As soon as news of the tragic events in Britain was received last week, the CDO and other Yale SOM staff began contacting or trying to contact SOM students and alumni known to be living and working in London. We are delighted and relieved to report that all Class of 2006 students who have internships in London this summer are safe, and we have received no reports to date of any SOM alumni being affected.
Martin Shubik received the Award for Lifetime Contribution to Simulation and Gaming from the International Simulation and Gaming Society. The award was presented to Professor Shubik at the society's annual international meetings held in Atlanta, July 21-27.
New Haven, Conn., July 5, 2005— Sensors to detect suicide bombers before they can reach a target and detonate explosives would not substantially reduce deaths and injuries in urban settings, Yale researchers report in the July 5 early edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
New Haven, Conn., June 20, 2005—The basic economic theory that people work harder to avoid losing money than they do to make money is shared by monkeys, suggesting this trait has a long evolutionary history, according to a Yale University study under review by the Journal of Political Economy.
New Haven, Conn., June 14, 2005—The Yale School of Management - The Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures announced its selection of four grand-prize winners and four runners-up at the final round of the Third National Business Plan Competition for Nonprofit Organizations, in Jersey City, New Jersey on Friday, June 10.
New Haven, Conn.—Dick R. Wittink, the George Rogers Clark Professor of Management and Marketing at the Yale School of Management, died on June 4 at age 59. Wittink was a respected mentor and scholar with over one hundred articles in the field of marketing. He was noted for his work in the study of conjoint analysis, the most widely used tool to measure consumer preferences.