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Johnson & Johnson Gift Provides Undergraduate Financial Aid and Serves Communities through the Nursing/Wharton Impact Scholars Loan Program

PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 15, 2018 – The University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a gift of $1 million from Johnson & Johnson to the School of Nursing and the Wharton School. This investment launches the Nursing/Wharton Impact Scholars Loan Program, a program that will increase the number of health care leaders with expertise in both ...Read More
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Penn Launches Strategic Collaboration with Ripple to Accelerate Innovation in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 4, 2018 — The Wharton School and the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania today announced the launch of The Ripple Project at Penn. This joint-school effort is supported by the blockchain-based global payments leader Ripple under its just-announced University Blockchain Research Initiative. The goal of this ...Read More
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Wharton to Host 52nd Annual Global Forum in New York City, June 13-15

WHAT: 52nd ANNUAL WHARTON GLOBAL FORUM You are invited to the first Wharton Global Forum ever to be held in New York City, home to Wharton’s largest alumni population. This event will bring together alumni speakers — leaders in business, government, media, academia, and the nonprofit world — to share their deep expertise and elite insider perspectives with the ...Read More
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New Book Explains Why Long-Term Thinking Is Your Best Short-Term Strategy

In GO LONG, authors Dennis Carey, Brian Dumaine, Michael Useem, and Rodney Zemmel reveal how some of the world’s most prominent business leaders resisted short-term pressures to successfully manage their organizations for the long term, and in turn, aim to create more jobs, more satisfied customers, and more shareholder wealth. PHILADELPHIA, PA, MAY 8, 2018—The lifespans ...Read More
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How Smart Companies Are Competing with Amazon

BARBARA E. KAHN’S NEW BOOK, THE SHOPPING REVOLUTION, REVEALS A FRAMEWORK THAT ANY COMPANY CAN USE TO CREATE A POWERFUL RETAIL STRATEGY PHILADELPHIA, PA, MAY 3, 2018—A quick look at the headlines reveals the challenges facing retailers… Retail defaults are at a historic high, with Toys R Us, Claire’s, and other retailers filing bankruptcy. The decline ...Read More
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Wharton Customer Analytics to Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Annual Conference Featuring Evite, Cadillac and Microsoft

Two-day event will explore how companies leverage analytics with keynote addresses and hands-on seminars PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Wharton Customer Analytics Initiatives (WCAI), a part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, will host its annual conference, Successful Applications of Customer Analytics, May 9-10, 2018 at the Inn at Penn. The event will feature ...Read More
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Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart School of Business Wins Annual WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award™

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Wharton Research Data Services, SSRN and Elsevier are pleased to announce Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart School of Business as the winner of the 2018 North America WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award™, honoring emerging business schools. Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government ...Read More

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