John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

Weinberg Center

News and Highlights from the Weinberg Center:

The Weinberg Center announces that it has published a new brochure, which focuses on its mission and related activities.

  •  For a copy of the pdf version of the Brochure, click HERE
  • To view an interactive version of the brochure, click HERE

Weinberg Center visit to the Delaware Supreme Court in Dover

Members of the Weinberg Center staff and the Center’s student interns had the opportunity to visit the Delaware Supreme Court in Dover.  It was an interesting day observing and listening to various oral arguments.  The Weinberg Center would like to thank The Honorable Karen Valihura, Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, and clerks at the Court for arranging the Center’s visit.

“Save the Dates"

Fall 2015

November 18 -19, 2015
Delaware Law Issues Update Conference
(Watch this space - More details to follow)

F. William McNabb, John L. Weinberg Distinguished Speaker - October 2014

The Center hosted F. William McNabb III, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vanguard, one of the world's largest investment companies, as the John L. Weinberg Distinguished Series speaker for the Fall of 2014.

Transcript of Bill McNabb's Speech

Weinberg Center –Thought Leader on Board Composition

Ann C. Mulé, Associate Director, and Charles M. Elson, Director, of the Weinberg Center, published an article 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 been speaking on this topic and the broader topic of board composition at various venues, including:  PwC/Weinberg Center webcast; RRD Donnelley Proxy Statement Interactive Seminar; TIAA-CREF Board of Trustees Retreat, Corporate Governance Committee meeing; 2015 ISS Annual  Conference; ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, Corporate Governance Committee; 2014 NACD Board Leadership Conference; The Conference Board's Global Corporate Governance Research Center's Corporate/Investor Summit; 2014 Citadel Directors Institute; and ABA Business Law Section Spring 2014 Meeting.

News Highlights

Auditor of the future

Weinberg Center panelists discuss critical developments in auditing profession

A panel of experts and professionals discussed changes in the world of auditing during the Weinberg Center's "Auditor of the Future" program.

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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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