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


Philadelphia Inquirer

Trump-friendly Newsmax bundled into Comcast’s Xfinity service

The Annenberg School for Communication’s Victor Pickard discussed conservative news channel Newsmax and its recent deal with Comcast. If Comcast is “feeling the heat from the right, it will make sense to appease some of those critics,” said Pickard.

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CNBC

Dieting is out. That poses a problem for a company named Weight Watchers as it rebrands itself WW

Kevin Volpp of the Wharton School and Perelman School of Medicine offered commentary on the “universal challenge” of dieting. “People generally speaking are much more successful in achieving initial weight loss than maintaining weight loss,” he said.

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Bloomberg

Barbara Kahn discusses the retail revolution (podcast)

Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School was interviewed about changes in the world of retail and marketing. “People talk about [contemporary online shopping] as ‘omnichannel’ but right now it’s just retail. Retail has now become a seamless integration between online and offline,” said Kahn.

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Bloomberg

Sears bankruptcy hits close to home for Trump

Speaking about Sears’ decline, the Wharton School’s Daniel Raff said that expressions of nostalgia for the store, which has long catered to blue-collar Americans, “may well resonate with [Trump’s] core voters.”

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Economic Times

Bigger Billion Days: How this year’s festive season could prove transformative for Flipkart

Discussing Indian e-commerce, the Wharton School’s Kartik Hosanagar said that the ratio of customer acquisition costs to customer lifetime value is “even more lopsided than in the U.S., Europe, and China.” The key to profitability, he said, is reducing those acquisition costs and improving customer retention.

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