News at Anderson


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

John Wooden Global Leadership Award Dinner, April 6

John Wooden Global Leadership AwardThe UCLA Anderson School of Management is presenting a special dinner and program honoring Frederick W. Smith, Chairman and CEO, FedEx Corporation, as the third annual recipient of the John Wooden Global Leadership Award. Smith will be honored during the dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 6.

Discussion with Smith, Coach John Wooden and ABC's Deborah Roberts will highlight this memorable event. More...

Last Week to Nominate Inspiring Alumni for Our 75th Anniversary!

75th AnniversaryIn 2010, we celebrate the school's 75th anniversary. As part of that celebration, we are looking to share a few stories about our many inspiring alumni in an anniversary edition of Assets magazine and on the UCLA Anderson website. We are seeking individuals who have chosen to use their management education in a variety of different ways in order to create an impact in the world. The deadline has been extended to March 22, 2010.

With an alumni community of 36,000, we need your help in identifying candidates. More...

Register Today for UCLA Alumni Day, May 15

UCLA Alumni Day is a chance for you to play and learn at UCLA's biggest alumni event. Hear from top faculty and guest experts, enjoy campus tours and a UCLA Anderson Alumni Network lunch.

Highlights of UCLA Anderson will be showcased in the following lectures from faculty and staff:

• Your MBA: The Foundation (not the culmination) of your Executive Education, Open House with Kelly Bean
• The Art of Innovation: Guy Kawasaki ('79), Unscripted
• Beating the Bozos: Live and Raw with Guy Kawasaki ('79)
• The Power of Persuasion: A Primer with Noah Goldstein

See More from UCLA Alumni Day...

Alumni Career Services Available to You

Mar. 23 - Entrepreneurial Ingenuity: Do Work To Get Work (New York)
In this program, Kathryn Ullrich ('92) shares examples of how to use Entrepreneurial Ingenuity in your network to find a job or increase revenue. She shares examples of doing benchmark consulting studies, research, or actually doing the job that bring results. More...

Mar. 30 - The Brand Knew You - Realigning with What You Want to Be
Career coach and personal brander, Michelle Wolf, will help you gain tangible insight into defining your personal brand, determining your key point of difference and, most importantly, communicating it effectively to your target audience. More...

Nominate Alumni Award Recipients for Alumni Weekend!

Each year at Alumni Weekend the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network honors two outstanding alumni with the John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award and the Outstanding Alumni Service Award. Nominations are being accepted through March 31, 2010. More...

Greece Tests European Economic Ties

Romain WacziargAssociate Professor Romain Wacziarg discusses Greece's national debt, and the many ways the country is looking to reduce their deficits. Wacziarg explains how Greece's deficit is tied to other European nations and the United States. More...

March 24 - Quarterly Forecast Unveils the Ceridian/UCLA Pulse of Commerce

The UCLA Anderson Forecast presents its quarterly forecasts for the nation and California on March 24th in Ackerman Union on the UCLA Campus. In addition, UCLA Anderson Forecast presents for the first time Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI), a new monthly indicator developed by Forecast Director Ed Leamer.

Use code AndAlum0310 for a $100 affiliate discount. More...

Bringing Strategic Perspective to Market Research

Sterling Lanier ('02)Sterling Lanier ('02) created a firm that provides a deep understanding of consumers by going where they live.

From beginning with a student-friendly bar called the Cosmic Cantina, to his current firm, Chatter, the California native brings his own approach to entrepreneurship. More...

Using His MBA Skills to the Bring Drift Cart to Market

Ali Kermani ('09)When his dream of becoming a professional skateboarder was derailed, Ali Kermani ('09) was forced to find a new thrill. After a chance mentorship and an idea for a new marketable thrill, he found a passion to replace skating: entrepreneurship. More...