A great deal has happened since I last wrote. We completed the first
term of SOM’s new MBA curriculum. I traveled to China, South
Africa, Tanzania, and Tampa, among other exotic locations. The school
witnessed several significant arrivals, and the announcement of one
significant departure, which I will relate at the end of this note.
the New Curriculum
Just this past week, students completed the second phase of the
new core curriculum — the
Organizational Perspectives. Browse the syllabi to see what the
students have learned in these all-new courses. In other curriculum news,
students generated business ideas for the Innovator course and launched
a carbon offset program to reduce the global warming impact of their
air travel for the International Experience.
Three SOM Alumni Prepare to Launch Chinese Home Shopping Network
LuckyPai, a TV home-shopping company focused on delivering value
and quality products in an entertaining format to Chinese consumers,
is the entrepreneurial brainchild of three SOM classmates — co-founders
Raymond Chang ’96 and Wayne Zhang ’96, CEO
and CFO respectively, and Chang Su ’96, COO.
Hilary C. Pennington '83 Selected by Gates Foundation as Leader for U.S. Area
Nonprofit executive Hilary C. Pennington YC '77, '83, has been
named director of special initiatives for U.S. programs at the
Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation. In her new role, Pennington will lead the
new effort focused on one-time opportunities for the foundation to
respond to unique challenges and unanticipated events in the United
SOM Alumni Fund: A Call to Action
“This is a call to action,” says Susan Lennon ’85, chair of
the SOM Alumni Fund. “It is a call to each of us as leaders. It is a call
to make a difference, and giving is one way to do this.”
Elections for SOM Alumni Association Board of Directors
Online ballots for this year's Yale SOM Alumni Association board of directors
election were sent in early March to all alumni for whom the school has an
active email address. Voting ends on March 31. Election results will be shared
with the alumni community at large at the Annual General Meeting of the SOMAA
in New Haven on Friday, April 13, 2007, and in the next issue of the Alumni Newsletter.
Soon: Q1 — The New SOM Alumni Magazine
A team of editors and administrators at SOM is currently putting the finishing
touches on Q1, a new publication for alumni and friends of Yale SOM. If all goes
according to schedule, it will be delivered to your door by early April.
the Date: Events in China and New Haven
Mark your calendars for three extraordinary events in March and April.
The Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance
presents Corporate Governance Challenges for
China: A Panel Discussion in Shanghai. In New Haven, SOM
hosts the annual Internship Fund Auction and Healthcare 2007 conference.
All of these events are open to Yale SOM alumni.
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