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January 31, 2017
Faculty Insights | Building an Entrepreneurial Epicenter at Anderson

Dean Al OsborneNot many aspiring entrepreneurs get the unique opportunity to access a world class university’s research capabilities, collaborate with experts from engineering to medicine, and leverage resources like an accelerator to nurture their startups. And that’s just on the UCLA campus. With UCLA’s roots in Los Angeles, Anderson MBAs can also tap into a network of startups and established firms, including some of the best and brightest of Silicon Beach. Learn why Senior Associate Dean Al Osborne believes UCLA Anderson is poised to become an entrepreneurial epicenter.

Alumni Spotlight | Martine Rothblatt '81 Transcends Boundaries

Martine Rothblatt '81Martine Rothblatt is many things. She is chairman and CEO of United Therapeutics, a biotech company valued at $6 billion. She founded Sirius Satellite Radio, now SiriusXM. She is an author, lawyer, an MBA and Ph.D. She is a double Bruin, transgender, and a trailblazer. Next, Rothblatt is setting her sights on developing regenerative organs and exploring the potential of machine-based human consciousness. Read more about this remarkable innovator and find out which four qualities Dean Judy D. Olian thinks makes up a "renaissance thinker, trailblazing innovator, and successful doer" such as Rothblatt.

Student Perspective | Finding Social Impact through Global Immersion

Student PerspectiveOriginating in 2008, the global immersion program has enabled over 2,000 UCLA Anderson students to go to 27 countries to learn about doing business in Latin America, Asia and Europe. Students are exposed to the economy, major industries, local culture as well as key historical and political events of a country. This past fall, UCLA Anderson lecturer Gayle Northrop ’96 led a course on Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation that took her and 40 students to South Africa. As part of this four-unit elective course, they visited various organizations including Red Bull Amaphiko, a leadership training program and collaborative platform for entrepreneurs influencing social change in their communities.

“After seeing first hand the creative and successful initiatives of a spectrum of social entrepreneurs in Johannesburg and Cape Town, I came out of this program extremely encouraged about the sector and motivated to make an impact,” said Sarmad Nasir ’18. His relationship continues with South Africa even now after the program. He co-founded a student-sponsored pro bono consulting program for startup entrepreneurs in Johannesburg through the UCLA Anderson Entrepreneur Association. Read more.

Access | Empower Together at Anderson Women's Leadership Summit

Velocity Conference

Velocity Conference
Friday, February 3, 2017
UCLA Anderson

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This year's Anderson Women’s Leadership Summit’s theme is VELOCITY: Empower Together. Join women and men for a thought provoking and inspiring day featuring conversations with business leaders about career re-entry, the CEO journey, inclusion, social capital, sustainability, and unconscious bias. Keynote addresses will be delivered by Amy Powell ’05, President of Paramount Television and Digital Entertainment and Cynthia Marshall, SVP Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer at AT&T. Learn more.

Access | CEOs of CBS, L.A. Dodgers & Def Jam Highlight Pulse Conference

Pulse Conference

Pulse Conference
Friday, February 10, 2017
UCLA Anderson

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The 7th annual UCLA Anderson Pulse Conference will discuss the ever-changing intersection of content, technology, and data—and how it’s disrupting the entertainment and media landscape. Don’t miss conversations with leading industry executives in entertainment, music, sports and technology, plus the opportunity to network with fellow industry insiders. Learn more.
Connection | Alumni Conference & Reunion Registration Opens in Feb
Alumni Weekend 2017

Save May 5-8 to join us for the biggest alumni homecoming of the year at Alumni Conference (May 5) and Reunion Evening celebrations (May 6) for the classes of 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012. Registration is coming soon but you can take action now by joining your class Facebook group to see who is coming and book discounted accommodations.

Does a day of competition with fellow alumni and your favorite professors sound fun? Registration for the 11th annual Alumni Golf Tournament is already open. Secure your spot to play at MountainGate Country Club on Monday, May 8.

Upcoming Events

2/01 El Segundo, CA
Millennium Space Systems

2/02 Calabasas, CA
Happy Hour at
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2/02 Spain
Fintech. ¿Estamos ante el paradigma de la nueva...

2/03 Los Angeles, CA
Velocity 2017
"Empower Together"

2/04 Washington, DC
D.C. Network Game Watch

2/07 Los Angeles, CA
The Meyer and Renee Luskin Lecture Series: Jo Ann Jenkins

2/08 United Kingdom
Getting to the Top - An Insider's View to...

2/09 Washington, DC
D.C. Network Game Watch

2/10 Los Angeles, CA
Pulse Conference 2017 - Converge

2/13 Seattle, WA
Disruptive Innovation with
Prof. Marvin Lieberman

2/15 Del Mar, CA
SD Alumni Marketing Lunch

2/16 Pacific Palisades, CA
Genesis Open w/ Bruin Prof.

2/16 Webinar
How to Reinvent Your Career After 50 with John Tarnoff

2/18 Washington, DC
D.C. Network Game Watch

2/23 Los Angeles, CA
C-Suite Conversation Series

2/25 Washington, DC
D.C. Network Game Watch

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