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February 2, 2010, Volume 56, No. 20

Memorial: Dr. Ackoff

Two days of celebration of the life and work of Dr. Russell Ackoff will take place on Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13. Dr. Ackoff, Anheuser-Busch Professor Emeritus of Management Science in the Wharton School, passed away October 29 at age 90 (Almanac November 10, 2009). The Friday afternoon memorial service and reception and the discussion group on Saturday morning are open to all and free of charge, though an RSVP for the discussion group is requested (dynamics@sas.upenn.edu). The dinner on Friday evening—this would have been Dr. Ackoff’s 91st birthday—is $100 per person, with part of the fee earmarked for support of the Ackoff Library. You may register and pay for the dinner online. A full listing of the schedule of events is available at http://www.organizationaldynamics.upenn.edu/od.cgi/ackofflibrary7.html?id=A3ZIRH8Gwp4MZQcDnQsTyCAs4dQyRs9b&mv_pc=56




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Almanac - February 2, 2010, Volume 56, No. 20