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

How undisclosed SEC investigations lead to insider trading

Should companies go public sooner about the fact that the SEC is investigating them? Daniel Taylor, a professor of accounting at Wharton, investigated this question in a research paper titled, “Undisclosed SEC Investigations,” which considers whether insiders gain an unfair advantage in being able to sell shares before the information hits the market.

Penn Today Staff

In the News

The Washington Post

Schumer’s overblown attack on GOP proposal for medical malpractice lawsuits

Allison Hoffman of the Law School said the Republican-proposed Safe to Work Act wouldn’t wholly prevent medical malpractice lawsuits, as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has suggested it would, saying that it would actually only apply to coronavirus-related health care services. However, she said, the bill does have other concerning loopholes.


The Washington Post

The Technology 202: Microsoft’s possible acquisition of TikTok could also bring increased Washington scrutiny

PIK Professor Herbert Hovenkamp spoke about Microsoft’s interest in acquiring TikTok, a move unlikely to trigger an investigation by antitrust regulators. “We don’t have any actual case law that pursues mergers simply because the companies are big,” he said. “They have to be competitors, for the most part, and have significant market share.”


WBUR Boston

‘Social movements are contagious’: Protests within Mass. companies are part of a growing trend

Mae McDonnell of the Wharton School said non-union workers have been increasingly willing to organize in recent years. “In the first half of 2015, there were six instances of employee activism in tech firms reported in mainstream media. In the first half of 2020, there were 60,“ she said.


Times Higher Education

Questions over implementation as India approves system overhaul

Alan Ruby of the Graduate School of Education commented on India’s plans to overhaul its higher education system. “The big story is the commitment to growing the total size of the sector by adding 35 million places, effectively doubling the current infrastructure,” he said.



What to do about contracts during COVID-19

David Hoffman of the Law School and a University of Virginia Law School colleague published a paper about the impact of COVID-19 on contracts. They recommend renegotiating contracts to minimize damages over trying to enforce or fight the terms.