What’s Current August 2023

August 2023

Welcome to the August edition of our monthly newsletter, What’s Current, and a warm welcome to our incoming Fully Employed and Executive MBA students!
We hope you are enjoying your first weeks at Anderson and look forward to getting to know you all in the years ahead. Each month, this newsletter spotlights a handful of the people and activities that make Anderson such an outstanding community. Our website, social channels, podcasts and UCLA Anderson Review share even more, so be sure to engage with them, too!

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Passport to Palooza!!

With a focus on networking, Anderson’s community-wide summer celebration included a big welcome to incoming MBA students across degree programs

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Summer Internship Spotlights

From Los Angeles to Berkeley, New York City to Frankfurt, Germany, UCLA Anderson students have been working hard around the globe during their summer internships!


Center for Global Management Plans Anderson’s First Global Immersion to Cuba

As executive director Lucy Allard (’06) will tell you, the CGM doesn’t slow down in summer

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Startup Culture

UCLA Anderson’s MBA capstone options are evolving under Olav Sorenson’s direction

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Richard Figueroa (’83), Deputy Cabinet Secretary under Governor Gavin Newsom, Works in Service to California

The public sector is hungry for private-sector knowledge and strategies around operational effectiveness and efficiency

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From Capstone to Career, He Still Applies What He Learned

Vice president of Mattel Future Lab Ron Friedman (’11) is transforming play with new and emerging technologies

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How Markets Keep Getting Social Posts and Silence Wrong

Beatrice Michaeli uncovers the cost of investors’ knee-jerk reactions, under-reactions and mis-reads

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They’re Calling It the AI Bull Market

After launch of ChatGPT, swift reappraisal by investors: Research from Anderson’s Eisfeldt and Schubert

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2023 Loeb Awards Finalists for Highest Honors in Business Journalism

In 1973, Gerald Loeb entrusted the Loeb Foundation & Awards to UCLA Anderson thanks to his close friendship with Dean Harold Williams. Ever since, we have taken pride in supporting the power of journalism and preserving Mr. Loeb’s legacy of encouraging and acknowledging business and finance reporting that educates and safeguards private investors and the public. The Loeb Awards are regarded as the highest accolade in business journalism in the United States.

The 2023 Loeb Awards finalists consist of 29 organizations and over 175 journalists, selected from a pool of 485 submissions across various forms of media by individual journalists, national outlets, and local and regional sources. Take a look at this year’s Public Viewing Gallery to read the entries that represent the cream of the crop from Associated Press, Bloomberg, BuzzFeed News, CBS News, CoinDesk, Financial Times, Insider, KFF Health News, Los Angeles Times, ProPublica, Reuters, South China Morning Post, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Wired and more.

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