Stephen J. Kobrin

It is with great sadness that the Wharton School announces the passing of Stephen J. Kobrin, emeritus professor of multinational management, who died suddenly on May 6, 2022. He was 83. With an influential career spanning nearly six decades, Kobrin made significant contributions in his field through his scholarship, teaching, leadership, and professional activities. He was ...Read More

James Pickands III

The Wharton School sadly announces the passing of James Pickands III, emeritus professor of statistics, who died peacefully in his sleep on March 9, 2022. He was 90. Pickands graduated from Taft, Yale, and Columbia Universities before joining the faculty at Wharton in 1969. He wrote his doctoral dissertation at Columbia under noted Professor Simeon M. ...Read More

Wharton Profs. to Present on Crypto Regulation, AI and Venture Capital at Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists Virtual Program, June 16

Applications now open, deadline to apply is June 8 What: The Wharton School is pleased to invite business journalists to apply for the next virtual Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists program. The June 2022 program will feature Wharton professors Kevin Werbach, Lynn Wu and Ethan Mollick who will present on “Crypto and Regulation: This Could Be the Beginning of ...Read More

University of Pennsylvania Freshmen Win $50,000 Perlman Grand Prize for their Sustainable Biopharma & Drinking Water Testing Solution at Venture Lab Startup Challenge

PHILADELPHIA, MAY 3, 2022 – The University of Pennsylvania’s Venture Lab is pleased to announce the winner of the sixth annual Startup Challenge, sponsored by Eric Aroesty, C’92: ToxiSense, co-founded by a team of four University of Pennsylvania freshmen, Aravind Krishnan, C'25, W'25; Udit Garg, ENG'25; Andrew Diep-Tran, W'25; and…Read More Read More

CDD Society Wins $250,000 Lipman Family Prize

Make A Difference and Yamba Malawi Win $100,000 Each PHILADELPHIA, April 22, 2022—CDD Society has been named as the winner of the 2022 Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize. Chosen from approximately 100 applicants around the globe, CDD Society works to scale the availability of affordable and sustainable community-centered water and sanitation solutions, particularly through innovative ...Read More

Inaugural Wharton Future of Work Conference to Feature Wharton Professors and Guest Speakers Carol Dweck, Malcolm Gladwell, and Satya Nadella

Wharton Future of Work Conference brings together business and academic leaders to discuss collaborating remotely, inclusion, and other timely topics PHILADELPHIA, March 30, 2022—The first-ever Wharton Future of Work Conference, organized by students and faculty at the Wharton School and across the University of Pennsylvania, will take place virtually on April 7, bringing together a slate of speakers that ...Read More

Ellen L. Hanson and Richard E. Perlman Commit $10 Million to Create Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Ellen L. Hanson and Richard E. Perlman, W’68 PHILADELPHIA, March 24, 2022—The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a $10 million commitment from Ellen L. Hanson and Richard E. Perlman, W’68, that will further the University’s commitment to inspiring innovation among students. Their contribution will…Read More Read More

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