What’s Current September 2023

September 2023

Welcome to the September edition of our
monthly newsletter, What’s Current
. With the official end of summer and start of fall, I want to wish everyone at Anderson an exciting, successful and rewarding academic year! These past weeks, we’ve had much to celebrate — the orientation of incoming MFE and MSBA students and the homecoming of returning students.
A warm welcome to all of you! Through October 15, we also are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. Read on to enjoy spotlights on just a handful of our Latinx community members, along with other students, alumni, faculty and staff who make Anderson such a powerful community.

Dean Tony Bernardo

Anderson’s LABA and ALMA Co-Presidents Focus on Allyship

Student clubs are augmenting the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Sergio Gonzalez (’14) Bridges the Physical World with the Magic of Tech

The Monterrey native launched UberEats Mexico and then was offered his pick of roles in a West Coast city of his choice

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Lissa Poincenot (’83) Helped Her Son Stay the Course

Despite vision loss, Jeremy Poincenot is a champion golfer — while his mother champions a cure for LHON

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Matt Gorlick (B.A. ’04, ’13) Adopts the Intentional Approach to Leadership

Anderson’s executive director of student development expands his role as we release an ambitious new strategic plan

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Gabrielle Clark (’20) Owes Her Career Pivot to Consortium

In business school, she imagined helping Los Angeles prepare for the 2028 Olympic Games and now manages strategy and operations for LA28

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A “One Anderson” Approach to Curriculum and Community

As our students strive to become transformative leaders, Vice Chair Elisa Long makes interconnections her priority

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What Can Class of 2023 Graduates Expect in New York, Seattle and the Bay Area?

UCLA Anderson alumni network chapter presidents in tech hubs look forward to welcoming new arrivals

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Meet a New Generation of Transformative Leaders

For National Hispanic Heritage Month, three Riordan Programs alumni update us on their stellar careers

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How Short-Termism Can Be Dangerous

Judson Caskey, Professor of Accounting Judson Caskey examines how the push for quarterly returns often leads to injuries and a false representation

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Testing 17 Theories on the Development of Complex Civilizations

Large-scale data project produces stark conclusion: military technology + agricultural productivity caused the takeoff

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Anderson in the News

September highlights in the global press

China Daily
Green energy growth impressive in China amid its slow economy
CGM visiting scholar and policy expert Christine Loh says China’s long-term vision includes getting ready to power general production using low-carbon energy

As tech cracks down on workers, these Bay Area companies aren’t giving up their 4-day workweeks
A four-day work week makes employees feel like their companies are investing in them, according to Senior Associate Dean Sanford DeVoe

The best and worst cities for inflation in America
Assistant Professor of Global Economics and Management Brian Wheaton weighs in on whether the Fed should raise or lower interest rates to maintain the U.S. economy