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Seacology Wins $250,000 Lipman Family Prize

Food for Education and Simprints Win $125,000 Each PHILADELPHIA, April 22, 2024 – Seacology has been named the winner of the 2024 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize. Chosen from approximately 130 applicants around the globe, Seacology protects threatened island ecosystems all over the world by working directly with communities to help improve their quality of life ...Read More

T. Tony Cai, Professor of Data Science and Statistics, Named 2023 AAAS Fellow

2023 class announced as the Fellows program celebrates its 150th anniversary WASHINGTON, D.C., April 18, 2024—Wharton Professor of Data Science and Statistics T. Tony Cai will be recognized as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals. Professor Cai is among the ...Read More

NIRBY Wins $50,000 Perlman Grand Prize in Startup Challenge presented by Venture Lab at the University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, April 18, 2024 – The University of Pennsylvania’s Venture Lab is pleased to announce the winner of its annual Startup Challenge: Nirby, founded by Piotr Lazarek SEAS’25 W’25. Nirby is a real-time soil analytics and farmland management tool for large agricultural enterprises, leveraging satellite data and proprietary drone systems to deliver actionable insights within ...Read More

Wharton in the News

Smaller banks reveal ripple effects of commercial real estate woes
Marketplace | April 18, 2024
Prof. Susan Wachter discusses the state of commercial real estate as the industry struggles to recover following the pandemic.

How to teach kids about financial literacy — in a way they’ll call ‘fun’
Yahoo! Finance | April 18, 2024
Prof. Michael Roberts speaks to the importance of teaching kids about financial literacy.

Here’s what would happen to the US economy if there are no rate cuts this year
CNN Business | April 16, 2024
Prof. Itay Goldstein explains the financial strain households and businesses would feel if the Fed decides to leave interest rates higher for longer.

AI will change work, for better and worse
Yahoo! Finance | April 10, 2024
Prof. Prasanna (Sonny) Tambe discusses how AI will affect the workplace and careers.

U.S. News Releases 2024 Best Graduate Programs Rankings
U.S. News & World Report | April 9, 2024
The Wharton School returned to the No. 1 position for 2024, topping the list of best business schools.

Wharton professor Joao Gomes on rising national debt: We just can’t afford the tax cuts
CNBC, Squawk Box | April 4, 2024
Senior Vice Dean Joao Gomes provides perspective on the federal debt crisis and the potential impact on the economy.

TikTok Turns to Nuns, Veterans and Ranchers in Marketing Blitz
The New York Times | April 4, 2024
Prof. Cait Lamberton speaks to TikTok’s recent marketing tactics.

Can kosher food be hip? Manischewitz is betting its rebrand on it.
The Washington Post | April 4, 2024
Prof. Barbara Kahn says companies must balance legacy consumers and new markets of interest in their rebrands.

Will the Fed’s master account victories stand the test of time?
American Banker | April 4, 2024
Profs. Peter Conti-Brown and David Zaring discuss the Federal Reserve’s legal history, including recent lawsuits.

Showing up to the office is still the easiest way to impress your boss. Here’s how hybrid workers can get ahead anyway.
MarketWatch | April 2, 2024
Prof. Peter Cappelli explains the importance of face-to-face interaction for career progression.

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