New Haven, Conn., February 21, 2006—Craig R. Barrett, Chairman of the Board of Intel Corporation, will speak as part of the Yale School of Management Leaders Forum on February 22. The talk will take place in the General Motors Room of Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue at 11:45 a.m. It is free and open to the public.
New Haven, Conn., February 20, 2006—Twenty MBA students from the Yale School of Management (Yale SOM) will put their business skills to work for a good cause over spring break. The group will spend two weeks in the island nation of Madagascar performing pro bono consulting work for socially focused organizations.
New Haven, Conn., February 16, 2006—The Yale School of Management Black Business Alliance has organized a series of cultural activities to take place at the school throughout February in honor of Black History Month. "Black History Month is a time to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements and legacy of African-Americans," said Vinice Davis '06, co-leader of the Black Business Alliance.
New Haven, Conn., February 14, 2006—The Yale School of Management will host its second annual healthcare conference and networking forum on March 24, 2006. "Healthcare 2006: The Political and Ethical Challenges to Advancing Healthcare Quality" will take place 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue. The conference is organized by the Yale School of Management Healthcare Club, the Yale MBA for Executives: Leadership in Healthcare program, and the Yale School of Management Alumni Association. Advance registration is required.
Beginning in the fall of 2006, the Yale School of Management will offer a new scholarship funded by Kevin Y. Zhang '94, which is designed to increase the international diversity of the student body. The Kevin Y. Zhang Scholarship is a half-tuition scholarship that will be awarded to students from mainland China who need financial assistance and demonstrate exceptional merit. The scholarship will enable Yale SOM to attract highly competitive students from the growing applicant pool in China while providing the opportunity for students from disadvantaged backgrounds to accept an offer of admission from Yale SOM.
New Haven, Conn., February 2, 2006--Bright Horizons and CarMax, two companies headed and founded by Yale SOM alumni, have once again been recognized by Fortune Magazine's annual ranking of the "100 Best Companies to Work For." Linda Mason '80 is chairman of Bright Horizons, which she co-founded with Roger Brown '82 (now president of the Berklee College of Music). Austin Ligon '80 is president and CEO of CarMax.