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April 29, 2016
Alumni Weekend 2016 is Just One Week Away!

Friday, May 6, 2016 | Alumni Conference

Alumni ConferenceWhat better way to relive your GSM/AGSM/UCLA Anderson business school experience then to come back to where it all started? The UCLA Anderson of today is indeed more tech and entrepreneurial minded—hear how Sara Varni Bright '06 is "Building a Team for the Next innovation" as the SVP of Marketing at Salesforce next Friday. There are even solar charging stations in the Marion Anderson Courtyard and a business accelerator in the basement of the Rosenfeld Library now.

The timeless favorites, however, remain the same. Get an update on the State of the School with Dean Judy Olian and the global economy with Professor Ed Leamer. Take advantage of opportunities to make new connections and engage with faculty. Reunite with classmates at designated class areas for alumni celebrating their 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 year class reunions at the cocktail reception. View the Conference agenda.

Online registration closes next Tuesday, May 3 at midnight PST. Tickets will be available at the door but prices will go up.

» Learn more and register now

Friday, May 6, 2016 | 1 Year Reunion Celebration

One Year ReunionThe Class of 2015 will celebrate their 1 year reunion at a private party in Hollywood. Don't miss the chance to reminisce, catch up on the latest happenings or plot your next group adventure. Registration will close on Thursday, May 5 at midnight PST. No tickets will be sold at the door so secure your spot!

» Learn more and register now

Saturday, May 7 | Alumni Reunions '81, '86, '91, '96, '01, '06, '11

Reunions 2016Seven reunion classes will descend upon Santa Monica Beach and take over Hotel Casa Del Mar and Shutters on the Beach Hotel for the largest UCLA Anderson alumni gathering of the year. There will be cocktails, a beach sunset, and an elegant three-course dinner. Then the evening will continue with dancing, music and photo booth fun.

Reunion Evening Schedule:

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Reunion Cocktail Reception
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Class Dinners
9:30 - 11:00 p.m.
Post-Dinner Celebration

Seats are limited so secure your spot. Online registration closes next Tuesday, May 3 at midnight PST.

Commemorate your reunion and your MBA experience by participating in your reunion class gift today! Your support helps ensure UCLA Anderson sustains its place among the world's top-ranked business schools.

» Learn more and register now

Monday, May 9 | UCLA Anderson Alumni Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament VideoSpots are still available for the 10th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament. Participate in a day of fun and friendly competition with your UCLA Anderson family at the beautiful MountainGate Country Club in Brentwood, CA. It’s all for a great cause—proceeds benefit UCLA Anderson student fellowships and alumni activities.

Tournament Schedule:

9:00 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast
10:30 a.m.
Mega Putt
10:45 a.m.
Tournament Briefing
11:00 a.m.
Shotgun Start
4:30 p.m.
Awards Presentation Dinner, Raffle & Auctions

» Learn more and register now

Briskin Family Makes a Catalytic Gift to Bring UCLA Anderson Into the Next

We are proud to announce an inspiring, catalytic gift from Judy and Bernard Briskin, founding a new Marketing Specialization for the MBA curriculum and establishing The Judy and Bernard Briskin Family Plaza. This generous endowment also provides fellowships to our students specializing in marketing. It creates the "Briskin Marketing Student of the Year" award in the MBA and fully employed MBA programs. It will also bring "Briskin Distinguished Visitors" to speak at special UCLA Anderson seminars and will enable state-of-the-art technology while fulfilling high-priority needs.

A former WWII Marine, "Bernie" Briskin (’49) graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in business administration; he went on to marry Judy, who also attended UCLA. Bernie is responsible for growing Gelson’s Markets into the prestigious grocery store chain it is today. This gift helps push our Into the Next Campaign toward its $300 million goal, and is part of the University’s broader $4.2 billion Centennial Campaign, culminating in 2019, the 100th Anniversary of UCLA’s founding.

» Every gift counts and your participation is vital to Anderson. Please join the Briskin family and make your gift to the Into the Next Campaign today!

UCLA Anderson Drives Change: LGBTQ Awareness Week & New Social Innovation Programs

LGBTQ Awareness Week returned to UCLA Anderson on April 11 with activities and events ranging from the Ask A Gay forum to the observation of the National Day of Silence. A central part of the week was the Ally Pledge of solidarity, which requires a person to be an ally to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community—as well as support the Out@Anderson LGBTQ Club and those beyond the Anderson campus whether they be friends, family, or colleagues. Learn more at LGBTQ@Anderson.

» Get connected to our UCLA Anderson GLBA Alumni group

UCLA Anderson announces the addition of a specialization of social impact to the curriculum, enabling students to meet the evolving needs of today's business world. "Today's world calls for a more holistic approach to business, as customers demand more transparency and social responsibility from the companies they engage with," said Professor of Finance
Bhagwan Chowdhry
, who led the creation of the new specialization. Social Innovation Week also returned to UCLA Anderson April 18-21 bringing together thought leaders and founders of mission-drive businesses across sectors to explore solutions to the world's biggest challenges and inspire social change through a set of speakers panels, screenings and mixers.

» Learn more about Impact@Anderson

Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series: Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus Group

Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus GroupTuesday, May 10, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
UCLA Anderson, Korn Convocation Hall
Complimentary Event

Register Now

Dean Judy Olian will host Tom Enders, CEO of leading aerospace, space and defense corporation Airbus Group, as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series. Join us to learn about the organization driving technological innovation, operating in more than 170 locations with more than 138,000 employees worldwide.


2016 | 2015 | 20142013 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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