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  • Philosophy of race

    Quayshawn Spencer, Robert S. Blank Presidential Associate Professor of Philosophy, explores the question, “What kind of thing is race?” in his classes and research. (Audio)


  • Why breaking up Big Tech could do more harm than good

    Wharton's Herbert Hovenkamp discusses the merits of Elizabeth Warren's proposal to break up Big Tech firms like Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Fellows for the 2019–2020 academic year

    The Katz Center will devote the 2019–20 fellowship year to the theme of The Jewish Home: Dwelling on the Domestic, the Familial, and the Lived-In. The next cohort of fellows beginning in September will work on research that will shed light on this most formative and intimate of contexts for Jewish life.

    FULL STORY AT Herbert D. Katz Center

  • Strategic crisis negotiation exercise offered by Penn Law and U.S. Army War College offered unique experiential learning opportunity

    Penn Law, in partnership with the U.S. Army War College’s Center for Strategic Leadership, hosted a two-day international strategic crisis and negotiation exercise last month. The event marked the first time the Army War College has partnered with a law school to run a strategic crisis exercise.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Five students assume national leadership roles in ASDA

    Five Penn Dental Medicine students will be serving in national leadership roles in the American Student Dental Association for the 2019-20 academic year, including the group’s top post. This is the second year in a row for a Penn Dental Medicine student to be chosen to lead this national organization.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Dental Medicine

  • New externship program offers “a foot in the door” and more

    The Weitzman School of Design’s new externship program connects students to a fast-tracked temporary training in a workplace, and gets a soon-to-be graduate’s foot in the door and gives students the flexibility to experiment in finding a firm that’s a good fit. 

    FULL STORY AT PennDesign

  • How Gen Z can swap burnout for breakthroughs

    Stress and burnout have been hot topics lately. For Anthony Rostain, co-director of the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program, and the medical director for Adult Neurodevelopmental Disorders, skyrocketing levels of anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues among young people, and particularly among those entering college, are indicative of the toxic stress young people experience early on.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Jessica Pugh is pushing for diversity and inclusion in the tech industry

    Once she finishes her MBA from Wharton this spring, Pugh will be heading to Google this fall to work on global strategy while thinking of carving a bigger space for underrepresented minorities.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • The 737 Max crash: What’s the fallout for Boeing?

    Wharton’s Robert Meyer discusses the crash of a Boeing 737 Max aircraft, coming five months after another crash involving the same aircraft.

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Aiken receives honorary fellowship

    Penn Nursing’s Linda Aiken, the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing, and Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, was recently awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery

    FULL STORY AT Penn Nursing News