Nissan CEO talks business

November 29, 2006
As large corporations face the pressures of globalization and worldwide economic development, alliances like the one between the automobile manufacturers Nissan and Renault will become much more common in the 21st century, Carlos Ghosn, the CEO of both automakers, said yesterday in a lecture at the Yale School of Management. The second speaker this year »

College alums donate large sums to SOM

November 16, 2006
The Yale School of Management, a relatively young business school which emphasizes not-for-profit work and social responsibility, has found an unprecedented outburst of support from Yale College alumni in the University’s most recent fundraising campaign. The Management Tomorrow campaign — part of the Yale Tomorrow campaign, which recently entered its public phase — was launched »

Buffett helps students buff business acumen

November 13, 2006
About 90 Yale College and graduate students traveled to Omaha, Neb., this past weekend to hear legendary investor Warren Buffett explain his political views, investment principles, management style and life goals. Organized by the Yale Entrepreneurial Society, the trip brought students to Buffett’s hometown to tour two of his businesses, eat at his favorite steakhouse »

SOM renames Milstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance

November 9, 2006
The Yale School of Management has renamed the Center for Corporate Governance and Performance to honor Ira Millstein, senior associate dean for corporate governance at the school, SOM Dean Joel Podolny said. The center — which is now known as the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance — supports research in leadership and ethics »

Students adjust to new SOM courses

November 2, 2006
As part of the Yale School of Management’s radical overhaul of the M.B.A. core curriculum, first-year students embarked this Monday on a sequence of new, multi-disciplinary courses aimed at exploring the roles of different “constituencies” in the field of management. The students who enrolled in the first four “Organizational Perspectives” courses this week just finished »

SOM discusses marketing

October 23, 2006
Top marketing executives from corporate powerhouses including Yahoo!, Pitney Bowes and Cigna HealthCare convened Friday to discuss marketing innovations in an inaugural Yale School of Management marketing conference. Almost 80 SOM students, alumni and faculty attended the SOM symposium “Marketing Innovations in Products and Communications,” which was co-sponsored by the SOM marketing club and the »

Yale rises three spots in global ranking

October 10, 2006
Yale jumped three spots this year to tie the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for fourth place in an annual British ranking of the world’s best universities. The 2006 Times Higher Education Supplement’s “World University Rankings” of the top 200 universities placed Yale just behind Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard, which also took the crown last year. »

Students, faculty, staff brave rain for day of service

April 24, 2006
Donning rain gear on top of complimentary red T-shirts to keep dry, about 250 Yale faculty members, students and staff members braved the weather to participate in various community service projects throughout New Haven this past Saturday as part of the third annual Yale College Council Community Service Day. Volunteers at various locations engaged in »

Weapons inspector discusses Iran

April 7, 2006
The United States may be about to make as serious a blunder in Iran as it did when it launched the 2003 invasion of Iraq, former Marine intelligence officer and U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter said at a Morse College Master’s Tea on Thursday. Ritter told an audience of about 40 students and faculty members »

Dinners unite profs, students

March 31, 2006
The predictable chatter about coursework and weekend plans pervaded student conversations in Saybrook College dining hall Thursday evening. But at a long table at the back of the room, popular law professor Akhil Amar mused to seven freshmen over pizza, salad and green beans about possible improvements to his 166-year-old farmhouse property. “I think I’m »

Bush adviser talks policy

March 1, 2006
When he was a double major in history and theater studies at Yale, Jim Connaughton ’83 was not sure how to reconcile his love of the arts with a budding interest in environmental science. “The life of singer-actor was not conducive to problem sets,” he said. Connaughton, the current chairman of the White House Council »

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January 25, 2006
If he had not landed a leading role in the 2002 film “Rodger Dodger,” Jesse Eisenberg would not have continued his acting career, he said at a Branford College Master’s Tea yesterday. The 22-year-old, primarily known for playing the elder son Walt in the 2005 movie “The Squid and the Whale,” spoke on how winning »