Education, Business, & Law

How to help children at risk for abuse

Resources are available to protect kids from systemic child abuse. The executive director at Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research has insight and advice for everyone to help keep kids and communities safe.

Jill DiSanto , Jill DiSanto

Empowering workers while reducing waste in Mumbai

In Mumbai, waste sorters represent a crucial yet marginalized labor pool, diverting would-be trash from landfills by sorting and selling recyclables. President’s Engagement Prize recipients Svanika Balasubramanian and Peter Wang Hjemdahl will connect these workers to larger recycling operations through a digital marketplace.

Katherine Unger Baillie

Finally, finals

Resources for students are available 24-7 during Reading Days and Finals Week, From April 27th through May 8th.

Jill DiSanto

Building bridges

The Penn-Wharton China Summit aligns students with the Chinese business community and opportunities for leadership through an event of their own making.

Jill DiSanto

Why children need more diverse books

Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, an expert on children's literature at the Graduate School of Education, on the impact that diversity, inclusion, and historical literature has on kids today.



In the News


WHYY (Philadelphia)

3D printing companies take action against 3D guns amid debatable public safety threat

Tom Baker of the Law School discussed 3D printing manufacturers’ liability with regard to the creation of homemade guns.

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Chronicle of Higher Education

How artificial intelligence is changing teaching

Ryan Baker of the Graduate School of Education and Valerie Ross of the School of Arts and Sciences discussed the benefits and challenges of using AI in the classroom.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Is pharma getting greedier?

The Wharton School’s Mark Pauly wrote about increases in drug pricing, which he attributes to a combination of consumers’ willingness to pay more, an aging population, and effective marketing tactics.

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Forbes.com

Dig into the surprising success of Darden Restaurants

The Law School’s Jill Fisch commented on Darden’s sudden sale of Red Lobster to Golden Gate Capital, saying management had effectively spat in the faces of the activist shareholders.

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The Wall Street Journal

Bankruptcy filings surge among older Americans

The Wharton School’s Olivia Mitchell commented on reports that bankruptcy rates are increasing among older people. The study’s sample was not representative, making it “impossible to determine whether the trends identified are statistically significant,” said Mitchell.

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