Campus & Community

Get out the student vote

Penn Leads the Vote, the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, and the Office of Government and Community Affairs work in tandem to make Penn a civic-minded population of voters in all elections.

Tina Rodia

‘Power of design’

In a ceremony Thursday afternoon, President Amy Gutmann celebrated the naming of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design and Stuart Weitzman Plaza. Weitzman, the designer and footwear industry icon, graduated from the Wharton School in 1963.

Louisa Shepard

The dangers of vaping

Vaping has been marketed as a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes, but recent deaths and acute respiratory illnesses have belied that claim. Pulmonologist and smoking cessation expert Frank Leone of the Perelman School of Medicine explains the e-cigarette phenomenon and why it’s dangerous.

Katherine Unger Baillie

New technologies and their global impact

Former Secretary of State John Kerry joined former U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and other guests at Perry World House’s third annual Fall Colloquium to discuss “How Emerging Technologies Are Rewiring the Global Order.”



In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Wharton will fast track a course on managing business during a pandemic crisis

Mauro Guillén of the Wharton School spoke about the School’s new online course Epidemics, National Disasters, and Geopolitics: Managing Global Business and Financial Uncertainty. “We’re covering every topic we think is relevant from a business or economic perspective,” he said. “The virus has become a global pandemic because we’re such an interconnected society. We’ll be looking at every possible angle.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

‘It’s go time for spring’: Blossoms, buds, and temperatures are popping

Bill Cullina, executive director of the Morris Arboretum, talked about the transition from winter to spring. “I would say within the next couple of weeks it’s going to be safe to plant cold vegetables, things like onions and cabbage,” he said. “Get out there and enjoy it.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Wharton’s Erika James, first female dean: ‘Gender is the least of what I have to offer’

Incoming Wharton dean Erika James spoke about her new appointment. “In the first few months, I will spend time meeting and learning about my new colleagues,” she said, “and listening to students and alumni. My goal is to identify themes in what people say are their hopes and dreams for Wharton, and then get about the business of making them happen.”

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The Wall Street Journal

Wharton names first female dean

Erika James of Emory University has been named the new dean of the Wharton School. “A passionate and visible champion of the power of business and business education to positively transform communities locally, nationally, and globally, she is exceptionally well-prepared to lead Wharton into the next exciting chapter of its storied history,” said President Amy Gutmann.

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“All Things Considered,” National Public Radio

Refugee docents help bring a museum’s global collection to life

Ellen Owens, Julian Siggers, and Kevin Schott of the Museum were interviewed about the Global Guides program, which hires refugees and immigrants to work as docents. “We really wanted to have the narratives of lots of different people, to bring the authentic voices of people that live in other places into the galleries of the museum,” said Owens.

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