April 28, 2008

J. Fred WestonLOS ANGELES - J. Fred Weston, professor emeritus at UCLA Anderson School of Management, is one of five recipients of the 2008 Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award. The award was created in 2006 by an endowment from the late Edward A. Dickson, Regent of the University of California from 1913 to 1946.  The award honors outstanding research, scholarly work, teaching, and/or educational service to the university and the profession. The award includes a cash prize.

Professor Weston is widely known for his research in mergers and acquisitions, along with such related topics as industry restructuring, the cost of capital, and antitrust policy, publishing several books and dozens of articles since his retirement in 1986.  Before and after retirement, his acute intellect has attracted leading scholars to UCLA Anderson, resulting in one of the top finance faculties in the world.  He continues to serve as a key member of the finance group and directs its research program on takeovers, restructuring, and corporate governance, which he founded.

Since retirement, he has been named a fellow of the American Finance Association, the National Association of Business Economists, and the Financial Management Association.  His writing received a remarkable five Abramson scroll awards for his exceptional contributions to Business Economics.

Always highly regarded as a teacher and mentor, Professor Weston has set a stellar scholarly example, with his passionate quest to understand the world of finance and his relentless pursuit of knowledge.  Not only the 66 or so doctoral students whose committees he chaired during his career, but literally hundreds of students and faculty have benefited from his support, encouragement, and fundamental kindness.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the very best business schools in the world.  UCLA Anderson faculty are ranked #1 in "Intellectual Capital" by BusinessWeek and are renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking.  Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,600 students enrolled in MBA, Executive MBA, Fully-Employed MBA and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 professional managers through executive education programs.  Combining highly selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a world-wide network of 35,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders.

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