Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will host the Governors’ Global Climate Summit 3 at Mondavi Center at the UC Davis on Nov 15-16, taking advantage of the university’s long history of world-class research and development in environmental sustainability and green jobs. More recently, the Governor joined Graduate School of Management Dean Steven Currall on the university’s campus in a discussion on clean, sustainable paths to economic prosperity, as part of UC Davis’ E3 Roundtable on Economic Prosperity, Energy and the Environment.
Over the last four years, I have focused much of my personal time and the newspaper’s resources on trying to answer a simple question: What can we do to increase the odds that our great, great grandchildren will live on a habitable planet? I was therefore delighted when Mayor Kevin Johnson told me a few months ago that he was going to launch a Greenwise Sacramento initiative, a communitywide, yearlong effort to make Sacramento the greenest region in the country.
Professor Victor Stango has been analyzing how the Card Act will affect consumer banking. In this article he is quoted, “Card companies are figuring out how to replace old fees with new ones. It’s a race between regulators writing ever-more-complex laws and credit-card companies setting up ever-more-complex fees.”
Professor Kimberly Elsbach says Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and Republican candidate for Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat, “really did seem more interested in promoting Carly as opposed to really worrying about Hewlett Packard.”
Nicole Biggart, professor at UC Davis’ Graduate School of Management, says separate spheres of ideology in the workplace arose with industrialization and was a way of ensuring the employer got full attention. But new studies are showing that engagement can stimulate the workplace, “We want full engagement of the workers’ emotions on the job, their whole person, not just hands and backs. So, work as family and friends,” said Biggart.
UC Davis spin-out SynapSense received a $5 million investment from General Electric as well as GE’s support in sales. SynapSense, launched by former Intel executive Peter Van Deventer and UC Davis computer science professor Raju Pandey, focuses wireless sensory technology that reduces energy output for computer data centers. GE joins Bosch, American River Ventures, Nth Power and DFJ Frontier as SynapSense investors, bringing the total investments in SynapSense to $25 million.
Robert Yetman, associate professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, said the critical question is whether the discussion between President Obama and BP chief executive Tony Hayward constitutes a “settlement.” “BP is a little bit under the gun here,” Yetman said, later adding: “I don’t know how they’re going to play it, and I don’t know how the public is going to respond. But there are certainly differences.”
Dean Steven Currall spoke at Greenwise Sacramento event June 20 about his role as the leader for the green and clean technology policy area. Currall leads a team that will focus on market creation and demand, regional business opportunities, finance, education and innovation based entrepreneurship. “It’s very much an ecosystem model that involves higher education” as well as innovators, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other parts of the business community, Currall said.
Dean Steven Currall interviewed in his role as leading green tech economic development task force for Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s Greenwise Initiative. “I’m very committed to the region and delighted to be living and working here, but I’m new here, and my hope is that I bring something fresh, something new in my perspective,” said Currall.
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.