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June 26, 2015
2015 Faculty Awards Honors Anderson's Best in Teaching, Research, Leadership and Mentorship

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2015 Anderson Faculty Awards who were honored on June 3 for their excellence in teaching, research, leadership, and/or mentorship. This year's award recipients include:

  • Dean George W. Robbins Assistant Professor Teaching Award: Ian Larkin
  • Citibank Teaching Award:
    Danny Oppenheimer
  • Neidorf "Decade" Teaching Award:
    Bruce Carlin 
  • Eric and “E” Juline Faculty Excellence in Research Award: Paola Giuliano
  • La Force Award: Sushil Bikhchandani for his 27 years of exemplary service
  • Dean’s Prize for Outstanding Faculty Mentorship of Ph.D Students: Brett Trueman 
  • Xavier Drèze Prize: Strategy Ph.D student  Vanessa Burbano '15 for her paper “Corporate Social Responsibility and Firm Performance: Field Experimental Evidence on the Role of Employee Salary Requirements and Productivity.”


Eric Sussman Earns UCLA Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award

“His influence permeates the school — its faculty, students and staff. He shows utmost care for his students and their mastery of the subject matter. Thank you, Professor Sussman, for being our coach, mentor, professor and friend.”
- Patrick Devitt ’15

UCLA Anderson’s senior lecturer of accounting and real estate Eric Sussman is the recipient of the 2015 Non-Senate Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award - an award that only three UCLA non-Senate faculty are selected for each year. In a joint announcement, Dean Judy Olian and Faculty Chairman and Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs Randy Bucklin said, “In his 20 years in the Anderson School classroom, he has proven to be a versatile and enormously popular instructor; he has taught undergraduates, MBA students, and executives in a wide range of Anderson programs, all to consistently rave reviews.“ Read more...

UCLA Anderson Launches Into the Next with Two New Research Centers

As UCLA Anderson looks into the future it can add marketing and technology to its slate of renowned research centers.

A gift of $10 million from Donald Morrison, UCLA Anderson professor emeritus, and his wife, Sherie Morrison, UCLA distinguished professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, will establish the Morrison Family Center for Marketing Studies and Data Analytics. "Marketing isn't just about creative thinking today. It includes more quantitative research that incorporates the art of econometrics, big data, psychology, behavioral research — all under the umbrella of marketing studies." said Morrison who with his gift has contributed the largest single gift from a UCLA Anderson faculty member. The Morrison Family Center will serve as a global resource for academics and practitioners as they use data and analytical tools to advance understanding of consumer markets and behaviors. Read more...

With gifts totaling $11 million, James L. Easton (B.S. '59), chairman and CEO of sports equipment manufacturers Easton Sports Inc., has committed to support innovative research and scholarship in technology management through the launch of the Easton Technology Management Center. "With the creation of the Easton Technology Management Center, Jim expands the impact of his vision by positioning our students to lead and drive change in the rapidly changing tech landscape of California and the world." said Dean Judy Olian. Read more...

Target CEO Brian Cornell Shares Leadership Wisdom with the Class of 2015

On June 12, CEO of Target and UCLA Anderson Board of Visitors member Brian Cornell (B.A. ’81, Exec Ed CERT ’91) addressed the class of 2015 MBA, FEMBA and Ph.D. students at commencement. His keynote emphasized the importance of developing teams, embracing the diversity and continuing to learn. As you continue on your leadership journey, I challenge you to broaden (your) purpose a little, and think of ‘earn’ and ‘learn’ as equally important,” Cornell said. “Because learning is inevitable. That doesn’t stop when you leave Anderson. It really just begins. Read more...

Make Your Impact on the Future of UCLA Anderson

"I give because I believe in the long-term value of my MBA degree. UCLA Anderson has already done so much for my career, and I am proud to give back to support Anderson students, faculty and alumni alike. I encourage you to join me by making a proud commitment to the future of UCLA Anderson."
– Joseph Duronio, FEMBA '15

Learn how gifts to the Anderson Fund are making an impact. Join Joseph in supporting UCLA Anderson’s Campaign Into The Next.

Save the Dates: Summer Series is Coming to a City Near You!

Spend an evening with UCLA Anderson as the Parker Career Management Center and Office of Alumni Relations go out on the road this summer! Meet new admits, current students, mingle with fellow alumni and hear from industry executives and faculty.

Summer Series OC: All Access BJ's Restaurants with Greg Levin '00

Tuesday, July 28
Register NowGreg Levin '00, CFO of BJ's Restaurants, will share insights on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as the company focuses on the future. The program will be followed by a fun and informative beer tasting of a selection of award-winning handcrafted beers in BJ's corporate test kitchen.

Summer Series NYC: Professor Sussman

Thursday, July 30
Register Now13-time "Teacher of the Year" award winner, Eric Sussman, is coming to New York City for what is guaranteed to be an informative and entertaining evening. A senior lecturer in real estate and accounting, Prof. Sussman will make you feel like you're back in the classroom and reinforce why he has been recognized by Businessweek as one of the Top Ten Most Popular Business School Professors.

Save the date for these upcoming events:

» Aug 4: Palo Alto with Emad Hassan '13, Head of Marketing Operations, Facebook

» Aug 6: San Francisco with Professor Eric Sussman

» Aug 10: Seattle with Dean Judy Olian

» Aug 13: L.A. with Craig Dehmel '98, EVP Theatrical Distribution, 20th Century Fox Int'l

FEMBApalooza Celebrates 28 Years of History with Biergarten, "Teaching Under the Trees" and Kids Zone

Saturday, July 19
12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
UCLA campus, Dickson Plaza

Register Now

Get your business cards and picnic blankets out – it's FEMBApalooza time! Welcome new admits and congratulate the class of 2015 on July 19 at UCLA. The half day event, which will be held in Dickson Plaza this year, will feature unique opportunities for networking, exploring student clubs and learning from faculty in "teaching under the trees" programs. FEMBApalooza has something for everyone, including a biergarten for adults, kids zone for children and a dessert bar for all. Significant others and kids are welcome. Admission is complimentary but you must secure your spot. See who's attending FEMBApalooza.

Get a Peek Into the Next Issue of Assets Digital – Available on iPhone or Android!

Look for the next edition of Assets Digital, which will soon be available on both the iPhone and Android phone and tablets. Inside the issue, you'll read about how Bryce Luken '14 and Elaine Shi '14 teamed up to bring DXA body scanning technology to the masses with their company, BodySpec. Not only do they have mobile trucks in the SoCal region, they've opened a brick-and-mortar location just minutes away from UCLA that will provide the same DXA scanner, and soon will also offer additional metabolic tests such as RMR and VO2. Plus, fresh off her NAACP Image Award win, Erika Green Swafford '99 discusses her path from b-school to working as a writer for network television series. And, straight from the front lines, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins '01 and Maker Studios president Ynon Kreiz '93 share insights from the digital entertainment industry. Get some advice from fellow alumni on how they successfully engineered a career switch and more. And, as always, stay up to date with the rest of your classmates by submitting and reading Class Notes!

Upcoming Events

7/1 Culver City, CA
LA Chapter Event
Planning Lunch

7/12 United Kingdom
UC Alumni Run The
Britist 10K

7/12 United Kingdom
2015 University of California California Summer Barbecue

7/13 Thousand Oaks, CA
Coaches Roundtable:
1st regular meeting

7/17 Calabasas, CA
Networking: How to Sell
Without Selling

7/17 Japan
Japan Speaker Series: Professor Yutaka Yamauchi

7/18 Singapore
San Diego Bay Sailing

7/19 Los Angeles, CA
FEMBApalooza 2015

7/30 Honolulu, HI
Breakfast With Professor
Bill Ouchi

7/30 San Francisco, CA
Monthly Happy Hour

7/31 Calabasas, CA
Fracking and Public Policy

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