John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

Weinberg Center

News and Highlights from the Weinberg Center:

“Save the Date"
Second Annual Delaware Law Issues Update Conference

November 19 – 20, 2014

For more information, go to Upcoming Events

For information on the 2013 Delaware Law Issues Update Conference, please see Past Events - 2013.

Weinberg Center Advisory Board member, Karen Valihura, a partner at Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom LLP, has been conformed to serve on the Delaware Supreme Court. Click here for more information.

Weinberg Article on the "Management Knowledge-Captured Board"

Ann C. Mulé, Associate Director, and Charles M. Elson, Director, of the Weinberg Center, have recently published an article in the first quarter 2014 edition of Directors & Boards magazine.  The article is about the importance of independent director industry expertise on a public company board and the dangers of a “management knowledge-captured board.”  Ms. Mulé and/or Professor Elson have spoken on this topic at: the ABA Business Law Section Spring 2014 Meeting, the 2014 Citadel Directors Institute and The Conference Board's Global Corporate Governance Research Center's Corporate/Investor Summit.

Portions of Weinberg Center Presentation Included in "Best of The Conference Board" Materials

Portions of Charles Elson's presentation, "Factoring in Competitive and Economic Context - The Real Relevance of Market Trends and Best Practices," at The Conference Board's 2013 Executive Compensation Conference have been included in the "Best of the Conference Board" DVD and Video On Demand series.

The State of Delaware has launched a new website, Delaware Corporate Law, and a new blog, Delaware Corporate and Legal Issues Blog.

News Highlights

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Corporate governance experts discuss trends in audit committee disclosure

In a panel event co-sponsored by UD's John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance and the Center for Audit Quality, a panel of experts discussed a new report, "Enhancing the Audit Committee Report: A Call to Action."

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The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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