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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 11, 2011

Fels Institute of Government Study Shows Positive Effect of Philadelphia Neighborhood Reinvestment

PHILADELPHIA – A report from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania details the ways reclamation and redevelopment of vacant property have improved residents’ quality of life in eastern North Philadelphia.  The report, “Neighborhood Stabilization and Safety in East North Philadelphia,” highlights how comprehensive strategic investment by local community developers and public agencies correlates with improvements in safety, rising incomes and an attraction of new working households.

The End of Trends: If It’s Hot, It’s Over

February 9, 2011

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School is cited for his study on trends and says “cultural tastes that have been adopted quickly die faster.”

Article Source: National Public Radio

Google Manager Complicates Role in Egypt Protests

February 8, 2011

Michael Useem of the Wharton School suggests that a missing Egyptian Google manager may help Google’s reputation.

Article Source: Associated Press

US State Bankruptcy Won’t Get Big Cheer at Hearing

February 8, 2011

David Skeel of the Law School comments on state bankruptcy.

Article Source: Reuters

3 Ways to Conquer Pension Envy

February 7, 2011

Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School comments on resentment of people who have reliable pension payments.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

Live Chat: Wharton Admissions

February 7, 2011

Ankur Kumar of the Wharton School will answer questions about the admissions process.

Article Source: Bloomberg News

Ten Questions – Barbara Kahn

February 8, 2011

Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School is profiled.

Article Source: Financial Times

4 Traditional Money Rules to Break Now

February 7, 2011

Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School comments on nontraditional money rules.

Article Source: Smart Money

U.S. Commercial Property Recovery Spares Economy Another Blow

February 4, 2011

Susan Wachter of the Wharton School comments on the effects of lender renegotiations in commercial real estate.

Article Source: Bloomberg News

‘Facebook of Science’ Seeks to Reshape Peer Review

January 30, 2011

Vitek Tracz is a risk-taker. He put his money into open-access publishing when free Internet journals seemed like a long shot. "Everybody promised me that open access would not succeed," recalls the scientific publisher. "They said I would go bankrupt. I thought there was a very high chance of that, myself. But it now turns out to be significantly profitable." Two years ago he sold his BioMed Central publications—there are now about 200 of them—to Berlin-based Springer for an undisclosed sum, thought to be in the region of $50-million.