Wharton School

Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely in U.S.

June 19, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School shares his thoughts on wide-ranging prices for health care in America.

Article Source: HealthDay

Audio: Penn Professor Discusses Open Learning

June 13, 2014

John Zhang of the Wharton School is interviewed about open online education and MOOCs.

Article Source: Bejing Radio

The Meaning of Happiness Changes Over Your Lifetime

June 17, 2014

Cassie Mogilner of the Wharton School is mentioned for her collaborative study on how happiness varies over a lifetime.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Obamacare ‘Sticker Shock’ Not So Shocking, Conservative Economist Suggests

June 18, 2014

Mark Pauly of the Wharton School is mentioned for his analysis of the cost of care under the Affordable Care Act.

Article Source: Washington Post

Video: How Giving Back Can Lead to Greater Personal Success

June 17, 2014

Adam Grant of the Wharton School joins a conversation about why it is important to include giving when envisioning the modern American dream.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Starbucks U.

June 16, 2014

Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School says, “It’s a big deal when any low-wage, service employer does anything nice for employees,” in regard to Starbucks’ announcement of offering to pay for its employees to earn bachelor’s degrees.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 18, 2014

Penn Lends Support to National ‘Maker Movement’

In conjunction with the first White House Maker Faire being held today, the University of Pennsylvania signed a joint letter along with more than 150 other institutions, pledging support to foster a “generation of makers.” The letter details the need for young tinkerers, inventors and entrepreneurs to bring life to future innovations.

Like Sports? That May Make You a Worse Investor

June 17, 2014

Alex Edmans of the Wharton School is cited for leading a study titled “Sports Sentiment and Stock Returns.”

Video: More Stores Mix Brick and Mortar With Online

June 15, 2014

Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School comments on retail stores creating the best combination for their stores and online distribution.

Article Source: Orlando Sentinel
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 13, 2014

Interest in Building a Strong Vocabulary Pays Off for Student at Penn

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Wharton graduate Betty Hsu found that strengthening one’s vocabulary can be rewarding – in 20,000 ways. She took home a $20,000 prize from the 2014 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition.

For Betty Hsu an idea about how to strengthening one’s vocabulary became a rewarding lesson. While at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, she created ProfessorWord, an online application that helps to boost vocabulary development.