Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS
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UCLA ANDERSON RECEIVES ADDITIONAL $2 MILLION FROM JAMES EASTON
UCLA Anderson School of Management Dean Judy Olian announced a second $2 million gift from James Easton, in addition to Easton’s 2008 $2 million gift establishing the Easton Technology Leadership Program. The ensuing gift will be used to continue and grow the program. “As we’ve started putting the pieces of the Easton Technology Leadership Program into place, we’ve realized even more how visionary Jim’s gift was. The feedback we have received, from students and from the many industry leaders who act as mentors or speakers in the program, has been encouraging,” said Charles Corbett, professor for DOTM and faculty director for Easton. “We’re delighted that we can continue to build on the strong foundation that Jim helped us lay, and we look forward to continuing to grow the program.”
“The program combines a nice blend of technology, analytic and leadership classes, and I learned the foundations here that will be a great asset in my career in the intersection of the business and technology worlds.”

BERNARD SHENG (MBA ’13)
NEW TECHNOLOGY COURSE INTRODUCED BY EASTON AT UCLA ANDERSON
A brand new seminar course was introduced at Anderson by the Easton program – MGMT 275 – Current Topics in Emerging Technologies, in Spring 2013. This 2-credit seminar course features industry speakers and introduces various emerging technologies in separate sections of the course. The Spring 2013 course focused on Big Data and Cloud Computing.
EASTON SENDS OUT CALL FOR GRANTS
The Easton program sent out a Call for Proposals to all Anderson Faculty to support research related to Easton’s objectives. Currently, faculty research grants are being funded in the areas of: (i) hospital-wide management employing uncertain clinical pathways (ii) the rise of general purpose technologies, and (iii) bargaining with a strategic customer: The roles of competitive pricing and inventory.
EASTON FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UCLA BUSINESS OF SCIENCES CENTER
The Easton Program recently entered into a partnership with Business of Science Center. This partnership has provided Easton students access to innovative projects across multidisciplinary programs around UCLA.
EASTON PARTNERS WITH CALTECH, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, ON THE SUPPORTS THE FIRST LOOK WEST (FLOW) CASE COMPETITION
Easton joined Caltech, University of Southern California and University of California, Berkeley on the FLoW University Council in year two of the FLoW case competition. FLoW is a national clean energy business challenge for the Western United States sponsored by the Department of Energy. The all-day Semi-Finals event in which 21 teams participated was hosted by Easton at the Anderson School on March 28, 2013
“ The ETLP has provided a springboard and a sounding board for all-around development and I believe has prepared me on the path to assuming greater challenges in technology and entrepreneurship leadership roles.”

PRAKASH KRISHNAN (FEMBA ’13)