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Inaugural Group of Penn Eco-Reps Seeks to Educate, Change Residents’ Eco-Behavior at Three College Houses
November 19, 2009
PHILADELPHIA –- A contingent of University of Pennsylvania students who live in three residence halls and one fraternity house has volunteered to become Eco-Reps, peer-to-peer educators in a program designed to spread awareness among students of sustainability and of Penn’s Climate Action Plan commitments.
The Wharton School Announces Agreement with Abu Dhabi-based
June 22, 2009
Philadelphia, Pa., June 22, 2009 – The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced an agreement with the Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training (CERT), a preeminent private education provider in the Middle East. Cornerstones of the agreement between Wharton and the Abu Dhabi-based CERT include two initiatives that are aimed at the creation and dissemination of Wharton research.
Penn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy Guides Global Health Philanthropists Toward Curbing Malaria
February 23, 2009
PHILADELPHIA — The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has released an investment guide to help philanthropists combat malaria, a treatable and preventable disease and major global health problem. “Lifting the Burden of Malaria: An Investment Guide for Impact-Driven Philanthropy” offers independent, practical guidance on how individual donors can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who are at risk of contracting the disease.
Penn Grad to Offer Dual Degree: Master of Environmental Studies Along With Wharton M.B.A.
December 2, 2008
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and School of Arts and Sciences have launched a new program to enable participants to earn a dual master of business administration/master of environmental studies degree in three years or less. This course of study will groom environmental-issues students for global leadership roles in environmental management, finance and other business specialties.
Penn's Law School and Wharton Create 3-Year J.D./M.B.A. Program
September 15, 2008
PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s Law School and Wharton School are launching an accelerated three-year program leading to both the J.D. and M.B.A. degrees.
“I’m Not Rockefeller”: 33 Philanthropists Share Charitable-Giving Approaches in Study by Penn Philanthropy Center
September 12, 2008
  PHILADELPHIA — A sizable percentage of high-net-worth givers do not see themselves as philanthropists even though each gives away about a million dollars or more annually. That is among the findings of a study by the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy. The CHIP study involved structured interviews with 33 anonymous high-net-worth individuals, each capable of giving $1 million annually.
New Prosthetic Limb, Electronic Traffic Glove and Mobile Solar Power Plant Win Penn's 2008 PennVention
April 17, 2008
PHILADELPHIA –- A new prosthetic accessory worn on the residual limb of a transtibial (below-knee) amputee was awarded the Grand Prize at the Fourth Annual PennVention competition for student inventors at the University of Pennsylvania's Weiss Tech House.
Penn Launches New Global Business/Environmental Initiative With April 14-16 Conference
March 27, 2008
  PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has joined forces with leaders from U.S. businesses, government and non-governmental organizations to launch a new initiative on business and the environment. The Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, led by Penn’s Wharton School, will address the environmental issues facing businesses today from academic and policy-oriented perspectives. This cross-disciplinary endeavor also includes faculty from Penn’s schools of Arts and Sciences, Design, Engineering and Applied Science, Law and Medicine.
Thomas S. Robertson Is Named Dean of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School
June 21, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- Thomas S.  Robertson, executive faculty director of the Institute for Developing Nations at Emory University and former dean of Emory's Goizueta Business School, has been named dean of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.   The appointment, effective Aug. 1, was announced by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Ron Daniels.