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  • Penn lacrosse and Young Quakers Community Athletics host 5th annual Urban Youth Lacrosse Jamboree

    The Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA), an initiative between Penn's Netter Center for Community Partnerships and the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletic hosted the two-day event, featuring YQCA's West Philadelphia teams and teams from New York City's Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership as well as Boston's Metro Lacrosse.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Mandatory bundled-payment Medicare programs should stay

    In a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine, results show that voluntary bundled-payment programs for Medicare spending tend to engage larger non-profit hospitals, whereas some hospitals with lower volumes and fewer resources might only participate under a mandatory program. The results are published in the June issue of the journal Health Affairs.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • U.S. import tariffs: why the cost will be high

    A 25% increase in tariffs on steel imports, and 10% on aluminum, will raise prices, hurt demand and investments in jobs and factories, and encourage retaliatory tariffs. 

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • CHIBE combats the opioid crisis, one ‘nudge’ at a time

    Experts at the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics are combining psychology and economics with clinical expertise to understand why individuals make certain health-related decisions. CHIBE will use its findings to advance policy, improve health care, and encourage healthy patient behavior in an effort to curb prescription opioid misuse.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Is a bank regulation rollback in consumers’ best interest?

    With the passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, smaller community banks will enjoy less oversight on consolidation with other banks, but may end up being less responsive to the communities they serve. 

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • The ‘warming effect’ of DACA on American children

    A study co-authored by a Penn medical ethics and health policy professor found that children of mothers with DACA status are more likely to receive critical social services, showing a positive effect overall for favorable immigration policies.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute

  • Dolan, Pflaumbaum named regional coaches of the year

    The women's track and field director and assistant coach were awarded with the honors by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association following the Quakers' first outdoor Ivy League Heptagonal title since 1988.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Hearts, minds and money: maximizing charitable giving

    Wharton professor Deborah Small examines effective altruism versus maximizing the value of individuals’ charitable dollars, and how choosing charities may be more of an emotional rather than rational selection.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Words matter: how lyrics help songs top the charts

    Marketing professors discuss the paper “Are Atypical Songs More Popular?”, which reports on a study using natural language processing to analyze the lyrics of hundreds of songs in order to determine whether the lyrics affect a song's popularity. 

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Innovation tournament targets mental health clinicians across Philadelphia

    The “IDEA Gala” tournament gathered submissions from 55 local clinicians for solutions to mental health organizations to better provide mental health services to vulnerable communities in Philadelphia.

    FULL STORY AT Leonard Davis Institute