A link between gun violence on TV and firearm deaths
Research from Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Daniel Romer and Patrick E. Jamieson found that gun use on television doubled from 2000 to 2018, rising in parallel with the proportion of homicides from firearms in the U.S. during the same period.
A ‘human-focused approach’ to sustainability
Sustainability Director Nina Morris, who started at Penn in October, aims to build on the University’s strengths in creating a more sustainable campus and community.
Penn’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions within the endowment
Penn’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions within the endowment. The Office of Investments has established the goal of reducing the net greenhouse gas emissions from Penn’s endowment investments to zero by 2050.
Exploring the future of higher education
A new book co-edited by the Netter Center’s Ira Harkavy considers the various responses of universities to the pandemic, with the goal of building more sustainable and democratic societies.
Alumna Jessica Vaughn examines workplace space and culture in ICA solo exhibition
Artist and Weitzman School of Design alumna Jessica Vaughn examines the spaces and culture of the American workplace in her first major solo exhibition, now on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
Why the semiconductor shortage won’t end soon
Morris A. Cohen of the Wharton School explains the current shortage of semiconductor parts and how that affects everything from automobiles to PlayStations.
Working at the intersection of data science and public policy
Ken Steif’s new book, “Public Policy Analytics: Code & Context for Data Science in Government,” available online and in print, provides guidance for how governments and policymakers can use data and algorithms to solve complex service-delivery problems.
Young and middle-age adults in the U.S. dying at higher rates
According to a new National Academies report, cardiometabolic conditions now join drug overdoses, alcohol, and suicide as significant mortality causes. In a Q&A, demographer Irma Elo explains.
What’s all the buzz about Bitcoin?
What’s all the buzz about Bitcoin? Mauro Guillén, a professor of international management at the Wharton School answers the questions surrounding the sudden interest.
Invested and engaged
In a Q&A, Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli reflects on the University’s latest Economic Impact Report and the new effort to include an account of Penn’s civic engagement and impact on Philadelphia, its residents, and surrounding communities.