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  • 2021 Pennovation Accelerator names two winners: REGO and Shinkei Systems

    REGO, a door-to-door marketplace that simplifies online consignment and donation to prevent usable furniture from ending up in a landfill, is the overall 2021 Pennovation Accelerator Winner, based on engagement in the program, growth over the six weeks, and their final pitch. Shinkei Systems, which builds robotics that minimizes fish waste and multiplies their shelf-life, was awarded Best Pitch. 

    FULL STORY AT Pennovation Works

  • What ‘Jeopardy!’ revealed about hidden hiring bias

    Corinne Low, a Wharton professor of business economics and public policy, says the show’s dramatic turn at finding a host to replace the late Alex Trebek has all the hallmarks of unconscious bias. That’s what happens when recruiters and hiring managers, motivated by deeply embedded social stereotypes, pick job candidates who closely resemble themselves.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • What we learned from the Philly Vax Sweepstakes

    Wharton doctoral candidate Linnea Gandhi discusses the impact the Philly Vax Sweepstakes—a large-scale, high-payoff vaccine regret lottery program—had on Philadelphia’s COVID-19 vaccination rates with Penn’s Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE), which launched the program alongside Wharton’s Behavior Change for Good Initiative, the City of Philadelphia, and the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium.

    FULL STORY AT Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics

  • Penn Urban Design scholar Matt Miller appointed to Philadelphia Art Commission

    Miller, a postdoctoral fellow, lecturer and the director of Justice and Belonging Initiatives at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design, joined the nine-member Philadelphia Art Commission, filling a vacancy for art and architecture faculty.

    FULL STORY AT Weitzman School of Design

  • Caring for the caregiver

    Grace Hanson’s program, Caring for the Caregiver, offers mental, emotional, and spiritual support through efforts like sending care packages and meals, and engaging in prayer to caregivers at the New Testament Church of God in Southwest Philadelphia.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Medicine and Wharton Social Impact Initiative launch new investment initiative for businesses that improve health of Philadelphians

    Three startup companies will be the first to receive investment from the Fund for Health, a joint partnership between Penn Medicine and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative that seeks to invest in early-stage businesses striving to strengthen the social determinants of health of economically disadvantaged Philadelphians. The Fund for Health plans to invest a total of $5 million over the next three years.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Weighing the costs and benefits of preschool and childcare policies

    A research brief released last week by the Penn Wharton Budget Model addresses the benefits of preschool education and childcare programs by identifying the specific macroeconomic costs and benefits of those programs for the U.S. economy between now and 2051.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Pandemic-driven disruptions and improvements shaped Penn LDI’s 2021 SUMR program

    The 2021 cohort of the Penn LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program was the largest in the program’s 22-year history, including 31 scholars from 20 universities.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • The future can be female

    With a historic balance of women in the MBA Class of 2023, Wharton examines its path to this milestone and efforts to build on progress made in the classroom and the workforce.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton Stories

  • Guns in America: Annenberg Classroom releases film on the Second Amendment

    In honor of Constitution Day, September 17, Annenberg Classroom has released a documentary on the Second Amendment’s “right to bear arms.” The film, “Second Amendment: D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago,” is the latest in a series of award-winning films about the U.S. Constitution.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg Public Policy Center