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January 29, 2015
Founders Fund Partner and PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel Comes to UCLA Anderson
Peter ThielSilicon Valley entrepreneur and Founders Fund partner Peter Thiel spoke to a packed UCLA Anderson audience on January 26 sharing his wisdom on competition, progress, and technology. Thiel, also the co-founder of PayPal and software company Palantir Technologies, challenged students to ask contrarian questions such as "which businesses are no people starting?" in their pursuits to start successful, innovative businesses. He also emphasized that the most attractive opportunities to explore are ones with meaningful market shares to gain, that don't fit into existing categories, and often are products or services that have complex stories to tell. Founders Fund is a venture capital firm that has invested in companies including SpaceX, Airbnb, and Facebook. Read More...
Upcoming Lifelong Learning Events on Global Media, Health Care, and Women's Issues

Dean's Distinguished Speaker's Series: Chairman & CEO of AOL Inc. Tim Armstrong

Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series
February 12, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA Anderson
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Join us for the Dean's Distinguished Speaker's Series on Thursday, February 12 when Dean Judy Olian hosts Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO of AOL Inc. A leader in the digital content, video and advertising industries that serves over 250M global consumers, AOL owns and operates some of the largest and most influential brands and platforms on the internet. In addition to and AOL Mail, AOL Inc. also owns and operates The Huffington Post, TechCrunch,, and AOL On. Under Armstrong's leadership, AOL was spun out from Time Warner in 2009 to become an NYSE-listed public company. Prior to joining AOL, Armstrong served as President of Google's Americas Operations and served on the company's global operating committee. An ardent champion of community service, Armstrong was honored by the Ad Council with their 60th Annual Public Service Award in 2013. Learn More...

UCLA Healthcare Business Association Conference: Modernizing Healthcare for the New Age

UCLA Anderson Health Business AssociationFebruary 13, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
UCLA Carnesale Commons
251 Charles E. Young Drive,
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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UCLA's Healthcare Business Association's (HBA) presents its 1st annual Healthcare Conference on February 13 exploring how health care is being modernized for the new age. The conference aims to be the premier university-led event in the Southern California region for thought share and networking among students, professionals, and academics in the health care industry. David Feinberg, president of the UCLA Health System and CEO of the UCLA Hospital System, and Dean Judy Olian will kick off the day-long conference. Featured keynotes include Neil Soloman, VP for Quality and Care System Transformation of Blue Shield of CA, and Thomas Priselac, president and CEO of Cedars-Sinai Health System. Rounding out the day are eight interactive panel discussions exploring the most relevant aspects of healthcare today, including Mobile Health, Personalized Medicine, Emerging Markets, Medtech, Biopharma, and more. Tickets are $50 for alumni and include breakfast, lunch and a networking cocktail reception. Learn More...

Anderson Women's Summit: Creating a Path to Success

Michelle Dennedy

Michelle Dennedy

March 1, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Executive Dining Room, UCLA Anderson
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UCLA Anderson's Women's Business Connection and Anderson Women present the 2015 Anderson's Women's Summit on Sunday, March 1. The event will share insights on how women can create a path to success and will feature Michelle Dennedy, vice president and chief privacy officer of McAfee (a division of Intel Security), as the keynote. The morning will consist of panel discussions on strategic decision making, leadership biases, and adversity in the workplace. The afternoon will include a group workshop on managing stress and conclude with Dennedy's keynote address. Breakfast and a networking luncheon will be provided. Tickets for alumni are $25 for early bird (closes Feb. 15) and $30 for regular tickets.

March 2015 Economic Outlook - There's No Business Like Show Business: Entertainment and the Economy of the Golden State
Peter Guber

Peter Guber

March 12, 2015
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Kirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City
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Will the collapse in oil prices propel the economy forward? Are we still on track for a 5% unemployment rate? Are wages really on the rise? UCLA Anderson Forecast presents There's No Business Like Show Business: Entertainment and the Economy of the Golden State with experts from across the spectrum of entertainment to discuss the important trends and what they mean for the local economy and the industry. The conference will feature keynote speaker Peter Guber, Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment.

Register using registration code agsmalum0315 for a special $95 alumni discount.

See What Your Classmates Are Up to in Class Notes. Submit Your Quote and Photo!

Class Notes
Wondering what your classmates have been up to since business school? Well, you can keep up with news on fellow alumni in Class Notes. We even re-designed Class Notes so that you can search by name, program, and year within each current edition. You can also view past Class Notes in the archives section. Where has your career path taken you since you earned your degree? Have you received an award or promotion? Perhaps you have gotten married, had children, or met up with fellow alumni recently. Let us know and represent your class in the next edition of Class Notes - scheduled to be released with the spring edition of Assets Digital. Learn about guidelines for submitting quotes and photos for Class Notes.

» Submit Your Class Note by February 8.

Submit Nominations for the 2015 UCLA Anderson Alumni Awards - Due February 11

Alumni Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the following 2015 UCLA Anderson Alumni Awards:

  • John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award salutes the achievements of outstanding alumni whose personal lives, professional achievements, and community service exemplify the objectives of their alma mater.
  • Outstanding Alumni Service Award recognizes alumni who have consistently provided exemplary service to UCLA Anderson, enhancing the stature, success and well-being of the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network, as well as the quality and reputation of the School.

Please note that nominees for each award must be a UCLA Anderson alumna or alumnus and cannot be currently employed as a faculty or staff member of UCLA Anderson. Learn more...

» Submit a nomination by February 11.
Save the Dates for Alumni Weekend 2015: April 30 - May 4

Alumni Weekend

Thursday, April 30 - Executive Recruiter Networking Event
Friday, May 1 - Alumni Conference
Saturday, May 2 - Reunions for classes of '80, '85, '90, '95, '00, '05, & '10
Monday, May 4 - Alumni Golf Tournament

Make it a weekend! Book your accommodations and register for the Alumni Golf Tournament today. Registration for the Executive Recruiter Networking Event, Conference, and Reunions coming soon.

Upcoming Events

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1/30 Los Angeles, CA
PULSE Conference 2015: The Next Beat

1/30 Ventura, CA
Patagonia lunch & tour

2/04 Los Angeles, CA
The 4th Annual UCLA Anderson Investing Conference

2/05 Online Webinar
Webinar: How to Manage Your Non-Linear...

2/08 Chicago, IL
An Evening With
Dan Navarro

2/10 Newport Beach, CA
Orange County Speed Networking Breakfast

2/12 Irvine, CA
Entrepreneurs Circle

2/13 Los Angeles
1st Annual UCLA HBA
Healthcare Conference:...

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