Summer 2010

Summer 2010

In this Issues:

Wharton’s newest graduates got their degrees–and prepare to change the world economy for the better.




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Featured Stories

  • Is There a Future for Books?

    At Wharton School’s Future of Publishing Conference, insiders debated what the future may hold for the publishing industry.

  • Moment of Truth

    Ever Wondered What It Takes to Compete—and Win—in the Wharton Business Plan Competition? We Sent a Writer to Huntsman Hall to Find Out.


  • A Battle in the Pacific

    There’s a trash heap the size of Texas floating in the North Pacific. Doug Woodring, WG’95, is working to clean it up.

  • News Briefs

    Wingard Named Vice Dean of Executive Education Dr. Jason Wingard, formerly a senior director of the Wharton Executive Education program, was named Vice Dean for Executive Education in early April. As Vice Dean, Wingard will oversee Wharton’s non-degree executive education programs, including open enrollment and custom programs. Those programs reach an estimated 9,000 business leaders each year through sessions in Philadelphia and Wharton | San Francisco as well as global programs in India, China and Europe. Prior to his return to Wharton, Wingard served as executive director of the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute, a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute and founder and managing partner of The Zoeza Group, a management consulting firm specializing in organizational strategy, leadership development and business planning. Wingard holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Stanford, master’s degrees in education from Emory and Harvard, and a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Education at Penn. $3.16 Million Gift Establishes Wharton-Netter Center-Community Partnership Wharton in early May received an anonymous gift of $3.16 million to establish the Wharton-Netter Center-Community Partnership. The goal of the new community partnership is to create an effective model for university assisted community development that can be replicated both in cities throughout the United States and the world. The Wharton-Netter Center-Community Partnership will work to develop and implement programs in social impact that involve both Penn students and faculty in curricular, co-curricular and research activities. “We are deeply grateful for this gift,” said Dean Thomas S. Robertson. “The Wharton-Netter Center-Community Partnership will stand as a dramatic example of the potential for business to enact positive change on both local and global levels.” Ira Harkavy, Associate Vice President and founding director of the Netter Center, said he believes that university-community partnerships “can powerfully advance research and learning, as well as the quality of […]

  • Editor’s Letter

    Ever heard of Gustavus W. Smith? Unless you’re a Civil War buff, you probably haven’t. Because when history came calling, Smith backed down.

  • The Inbox

    ‘Clunky typewriters?’ Think again…

  • From the Vault: Commencement

       Penn Commencement used to be a decidedly downtown affair. Back in 1901, graduates marched from 34th and Walnut all the way to Broad and Locust streets. Ceremonies were moved to University City starting in 1922.

  • Final Exam

    Think you could still ace your way through Wharton? Well, here’s your chance to prove it.

  • Wharton Folly

    By The Wharton Folly Committee: (Joel Serebransky, WG’85, Matthew Sinacori, WG’03, Ram Rajagopal, WG’02, Steve Margolis, WG’86, and Andy Stack, WG’01)   Illustration by Brian Ajhar Down from the iMount  

  • Why ‘Participation’ Matters

    Wharton’s new Associate Dean for External Affairs wants to build a stronger connection between the School and its alumni.

  • Wharton School Publishing

    When It Comes to Super-Successful Products, Design Matters–But Only When Paired With Sound Strategy.

  • Top Tweeters

    According to One Researcher, Wharton is on the Cutting Edge of Social Media.

  • Why Come Back?

    Why should you come back for your Wharton reunion? We give you five good reasons.

  • Photo Spotlight: Penn Fashion Week Fashion Show

      Tommy Leonardi It is one of the most colorful events on the Wharton calendar: The Penn Fashion Week Fashion Show. This year’s event, held April 3 at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, featured all student designs and student models. The show is a joint effort of Dzine2Show, the Wharton Retail Club and Delta Sigma Pi and supported by the Jay H. Baker Retailing Initiative. For more information about the Baker Retailing Initiative or Penn Fashion Week, visit

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