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Mary-Hunter “Mae” McDonnell Appointed Inaugural Faculty Recipient of Bantwal Family Goldman Sachs Presidential Professorship

PHILADELPHIA, June 4, 2024 – It is with great pleasure that Penn Interim President J. Larry Jameson and Wharton Dean Erika James announce that Mary-Hunter (“Mae”) McDonnell has been named as the inaugural Bantwal Family Goldman Sachs Presidential Associate Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The Bantwal Family Goldman Sachs Presidential Professorship ...Read More

The Wharton School Makes Strategic Investment in Artificial Intelligence Research and Teaching

School establishes Wharton AI & Analytics Initiative, announces first business school collaboration with OpenAI PHILADELPHIA, May 29, 2024—The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania today announced a major investment to drastically scale its research and teaching capabilities in the areas of artificial intelligence and data science. Under the umbrella of the new Wharton AI & ...Read More

Wharton Executive Education Brings Managers a Roadmap for Effective AI Oversight with new Strategies for Accountable AI Program

Live online executive program will run October 16 – December 18, 2024 PHILADELPHIA, April 25, 2024 – It’s well established that artificial intelligence (AI) has changed and will continue changing the way we work. Yet with so many organizations rapidly adopting AI technologies, risks are growing as well, including well-known concerns such as bias, hallucinations, privacy ...Read More

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 Executive Education Helps Close the Management Competency Gap with People Management for Emerging Leaders

Open-enrollment, live online program will run September 3–October 15, 2024 PHILADELPHIA, March 12, 2024 – Are all managers adequately prepared to do their jobs? Unfortunately, no, statistics indicate. “Across organizations of all types, manager training is broken,” asserts a 2023 Forbes article, which notes that 59 percent of those supervising one to two people, and 41 ...Read More

2024 Lipman Family Prize Winners Named

Grand Prize Winner will be announced April 18 PHILADELPHIA, March 8, 2024 – Food for Education, Seacology, and Simprints have been named as winners of the 2024 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize. Chosen from an applicant pool of 125+ organizations, all three winners are guaranteed an unrestricted financial award of $125,000 as well as executive ...Read More