Education, Business, & Law

Penn Recognized in 2011 Green Colleges Guide

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania has been named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada in the “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition."

Julie McWilliams

Three Penn GSE Profs Lead Panel Discussion in “Mandates, Models and Methods, Oh My!”

PHILADELPHIA — Three panelists from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education will host a discussion at the 2011 Albert M. Greenfield Memorial Lecture, “Mandates, Models and Methods, Oh My!: A Strategic Look at the Essential Components of Early Childhood Education,” Wednesday, April 27, 4-5:30 p.m.

Jill DiSanto-Haines

James Martin to Deliver Penn’s 2011 Baccalaureate Address

PHILADELPHIA — The Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest, author and culture editor of America, a national Catholic magazine, will speak at the University of Pennsylvania’s 2011 Baccalaureate ceremonies on Sunday, May 15, in Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St.

Jill DiSanto-Haines

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Pa. woman was convinced she bought Obamacare insurance. She got scammed by a look-alike website.

PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel spoke about a class exercise in which he asks students to shop for health insurance using the government marketplace. When he attempted the assignment, he found it easy to accidentally use an unaffiliated site. “Unless you know what the right place looks like, what the offers are, they’ve done a very good job of making it look like it’s the [government] health insurance site.”


The Washington Post

How often does the Supreme Court overturn precedents like Roe v. Wade?

Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School contributed case information to a story about major supreme court reversals.


The Wall Street Journal

Factory workers become coders as companies automate

The Wharton School’s Morris Cohen said Europe is ahead of the U.S. when it comes to digitizing factories. BMW, for example, trains its employees to keep up with changing manufacturing processes, “teaching them that this is to their benefit, that this is not a way of replacing you, but making you more productive.”


The Washington Post

To reform the credit card industry, start with credit scores

Lisa Servon of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design co-authored an opinion piece about the U.S. credit system. “To make affordable credit accessible to a broader group, let’s fix the flawed scoring system that allocates credit,” the authors wrote.



Why the giants among this year’s Fortune 500 should intimidate you

PIK Professor Herbert Hovenkamp said anticompetitive practices, which protect the largest firms by making it difficult for employees to change jobs, are on the rise. Simultaneously, he said, large tech companies are buying up potential competitors “before they can ever emerge as vibrant competitors themselves.”