Supporting education in Ghana

The Graduate School of Education’s Sharon Wolf is leading a research project on reaching parents in remote and impoverished regions of Ghana with supportive text messages to share information on helping their children, especially girls, succeed in school.

Louisa Shepard

In the News

The Wall Street Journal

Wharton professor promoted love in the workplace

Dean Erika H. James and Adam Grant spoke about the legacy of Wharton School colleague Sigal Barsade, who died earlier this month. “She lived the values of the work that she was espousing,” said James.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Widener University’s president will leave the school to join Penn’s faculty next year

Widener University President Julie Wollman will be joining Penn’s Graduate School of Education as a professor next year. Dean Pam Grossman said Wollman offers the School “tremendous experience and an entrepreneurial spirit.”


WHYY (Philadelphia)

‘Traveling Black:’ the fight for freedom on roads, rail, and in the air

Mia Bay of the School of Arts & Sciences spoke about her new book, “Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance.”


The New York Times

‘Traveling Black,’ a look at the civil rights movement in motion

“Traveling Black,” a book by Mia Bay of the School of Arts & Sciences, was featured. The work is a history of mobility and resistance in the U.S.



The five best fintech books to get you started

“The Unbanking of America” by Lisa Servon of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design was recommended for readers trying to understand why fintech matters.


The New York Times

The composer Tyshawn Sorey enters a new phase

Tyshawn Sorey of the School of Arts & Sciences was profiled for his accomplishments as a musician, composer, and academic.