cities?”


  • What does the NCAA’s new constitution mean for schools and athletes?

    Penn GSE’s Karen Weaver, an expert on college sports as they intersect with higher education management, media, and policy, as well as a former Division I and Division III head coach and athletics administrator, discusses the upcoming changes to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) structure and governance.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • New lipid nanoparticles improve mRNA delivery for engineering CAR T cells

    Researchers from the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Perelman School of Medicine have now shown how to computationally optimize the design of lipid nanoparticles to accurately target cell delivery.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • What’s ahead for the U.S. economy in 2022

    The Federal Reserve must get “more aggressive” in 2022 by increasing interest rates and tapering down asset purchases in order to tame inflation, according to Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • $20 million for AI-driven technological health solutions for older adults

    The new center—the Penn Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratory for Healthy Aging (PennAITech)—is led by LDI senior fellows George Demiris and Jason Karlawish, and by Jason Moore, Chair of Computational Biomedicine at Cedar Sinai. It is focused on developing innovative technologies to improve care and living supports for older adults.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute