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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.

Medicaid Re-envisioned: By Reducing Dependency We Can Benefit Everyone

June 11, 2014

Mark Pauly of the Wharton School contributes his thoughts about Medicaid.

Article Source: Philly.com

Audio: What Elite Universities Can Learn from Higher Fashion

June 11, 2014

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses traditional business schools and online courses.

Article Source: “Marketplace”

What Makes a ‘Good Dad’ This Father’s Day?

June 10, 2014

Adam Grant of the Wharton School is mentioned for his book Give and Take and speaking at the Third Metric Conference.

Article Source: Huffington Post

To Cash or Not to Cash: That’s the Question, in a Market for Dummies

June 10, 2014

A Wharton study about the earnings of financially literate employees is cited.

Take Your Heart Medicine – and Win a Prize!

June 8, 2014

Shivan Mehta of the Perelman School of Medicine and Kevin Volpp of the Wharton School and the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about a study called Heartstrong.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 6, 2014

In Penn’s Stouffer College House, Students Get a Touch of Home

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In the first of a series on families living in Penn's College Houses, at Stouffer, residents say, "Nothing comes closer to home."

This is the first in a series of articles about families living in the University of Pennsylvania’s College House system.