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The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program 2005-2006

May 14th, 2004

Applications are being accepted from individuals interested in participating in the 2005-2006 Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program, a nine-month work/study fellowship program enabling 20 outstanding young American professionals to acquire an in-depth understanding of the political, economic, and cultural environment of Germany and the European Union.

Career News

May 13th, 2004

Thank you to all of the alumni who participated in our Mock Interview Series, Tell Me About Your Job Speakers Series, and many other CDO events. Your dedication and commitment to Yale SOM is greatly appreciated.

Dick Wittink Receives Paul E. Green Award For Landmark Marketing Study on Brand Switching

May 12th, 2004

New Haven, Conn.—May 12, 2004—Dick R. Wittink, the George Rogers Clark Professor of Management and Marketing at the Yale School of Management, is the recipient of the Paul E. Green Award 2004 for his paper "Is 75% of the Sales Promotion Bump Due to Brand Switching? No, Only 33% Is" with Harald J. van Heerde (Tilburg University) and Sachin Gupta (Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University).

The Cornerstone Society

May 12th, 2004

Congratulations to the Class of 2004 for breaking all records and setting the benchmark for second-year giving at Yale SOM by raising $169,000, with a participation rate of 70%. This represents a dramatic increase over last year's results of $2,350.

Commencement Speaker 2004

May 12th, 2004

Continuing a popular Yale SOM tradition, Patrick Von Bargen (SOM '78), Managing Executive for Policy & Staff in the Office of the Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will address the Class of 2004 on Commencement Day, May 24.

MBA Council of Houston

May 12th, 2004

Although the SOM alumni in Houston number 26, in addition to the Yale Club of Houston, we are now part of a larger alumni body comprised of member schools of the MBA Council of Houston.

The Memorial Loan Forgiveness Fund, Initiated by the Charter Class of 1978 In Memory of Jeffrey McNally and Donald Ogilvie

May 11th, 2004

To mark the milestone of their 25th anniversary in a way that embraces the values and spirit of the Charter Class, the members of the Yale SOM Class of 1978 have established the Memorial Loan Forgiveness Fund to honor the memory of their classmates, Jeffrey McNally and Donald Ogilvie. Spearheaded by alumnae Cathy Lanier, Pamela Bronk Farr, Mary Kaye Vavasour, and Ann Adams as a lasting and fitting tribute to Jeff and Don and their commitment to the nonprofit and public sectors, the Class of 1978 has raised over $125,000 to date in gifts and new pledges.

2nd Annual China Study Trip

May 10th, 2004

Professor Zhiwu Chen and a group of 20 students spent their 2-week spring vacation discussing business strategy with senior management from 22 companies across China.

Alumni Publish Article in the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance

May 9th, 2004

Bob Ames '03 and Anthony Corridore '03, along with Paul MacAvoy, Williams Brothers Professor of Management Studies, published an article in the Winter 2004 edition of the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance.

Yale SOM Students Comment on SEC's Proposed Mutual Fund Disclosures

May 9th, 2004

The website of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission features the commentaries of 38 students from Professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld's MGT 623, Strategic Leadership Across Sectors class, on proposed new regulation of the mutual fund industry's reporting requirements.