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  • Steven Mills and Greta Wiessner win 2019 Keedy Cup

    Steven Mills and Greta Wiessner ere named the winners of this year’s Edwin R. Keedy Cup, Penn Law’s internal moot court competition, and Wiessner was named Best Oralist.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • An outsiders’ guide to Brexit

    Wharton dean Geoffrey Garrett offers a concise guide to the evolving situation, “using as little Brexit jargon as possible” and lays out four possible outcomes of a full Brexit deal, no deal, a revoking of the Brexit article entirely, or an extension.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Two Penn Nursing students selected for competitive National Clinician Scholars Program

    Current Ph.D. candidates Shoshana Aronowitz and Amanda Bettencourt will be part of a program that works to cultivate health equity, eliminate health disparities, and achieve higher quality health care at lower cost by training nurse and physician researchers who work as leaders and collaborators embedded in communities, healthcare systems, government, and foundations in the United States and around the world.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News

  • At Perry World House, PennDesign students learn to influence policy

     Students in the School of Design can take the tools of design to make things better for people and, through a collaboration with Perry World House, apply these ideas to real life, to understand the approaches, the strategies in creating policy.

    FULL STORY AT PennDesign

  • Can a carbon tax help curb climate change?

    U.S. Senator Chris Coons and Wharton's Eric Orts and Bernard David, senior fellow with Wharton’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, discuss why a carbon tax would help the environment and the economy.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Why deaths continue to rise in the opioid epidemic?

    Late last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that more than 70,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2017, a 9.6% increase from 2016. To combat this, policies can focus on reducing the demand for opioids—by improving access to medication-assisted treatment—or reducing the supply of opioids—by increased monitoring and regulation of opioid prescribing. 

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Make way for Generation Z in the workplace

    Generation Z is arriving, and they are different than previous generations—or at least that’s how this young cohort is being portrayed as it begins to enter the workforce. Wharton assistant management professor Stephanie Creary argues that while generational categories might help us to understand commonalities, we need to steer clear of bias, and allow for a multitude of identities.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Human factors scientist translates between technology and people to improve health care

    Penn Medicine data scientists are learning about how to use predictive analytics most effectively to improve care.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Senior design team wins the 2018 FAA RAISE award

    Penn Engineering senior design team members John Kearney, Max Li, William Tam, and Sahithya Prakash, along with their team advisor, Megan S. Ryerson, were awarded the Secretary’s Student RAISE Award by the Executive Committee of the Council of University Transportation Centers.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog

  • New Penn Research Center focuses on elder health care

    Penn researchers have received a five-year National Institute of Aging grant to launch a new Resource Center for Minority Aging Research. The new initiative will pursue studies of health and health care delivery among older adults. 

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute