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  • Disclosing bedbug infestation to potential tenants improves public health

    Laws that require landlords to disclose bed bug infestations help combat the spread of the insects and protect the health of potential tenants. According to a new study, these laws also lead to cost savings, on average, for landlords within five years.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • What’s preventing a U.S.-China trade agreement?

    What stands in the way of an effective trade deal between the U.S. and China? According to Wharton management professor Minyuan Zhao, tariffs of 25% on imports from China “would be devastating for both parties.”

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Prof. Roberts to deliver keynote address at Rutgers-Newark commencement and receive honorary degree

    Rutgers University-Newark has announced Law School professor Dorothy Roberts will deliver the keynote address at the university’s 2019 commencement ceremony. Roberts is the George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights at Penn. She will also receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Rutgers

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Penn Law creates tailored program for First Generation Scholars

    Penn Law First Generation Scholars program will welcome its first members this fall, for those who are among the first in their families to attend graduate or professional school. The program, a first for the Law School, will support six students over six years through a scholarship from alumnus David Silk, who graduated in 1988.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Rise of the machines in health care

    A new article from LDI Associate Fellow Ravi Parikh, Ziad Obermeyer, and LDI Senior Fellow Amol Navathe in Science works to demystify artificial intelligence, and suggests some practical guidelines for regulating the rise of machine learning.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • How data analytics is upending baseball

    Wharton's Abraham Wyner discusses how increased reliance on analytics is changing Big League rosters with how to spot stars, how to predict their performance and how many big dollars to sign them on for..

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Wharton School receives $10 Million gift from Josh and Marjorie Harris

    The Wharton School announced today a $10 million gift from 1986 undergraduate alumnus Josh Harris and his wife Marjorie Harris to establish the Joshua J. Harris Alternative Investments Program to expand co-curricular opportunities for Wharton students in the field and bring together alumni and industry experts through events and programming.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • TeleRetina screenings give diabetic patients a clearer picture of risk for blindness

    Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health’s TeleRetina program provides a clearer picture of patients’ risk for retinopathy, which can lead to blindness if left untreated.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • The virality paradox

    Penn sociologist Damon Centola thinks the contemporary wisdom about how behavior spreads is missing something fundamental—and that may be why mindless trivialities crowd out civic engagement.

    FULL STORY AT The Pennsylvania Gazette

  • Liang Feng receives 2019 NSF CAREER Award

    The award will fund research by Feng, assistant professor in the departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Electrical and Systems Engineering, called “Topological Engineering for Active Photonic Structures and Devices,” which aims to advance the field of photonic computing and communications systems. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Blog