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Some Frequently Asked Questions about Curriculum Reform

April 20th, 2006

There is tremendous excitement about the new Yale SOM Core – but, as with many innovations, there are also a lot of questions. Following are answers to some of the questions we've heard over the last few weeks.

Yale School of Management Conference to Explore Industries Shaping China’s Future, April 21-22

April 19th, 2006

New Haven, Conn., April 19, 2006—The International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management will host "The China Industry Conference at Yale," April 21-22, at Lindsey-Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street, New Haven.

Study Examines Why U.S. Defense Sector Fails to Reap Benefits of Information Technology

April 18th, 2006

New Haven, Conn., April 18, 2006— The U.S. defense sector is not experiencing economic gains from the use of information technology (IT) like civilian sectors. The result, say the authors of the new paper "Bringing Defense into the Information Economy," is that national security is becoming more costly and national strategy isn't aligned with America's technological and economic strengths as it was in World War II and the Cold War.

Preeminent Organizational Behavior Scholar to Join Yale School of Management Faculty; Faculty Appointment in Marketing Announced

April 13th, 2006

New Haven, Conn., April 13, 2006—Yale School of Management Dean Joel M. Podolny today announced that James N. Baron, currently the Walter Kenneth Kilpatrick Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, will join the faculty of the Yale School of Management effective July 1. Dean Podolny also announced that Joseph P. Simmons, a scholar from Princeton University, will join the faculty as assistant professor of marketing.

Wall Street Journal Deputy Washington Bureau Chief to Deliver Straus Lecture at the Yale School of Management

April 12th, 2006

New Haven, Conn., April 12, 2006—David M. Wessel, deputy Washington bureau chief and columnist at The Wall Street Journal, will present the lecture "Can Newspaper Journalism Survive Blogs, Fox News, and Karl Rove?" at the Yale School of Management on Tuesday, April 18, at 11:45 a.m. in the General Motors Room of Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue.

Average Investor Does Not Understand Importance of Mutual Fund Fees in Investment Decisions Finds Yale School of Management Study

April 11th, 2006

New Haven, Conn., April 11, 2006—A study that examines the demand for high-fee mutual funds finds that many investors do not realize that fund fees are important for making investment decisions, are swayed by irrelevant prospectus information, and often buy high-cost funds even though they sense they may be making a mistake.

Yale School of Management Symposium to Explore Technology’s Impact on Society

April 7th, 2006

New Haven, Conn., April 7, 2006—The broad range of social, economic, political, and legal issues that arise from technological development will be the subject of a symposium at the Yale School of Management.

Geert Rouwenhorst’s Commodities Research Cited in Financial Times

March 30th, 2006

Geert Rouwenhorst’s paper Facts and Figures About Commodity Futures was cited in the Financial Times Fund Management Report. The paper found that commodity futures provide “returns comparable to the S&P and outperform bonds.”

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld Delivers Keynotes on Aging Work Force, Leaders

March 30th, 2006

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld presented two keynote addresses recently.