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June 30, 2016
Ed Leamer is Running for Vice President of the United States

Ed LeamerProfessor Ed Leamer has a new role to add to his already impressive resume. Leamer, currently UCLA Anderson's Chauncey Medberry Chair and director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast, is running as a write-in candidate for the Vice President positon along with presidential candidate and fellow economist Laurence Kotlikoff. "We think every bill that goes through Congress should have a youth impact statement. There should be an assessment as to how this affects the youth of America. And if it's adverse, then we ought to avoid that," said Leamer. He proposes that the nation focus on the following policies: 1. employment prospects for high school and college graduates 2. responsibility of the elderly or near-elderly to take care of themselves 3. amount of student debt. Learn more about why he believes these three issues can help ensure that America will be a great place in the future.

» Watch Professor Leamer's Alumni Weekend Economic Forecast Presentation

Google's Nan Boden '11 will Deliver Executive MBA Commencement Address

Google’s head of global alliances for enterprise Dr. Nan Boden ’11 will be delivering this Saturday's commencement address to our Class of 2016 Executive MBA graduates. In her current position at Google, which she assumed as part of an acquisition in 2013, Boden leads Google’s efforts in partnering with companies that build their businesses on Google’s cloud, apps, maps, and education products. "I would never have ended up in my position—and I mean never—if I hadn’t taken the road through Anderson’s EMBA program," said Boden. She was formerly the CEO of Myricom, a successful Caltech spinoff that helped pioneer high-performance computer networking. Read more...

Creating an Early Advantage for the Full-Time MBA Program

To address the disadvantage UCLA Anderson Full-Time MBA students experience due to having a later start relative to other MBA programs, this year’s incoming students will be starting on August 1 instead of September. This early advantage will also combat a second issue of a fall quarter workload that is typically quant heavy and intense. This gigantic shift in timing will create substantial benefits including providing students more time for career exploration and alleviate the pressure to choose between focusing on academic vs. career efforts as they transition into the program. Learn more about why Associate Dean Rob Weiler ’91, who oversees the Full-Time MBA program’s admissions, career services and student affairs, believe this new summer start will improve student performance in both the classroom and in the job search process.

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It’s that time again! Read the most recent batch of Class Notes to find out what new adventure—life or career—your classmates are embarking on. Do you have your own news to share? Perhaps you received a promotion or took the leap to start your own venture. Did you just expand your family or come back from a classmate’s wedding celebration? Had a fabulous time at your recent class reunion in May? Whatever it is—we want to hear about it! Submit a Class Note today.

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UCLA Anderson Community was in Full Force at FEMBApalooza

FEMBApalooza 5Over 1,000 current UCLA Anderson students, prospective students, and alumni gathered for an afternoon highlighting the best of UCLA Anderson at the 5th annual FEMBApalooza. Anderson tech companies Epic Visor, Petsnap and Reassure Analytics showcased how their services are helping to improve lives. Attendees treated themselves to desserts from Anderson owned Yogurtland and Bites Desserts, plus craft beer from Progress Brewing. Attendees enjoyed Learning on the Lawn presentations from Senior Associate Dean Margaret Shih, Associate Dean Gonzalo Freixes, Alumni Career Services Director David Cooley, among many others. Joe and Josie Bruin even made an appearance!

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June - Life Lessons from LA Lakers' General Manager Mitch Kupchak '87 at Anderson Commencement
May - Food Supply Startup Kulisha Takes Top Prize at Knapp Venture Competition
April - Alumni Weekend 2016 is Just One Week Away!
March - Co-Founder of Veggie Grill T.K. Pillan '96 on Inspiration and Success
February - Susan Wojcicki '98 Driving Change in Technology and Gender Equality
January - Anderson Venture Accelerator: Launching the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

December - Watch Our Year in Review: A Holiday Message from UCLA Anderson
November - From Private Equity to Social Enterprise with KKR's George Roberts
October - Anderson Evenings are Headed to NYC and Palo Alto
September - Your Network. Your City. Join Us at a Worldwide Welcome Week Event!
August - UCLA Anderson Born Partnership Launches Health Tech Company BodySpec
July - Christine McCarthy '81 Named CFO of Walt Disney Company
June - 2015 Faculty Awards Honors Anderson's Best in Teaching, Research, Leadership and Mentorship
May - Marion Anderson's $100 Million Gift Launches UCLA Anderson Into the Next
April - UCLA Anderson Recognizes Lonnie Ali '86 and Gregory Craig '89 for Their Service and Achievement
March - Virgin Atlantic. Disruptive Innovation. Global Health Crisis. What's the Deal?
February - Business Leaders Share their Success at UCLA Anderson
January - Founders Fund Partner and PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel Comes to UCLA Anderson

December - A Lifetime of Philanthropy Powers Future UCLA Anderson Entrepreneurs
November - UCLA Anderson Rises in Recent Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist & Financial Times Rankings
October - Giora Romm '82 Shares His Story of Moving From Prison to Prestige
September - Starbucks' Chief Community Office Blair Taylor '90 Challenges Class of 2016 to Make a Social Impact
August - Brian Cornell '91 to guide Target Corporation's transformation as new Chairman & CEO
July - AEG Scores at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
June - Congratulations to UCLA Anderson's 2014 Faculty Award Winners!
May - Relive Alumni Weekend 2014
April - CEO of Maker Studios Ynon Kreiz ('93) Helps to Secure Another Disney Acquisition Deal
March - UCLA Anderson Students Raise Funds as They Continue Work in Africa 
February - Susan Wojcicki ('98) Taking the Helm at YouTube
January - Huntley Castner ('89) Promoted to CEO of Yogurtland

December - UCLA Anderson Receives $5 Million Gift from Professor Bill Cockrum
November - Bob Iger, Chairman & CEO Disney Recognized for Leadership
October - A Discussion Between Industry Icons: Larry Fink '76 and Bill Gross '71 
September - Fink/Gross: A Meeting of Extraordinary Minds
August - Kermani's ('09) Crazy Cart Spins Great Press
July - Addressing a Strategic Challenge (AMR)
June- Relive Alumni Weekend
April - When Type A's Retire? Pitfalls, Warnings, Hopes and Dreams with Don Asher
March - Business School Rankings and Alumni Awards Announced
February - TED@UCLA Anderson: The Young. The Wise. The Undiscoverd
January - Kimberly Freeman ('02) honored at the Southern California Visionaries annual awards luncheon 

December - Joel Fried ('86), and his wife, Deanne Fried, have generously pledged up to $1 million
November - UCLA Anderson and the chance to study with a UCLA Nobel Prize winner
October - Hwee Hua Lim ('89) has joined the Advisory Board of the Center for Global Management 
September - Starbucks appoints Blair H. Taylor ('90) as new Chief Community Officer
August - UC Davis appoints new Athletics Director Terrance J. "Terry" Tumey ('93)
July - Guy Kawasaki ('79) Delivers Commencement Speech  
June - Linda Smith ('95) focuses on literacy in Guatemala
May  -Charlie Steinmetz ('77) Changes the Lives of L.A. Inner-City Students 
April - Robin Leamy ('86) Follows His Dreams
March - Marketing event at Google headquarters showcases Inspirational Alumni
January - Bob Foster ('65) Knighted by Finland 

November - A Conversation with Larry Fink ('76) and Bill Gross ('71)
October - Alumni Conference 2011 at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes
September - Welcome Week Invites UCLA Anderson Alumni to Celebrate Worldwide
August - Special Edition: In Memory of John E. Anderson '40, 1917-2011
June - Jim Moffatt ('87) Elected Chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP
May - John E. and Marion Anderson Donate $25 Million to UCLA Anderson
April - May 21 is UCLA Alumni Day on the UCLA campus
March - UCLA Anderson Announces 100 Inspirational Alumni List
February - Leonard ('95), Takes Unconventional Path as a Bio-Tech Entrepreneur
January - Alumni Career Services Jump Starts January with Events and Free Resume Reviews

December - Videos from the Alumni Weekend Conference
November - Celebrating 75 years of Business Beyond Usual
September - Don't Miss David Martin ('91) When He Speaks at Alumni Weekend
August - Regazzi ('97) Energizes the Alumni Network; Rajaraman ('08) is Writing the Future of
June - New Book from Ullrich ('92) Shares Getting to the Top Success Strategies
May - Heart Surgeon Magliato ('06) Lives Her Life Disregarding Fears of Failure
April - Lawrence ('99) is Mentoring and Providing Guidance to Future Leaders
March - Lanier ('02) Brings Strategic Research; Kermani ('09) and the Drift Cart Inspiration
February - Randy Horn ('97) Rolled the Dice on a Board Game
January - Dr. Susan Love ('98) wants to eradicate breast cancer

November - Mitch Kupchak ('87) is On Top of the World
October - Kyle Martin ('97) Weighs In On Barack Obama's "Top Down" Approach
September - Welcome Week Begins Across the Globe
August - Cheng Si-Wei ('83) Enjoys Teaching, Despite His Many Other Roles
July - William L. Ballhaus ('98) has Seen DynCorp International's Revenue Rise as CEO
June - UCLA Anderson Alumni Prove Their Value Across the Corporate Spectrum
May - Wooden Global Leadership Award Recipient American Express Company Chairman & CEO
April - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
March - Matheson ('78) represents UCLA Anderson In the House of Representatives
February - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
January - DeWolf ('05) and Gagne ('05) Share a Common Vision Managing Wealth

December - Denis Florin ('88): Energy in Transition
November - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
October - Salvador Viramontes ('96), Branding Batman in Britain