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  • Uniting great minds, Wharton’s stat bridge MA program takes flight

    The Bridge to a Doctorate Program in Statistics and Data Science offers advanced coursework and research experience for students who hope to earn a Ph.D., but need additional preparation for admission to a statistics doctoral program.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton Stories

  • How Penn brings early-career nurses to the home

    Penn Medicine has targeted new ways to recruit early-career nurses, including investing in the new ASPIRE pipeline program that supports local high school and college students interested in the profession.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Disruption or distortion? The impact of AI on future operating models

    AI doesn’t have to be an existential threat to business models. Wharton’s Scott Snyder and co-author Hamilton Mann explain how to integrate AI in a way that reaps benefits for all stakeholders.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton

  • Penn IUR welcomes 2023-24 Fellows in Urban Leadership

    The fifth cohort into the Penn IUR Fellows in Urban Leadership program provides undergraduates with the opportunity to engage with established urban leaders in Philadelphia and beyond.


  • The Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication launches summer residency program for early career scholars

    A new writing and research residency at CARGC brought global media scholars from around the East Coast to West Philadelphia.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication

  • Perry World House announces visitors for 2023-2024

    Since 2016, Perry World House’s Visitors Program has brought internationally renowned global policy leaders, scholars, and practitioners to Philadelphia to engage with the Penn community and the public. Throughout the academic year, Penn students, staff, and faculty will have the chance to connect with this cohort of experts.

    FULL STORY AT Perry World House

  • Circumvention of law and the hidden logic behind it

    In a new article, Penn Carey Law’s Leo Katz explains why “there is simply no reasonable alternative” to an extremely manipulable legal system.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Carey Law

  • Surviving the attention economy: How to keep audiences engaged

    Want to get people to pay attention to an email or a presentation? New research from Wharton’s Jonah Berger shows how the right words can help captivate audiences and hold their attention.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge at Wharton

  • Cash transfer programs are growing more common in the U.S. as studies show they improve people’s health

    About 40 time-limited pilot studies are operating now, mostly in cities—Philadelphia alone is home to six. Strong evidence continues to mount that reducing poverty has a substantial impact on beneficiaries’ state of well-being and even life expectancy. But the public remains skeptical and policymakers have been leery to launch big efforts.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Penn’s top energy prize celebrates Uruguay’s climate ambition

    The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy has announced this year’s recipient of its 2023 Carnot Prize: Ramón Méndez Galain, physicist, renewable energy visionary, and Uruguay’s former secretary of energy.

    FULL STORY AT Kleinman Center