This article reports that Sacramento technology start-up KlickNation has been sold to gaming giant Electronic Arts Inc. in what’s likely a multimillion-dollar transaction, both companies announced today. KickNation was founded by Graduate School of Management alumnus Mark Otero ‘07, who will head what will become BioWare Sacramento, a division of EA’s BioWare social gaming unit.
For certain cancers, fewer than half of patients respond to chemotherapy. But ineffective treatment may soon be a problem of the past, thanks to a new technology invented at UC Davis.
Bloo Solar, which took second place in the 2005 Big Bang! Business Plan Competition, has closed an $8 mil. round of VC financing as it prepares to start manufacturing “third-generation” solar panels based on UC Davis nanotechnology.
Vaccine from tobacco: Big Bang! Business Plan Competition 2010 winner, Inserogen, is highlighted: “One team from UC Davis has developed a method to quickly grow and extract vaccines from tobacco plant leaves. Using the leaves, the team can grow a full-fledged vaccine in just six weeks, at a cheaper cost that traditional production methods, which usually involves extracting vaccines from fluid in chicken eggs.”
For many investors watching their retirement accounts, it’s nerve-wracking. Many are bailing out of stocks and into bonds. Some are grasping for gold as a tangible nugget of safety. Others are wondering if they’re better off in CDs and money-market funds. Regardless, the advice from most investment advisers is consistently the same: Don’t panic. Hang in there. Brad Barber is cited in this article discussing why the long-term view is most important when it comes to investment planning.
The glass ceiling still hovers above the heads of female business leaders, and will for a long time, according to a new study from the University of California Davis.
The UC Davis Graduate School of Management released its annual census on California Women Business Leaders on Wednesday. The study, now in its seventh year, details the presence of women at the top of the 400 largest publicly held corporations headquartered in the state.
The proportion of women who lead California’s largest companies is growing at such a slow pace that it will take more than a century for women business leaders to achieve parity with men, a UC Davis study has found.
Mark Goldberg had every reason to believe he would be among the incoming MBA class this fall at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Without taking a prep course or even buying a study book, he had pretty much aced the GMAT exam with a score of 770 out of 800 — 50 points higher than the 720 median score for this year’s entering class.
But then came the unexpected rejection, in March. “At first,” he says, “I was surprised and disappointed, then I was shocked.”
A supportive atmosphere helps university-based innovators to produce more patents and inventions, says a survey (E. M. Hunter et al. Res. Pol. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2011.05.024; 2011) of scientists at Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) — interdisciplinary centres funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) to bridge academia and industry.