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Joseph Wharton
Founder, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
Founder, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
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Congratulations to Shulamite Chiu, a second year doctoral student in the Wharton Health Care Management program and T-32 Institutional NRSA Fellow, for winning the Health Economics Interest Group "Best Student Abstract" award at the 2013 AcademyHealth Research Meeting (ARM) in Baltimore.

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The Financial Times features a Q&A with Wharton Operations & Information Management Professor Katherine Milkman, who says her future plans include writing research papers "that really improve the way we as a society think about tackling important problems like the underrepresentation of women and minorities in high-power societal positions; obesity; and under-saving."

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The Wharton Leadership Program continues to enhance its portfolio of programs to ensure that students are able to reach their leadership potential, both during their academic experience and throughout their professional careers. To that end, Wharton Leadership recently launched the Wharton Executive Coaching and Feedback Program, which gives first-year MBA students access to a personal executive coach to guide their leadership development. The new coaching program is supported by an online data platform.

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Now that Google+ has introduced Pages for businesses and other organizations, the Wharton School will be posting updates on our new Page. Please stay in touch by adding Wharton's Google+ Page to your circles:

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The Federal Housing Authority now guarantees a third of all U.S. home mortgages, worth more than a $1 trillion. Wharton Real Estate Professor Joseph Gyourko warns that half that amount, or $500 billion, is underwater, which presents the risk to taxpayers of a potential bailout.

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Are the choices you make when investing in your 401(k) plan influenced by the selections of your co-workers? A new study from Wharton's Pension Research Council finds that individuals are likely to change their investment allocations based on the returns of co-workers.

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Get the latest news and highlights from Wharton in the November Wharton Update.
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