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  • So bad it’s good: Why consumers love the worst stuff

    New research from Wharton’s Patti Williams tackles one of the biggest contradictions in consumer behavior: why we love stuff that’s so bad, it’s good.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton

  • Two Penn Dental Medicine students elected to national leadership posts in ASDA

    The American Student Dental Association inaugurated its 2024-2025 executive committee and board of trustees with Parker Norman and Samarth Setru in key national leadership positions.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • Do wealth and poverty affect access to less-invasive cardiac surgery?

    A new study from Penn LDI shows that in areas with greater socioeconomic disadvantage, patients who need aortic valve replacement tend to get fewer sophisticated procedures than patients in more privileged areas.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Powering the slum: Exploring alternatives forms of energy for informal settlements

    Last month, the Penn Institute for Urban Research hosted a conversation on introducing renewable energy to informal settlements in Accra, Ghana.

    FULL STORY AT Penn IUR

  • Beyond bias: The annual Women in Data Science Conference unites women across Penn

    This year, Penn Engineering partnered with Analytics at Wharton (AAW) and the Penn Museum to co-host the fifth annual WiDS @ Penn conference.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Featured Books and DVDs: Women’s History Month

    Learn more about female politicians, rock stars, and other significant figures who haven’t been fully recognized in history classes with these stories.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Libraries

  • Jenny Jiang wins CZI grant to investigate the potential trigger for neurodegenerative diseases

    The J. Peter and Geri Skirkanich Associate Professor of Innovation has been selected for the Collaborative Pairs Pilot Project Awards, sponsored by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), to investigate the relationship between TDP-43 and the immune system.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Penn’s SauberBOT team travel to Germany for prize winnings

    The winners of the 2022-2023 SICK $10K Challenge from Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, the SauberBOT project, was flown to SICK’s headquarters in Germany to accept their prize.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Introducing Penn Medicine Healthy Heart: A personal companion to heart health

    Penn Medicine Healthy Heart is one part of a comprehensive effort to combat heart disease, the Risk Reduction Initiative. This six-month text-messaging based program will soon be available in Philadelphia and Lancaster Counties as part of a clinical trial.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Medicine researchers receive $2.1 million grant to fund long COVID research

    Funding from PolyBio Research Foundation will support research on SARS-CoV-2 persistence in the gut, in addition to work defining long COVID immune responses.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News