Wharton School Announces Partnership With Sovereign Bank, Santander Universities
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the establishment of a Partnership for Globalization with Sovereign Bank, part of Banco Santander.
World Is Full of Darkness, Reflected in the Physiology of the Human Retina, Penn Researchers Say
PHILADELPHIA –- Physicists and neuroscientists from the University of Pennsylvania have linked the cell structure of the retina to the light and dark contrasts of the natural world, demonstrating the likelihood that the neural pathways humans use for seeing are adapted to best capture the world around us.
Report from Penn’s Fels Institute of Government Shows Positive Results of Urban Investment
PHILADELPHIA –- A new report from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government shows how public investment guided by strategic planning can produce highly successful results, even within an urban area formerly plagued by high levels of vacancy and abandonment.
Penn President Amy Gutmann Meets With Vice President Biden on Stimulus Funding for Research
WASHINGTON -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann attended a meeting at the White House today as an invited guest of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Dr. J. Larry Jameson to Lead Penn Medicine
PHILADELPHIA -- J. Larry Jameson, M.D., Ph.D., has been named the next executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and dean of Penn’s School of Medicine, effective July 1, 2011.
Penn GSE Professor to Speak at White House-Sponsored Conference During National HBCU Week
PHILADELPHIA — Marybeth Gasman, an associate professor in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, will speak at the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities conference in Washington, D.C., during National HBCU Week, which runs S
University of Pennsylvania Makes Top 20 in Sierra Club List of ‘America’s 100 Greenest Schools’
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania came in at No. 19 –- up from No. 45 last year -- in the Sierra Club Magazine’s ranking of colleges it believes are doing the most for the planet.
Winners of Wharton Business Plan Competition Ring NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell
PHILADELPHIA – The winners of the Wharton Business Plan Competition rang the NASDAQ Stock Market closing bell in Times Square in New York City today.
Annenberg Study Reinforces Value of Public Television-Based Intervention in Promoting Early Literacy
An award-winning children’s PBS KIDS program, Between the Lions, when combined with teachers who are equipped with curriculum materials and who have received training, has consistently demonstrated its effectiveness in developing better reading skills for preschool children.
Philadelphia Judge and War Veteran to Speak at University of Pennsylvania Veterans Upward Bound Graduation
WHO: Patrick Dugan, Philadelphia Municipal Court judge and veteran of the wars in Iraq and AfghanistanWHAT: Graduation ceremony for 40 U.S. veteransWHEN: Aug. 26, 2010, 7 p.m.
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Wharton professor on turning responsible investing interest into sales
Cait Lamberton of the Wharton School discussed the decision-making behind sustainable investing. “At the end of the day, the question for the consumer has to be, ‘If I do this, what changes in the world? What will be different because I took this action?’ And it doesn’t even have to be something large; it has to be something concrete,” she said.
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Medical groups push to save institute that helps doctors and patients choose the right treatment
PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel said PCORI, a government-funded research institute, wasn’t “bold enough” in dealing with drug companies and went “way overboard” with its patient engagement efforts.
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Corporate debt nears a record $10 trillion, and borrowing binge poses new risks
Krista Schwarz of the Wharton School said that the current state of affairs, in which corporations have taken on significant high-risk debt, will amplify any economic downturn. “It’s going to make everything happen faster, larger, worse,” she said. “The recession would just be that much deeper.”
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Can Paytm make every cent of its $1 billion funding round really count?
Kartik Hosanagar of the Wharton School said that Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder of India’s fintech company Paytm, “likely has low equity holding on a percentage basis. But the company’s valuation is very high so his stake in Paytm is still worth a lot on paper.”
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Three MBA admissions heads explain why record numbers of women are going to business school
Blair Mannix of the Wharton School spoke about the business school’s supportive environment. “People on the outside of the community and culture think it’s a competitive environment, but if you speak to anyone who’s a member of it, it’s extremely collaborative,” she said.
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