Education, Business, & Law

Creating Canopy: Penn, Philadelphia Partner to Distribute Free Trees to University Homeowners

PHILADELPHIA – As the first institution to take part in Philadelphia’s Creating Canopy program, the University of Pennsylvania is partnering with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department to distribute to faculty and staff homeowners in the city 300 free trees to plant on their property.             

Julie McWilliams, Patrick Morgan

UNESCO Chair Established at Penn GSE

A UNESCO Chair in Learning and Literacy has been established at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. The first of its kind at a U.S. school of education, the UNESCO Chair will focus on achieving UN Millennium Development Goals in the area of basic education and literacy in the poorest countries of the world.

Jill DiSanto-Haines

Two Penn Campus Renovation Projects Garner LEED Gold Designations

PHILADELPHIA -- Two recent renovations on the University of Pennsylvania campus have been certified LEED Gold this month by the U.S. Green Building Council: The School of Arts and Sciences’ Music Building at 202 S. 34th St., and Joe’s Café, a new eatery in the Wharton School’s Steinberg-Dietrich Hall.

Julie McWilliams

Knowledge@Wharton reaches out to teens

Since its initial launch in 1999, the online business journalKnowledge@Whartonhas grown to become a widely respected network of digital business news and research publications with 1.7 million readers around the world.

Tanya Barrientos



In the News


Economic Times

Brands like Burger King and Coke use scholarships to capture Gen Z’s attention

Cait Lamberton of the Wharton School says that consumers increasingly expect corporations to pick up pieces of the student debt crisis where other social services are failing.

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Oregon Capital Chronicle

Private equity investment in Oregon behavioral health lags national average, study finds

A study co-authored by Marissa King of the Wharton School finds that private equity firms now own as much as a quarter of behavioral health practices in some states, though ownership in Oregon is lower than the national average.

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The Wall Street Journal

The downside of delayed gratification

A study co-authored by Jonah Berger of the Wharton School suggests that spirals of delayed gratification can take a toll on emotional, physical, and financial well-being.

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Financial Times

AI is already changing management — companies must decide how

In an opinion essay, Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School says that managers need to start shaping how artificial intelligence will be used in the workplace.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Philly narcotics cops secretly used surveillance cameras. Video proved some of their testimony false

Sandra Mayson of Penn Carey Law says that chaos in scheduling court dates obscures intentional no-shows by police officers.

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