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January 27, 2016 | Press Releases
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Announces $10 Million Gift to Name and Expand the Impact of the Anne and John McNulty Leadership Program
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is delighted to announce a $10 million commitment from Anne Welsh McNulty, (Wharton MBA Class of 1979), which will drive the expansion and global reach of the current Wharton Leadership Program, building on a foundation of over 20 years of innovation and impact in leadership development.
January 26, 2016 | Press Releases
Fourth Annual University of Pennsylvania $10K Y-Prize Competition Grand Prize Winner is “Fermento” as Best of Penn-Owned Biomedical Engineering Concepts
The University of Pennsylvania announced that student team Fermento won the $10,000 Grand Prize of the 2016 Y-Prize Competition, which includes rights to commercialize their application of Penn-owned biomedical engineering technology.
January 20, 2016 | Press Releases
Germany is viewed as the best country in the world, according to the inaugural Best Countries report, a joint rankings and analysis project of U.S. News & World Report, WPP’s BAV Consulting and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
January 19, 2016 | Press Releases
Wharton School Announces Two New Specializations on Coursera: “Entrepreneurship” and “Business and Financial Modeling”
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has announced it will offer two new Specializations through Coursera: a Specialization in “Entrepreneurship” and a Specialization in “Business and Financial Modeling.”
January 14, 2016 | Press Releases
The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016, undertaken in conjunction with the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center of the University of Pennsylvania for the past 11 years, reports opinions of 750 experts who assessed 29 global risks for both impact and likelihood over a 10-year time horizon and is being released today in advance of the Forum’s annual meeting taking place next week in Davos.
January 6, 2016 | Press Releases
Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists to Hold No-Cost New York Program on Fed Policy & Real Estate, March 3, 2016
Through intensive lectures and hands-on exercises, the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists, led by the Wharton School’s most prominent professors, help reporters gain better understanding of key business and economic issues. This free, one-day program will feature Wharton Profs Peter Conti-Brown and Sam Chandan on Fed Policy and Real Estate trends respectively.
November 3, 2015 | Press Releases
U.S. News & World Report president and chief executive officer William D. Holiber today announced a new collaboration with Y&R and the SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to create Best Countries, a new U.S. News site to serve engaged citizens, business leaders and policy makers from around the world.
October 7, 2015 | Press Releases
New Wharton Research Shows “Doing Well While Doing Good” Is Viable Investment Strategy, Investors Seeking Social Impact Can Receive Comparable Returns
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced today the release of a new report, “Great Expectations: Mission Preservation and Financial Performance in Impact Investments.” The new study provides an objective, rigorous look at two of the most important aspects of impact investing: financial returns and long-term impact.
September 1, 2015 | Press Releases
Wharton School to Offer New “Business Analytics” Specialization on Coursera Online Learning Platform
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has announced it will offer a “Business Analytics” Specialization through Coursera: the first comprehensive set of courses to teach not just what Big Data is, but how data is used to make real business decisions.
August 20, 2015 | Press Releases
Reporters Visiting Philadelphia for Historic Pope Francis Visit Now Eligible for Oct 11 – 14 Scholarship Opportunities to Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists
The 2015 Seminars for Business Journalists in Philadelphia, which follows the Pope’s visit by less than two weeks, may provide a special opportunity for journalists to explore issues surrounding his visit—such as transportation challenges, economic impact, public policy, etc.–with Wharton faculty.
August 5, 2015 | Press Releases
Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett Among Business School Deans Convening at White House on Expanding Business Opportunities for Women
Wharton School Dean Geoffrey Garrett was invited to attend a convening of business schools hosted by the White House Council on Women and Girls and the Council of Economic Advisers August 5, 2015.
August 3, 2015 | Press Releases
This year’s Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize winner and two finalists will take home twice the amount of their predecessors, thanks to a significant investment from prize founders Barry & Marie Lipman.
April 22, 2015 | Press Releases
Philip Tetlock, Wharton Prof. of Management and Penn Prof. of Psychology, is named by Carnegie Corporation to its inaugural class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows, a major annual fellowship program that will provide support for scholars in the social sciences and humanities.
April 8, 2015 | Press Releases
Riders For Health Wins the $125,000 Lipman Family Prize of the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced Riders for Health as the winner of the fourth annual Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize.
March 18, 2015 | Press Releases
Knowledge@Wharton’s Cuba Opportunity Summit April 1 in New York to Convene Wharton School Faculty, U.S. Government Experts and Business Leaders
Knowledge@Wharton’s Cuba Opportunity Summit: High-Velocity Growth will feature Wharton faculty, present and former U.S. government leaders, U.S. and multinational business leaders and economists from Havana who will discuss the challenges and opportunities of business in Cuba.
March 13, 2015 | Press Releases
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the awarding of the Wharton Dean’s Medal, the School’s highest honor, to a Penn alumna who has had a tremendous economic impact on the Asia region and beyond, Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz.
March 10, 2015 | Press Releases
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced today a new partnership to provide students with world-class experiential training in impact investment through an online crowdfunding platform, and to greatly expand the student-run Wharton Social Venture Fund (WSVF), a flagship program operated under the Wharton Social Impact Initiative.
March 6, 2015 | Press Releases
PwC US today announced that it will donate a total of $50,000 for the establishment of a two-year PwC Scholars program. The gift, which will be administered through the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative (PPI), will be used to recognize the accomplishments of undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania who have contributed significantly to faculty-led public policy research.
March 5, 2015 | Press Releases
In recognition of a $10 million endowment from the W. P. Carey Foundation, the JD/MBA program at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania will be renamed the Francis J. & Wm. Polk Carey JD/MBA Program.
March 2, 2015 | Press Releases
Dave Pottruck, Chairman of HighTower Advisors, to Keynote 2015 Wharton School MBA for Executives | Philadelphia Graduation
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has announced that David S. Pottruck (C’70, WG’72), a Penn undergraduate and Wharton MBA alumnus, will be the featured speaker at the School’s MBA for Executives graduation ceremony in Philadelphia.