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Dr. Jeremy Siegel, Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance

Professor Siegel joined the Wharton faculty in 1976. He has written and lectured extensively about the economy and financial markets, has appeared frequently on CNN, CNBC, NPR and others networks. He is a regular columnist for Kiplinger’s and Yahoo! Finance and has contributed articles to The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, The Financial Times and other national and international news media. Prof. Siegel served for 15 years as head of economics training at JP Morgan and is currently the academic director of the U.S. Securities Industry Institute.

Prof. Siegel is the author of numerous professional articles and three books. His best known, Stocks for the Long Run, which published its third edition in 2002, was named by the Washington Post as one of the ten-best investment books of all time. His current book, The Future for Investors: Why the Tried and the True Triumph over the Bold and New, was published by Crown Business in March 2005 and was named one of the best business books published in 2005 by Business Week, the Financial Times, and Barron’s magazine.

Prof. Siegel has received many awards and citations for his research and excellence in teaching. In November 2003 he was presented the Distinguished Leadership Award by the Securities Industry Association and in May 2005 he was presented the prestigious Nicholas Molodovsky Award by the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute to “those individuals who have made outstanding contributions of such significance as to change the direction of the profession and to raise it to higher standards of accomplishment.”

In 1994 Professor Siegel received the highest teaching rating in a worldwide ranking of business school professors conducted by Business Week magazine and in 2001, Forbes named JeremySiegel.com as one of the “Best Business School Professor” websites.

Prof. Siegel served 15 years as head of economics training at JP Morgan from 1984 through 1998 and is currently the academic director of the U.S. Securities Industry Institute. Prof. Siegel currently serves as Senior Investment Strategy Advisor of WisdomTree Investments, Inc., consulting the firm on its proprietary stock indexes. He is also a member of the company’s board of directors.

 

Alumni Keynote Address: Garrett Reisman, M&T '91 & Astronaut

After graduating from the M&T Program in 1991, Garrett headed to Caltech to pursue both a masters degree (1992) and PhD.(1997) in Mechanical Engineering. From 1996 to 1998, Garrett was employed by TRW as a Spacecraft Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer in the Space and Technology Division. While at TRW, he designed the thruster-based attitude control system for the NASA Aqua Spacecraft. In 1998, Garrett was selected by NASA as a Mission Specialist. Upon completing his training, he was assigned to the Astronaut Office Robotics Branch where he worked primarily on the Space Station robotic arm. In June 2003, Dr. Reisman was a crewmember on NEEMO V, living on the bottom of the sea in the Aquarius habitat for two weeks.

Garrett completed his first space flight in 2008, logging over 3 months in space and 7 hours and 01 minutes of EVA in one spacewalk.  Garrett served with both the Expedition-16 and the Expedition-17 crews as a Flight Engineer aboard the International Space Station.. He launched with the STS-123 crew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on March 11, 2008 and returned to Earth with the crew of STS-124 aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery on June 14, 2008. During his 3 month tour of duty aboard the station, Garrett performed one spacewalk totaling 7 hours and 01 minutes of EVA and executed numerous tasks with the Space Station robotic arm and the new robotic manipulator, Dextre.

Garrett was recently named to the crew for the space shuttle mission STS-132, targeted for launch in April 2010.  This flight will deliver the Russian-built Mini Research Module (MRM1) to the International Space Station.

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