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New Brand for WEP Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs has a new look, logos and name: Wharton Entrepreneurship. As Managing Director Emily Cieri explained in a post on the Entrepreneurship Blog (also launched this summer), the primary reason for the name change is to allow the group “to more effectively brand our vast program offerings across research, teaching and co-curricular activities.” Importantly, Wharton Entrepreneurship added a new tagline for itself: “Enabling Entrepreneurship at Penn” —a reminder that its co-curricular programs are open to students across the University.

Leadership Conference Attracts Crowd to Campus Nearly 300 attendees from the corporate, military, government and higher education space converged on Huntsman Hall on June 19 to attend the 16th annual Wharton Leadership Conference. Sponsored by the Wharton Center for Human Resources, the Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management, and Deloitte, the conference sold out weeks in advance. The speakers included New York Times editor Adam Bryant; Undersecretary of the U.S. Army Joseph Westphal; Wharton management professor Adam Grant; Chair and CEO of Meadwestvaco John Luke Jr., WG’79; Global Brand President of Estée Lauder Jane Hertzmark Hudis; and Jeffrey Ashby, Navy fighter pilot and commander of Space Shuttle Atlantis.

Honoring Their Careers Two emeritus faculty members passed away during the summer. John S. de Cani, professor emeritus of statistics at Wharton and Penn, originally joined the Penn Statistics Department as a graduate instructor in 1948. He was appointed assistant professor in 1958 and full professor in 1971 and retired in 1995. He was an expert in operations research and a leader in integrating statistics into business school itself, helping to develop, for instance, measures of faculty quality. Paul Kleindorfer came to Wharton in 1973 to join the newly formed Decision Sciences Department (now OPIM). As the Anheuser-Busch Professor of Management Science, Paul served two terms as department chair, as vice dean of doctoral programs, and as co-director of the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, a role he held until retirement in 2006.

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