Amy Paeth on the ‘poetry industrial complex’

In her new book, the lecturer in critical writing in the School of Arts & Sciences uses the history of the U.S. poet laureate as a window into how the arts, government, industry, and private donors interact and shape culture.

Susan Ahlborn

In the News


Your wrist could give clues to future health

A study by Carsten Skarke of the Perelman School of Medicine and colleagues finds that wrist temperature is associated with the risk of future disease.


Hartford Courant

Mistrust of medical professionals harms Black residents’ health. CT professionals are working to improve it

A Perelman School of Medicine study shows that distrust of the health care system is strongly connected with self-reported fair or poor health.


Business Insider

Bad news, star employees: You’re not the ones who’ll benefit the most from AI

A study co-authored by Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School found that consultants who ranked below average benefitted the most from using AI technology.



Antitrust deal cops to peek at worker abuses, stirring backlash

A 2021 paper co-written by Ioana Marinescu of the School of Social Policy & Practice found that local industry wage increases are associated with decreases in the prevalence and severity of labor-rights violations caught by federal agencies.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn biomedical scientists move into new uCity complex with 115,000 square feet of lab space

More than 50 Penn scientists and staff, including the Perelman School of Medicine’s Drew Weissman, are moving into 115,000 square feet of new lab space in the 13-story One uCity Square building.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn’s Carl June splits a $3 million Breakthrough Prize for pioneering the cancer treatment CAR-T

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine has been honored with the $3 million Breakthrough Prize for discovering how to attack cancer by harnessing a patient’s immune system through CAR-T therapy.