Florencio López-de-Silanes, Professor of Finance and Economics, and Director of the International Institute for Corporate Governance, is among the 2003 World Economic Forum's list of "One Hundred New Global Leaders for Tomorrow," an esteemed group of individuals from business, politics, public interest groups, the media, the arts and the sciences, who have demonstrated responsible leadership vis-à-vis society, business developments, the environment and socially responsible initiatives.
Ira M. Millstein, Eugene F. Williams, Jr. Visiting Professor in Competitive Enterprise and Strategy and a Senior Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, reports that his law firm was recognized as "the best firm in the Americas" according to Global Counsel magazine. As a leading international publication for senior in-house counsel of multi-national corporations and partners in major international law firms, Global Counsel explained that the success of Weil, Gotshal & Manges lies in its "national reputation for transactional, private equity and IP expertise."
Dick R. Wittink, the General George Rogers Clark Professor of Management and Marketing, has been chosen as the next editor of the Journal of Marketing Research (JMR). His three-year term begins July 1, 2003, replacing Wagner Kamakura.
As many of you already know, Yale SOM has partnered with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) to help increase the number of minority students pursuing business-related careers. MLT's MBA Preparation program helps young professionals apply successfully to leading graduate business schools. Participants attend seminars and workshops that focus on key elements of the application process, and receive one-to-one counseling from MBA admissions officers and MLT staff over a twelve-month period culminating in their application submissions. Specific areas of focus include GMAT preparation, individual work plan development and execution to address perceived strengths and weaknesses, school research and selection, financial planning and aid, application/essay strategy, and writing skills.