News at Anderson


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Save the Date - Reunions at Alumni Weekend 2010, October 15-16

Reunions at Alumni Weekend 2010This October 15-16 will mark the next reunion celebration at UCLA Anderson during Alumni Weekend 2010.

Reunion Celebrations
The classes of '80, '85, '90, '95, '00 and '05 will return to campus to celebrate their respective reunions in an evening of socializing and fine food. The class of 1960 will also be celebrating their 50-year reunion.

Alumni Weekend Conference
Ed LeamerAlumni Weekend is a chance for UCLA Anderson alumni of all class years to reconnect with the school and take advantage of lifelong learning and networking opportunities. The conference will feature breakout sessions led by UCLA Anderson professors and innovators, including Professor Ed Leamer, who will share the current state of the economy. More...

Larry Fink ('76) Discussed Financial Reform in the Current Economy

Larry FinkLarry Fink ('76), BlackRock's chairman and CEO, returned to the UCLA campus Thursday, April 22 and offered a sobering view of the country's financial industry as well as prescriptions for restoring its vitality and the confidence of the nation.

Fink joined Dean Judy Olian on the Korn Convocation Hall stage for a wide-ranging conversation before a standing-room-only audience. More...

Fred Smith, Chairman and CEO, FedEx Emphasizes Leadership Importance

Fred SmithIn an inspiring discussion with Dean Judy Olian, Fred Smith, Chairman and CEO, FedEx Corporation, reflected on leadership and entrepreneurship in his career on April 6. He also gave a preview of FedEx's emergence in using "green vehicles" to deliver packages in a city. Watch Video...

UCLA Anderson Students Win Annual Charity Competition

For the third year in a row, UCLA Anderson has won the coveted Golden Briefcase in the annual Challenge for Charity Competition (C4C). In what was the first ever tie in the 26-year history of C4C, UCLA Anderson shared first place with USC Marshall. More...

Professor Sam Culbert's Book Condemns a Common Workplace Practice

Sam CulbertUCLA Anderson Professor Sam Culbert has written a new book with Wall Street Journal editor, Lawrence Rout, titled Get Rid of the Performance Review!: How Companies Can Stop Intimidating, Start Managing — and Focus on What Really Matters.

Culbert claims that managers exploit the performance review and use it as a fear tactic to enforce a corporate culture full of intimidation. Consequently, reviews undermine teamwork, destroy any incentive to grow, and guarantee there will be no honest communications in the workplace. Watch Video...

Alumni Career Services Available to You

May 26 - Using Entrepreneurial Ingenuity to Find Work
In this webinar, Kathryn Ullrich ('92), explains 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...

June 16 - Getting to the Top: Strategies for Career Success
Ullrich gives advice from Getting to the Top, a book especially written for mid-career business professionals. She shares executive success stories and the findings of her groundbreaking career path research, and describes essential skills for career advancement in a career pyramid of skills at the top. More...

Ernst & Young Program Offers Women Entrepreneurs Growth Opportunity

Ernst & Young is inviting outstanding women entrepreneurs to accelerate the growth of their businesses to realize the potential they envision for their companies.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women program is seeking a select group of women entrepreneurs to join an elite network of the country’s best entrepreneurs and high-growth companies and participate in a customized program.

The deadline to apply for women business owners is June 30, 2010. More...

Heart Surgeon Lives Her Life Disregarding Fears of Failure

Kathy Magliatio ('06)As a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, Director of Women's Cardiac Services at Saint John's Health Center, mother of two boys, wife of a liver transplant doctor, philanthropist, author and businesswoman, Dr. Kathy Magliato ('06) knows how to reach her goals and still find time to sleep at night. She believes that the fear of failure keeps us from accomplishing our dreams.

As a child raised in upstate New York, Magliato worked in the orchards that her parents tended as farmers. It was here that she established the steadfast work ethic that has allowed her to sail through the extreme highs and crushing lows of her career. More...