Construction Set to Begin for Expanded Residential/Retail Complex at 40th and Chestnut
PHILADELPHIA -- The Hub, an eight-story, mixed-use apartment building that opened in December 2006 at 40th and Chestnut streets near the University of Pennsylvania campus, is expanding its footprint with the imminent construction of Hub 3939, next door at 3939 Chestnut St.
New Prosthetic Limb, Electronic Traffic Glove and Mobile Solar Power Plant Win Penn's 2008 PennVention
PHILADELPHIA –- A new prosthetic accessory worn on the residual limb of a transtibial (below-knee) amputee was awarded the Grand Prize at the Fourth Annual PennVention competition for student inventors at the University of Pennsylvania's Weiss Tech House.
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.
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.
Moody's Upgrades University of Pennsylvania's Debt Rating, Citing Growth in Financial Reserves
PHILADELPHIA -- Moody's Investor Services has upgraded the University of Pennsylvania's long-term debt rating to Aa2, from Aa3. Moody's removed Penn's rating from a watchlist for potential upgrades and said the rating outlook is stable.This rating upgrade to Aa2 restores the University to its highest rating level, last achieved in 1998.
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:
Expert Comment on Lobbyists, Political Campaign Finance and Jack Abramoff's Guilty Pleas
Expert Comment on Lobbyists, Political Campaign Finance and Jack Abramoff's Guilty Pleas from the University of PennsylvaniaJanuary 9, 2006
Penn Law School and National Constitution Center Host Political Campaign Finance Symposium
MEDIA ADVISORYWHAT: Symposium about the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Law "McConnell v. Federal Election Commission: Understanding the Decision and Its Implications"WHEN: May 15, 2003,
How Penn Law’s Quattrone Center works toward a fairer criminal justice system
The national research and policy hub's goal is to increase the fairness and accuracy of the criminal justice system by preventing errors in the administration of justice..
Hard negotiations: Why a softer approach yields better outcomes
Wharton professor Maurice Schweitzer and postdoctoral researcher Einav Hart discuss their research on how negotiation can harm post-agreement performance.
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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.”
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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