Dear Fellow SOMers,
The Board of Directors for the SOM Alumni Association SOMAA recently kicked off its 2006-2007 year with a quarterly meeting in New York City. At this meeting we welcomed six new members:
New Haven, Conn., June 19, 2006—Many think of creativity as being the domain of "creative types" or those who, in a sudden spark of inspiration, are struck with a novel or groundbreaking idea. A provocative new book argues that creativity happens not in a serendipitous flash, but unfolds as a structured, definable process over years or even decades.
New Haven, Conn., June 12, 2006—Yale School of Management Dean Joel M. Podolny today announced the establishment of the Yale Center for Corporate Governance and Performance (YCCGP) with the receipt of $20 million in gifts and commitments from individual and corporate donors, including a $10 million gift from David Nierenberg, a 1975 graduate of Yale College and a 1978 graduate of Yale Law School, and his wife Patricia, which represents the single largest gift in the history of the Yale School of Management. Podolny also announced that Ira M. Millstein, a senior partner at the international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges and senior associate dean for corporate governance at Yale SOM, has been named the center's director.
Barry Nalebuff, the Milton Steinbach Professor of Management, will be presented with the fourth annual Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund Writing Award for his article, "Exclusionary Bundling." The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Antitrust Institute on June 21, 2006, in Washington, D.C.