Education, Business, & Law

It's A Small World After All: NanoDay 2007 @ Penn

WHO: Faculty from the Nano/Bio Interface Center of the University of Pennsylvania sponsor a day of nanotechnology education and outreach for the Penn community, as well as regional high schools and neighbors.  

Jordan Reese

Statement on Citibank Loan Program

The University of Pennsylvania has agreed to modify one of its student loan programs, which is offered by Citibank, in response to a recent inquiry made to the University by the New York Attorney General. Penn will reimburse all participants who borrowed from the Penn CitiAssist program for fees paid by Citibank to the University.

Grand Opening Planned Dec. 5 for 'The Hub,' Mixed-Use Building at 40th and Chestnut Streets

WHAT:  A grand opening event, celebrating the completion of The Hub, a nine-story, 100-unit residential-retail complex at 40th and Chestnut streets in University City, constructed by Teres Holdings, LLC, of PhiladelphiaWHERE:  The second floor of The Hub, 3935 Chestnut St., PhiladelphiaWHEN:  5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5WHO:  Featured speakers will include:

Julie McWilliams

In the News

The Washington Post

As prosecutors take larger role in reversing wrongful convictions, Philadelphia DA exonerates 10 men wrongly imprisoned for murder

Marissa Bluestine of Carey Law’s Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice spoke about the rise of conviction integrity units. “Every week I’ll get calls from DAs or innocence organizations around the country,” she said. “It’s not just a flash-in-the-pan kind of thing. And it’s not just the ‘progressive’ DAs. Some have been in office for decades.”



The W.P. Carey Foundation makes record $125 million donation to the University of Pennsylvania Law School

The Law School has been renamed after receiving a $125 million gift from the W.P. Carey Foundation. “We are grateful for and inspired by their leadership and their commitment to the University,” said President Amy Gutmann.


The Conversation

Before you decide to work in college, ask yourself these questions

Laura Perna and Ph.D. student Taylor Odle of the Graduate School of Education recommended that undergraduates weigh the benefits and drawbacks of working while enrolled in classes before accepting a job. “Working—especially working many hours per week—can be stressful and can harm academic performance and progress,” they wrote.



Regulators expected to make Google sweat for Fitbit deal approval

Joseph Turow of the Annenberg School for Communication responded to Fitbit’s assurance that Google will never sell personal information or use fitness tracker data for Google ads, saying, “There are so many ways to finesse that statement. We have to figure out what that really means.”


KYW Newsradio (Philadelphia)

Pennsylvania Innocence Project celebrates 10 years of work in the business of justice

Data from the Law School’s Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice shows that that 2-8% of all legal cases return a wrongful result.