Wharton School

Do You Know Your Retirement Number?

February 25, 2014

The Wharton School’s Olivia Mitchell suggests thinking bigger in terms of how workers might want to spend their retirement years.

Article Source: U.S. News
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 24, 2014

After a Decade, Penn Institute of Urban Research Celebrates Partnerships and Progress

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After a decade of work, Penn IUR looks at its evolution, its many partnerships and its accomplishment, and looks forward to what is next for the urban-focused research entity.

With the number of city dwellers expected to double in the next 30 years, bringing the tally to 7 billion city inhabitants worldwide, urbanization poses a wide range of critical issues, including housing, education, food security, energy, crime, economic development, income equality and public health.

WhatsApp Price Ups the Ante in a Big-spending Industry

February 21, 2014

David Wessels of the Wharton School comments on the price Facebook is paying for WhatsApp.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Can Avatars Bring Out the Good in Gamers?

February 19, 2014

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School says, “Whether you are online or not, the subtle sights, sounds and smells in your environment can impact your behavior.”

Article Source: Reuters

Law Review: Too Early for Prognosis on Affordable Care Act’s Effects

February 19, 2014

Mark Pauly of the Wharton School comments on the impact of the Affordable Care Act.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

More Women and Foreign-Educated Executives Enter Top Ranks, Study Finds

February 18, 2014

Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School is cited for collaborative research on top-ranking jobs.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 February 19, 2014

Penn IUR Hosts Dialogue: Building Scholarship Critical to Building a Sustainable Urban Future

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A discussion hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research and HUD-sponsored dialogue in advance of the U.S. delegation to the World Urban Forum 7, will cover the role research plays in understanding the present challenges of urban development.
 
WHAT: “Research to Practice: Building Scholarship Critical to Building a Sustainable Urban Future,” a discussion hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research and HUD-sponsored dialogue in advance of the U.S.
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 18, 2014

Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy Helps Donors With ‘Saving Children’s Lives’

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Nearly seven million children will die from preventable causes before they reach age 5. The Center for High Impact Philanthropy has created a new online information source to show donors how they can make the biggest difference in the lives of others. “Saving Children’s Lives: A Global Public Health Toolkit for Donors” compiles information about existing resources and illustrates how simple things can prevent as many as two-thirds of the world’s child deaths.

Every year, nearly seven million children will die from preventable causes like diarrhea, pneumonia or measles before they reach the age of 5.

8 Steps to Getting the Perfect Mentor

February 18, 2014

An excerpt from Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success by Adam Grant of the Wharton School is highlighted.

Article Source: The Week

10 Things Weather Forecasters Won’t Tell You

February 17, 2014

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School is quoted about weather being included in the “marketplace of ideas.”