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.”
This article reports Professor Brad Barber’s latest research, conducted with Terrance Odean of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, which finds that individual investors do not behave rationally, as economic theory would suggest. The bottom line: “Investors who don’t know they perform poorly end up believing that they’re doing well — the incompetent are unaware.”
This article cites Professor Brad Barber’s recent research showing that, on average, the most active traders had the poorest results, while those who traded the least earned the highest returns. In another paper, “Boys Will Be Boys,” Barber and colleague Terry Odean reported that men act on their useless ideas significantly more often than women do, and that as a result women achieve better investment results than men.
Professor Brad Barber and Terry Odean, a professor of finance at UC Berkeley, have collaborated on a study showing that the most active stock traders had the poorest results, while those who traded the least earned the most.
In a potentially huge boost for Sacramento’s technology industry, UC Davis is embarking on a major partnership with one of the world’s leading genetics researchers. The university’s partnership with BGI, a research institute from Shenzhen, China, could help turn the Sacramento area into a hub for pharmaceutical and agricultural biotech companies – a status community leaders have been craving for years.
Dean Steven Currall and Bill Jesse, the vice chairman of the Wine Group, the second largest wine company in the world, offer a model for focusing executives on creating long-term sustainable value vs. other “toxic” compensation plans that focus on short-term rewards.
“Wineries have come off the [social media] sidelines in 2011,” says Jeremy Benson, president of the Napa- and New York City-based Benson Marketing Group. “We’ve added eight brands to our new Mission Control social media service.” Benson will be an expert guest speaker at the UC Davis Wine Executive Program in March.
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.