For the fourth consecutive year, UCLA sits atop the list of the nation's public universities in U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Colleges," published on September 13. Among the top 20 national universities overall, UCLA was the only one to be ranked highly in social mobility, which measures the number of Pell Grant recipients and the six-year graduation rate for these students. In addition, UCLA was tied for No. 5 among U.S. public universities for ethnic diversity and named the No. 1 public institution among the best colleges for veterans.
Worldwide Welcome Weeks kicks off in October to welcome the Class of 2020 to their local alumni chapters with virtual, happy hour events and a series of lifelong learning events, including Leadership in Crisis and Beyond (Oct. 8), Changing Rules of the Business and Game of Sports (Oct. 14), State of the School with Dean Tony Bernardo (Oct. 20) and Future Fast-forwarded: Healthcare During COVID & Beyond (Oct. 27) and many more. For alumni based in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, there are time zone friendly events.
As Major League Baseball's playoff season draws near, a new How the World Works podcast examines what baseball and tennis can teach us about our personal behavior and organizational dynamics. Host Warren Olney talks to Hengchen Dai, Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations and Behavioral Decision Making, to examine the data gleaned from baseball that shows that instances of "fresh starts" boost performance that can be applied to our lives.
he transition from military to civilian life can present obstacles. After completing their respective military service, veterans Bryce Luken ('14), Mike Benedosso ('14) and Andrew Lee ('16) decided to pursue their MBAs at UCLA Anderson. They arrived at UCLA equipped with valuable skills like discipline, work ethic and teamwork but lacked core business competencies and knowledge. "My classmates acknowledged that I was a veteran and respected me for that, but it was never what defined me," says Andrew. Today, their post-MBA resumes boast experience from tech startups and larger organizations like Google, LinkedIn, and Microsoft.
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After a partial reopening of the economy, labor markets remain weak, bankruptcies are increasing, virus cases are higher than they were in Q2, and there is renewed concern about an apparent recovery being muted at best. In this environment, technology companies reported strong sales and profits, and the NASDAQ is at a record high. Anderson Forecast's Economic Outlook on September 30 will provide an update on the U.S. and California forecasts, plus discuss how the boom in technology will lead the coming expansion and its impact on society and inequality.
Images and stories are incredibly powerful tools. On the heels of the recent racial injustice events, the NAACP and CBS Television established a landmark partnership to develop and produce diverse and inclusive content. On October 23, hear from Darrell Miller, the attorney who spearheaded this initiative, in conversation with Center for MEMES' Jay Tucker ('09), to discuss how the partnership came about, the opportunities it will create, and how the resulting programming and content will shape perspectives and drive conversations around critical issues to advance the fight against racism.