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The Wharton School and M Booth to Host “The Business of Sports Without Fans” LinkedIn Live Event on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Featuring Bobby Valentine, Jay Williams and Wharton Faculty

What: Adi Wyner, Professor of Statistics and Faculty Lead of the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative, will lead a live panel discussion on the future of sports in a post-pandemic world and how leagues are pivoting their plans and business models to move forward without fans in attendance. Hosted on the Wharton School’s LinkedIn ...Read More

The Wharton School Launches New “Wharton On Series”

A Showcase for Wharton Thought Leadership  PHILADELPHIA, June 8, 2020 — The global pandemic has reordered the rules of business in ways that will not be obvious until months or years from now. And while many business leaders know that a quick return to “business as usual” is not possible, they are searching for a way ...Read More

Penn Wharton Budget Model Estimates Effects of Coronavirus on Social Security: Pandemic Could Hasten Trust Fund Depletion by 4 Years

PHILADELPHIA, May 28, 2020 — The ongoing coronavirus pandemic will have long-term consequences for the federal budget, including the Social Security program’s finances. While the annual Social Security Trustees Report released April 22, 2020 did not account for the effects of the pandemic on Social Security’s finances, the Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM) has included these effects in its latest projections of Social Security’s financial outlook. PWBM finds that: Under…Read More Read More

Leadership Gift to Accelerate Neuroscience at Wharton and Create Actionable Insights in Brain Science and Business

PHILADELPHIA, May 19, 2020 — Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett is delighted to announce an anonymous $10 million gift to amplify opportunities and outcomes of the cutting edge Wharton Neuroscience Initiative (WiN). This commitment will propel faculty research and teaching, student learning, and corporate engagement through WiN. “WiN isn’t narrowly about…Read More Read More

Wharton Professor Duncan Watts Awarded 2020 Andrew Carnegie Fellowships

PHILADELPHIA, May 12, 2020 – The Carnegie Corporation of New York announced today that Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor Duncan Watts has won a 2020 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, which includes a grant of $200,000. With his grant Watts plans to study bias and misinformation in the media. The 2020 class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows consists of 27 scholars, ...Read More

Wharton School Receives $5 Million to Launch Artificial Intelligence for Business, Extending Its Commitment to Analytics, Learning, and Engagement

Led by AI expert Kartik Hosanagar, AI for Business will explore impact to industries and society Professor Kartik Hosanagar PHILADELPHIA, May 7, 2020 – The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced today the establishment of Wharton AI for Business (Artificial Intelligence for Business), which will inspire cutting-edge teaching and research in artificial intelligence, while…Read More Read More

Caring for Our Furry Friends: My Virtual Veterinarian Wins $30,000 Perlman Grand Prize in Virtual Startup Challenge

Felicity Johnson, WG’20, Founder, and John Hurst, WG’20, V’20, Strategic Advisor PHILADELPHIA, May 4, 2020 – Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the winner of the fourth annual Startup Challenge, sponsored by Eric Aroesty, C’92: My Virtual Veterinarian, founded by Felicity Johnson (WG’20) and advised by John Hurst (WG’20,…Read More Read More

New Professorship Established by Nancy Yang, W’92 to be Awarded to Angela Duckworth at the University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, May 4, 2020 — Penn President Amy Gutmann, Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett, and Penn Arts & Sciences Dean Steven J. Fluharty are pleased to announce the establishment of the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professorship at the University of Pennsylvania, generously funded by Nancy Yang, W’92 in honor of her parents. Professor Angela Duckworth will ...Read More