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August 30, 2015
UCLA Anderson Born Partnership Launches Health Tech Company BodySpec

As part of his training regimen for the Air Force Academy's football team, Bryce Luken '14 underwent dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry technology (DXA) scans to measure bone density, analyze body compositions, and identify the amount and location of fat and lean tissue. During his first year as an Anderson student, Luken found access to a DXA scan to be limited in Los Angeles. Recognizing a market opportunity existed to bring the technology to Los Angeles gym trainers, fitness buffs as well as to broader masses, he formed a partnership with fellow classmate Elaine Shi '14 to build upon his business idea through Anderson's Entrepreneurship & Venture Initiation course and Business Creation Option project. With invaluable guidance from Professors Jeff Scheinrock and John Funk, plus support from the Anderson alumni network, the company has grown steadily, even opening a storefront location in West L.A. "We're also now doing scans at Google, Facebook and LinkedIn, getting into the corporate space through Anderson connections and classmates" said Luken.

Read more about the BodySpec story.

Incubator Event Unites UCLA Business, Engineering and Law Alumni for Networking, Collaboration and Innovation

On Thursday, August 27, the Evening at the Hammer - Network, Collaborate, Innovate event brought together 150 + alumni from UCLA Anderson, UCLA Engineering and UCLA Law at the Hammer Museum courtyard in Westwood, CA. The mission of the evening was to provide a forum to foster collaboration among UCLA professional school alumni - who have a broad set of expertise - to launch the next big startup. Alumni were engaged in dynamic discussions ranging from testing labs to marketing strategies to patent searches. "It was just a vibrant, collaborative clearly demonstrates what can happen when you put some really smart Bruin minds in a room together" said UCLA Anderson Los Angeles alumni chapter president Jonathan Schreter '00. In attendance were also a handful of double Bruins who are alumni of both UCLA Anderson and UCLA Engineering. Start jotting down your ideas - future incubator event dates to be announced soon!

Faculty Led Global Immersion Courses are Now Available to Alumni

UCLA Andersons Center for Global Management would like to invite alumni to participate in one of its three upcoming Global Immersion courses to Chile, India, and Vietnam, taught and led by UCLA Anderson professors. These courses include three pre-trip on-campus class sessions (non-mandatory for alumni and accessible online), one week in country taking place December 13-20 and a post trip debrief session. During the pre-trip on-campus sessions, participants will learn about the destination country's local economy, political environment, major industries, key historical events, local culture and business practices. While in country, participants will meet and hear from local business leaders, government representatives and alumni, plus visit companies and important cultural and historical sites. Students from the full-time MBA, FEMBA, EMBA and GEMBA programs now participate in these courses. Limited spots are now available to alumni to take advantage of these unique learning and networking opportunities. Contact to learn more including details about course outlines and pricing.

» Apply today - Application submission deadline is September 11
» Watch Global Immersion Highlights Video

Save the Date: Worldwide Welcome Week is October 3-17

Come out to welcome the Class of 2015 to the worldwide UCLA Anderson alumni network! Worldwide Welcome Week events kicks off with an exclusive UCLA vs. Arizona State University football tailgate on October 3 in Pasadena, CA and winds down with a unique vintage train trip to San Diego, CA on October 17. This year, we are bringing access to a wider range of topics and activities than ever to cities across the globe. Fascinated by the food and beverage industry? Hear from alumni executives from CPK, Golden Road Brewing, Kings County Distillery, Jack in the Box and MillerCoors. Wondering where opportunities lie in the financial markets? Professor Tony Bernardo and alumni executives from Wells Fargo Private Bank and Oaktree Capital are going to weigh in at discussions in San Francisco and Downtown Los Angeles respectively. Considering starting your own venture? Dollar Shave Club’s dynamic CEO Mike Dubin and third generation restaurateur Mike Simms, owner of Simms Restaurants, will share their personal entrepreneurial stories. Interested in where the retail sector is headed? Alumni from Amazon, Oakley, Pac Sun and Nordstrom will be sharing their insights on industry panels. More details to come soon!


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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