What’s Current July 2023

July 2023

Welcome to the July edition of our monthly newsletter, What’s Current, and a special welcome to the full time MBA Class of 2025! We hope your first week at Anderson will be the start of a truly transformative experience for you all! Each month, this newsletter highlights just a handful of the people, programs and initiatives that
> make Anderson such a dynamic and impactful community. Campus life may slow down a bit in July, but as you’ll see below, there is still plenty going on, including our massive summer block party — Palooza! It was great to see so many of you there; we look forward sharing photos and video in our next issue! Meanwhile, we hope you enjoy the other July highlights below.

Dean Tony Bernardo

The Venture Accelerator’s Activate Program Welcomes 29 New Companies

In keeping with Anderson’s commitment to the latest entrepreneurial and tech trends, AI-powered startups represent more than a quarter of the new cohort

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Startup Founders Learning the Science Behind the Numbers

Devon Myers builds bridges between MFE program and Anderson’s Venture Accelerator

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Summer Internship Spotlights

Learn how three Anderson students’ summer internships are going in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago.


New Vice Chairs Advance Anderson’s Strategic Plan

Elisa Long will take on a newly created role and Mike Hanssens will succeed Charles Corbett

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UCLA Anderson Continues Evolution in “Field Study” Options

Always the leader, the school refines capstone projects to best prepare students for post-graduation success

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The Price Center’s EBV Program Graduates the 2023 Cohort of Successful Entrepreneurs

U.S. Army veteran Joey Chaires is among the 17 participants transitioning from military to civilian with the aim of scaling a business (inspired by his grandmother!)  

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The 2023 UCLA Head Start Management Fellows Program

In its 33rd year, the Price Center’s 12-day intensive leadership training session served 41 Head Start directors and managers

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Funding Growth In CleanTech

Creative VCs Scale Up the Cleantech Sector at 2023 Energy Innovation Conference

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The AI Revolution Is Making Waves, but Is It Making Money?

Assistant Professor of Finance Gregor Schubert shows how new the generative AI tools are a boon to the major companies that use them

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Mobile Banking, a Boon to Many, Disadvantages Those Who Bank at Branches

Banks close neighborhood outlets and raise prices for branch-delivered services

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Anderson in the News

Sharing some highlights for July

NPR Planet Money
Planet Money Paper Club
Professor Melanie Wasserman's paper "Informed Choices: Gender Gaps In Career Advice" is discussed.

The Wall Street Journal
As Generative AI Reshapes the Workforce, These Companies May Be Most Affected
Professor Andrea Eisfeldt is quoted.

Inside the brain of the billionaire visionary: narcissism, risk, and disordered personality traits
Professor Dan Benjamin is quoted.