Wine industry leaders have an optimistic view of their industry’s future despite a shortage of both wine grapes and the workers needed to harvest them, says Robert Smiley, an emeritus professor and former dean of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
Many wine industry executives are hopeful that “frugality fatigue” has set in with wine drinkers, who traded down from luxury bottles to lower-priced wines during the recession.
Wine executives are reporting optimism about the future, said Robert Smiley, former dean at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, presenting results of an annual survey of wine industry executives.
“We’re going to move back, but slowly, and not all the way back for a long time,” Smiley said. “We may not return to previous levels of conspicuous consumption.”
Amy Myers Jaffe, a leading expert on the oil industry who is a widely quoted commentator on oil and energy policy in the international media, will join the University of California Davis Oct. 1, strengthening the university’s leadership on clean technology, sustainable energy and transportation.
The Obama Administration today announced the winners of the third round of the i6 Challenge, a national competition to advance American innovation, foster entrepreneurship, increase the commercialization of ideas into viable companies, and create jobs.
All eyes are on the SEC this morning as the regulator holds a public meeting to vote on whether to adopt rules surrounding disclosure and reporting of conflict minerals under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act. If approved, this rule could ignite more state regulation and require additional reporting from companies.
California leads the nation in total number of solar power installations and in total photovoltaic energy capacity, so it should come as no surprise that the state’s universities are among the leaders in the field of green energy research. The Sierra Club, an environmental advocacy group, recently published its list of the greenest colleges in America. Three of the top 10 universities listed were located in California, more than any other state.
UC Davis is one of six recipients nationwide, and the only one in California, to receive a $1 million award in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration’s 2012 i6 Challenge Grant competition. The university will use the grant to establish the Clean AgTech Innovation Center.
University of California Davis is getting a $1 million federal award to create an AgTech Innovation Center which will include an AgEntrepreneurship Academy to help entrepreneurs identify market needs and opportunities.
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.