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  • Imperial College London’s Centre for Environmental Policy recently awarded Douglas Miller (C’12) the URS Prize for Most Outstanding Overall Course Performance on the MSc Environmental Technology 2012-2013. This is the top award for the master’s degree program, which consists of approximately 145 students from across the globe. He will travel to London to accept the award at a ceremony on May 8th. While at Penn, Douglas was an undergraduate intern for IGEL during the 2011-2012 academic year. IGEL co-funded a study he conducted at Oxford University in July 2011 for his undergraduate theses. Douglas graduated from Penn with majors in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE) and Environmental Studies and with multiple honors/awards: phi beta kappa, summa cum laude, the Ferdinand V. Hayden Award for the Outstanding Senior in Environmental Studies, the PPE Award for Distinguished Research, and the PPE Award for Distinguished Service & Support. Douglas now works at Rocky Mountain Institute (, a Colorado “think-and-do” tank that develops and applies innovative solutions to transform global energy use.
  • Knowledge@Wharton Video from Gary Survis on Taming Big Data
  • Blog Post from Conference Moderator Gary Survis: Battle Between Data for Good and Evil
  • Nate Morris Named Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum
  • A short story from Original Beans about an extraordinarily courageous and visionary woman doing incredible change work in Eastern Congo
  • New Knowledge@Wharton Report: Disrupting the World’s Oldest Industry

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