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  • Is free shipping sustainable for retailers?

    Wharton marketing professor Ron Berman talks about the impact of free shipping on retailers, and argues that there’s a certain psychology behind free shipping that makes it almost compulsory for retailers. 

    FULL STORY AT Knowledge@Wharton

  • Men’s basketball announces return of Hoops For Troops for February 15 Yale game

    Through this program, Penn Basketball fans can provide a game-day experience to active duty and military veterans.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Penn Vet scientists receive two of six Penn Center for Innovation annual Commercialization Awards

    The Penn Vet awardees are Susan Volk, associate professor of small animal surgery, and recipient of the Emerging Inventor of the Year Award for her novel method of suppressing breast cancer recurrence; William A. Beltran, professor of ophthalmology and Gustavo D. Aguirre, professor of medical genetics and ophthalmology,

    FULL STORY AT Penn Vet

  • Cancer Institute continues growth

    Six years after the Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute opened, a $48 million expansion to provide additional cancer services is underway. The health system recently broke ground on a new state-of-the-art proton therapy facility, becoming the second site in Pennsylvania to offer radiation therapy to cancer patients.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Wharton School establishes new Sports Analytics and Business Initiative

    The Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative (WSABI) represents an expansion of school-wide sports business activities by building on the Wharton Sports Business Initiative, founded in 2008. WSABI will be part of Analytics at Wharton, broadening the School’s focus in teaching, research, and industry engagement initiatives that use big data to improve decision-making and generate actionable business insights.

    FULL STORY AT Wharton

  • Oncology nursing fellowship reaches out to the ‘best and brightest’

    After witnessing the exceptional nursing care his wife received as she battled and ultimately lost her life to ovarian cancer, Fred Flynn created the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship in her memory, determined to not only raise the visibility of oncology nursing as a potential career path but also inspire many of the “best and brightest” undergraduate nursing students to enter the field. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Anita Allen receives honorary doctorate from the Netherlands’ University of Tilburg, speaks at The Hague

    Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy Anita L. Allen accepted the degree and spoke about “unimagined and unimaginable futures,” connecting her childhood in racially segregated Atlanta, Georgia as the daughter of two teenagers without high school diplomas with the advent of the digital age. 

    FULL STORY AT Penn Law

  • Princeton Health to launch mental health first aid program

    In the new year, Princeton Health Community Wellness instructors will begin offering mental health first aid educational programs for professional such as school teachers and counselors, and individuals by request.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Julia Puchtler named to 2020 Class of Carol Emmott Fellowship

    Puchtler, the chief financial officer of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, has been named to the 2020 class of the Carol Emmott Fellowship. The fellowship was established to address the significant underrepresentation of women in the top ranks of hospital and health system leadership.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • What happens to education funding during the next recession?

    During a series of talks at Penn sponsored by Penn GSE’s Education Policy and Higher Education Divisions and the Wharton Public Policy Initiative, Scott Pattison, the former executive director of the National Governor’s Association, said higher education and K-12 leaders should start preparing for the next economic downturn now.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education