What's Current February 2023

February 2023

Welcome to the latest edition of our monthly newsletter, What’s Current. In February, we marked Black History Month at Anderson, joining UCLA and organizations across the U.S. in the annual celebration that recognizes the complex history and significant contributions of African Americans to our society. In this edition, we share photos from our Black History Month activities, and stories about other recent Anderson events, including the FEMBA program’s innovative WinterPalooza, which brought Round 1 FEMBA admits together with alumni and current students for an evening of networking. Also this month, you’ll find stories and podcasts about several fascinating Anderson alumni, and about the latest gift to Anderson’s Riordan Programs from the programs’ dedicated co-founder, former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan, and his wife Elizabeth. Also featured, a story about Professor Romain Wacziarg’s popular Global Immersion course on the business environment of India, where he spent part of his childhood, and a highlight video from the recent John Wooden Global Leadership Awards gala.
And following the devastating recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, we share suggestions from alumni and students from the region about how best to support those in need. In March, don’t miss our annual women’s leadership conference, Velocity, which highlights Women’s History Month at Anderson.

Dean Tony Bernardo

UCLA Anderson Celebrates
Black Excellence

The inclusive spirit of student-led Black History Month events — from industry-specific panels and guest speakers to music and film screenings — define our community

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UCLA Anderson Celebrates
Values-Driven Leadership

Highlights included a conversation between 2022 honoree Brian Cornell (B.A. ’81, CERT ’91) and UCLA Athletics director Martin Jarmond, and remarks by Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (B.A. ’95) and our newest Wooden Leadership Fellows

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FEMBA WinterPalooza Welcomed
Round 1 Admits

They joined current students, alumni and staff for a how-to-network networking event organized by incoming FEMBA Council president Tiffany Lin (’24)

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Fintech COO Chose UCLA Anderson for Its Collaborative Culture

Reggie Hall (’14) invested in people and relationships,
and doors opened

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What Does Currency Look Like without Centralized Financial Institutions?

AnderTech and EA presented Unchained: Blockchain Business Forum to unlock answers about the DeFi trend

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For Jonathan Schreter (’00), There’s No Better Seat in the House

The Bolton & Company EVP earned UCLA Anderson’s 2023 Outstanding Alumni Service Award for his comprehensive volunteerism

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Romain Wacziarg’s Global Immersion Reveals India’s Influence on World Economies

Students in all four Anderson MBA programs benefit from exposure to the country’s economic development in finance, tech, entertainment and health care

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Anderson’s Riordan Programs Benefit from Namesake’s Strategic Philanthropy

A $3 million gift from the Riordan Foundation reflects faith in successful outcomes for traditionally underrepresented students

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Aid and Compassion for Turkey and Syria

UCLA Anderson’s international community recommends several organizations accepting donations to assist those affected and displaced by deadly earthquakes

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Malik Ducard (’00) Stays at the Forefront of Storytelling and Technology

Now chief content officer of Pinterest, at Anderson he put himself in the crosshairs of learning new things and developed skills for his first job in entertainment

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How a Stock Analyst’s Face Affects Their Earning Estimates

Trustworthy and dominant-seeming men: access to corporate management. Dominant-seeming women: not so much

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