Fungi on the front lines against environmental injustice

The collective efforts of the Symbiotic Architecture for Environmental Justice research community are making former industrial sites reborn as vibrant community gardens, and safe, green spaces for children to play a reality.

From the Environmental Innovations Initiative

2024 Sachs awardees

At a reception on April 30, The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation recognized the 21 projects awarded grants for the 2023-24 cycle, totaling $210,000 in support.

Brandon Baker

Kathleen Morrison on biodiversity and climate change

The faculty director of the Environmental Innovations Initiative, her research spans anthropology, archaeology, and paleoecology, involving the study of historic climates and environments, with a focus on South Asia.

From the Environmental Innovations Initiative

LilyLoop wins the 2024 Y-Prize competition

Biodegradable sensor tampons, wearable jewelry technology, and an app for timely tampon change reminders awarded LilyLoop the annual award.

From the William and Phyllis Mack Institute for Innovation Management

Could a single shot heal heart disease?

Experts at Penn Medicine are researching novel treatments for heart disease, including CRISPR gene editing technology, CAR T technology, and mRNA injections.

Rachel Ewing

In the News


AI is getting very popular among students and teachers, very quickly

Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School reviews new polling data that indicates generative AI’s growing popularity among students and teachers.



Schiff proposes guaranteed income pilot program for Medicaid recipients to cut federal health spending

A study co-authored by Amy Castro of the School of Social Policy & Practice shows that guaranteed income programs mitigate the negative financial and health consequences associated with income volatility.



How organizational personas can boost generative AI adoption

Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School says that senior leaders who have experimented with GPT services are struggling to bring their colleagues along for the ride.


Financial Times

AI is already changing management — companies must decide how

In an opinion essay, Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School says that managers need to start shaping how artificial intelligence will be used in the workplace.



TikTok sued the U.S. government to block a ban. Here’s what happens now

Gus Hurwitz of Penn Carey Law says that ByteDance could file another lawsuit on behalf of TikTok’s users to strengthen the company’s First Amendment argument against a federal ban.



Ethan Mollick on the four rules of Co-Intelligence with AI

In a Q&A, Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School discusses his transition from entrepreneurship to academia, the most important concepts that need to be taught to entrepreneurs, and the four rules of Co-Intelligence with AI.