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 Wall Street Journal

Make a call on quitting your job without any regrets

Katy Milkman of the Wharton School said people tend to commit further to things that aren’t working out, whether it be a job or a relationship. As a result, she said, “You don’t optimize. You don’t achieve as much.”


Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia home repair grants linked to decreased neighborhood crime, Penn study finds

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine, School of Arts & Sciences, and Stuart Weitzman School of Design found that the crime rate on a given block was reduced by nearly 22% when the city of Philadelphia funded repairs for even a single house. “The social fabric of a neighborhood is very connected to the physical environment,” said the medical school’s Eugenia South.


Los Angeles Times

Simone Biles, the greatest gymnast alive, could be the next marketing GOAT too

Americus Reed II of the Wharton School said gymnast Simone Biles is one of the few athletes who can expand her brand beyond her sport and into the “greater cultural stratosphere.”



Arrest of a Trump friend sends key message

Claire Finkelstein of the Law School co-authored an opinion piece about the prosecution of Tom Barrack, chair of Donald J. Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee. Barrack has been charged with several crimes, including conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent of a foreign government. “The prosecution is a welcome first step to rein in both foreign lobbying generally and the corruption seemingly surrounding the former president specifically, but much more is needed on both counts,” they wrote.



How a Walmart worker with Down syndrome—and her sister—fought and beat the giant retailer after getting fired

Jasmine Harris of the Law School said that while retailers may prominently feature employees with disabilities in their marketing materials, the verdict of a recent discrimination lawsuit against Walmart affirms that disabled employees are not just for show.