Women have made little progress in breaking the glass ceiling at California’s top publicly traded companies, according to a report scheduled to be released today.
Citing “a bleak picture of the progress of women in corporate leadership” over the last five years, the report said that women held just 10.6% of executive positions and board seats at the state’s biggest companies this year, a slight decline over 2008.
The UC Davis Graduate School of Management has tagged as its new dean a London professor and “academic entrepreneur.”
The university announced Wednesday it has appointed Steven Currall, a vice dean and faculty member who holds joint positions at University College London and the London Business School, as its new dean effective July 1.
For a state that considers itself a hip, progressive trendsetter, California looks like anything but that when you peek inside the executive suites and boardrooms of its 400 largest companies.
Five years after UC Davis initiated the first study of the gender split at the top of corporate California, men still hold nearly nine of every 10 positions, according to the latest survey released today by our Graduate School of Management.
University College London has celebrated the opening of its £11.4m Engineering Front Building in an official ceremony attended by former minister for science, Lord Sainsbury.
Prof Steve Currall, vice-dean of enterprise and head of the Department of Management Science and Innovation, said: ‘We have a vision of UCL as a hub for enterprise and innovation activities and that is why we have made this significant investment.
Steven Currall has looked at people’s willingness to use new commercial products containing nanomaterials. Elizabeth Corley has found that nanotechnology is the first emerging technology where scientists are more concerned about the risks than are the public. Dan Kahan reports on public perception to nanotechnology.
Professor Steve Currall, Head of UCL Management Science & Innovation (MSI), last week delivered a presentation to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Innovation, Universities & Skills in Westminster.
In his talk, he discussed the role of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates in developing economic prosperity in the UK. He argued for the development of education programmes for STEM students to develop entrepreneurial and business leadership skills that can be brought to bear in the companies they work for after graduation.
University College London (UCL) has launched an ambitious plan to boost its private funding by creating a new commercial science department that it hopes will entice top international researchers.
The department plans to hire up to 15 new researchers who would boost the university’s private funding. So far, the department has enticed five research-active academics from top-tier universities including Cambridge, Stanford and Cornell.
Steve Currall, professor of enterprise and the management of innovation at University College London, has been appointed to nTAG, the Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group, which advises the US President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Public attitudes toward nanotechnology are currently pretty neutral. It’s up to government and the media to provide realistic assessments of risks and rewards
Nanotechnology has been around for years, but the general public is just beginning to learn about it. While many other emerging technologies have been boldly presented to the world’s consumers (for instance, genetically modified food), nanotechnology remains something of an enigma.
Nanotech Gearing Up For Big Holiday; Micro Field Goes Mainstream; With assortment of gifts, group aims to enlighten public about the benefits
If good things come in small packages, this should be quite a season for holiday gift giving. More than 350 types of nanotechnology consumer products might show up under Christmas trees year, say officials of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The group hosted a Web broadcast Tuesday to raise awareness about products that use some form of the technology.
With more than 350 nanoproducts already on the market, it is time for a programme of research that fully addresses concerns about the safety of nanotechnology.
Maynard and co-authors also highlight the need to communicate the results of research on risks and benefits to decision-makers and consumers. Indeed, research has already started in this area and on page 153 Steve Currall and co-workers report the results of the first large-scale empirical study of how consumers view the risks and benefits of nanotechnology.
L’Occitane is preparing for the ultimate showdown with a rich global competitor that is casting a big shadow. In July, the beauty giant L’Oréal wrapped up its £652 million, or $1.2 billion, purchase of L’Occitane’s longtime British rival, The Body Shop. The takeover has provoked shudders in the quirky market for natural cosmetics among companies that wear their hearts and politics on their labels and products – from public opposition to testing of ingredients on animals to environmentally responsible shopping bags made of algae.
Nanotechnology will amount to nanoprofits, they worry as they tick off a list of technologies from artificial intelligence to virtual reality that looked cool in the lab but have foundered commercially.
Such voices were all but drowned out this week at Nanotech 2004, the industry’s largest conference.
It may be weeks before the results are in on whether Hewlett-Packard’s (HWP) shareholders, in a Mar. 19 vote, approved the company’s merger with Compaq Computer (CPQ) after one of the most hotly contested internal battles in recent corporate history. What’s already clear, though, is the likely legacy of HP’s omnipresent CEO, Carly Fiorina.
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.