In Brief

Knowledge@Wharton Teams with Nightly Business Report

PBS’s Nightly Business Report is teaming with Knowledge@Wharton and Wharton professors to name the top 30 innovations of the last 30 years. The program, which is seeking nominations from viewers, will run in January 2009. The two media entities previously collaborated on a program on the top 25 business leaders of the last 25 years.

Stephen J. Kobrin Named Editor of Wharton School Publishing
Wharton School Publishing is under new leadership — editor Stephen J. Kobrin, the William H. Wurster Professor of Multinational Management. Kobrin, a 1982 Wharton MBA alumnus, replaces founding editor Yoram (Jerry) Wind, professor of marketing; director of Wharton’s SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management.

Undergraduate Program Adds New Concentration
With the addition of the new Marketing/Operations Management concentration, Wharton undergrads can now choose from 20 concentrations.

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) Takes Off
At SPUR, launched this summer, seven undergraduates designed and performed in-depth research under the guidance of professors. The program supplied summer housing and $3,000 stipends.

Wharton Statistics Professors Awarded Top Honors
Professor Abba Krieger was selected as an Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Fellow; Professor J. Michael Steele was named 2008-2009 President-Elect of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics; and the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) chose Professor Tony Cai as the recipient of its 2008 COPSS Presidents’ Award.

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