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May 1, 2013

An architectural rendering of the Beinecke Room, a multipurpose function space with an outdoor terrace, and a recent photo of the room under construction by Phil Handler/Fly on the Wall Productions.

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April 30, 2013

Contents of our research journals are like unfiltered water. Decision and policy makers should stand forewarned before they use the contents of academic journals to guide them in their work. Fortunately, most of them maintain a healthy skeptical attitude to our findings and prescriptions until they have more evidence on their efficacy.

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April 27, 2013

Peter Thiel just came to Yale to spread his contrarian gospel. The rate of technological innovation is decelerating, he argued, despite our collective belief that there are smart scientists in labs somewhere, working to solve our problems. Government regulation is largely to blame. And inventive minds are too focused on the internet and too neglectful of the world of things. We were supposed to have flying cars by now.

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April 24, 2013

Yale’s extraordinary power to convene, to bring amazing people together, is a staple of our amazing university and Yale School of Management. But even by Yale SOM standards, the past 24 hours have been remarkable. Yesterday afternoon my colleague Jeff Sonnenfeld brought together in a single class session HP CEO Meg Whitman, McKinsey Global Managing Director Dominic Barton and Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

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April 19, 2013

Installation of metal panels continues along the façade facing Whitney Avenue as well as the foundation of the south and east sides.

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April 16, 2013

Yale SOM students took part in the annual Class of 2014 Internship Fund Auction last week. All proceeds raised from this event provide financial support for first-year students who pursue summer internships in the public, nonprofit, and social enterprise sectors. The theme of this year's auction was Masquerade.

Photos © Alina Vorobeitchik '14.

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April 15, 2013

While many students were preparing for midterms or finalizing travel plans for spring break, an interdisciplinary team of 10 Yale students was busy applying lessons learned at Yale to real world problems.

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April 15, 2013

Dennis Ring ’84, the CEO of consulting firm Bode International, which provides marketing services in the natural/organic food industry, recently spoke to students about the industry and the story behind how Whole Foods came to launch its store brand.

When Ring met Whole Foods CEO John Mackey in 1997, the national retailer had a problem that Ring said he could fix with his team.

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April 5, 2013

Professor Stanley Gartska introduces the innovative classrooms of Edward P. Evans Hall.

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