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Wharton School announces new AI for Business initiative

Wharton School announces new AI for Business initiative. Led by AI expert and Wharton professor Kartik Hosanagar, AI for Business will enable students, faculty, and industry partners to explore the next phase of digital transformation.

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The business of sports without fans

Wharton professor Adi Wyner led a live, online panel discussion on the future of sports in a post-pandemic world, and how leagues are pivoting their plans and business models to move forward without fans in attendance.

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Virtual vet app wins Penn Wharton Startup Challenge

Penn Wharton Startup Challenge Competition winner My Virtual Veterinarian, a virtual veterinary portal for pet owners, makes it possible for pets to receive the care they need, when they need it.

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In the News


Marketplace (NPR)

When immigrants come to the U.S., investments often follow

Zeke Hernandez of the Wharton School was interviewed about new restrictions on work visas and how those obstacles could negatively affect the U.S. economy. “Immigrants are a leading indicator of where capital will flow in the future,” he said.

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The Guardian

Food brands are phasing out racist mascots. Will sports teams follow?

Americus Reed II of the Wharton School said recent changes to racist brand imagery can be attributed to the pandemic and our current political climate. “In normal times, you don’t have the heightened consumer awareness that’s been triggered by COVID and George Floyd,” he said.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

‘We all have a lot more to do’: Del. business leaders get crash course on reducing racial disparities in the workforce

Stephanie Creary of the Wharton School spoke to the Delaware Chamber of Commerce about addressing race and diversity in the workplace. “The more that we actually pretend that race isn’t a factor or that we don’t have different races, what the studies have shown is that we actually tend to engage in more biased behavior,” she said.

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Marketplace (NPR)

Limits on work visas could send more jobs overseas

Britta Glennon of the Wharton School said restrictions on H-1B visas can lead to outsourcing. “So those jobs aren’t necessarily going to Americans,” she said.

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The Washington Post

As movie theaters reopen, they’re tackling a role they never expected to play: psychologist

Deborah Small of the Wharton School said the primary way to make people comfortable adhering to COVID-19 safety practices is to see many others in their peer group taking the same steps. “The twist now,” she said, “is that we’re told to avoid crowds.”

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The Wall Street Journal

Why people are more honest when writing on their smartphones

Shiri Melumad of the Wharton School was interviewed about her research into how people communicate with smartphones, as opposed to personal computers. “Consumers tend to convey feelings or thoughts that are more private or intimate on their smartphones, which is captured by the use of ‘I’ or ‘we’ and mentioning family and friends,” she said.

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