Education, Business, & Law

The math behind March Madness

A Q&A with statistician Shane Jensen, who discusses the math behind sports team rankings, why March Madness has so many underdog victories, and how technology might change how analysts study sports teams in the future.

Erica K. Brockmeier

Negotiating a truce in the war on drugs

A Penn Law symposium brought together experts from the legal, law enforcement, social work, and policy camps to discuss how to refocus the decades-long fight to be less punitive and more protective.

Gwyneth K. Shaw

Penn at SXSW

This is the third year the Penn Center for Innovation has led a group of University-affiliated startups to participate in South by Southwest’s innovative arm, SXSW Interactive.

Lauren Hertzler

Higher ed as ‘hubs for common ground’

At the Wharton Global Forum in Shanghai, Penn President Amy Gutmann said high-quality higher education has the potential to transform lives, communities, and the world.

Penn Today Staff

Can Venezuela recover from its crisis?

Penn’s Dorothy Kronick discusses potential solutions to Venezuela’s deepening crisis, and asks whether sanctions are a good strategy.

Penn Today Staff



In the News


The New York Times

For the N.B.A., a sticky situation in China will linger

Witold Henisz of the Wharton School comments on the need for sports companies to have a political strategy.

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Vice

'Mindfulness' isn't the answer to our completely hellish workplaces

The Wharton School’s Lindsey Cameron comments on her work studying the impact of mediation on the workplace.

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The Washington Post

An economic crisis in your teens can alter your behavior for life, economists find

Arthur van Benthem of the Wharton School collaborated with economist Christopher Severen on an analysis of the impact of spikes in gas prices on Americans’ car-usage over time.

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Forbes

Restrictions on H-1B visas found to push jobs out of the U.S.

A study led by Britta Glennon of the Wharton School explores “how decreased access to visas for skilled workers could lead multinational firms to offshore more jobs.”

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Chronicle of Higher Education

Despite obstacles, black colleges are pipelines to the middle class, study finds. Here’s its list of the best

Robert A. Nathenson of the Graduate School of Education comments on his work studying the hurdles faced by historically black colleges and universities.

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