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Dean Steven Currall Elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Steven C. Currall, dean and professor of the Graduate School of Management, is among 10 faculty members from the University of California, Davis, that have been elected in the 2013 class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Established in 1848, AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society with a mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs and science education. Exemplifying creativity and breakthrough discovery, the newly elected UC Davis fellows’ contributions to science and society range from X-ray synchrotrons to plant biology and primate behavior to cancer care.

Currall was cited for his scholarly analysis of public awareness of new technologies, and for leadership of academic-industry programs to ensure societal benefits of new science and engineering innovations. A behavioral scientist, Currall has conducted research and taught for more than two decades on organizational psychology topics such as innovation, emerging technologies, negotiation and corporate governance. He is lead author of the book: “Organized Innovation: A Blueprint for Renewing America’s Prosperity” (Oxford University Press) to be published in January 2014.

Currall is the second Graduate School of Management faculty member elected as an AAAS Fellow. Professor Nicole Biggart was elected in November 2012.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA Ranked in Nation’s Top 9%
Fourth Consecutive Year among U.S News & World Report's Premier Programs

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Part-Time MBA program offered in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area is ranked among the top 9% in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings.

At No. 29, this is the fourth consecutive year the UC Davis Part-Time MBA program is among the top AACSB International-accredited part-time MBA programs surveyed. This year, there were 323 part-time MBA programs surveyed.

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UC Davis Full-Time MBA Ranked among Nation’s Premier Programs for 20th Consecutive Year
MBA Programs among Top 10% in U.S.
Record Salary and Bonus

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Full-Time MBA program is ranked among the premier business schools in the nation for the 20th consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.

U.S. News’ latest ranking places the Full-Time MBA program at No. 48, placing it among the top 10% of the 464 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International’s accredited full-time MBA programs surveyed.

Key statistics from the School’s Full-Time MBA ranking include:

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UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to drive technologies from lab to market

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(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

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Vickie Sherman MBA 13 Finds Her Passion, Her Career—and Herself

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MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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