The Strange Life of Q-tips, the Most Bizarre Thing People Buy

January 20, 2016

Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School comments on the difficulty in changing how consumers perceive Q-tips due to their history brand.

Article Source: Washington Post

Is It Better to Die in America or in England?

January 19, 2016

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Wharton School and the Perelman School of Medicine and Justin Bekelman, also of Medicine, co-author an op-ed about the cost of end-of-life care in America compared to Europe and Canada.

Article Source: New York Times

Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate

January 16, 2016

Adam Grant of the Wharton School contributes an op-ed about procrastination.

Article Source: New York Times

Audio: Meet Me in St. Louis …We’ll Leave for L.A. From There

January 13, 2016

Kenneth Shropshire of the Wharton School talks about the St. Louis Rams moving to Los Angeles.

Article Source: “Marketplace”

What Brands Can Learn About Behavior From New Year’s Resolutions

January 12, 2016

Katherine Milkman of the Wharton School is cited for researching how “temporal landmarks” can spark goal-directed activities.

Article Source:

Prediction Machines Will See the Future for Hedge Funds, CIA

January 12, 2016

Philip Tetlock of the Wharton School and the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for his involvement in a project called Good Judgment.

Article Source: Newsweek

China Stock Swoon Could Boost US Real Estate

January 8, 2016

Sam Chandan of the Wharton School says, “The current volatility in China has underscored for Chinese investors the importance of diversifying their investments into the U.S. and elsewhere.”

Article Source: CNBC

The Under-the-radar Profit-maximizing Scheduling Practice That Can Put Workers in a ‘Downward Spiral’

January 8, 2016

Marshall Fisher of the Wharton School comments on workforce productivity.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460January 11, 2016

Two Students, Two Alumni From Penn Join Inaugural Class of Schwarzman Scholars

Two students from the University of Pennsylvania and two Penn alumni are among 111 recipients of the inaugural Schwarzman Scholarships. The award funds one year of graduate studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing for each recipient. More than 3,000 people applied for the highly competitive program. 

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | | 215-898-8721
Media Contact:Michele Berger | | 215-898-6751January 11, 2016

Penn Science Café Presents ‘Friendship and Your Brain’

WHO: Michael Platt
Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor
James S. Riepe University Professor of Neuroscience
Perelman School of Medicine