November 2019

 

Flipping the Switch

Evan Milnor ('17) knows from experience that veterans face a unique set of challenges transitioning to the civilian workforce

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Anderson Inspired the Dedication of a UCLA Lifer

Bruin Patty Gonzalez Johnson (B.A. ’99, Riordan Fellow ’02) was a first-generation college student on the campus where she’s forged her career

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In the News

Every MBA Needs Tech Skills, Not Just Techies

UCLA Anderson is helping recent graduates like Chenjie Ding bridge the gap between managers and data scientists

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Lessons in Machine Learning

Nike’s Todd Holloway teaches MBAs how to leverage data through greater understanding of AI

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Launching a User-Centric CPAP Device for Newborns in East Africa

Recent graduate delays job opportunity in order to help infants

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October 2019

 

Supporting Curiosity in the Classroom

Amgen Foundation’s Eduardo Cetlin (’07) believes a skilled workforce will come from a scientifically literate society

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The Difference Maker

Bill Cockrum’s investment in UCLA Anderson and its students aims to make the world a better place

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Enlightened Solutions: Modular Housing Developments for L.A.’s Homeless

A company incubated as an MBA capstone project lands $23.8 million in public funding to address the city’s housing crisis

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In the News

This Alumna Cracked Tech's Boy’s Club

Kate Edwards ('14), Co-Founder of Heartbeat, on Silicon Beach's sexim: "There’s a tendency to devalue the voices of women because they’re not used to having them in the room"

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Los Angeles Startups Showcase a Diversity of Thought

Tech exemplar Adam Miller (MBA/J.D. ’94) launched Cornerstone OnDemand in L.A. before it was “socially acceptable”

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Will Silicon Beach’s Rising Tide Raise All Boats?

Easton Technology Management Center panel offers insight into tech job creation in Southern California

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September 2019

 
From the Blog

Los Angeles Startups Showcase a Diversity of Thought

Tech exemplar Adam Miller (MBA/J.D. ’94) launched Cornerstone OnDemand in L.A. before it was “socially acceptable”

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September 2019 Economic Outlook

California Outperforms, For Now

Stopping just short of predicting a recession in the U.S. through 2021's horizon, the UCLA Anderson Forecast expects the national economy to slow down in the second half of 2020, before rebounding in 2021

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A Firm Foundation

Private equity investor John R. Muse (’74) explains how entrepreneurship differentiates UCLA Anderson

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The Accidental Mayor

Tech industry veteran Lisa Matichak (’89) got involved in politics, now she’s mayor of Mountain View

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Poets & Quants

Meet the MBA Class of 2021: The Go-Getters

“On the corner of “eccentricity” and “mania” – if you hit “certainty” then you’ve gone too far.”

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UCLA’s Hershfield: Creative People Are Hardwired to See Further

Professor of the Week, Hal E. Hershfield co-authors "Creative Expertise Is Associated with Transcending the Here and Now"

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From The Blog

The Arts of the MBA

UCLA Anderson alumni apply finance experience to nonprofit management

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In The News

Technology-Based Transformation of China and Hong Kong

Professor Terry Kramer moderated a conversation with students on the regional and global implications

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August 2019

 
In The News

The Pitch-Perfect View

Startups from the Venture Accelerator at UCLA Anderson pitch to the nation’s top business journalists

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In The News

Peter Rossi Receives 2019 ISMS Fellow Award

The honor recognizes Rossi’s many contributions to the science and study of marketing

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In The News

A Data-Driven Strategy for Teaching

In the classroom, Associate Professor Keith Chen bills data analysis as an MBA’s super power

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In The News

Kristine Pearce: A Career Re-Launch Story

The UCLA Anderson program for alumnae reentering the workforce opens up possibilities

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July 2019

 

At Chipotle, You Are What You Eat

For Chris Brandt (’98), chief marketing officer of Chipotle, It’s not just lunch, it’s a lifestyle choice

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In The News

Californians head to Nevada and Arizona as high taxes, home prices force them out

Stuart Gabriel, director of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, weighs in

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In The News

Can FaceApp Prompt Us to Care for Our Future Selves?

Professor Hal Hershfield urges you to bond with the older person you'll become

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June 2019

 
Los Angeles Business Journal

Accelerator Startup Has Skin in the Game

LABJ's list of 20 in their 20s includes Thea Pham, co-founder of skincare company U-Defi Inc. and a 2019 UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator Showcase participant 

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From The Blog

MBA Gives Stephen West New Direction as Business Journalist

After a long career, the UCLA Anderson alumnus continues to give back as a Loeb Awards judge

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The Loeb Awards

The most prestigious honor in business journalism

June 28, 2019

Father of Three Graduating from UCLA Anderson Wants to Inspire Others

Alvaro Yanes ('19) says his goal has always been to study and that having a family and responsibilities shouldn’t be obstacles to doing so.

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Spreading the Love

Sherie and Don Morrison were honored with UCLA Medal in recognition of their selfless generosity

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Deepening Connections, Serving His Alma Mater

In the collegial spirit of his graduating class, Rick Shuart (’04) joins his reunion committee to inspire others to give

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From The Blog

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Knapp Venture Competition!

Every year, close to $100k in prizes is distributed amongst the winners

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Confronting Challenges to International ESG Compliance

A UCLA Anderson Executive MBA team steers an environmental nonprofit to pollution solutions for Chinese investors in South Africa

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UCLA Executive MBAs Optimize Funding Strategy to Restore a Vital Natural Resource

A field study team helps determine how governments can involve coastal communities in Suriname and Guyana

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May 2019

 
From The Blog

¿Cuál es el Problema Exactamente?

His goal is not to teach students how to “win” every negotiation, but rather to identify what they want out of negotiations to achieve their goals, as well as to know when to walk away

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From The Blog

Saying Goodbye and Good Luck to the Ph.D. Class of 2019

The group now moves on to positions in academia and industry

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From The Blog

Another Successful Showcase for the UCLA Anderson Accelerator

Ten new companies make their public debut at the Spring Showcase

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From The Blog

A Partnership to Champion Diversity in Entertainment

UCLA Anderson’s Center for MEMES partners with Howard University to address a persistent challenge for the industry

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Ascending the Summit of Business Ethics

UCLA Anderson students put themselves to the test in case competition on ethical leadership

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The Steinmetz Formula Works for Two Generations of Bruins

A father and daughter compare notes on their business school experiences

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Celebrating at Full Speed

The Riordan Programs’ 32nd anniversary gala was the “Ride of a Lifetime”

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From The Blog

Biases Can Interfere With Retirement Decisions

Future retirees who don’t favor annuities are risk-averse, Professor Suzanne Shu told attendees of the Plan Sponsor Council of America Conference 

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April 2019

 
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In the News

Outgoing ASA Prez Ignited Culture Shift

"I feel that I was able to leave Anderson a better place than what it was when I first arrived and I am confident that the changes we have worked to implement will be institutionalized and endure long after I leave Anderson"

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In the News

Anderson's Diversity Was the Right Fit for Me

ASA EVP Jennifer Bae tells Poets & Quants, "What really sold me was that when I visited Anderson, it honestly, just felt right"

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From The Blog

Meeting as Equals

Community engagement expert Gil Penalosa (’84) explains how walkable cities promote social integration

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From The Blog

It’s Like Riding a Bike

Aaron Paley (’85) co-founded L.A.’s iconic CicLAvia to make the city legible at street level

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It’s Friendlier with Two

Twin brothers working in rapidly changing industries diverged professionally but count their similarities as an advantage

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UCLA's Chief Sustainability Officer Rolls with It

Nurit Katz (MBA/MPP ’08) celebrates the urban cycling renaissance on campus and beyond

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Is Social Enterprise the New Business-as-Usual?

Social impact management consultant Gayle Northrop (’96) teaches mission-driven corporate models

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From The Blog

What Is the New Standard for Ethics in Management?

UCLA Anderson students comment on the crucial differentiator for 21st-century businesses

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Growing a Greener Pipeline in Mexico and Beyond

According to award-winning businesswoman, renewables advocate and Mexican-American Sarah Valdovinos (’01), “Climate science shows that we have a problem. I’m not preoccupied with winning the debate about who’s causing it. The question is, what are we going to do about it?”

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Helping People Lead Less Stressful Lives

Lucy Milligan Wahl ('10) says her Anderson experience helped launch her home organizing career

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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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In the News

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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In the News

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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In the News

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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In the News

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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From The Blog

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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From the Blog

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

 
From The Blog

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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From The Blog

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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In the News

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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UCLA Anderson Review

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

 
From The Blog

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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From The Blog

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

 
From The Blog

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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From The Blog

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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From The Blog

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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From The Blog

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

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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

 
From The blog

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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From the Blog

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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In the News

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 News

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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From The Blog

Going Where Leaders Are Needed Most

John Wooden Global Leadership Fellow Gerry Sims (’19)

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October 2018

 
From The Blog

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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From The Blog

Q&A: Lisa Liu ('19)

Lisa Liu interned at Facebook on the company’s strategic planning and analytics team in the data center.

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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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From The Blog

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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From the Blog

Chenjie Ding ('19)

A first-year MBA learns the ropes and builds trust at UCLA Anderson orientation

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In the News

Jenny Leung ('18)

The co-founder of BellaNové won second place in the prestiguious LMI-Sandler Prize for entrepreneurship

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OPINION

Sana Rahim ('19)

A socially conscious Super Bowl: Are ads articulating a value proposition that goes beyond products and services?

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In the News

Christina Wang ('18)

Wolfen Fellowship-funded startup AllOfUs Cosmetics uses technology to break color barriers

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Karthik Patange ('18) and Jessica Lin ('18)

Purpose-driven NetImpact MBA students inspired their peers to build service and the greater good into profitable careers

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