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January 23, 2015 | Press Releases

Four Finalists Compete for Rights to Commercialize University of Pennsylvania Nanotech in Third Annual “Y-Prize”

The University of Pennsylvania Y-Prize Competition has announced the four finalists who will battle for $5,000 and rights to commercialize their application of Penn nanotechnology at the third annual Y-Prize Grand Finale.

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January 16, 2015 | Feature Stories | Wharton Executive Education YouTube

“Clarity and Confidence”: Wharton Executive Education’s Women’s Executive Leadership Program

Dr. Tami Benton, the psychiatrist-in-chief at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, says she gained new clarity and confidence in her role as a leader in health care after attending Wharton Executive Education’s Women’s Executive Leadership program. “Being a leader isn’t a skill set you’re born with, but it’s a skill set you can learn,” she says. The next program runs March 16- 20, 2015.

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January 15, 2015 | In the News | Psychology Today

Prof. Sigal Barsade in Psychology Today

In her monthly Psychology Today column, Prof. of Management Sigal Barsade explains how managers can get closer to their employees through “leading by doing.”

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January 15, 2015 | Press Releases

International Conflict Tops List of Global Risks in 2015

The biggest threat to the stability of the world in the next 10 years comes from the risk of international conflict, according to the 10th edition of the Global Risks report, published today, to which the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s Risk Management and Decision Processes Center contributed.

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January 14, 2015 | In the News | The New York Times

Prof. Michael Useem in the New York Times

Prof. of Management Michael Useem shares his opinion on open office floor plans.

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January 14, 2015 | In the News | Financial Times

Prof. Katherine Milkman in the Financial Times

Prof. of Operations and Information Management Katherine Milkman is cited for her research that finds how temporal landmarks can motivate behavior.

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January 13, 2015 | In the News | Wired

Prof. Eric Orts in Wired

Prof. of Legal Studies and Business Ethics Eric Orts explains why the waste industry is ripe for disruption.

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Why Target’s Big Canadian Expansion Went South

Target’s attempt misfired on multiple levels, and now the company is closing all 133 Canadian stores. What went wrong? ...

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The Middle East in 2015: Falling Oil Prices and Terrorism Cast Doubt

Falling oil prices and the threat of regional terrorism have generated uncertainty over finances and prospects in the Middle East. ...

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Beyond the Gas Pump: A New World Order for Oil

This is not the typical boom-and-bust cycle that the oil industry has experienced in the past, Wharton experts say. ...

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Obama’s State of the Union: Game Changer, or Just Another Speech?

President Obama introduced an ambitious list of proposals for his remaining two years in office. But how much can he accomplish with a Republican Congress? ...

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President Obama’s Community College Plan Needs a Broad Debate

Should two years of community college be made available for free to nine million students? The pros and cons of the idea need to be discussed, write Josh Wyner and Scott Stimpfel in this opinion piece....

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China in 2015: Gauging the New Normal

Among China’s key challenges in 2015 will be to avoid the so-called “middle-income trap.”...

(Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:02:29 +0000)

How Income Inequality May Be Hurting Economic Growth

Rising income inequality is shaving points off economic growth, but the effect could be mitigated by improving access to quality education, according to a recent OECD report....

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