April 2019

 

Pushing Limits, in Business and on the Trail

Russell Benaroya ('03) says Anderson fueled his entrepreneurial spirit and desire to make a mark

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Coming to G.R.I.P.S. with Executive Coaching

Sara Tucker (’88) teaches teams and individuals how mindfulness enables better leadership

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Sustainability as Corporate Strategy: An Outdoorsman’s Guide

When it comes to environmental stewardship, Stephen Rosenman (’20) means business. The nature enthusiast was drawn to Anderson because of the school’s MBA Leaders in Sustainability certification program through UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

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She's Running the Most Chaotic Place on the Internet

For a person who oversees a website with more daily visitors than Facebook, Anderson alumna and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki ('98) has managed to keep a low profile and avoid harsh criticism

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Pitch Practice Gives Anderson Entrepreneurs a Leg Up

U.S. News & World Report names Anderson a top MBA program for entrepreneurs, crediting the culture of pitch competitions that gives students access to resources, mentoring and proximity to VC communities

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Amazon Mints Millionaires at Employees' Expense

The Googles and Amazons of the world have the “cash, the size, the structure, to buy markets,” Professor Jeff Scheinrock said. "If you’re just a single market company [like Eero], it’s very hard to compete with somebody who’s a giant.” (Mashable)

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Do Police Body Cams Skew How Events Unfold?

Researchers, including Professor Eugene Caruso, recommend filming interactions from more than one point of view—for instance, from dash cams and body cams on multiple officers—so that jurors aren’t biased by seeing just one perspective

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Improving Early Childhood Education in the U.S. Virgin Islands

An MBA team’s primary research with key stakeholders informed a nonprofit how best to use its resources in economically disadvantaged island territories

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A Place for Women in India’s Dynamic FinTech Space

In collaboration with IDEO, an MBA field study team explored human-centered design solutions for low-income women in countries around the globe

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March 2019

 

Empowering the Poor in Coffee-Rich Guatemala

Applied Management Research (AMR) teams studied highly profitable and environmentally sustainable end-to-end coffee operation and immersed themselves in the Guatemalan culture

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Joel Fried (’86) Grateful for the Chance UCLA Anderson Took On Him

Now the alumnus supports the school in multiple ways and will be honored with the 2019 John E. Anderson Distinguished Service Award

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This Donor Launched His Company From UCLA Anderson’s “Platform for Opportunities”

A recruiting pitch persuaded Nate Franklin (’08) to put his energy into renewable power

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Kate Pletcher (’07) Brings People Together to Help Them Succeed

The alumna to receive the 2019 Outstanding Alumni Service Award

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A Strategy to Encourage Sustainable Production of Rubber in Indonesia

UCLA Anderson MBA team and Conservation International partnered to benefit communities and businesses by protecting nature

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Bridging the Digital Divide in a South African Community

UCLA Anderson field study team recommended a viable, affordable internet connectivity solution in KwaZulu-Natal

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Facebook Develops Tech Solutions to Meet Client Challenges

Gene Alston (J.D./MBA ’97) and his team help businesses grow by building new communities and attracting new customers.

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It Takes a Village Bank

A UCLA Anderson field study team helped expand microfinance capabilities in rural regions of Peru

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Innovative Health Care Solutions Delivered

With a head for business, Patricia Mathelier (MBA/M.D. ’20) imagines mobile medical services for people of limited means

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How the Internet Led to Greater Wage Inequality

Professor Christopher Poloquin's research finds that the internet made it easier for employees to do “non-routine abstract tasks” such as problem-solving, while companies automated routine tasks and replace unskilled workers

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Do Private Prisons Goad Increased Incarceration?

The question addressed in a working paper co-authored by UCLA Anderson’s Christian Dippel: Did the presence of for-profit prisons actually lead to a higher incarceration rate, when all the other factors involved are accounted for?

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February 2019

 

MBAs Can Make the Vital Difference in the Business of Health Care

UCLA Anderson’s annual conference explored the new models and social innovations influencing the industry’s direction

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This Twist on Blind Booking Makes Data Crystal Clear

Professor Chris Tang's research sharpens data-driven pricing models to move time-sensitive inventory, like end-of-season fashion, unfilled airline seats or vacant hotel rooms

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The Way They Are

UCLA Anderson celebrates boldness, strength of women at 2019 Velocity summit

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Tangible Impact for the Win

Hands-on research shaped students’ first-prize proposal to improve outreach to homeless youth

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Checking the Pulse of the Entertainment Industry

The annual conference, presented by the Center for MEMES, featured L.A. Sparks' Danita Johnson, and Jeffrey Katzenberg received the Game Changer Award

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A Diversity of Options

Alumna Patrice Greenwood-Eitner (’04) helps first-generation college students reach the top rung

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Nearly Every Aspect of My Life Is Different for the Better

With graduation just around the corner, Jennifer Obiyo (’19) revisits her 2017 Poets & Quants interview, reflecting on how she's changed and what she anticipates the future to bring

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ECHO: Engaged, Courageous, Humble, Open

Creating a climate for greater equity, diversity and inclusion at UCLA Anderson

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If You Want to Be Happy for the Rest of Your Life, Optimize It with Scientific Design

UCLA Anderson’s Cassie Mogilner Holmes brings award-winning research on happiness to the classroom

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January 2019

 

Building an Inclusive Alliance

“Ask me anything!” is the call to action as UCLA Anderson celebrates allies of our LGBTQ+ community

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The UCLA Ziman Center Pilots Change

The first-of-its-kind Howard and Irene Levine Affordable Housing Development Program is training the next generation of professionals

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A STEM Path Led Her from Rocket City Space Camp to President of American Girl

At American Girl, Katy Parker Dickson (’92) shoots the moon

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Reformation Sets Itself Apart with Chic Styles, Edgy Marketing

L.A. brand also focuses on sustainability

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Announcing the UCLA Anderson Leadership Giving Challenge: Double Your Impact!

New challenge focuses on support for UCLA Anderson students and faculty

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The App That Demystifies 21st-Century College Saving

UCLA Anderson FEMBA alumna Ksenia Yudina (’14) may be the only finance expert in the U.S. cracking the 529 code for regular people

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December 2018

 
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Heather Felix Returns to Lead Easton Technology Center

Alumna plans focus on leadership for students aiming for tech careers

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Are We Prepared for the Workplace of the Future?

UCLA Anderson faculty agree, it’ll be a mixed bag when robots take our jobs

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Showtime at the UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator Showcase

Anderson Venture Accelerator director Trish Halamandaris introduces the 2018 teams

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Reinventing the Classroom

How UCLA Anderson’s innovative teaching partnerships enhance the learning experience

Reinventing the Classroom

UCLA Anderson AMR Field Study Projects Make an Impact

A giant leap in tech-sector interest and commitment to social good drive students’ experiential learning

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November 2018

 

How Entrepreneurs and Startups Can Quickly Take Flight: A Peek Inside the UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator

The UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator maintains strong ties to the legacy of the late Gerald Loeb, an innovative solutions seeker

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In Diversity, a Unified Force

With one childhood ambition accomplished, U.S. Air Force intelligence officer Diana Perez (’20) is on a mission to fulfill the next one

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How One U.S. Army Vet Is Helping Fellow Soldiers to Cope with Pain

Entrepreneur Michael Lui (’10) founded a mission-driven startup and is developing a topical pain reliever as a safe alternative to opioids

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UCLA Marine Corps Veteran Is Making Soldiers Safer

Ph.D. student Zeeshan Parvez will use his studies in materials chemistry to help protect others against improvised explosive devices

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October 2018

 

GrowGood Urban Farm Plants Seeds for Success at Bell Homeless Shelter

The term “urban farm” might sound like an oxymoron

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Boost from Tax Cuts, Spending Programs Running Out

National Economy Could Face Real Issues By 2020

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Q&A: Lisa Liu ('19)

Intern at Facebook

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Sharing 15 Tips for Success

From the Full-Time MBA Class of 2019 to the Classes of 2020 and 2021

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Accelerator Update: Building Ties across Campus and across L.A.

The latest in entrepreneurship at UCLA Anderson

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This Fund Makes It Possible to Pursue an MBA and a Social Impact Career

The Haskamp Effect

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California Census Effort Counts on UCLA Anderson Alumna Adriana Martinez

An accurate headcount in 2020 will be critical for California’s fiscal future, and she intends to tally each and every one of the state’s inhabitants

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