In the News
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Amy Myers Jaffe talks about the energy sector and how changing trends will affect demands for oil. Jaffe is the UC Davis executive director of energy and sustainability, and chairs the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Oil and Gas.
(CNBC Video, January 21, 2016)
Finance Professor Brad Barber on China’s stock market swings: “I think the market volatility we see, both in this episode and in general, is a question of whether you see it coming, and I think last week it was a bit of a surprise, and, in some ways, this week it’s the new normal.”
UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Announces Syngas Challenge Prize
The UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship announces the new Syngas Challenge prize, sponsored by Davis–based Sierra Energy, as part of the 2015–16 Big Bang! Business Plan Competition.
The Syngas Challenge will award a total of $10,000 for first and a second place prizes to the competition teams with the most innovative applications focused on syngas (or synthesis gas) uses and end-products.
Anpac Bio-Medical Science Pledges $50,000 to UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Anpac Bio-Medical Science Co. has pledged $50,000 to the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to underwrite student fellowships and support the annual Biomedical and Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy.
Q&A with Professor Andrew Hargadon on building an innovation factory, the surprising truths about how breakthroughs happen, and his new book, Sustainable Innovation.
Prof. Kimberly Elsbach says bias is one of the biggest, especially for those who have been out of work for awhile. She says being active with retraining, volunteer work, etc. between jobs is key to combating this bias from employers.
We’ve been recognized among the Top 20 MBA programs in the nation, at No. 19, by TFE Times. This ranking is based on student quality (GPA, GMAT, acceptance rate), job placement at graduation and three months after graduation, and mean starting salary and bonus.
Diane Harris, editor of MONEY, cites Professor Brad Barber’s seminal study, called “Boys Will Be Boys,” that looked at account data for 35,000 different households and found that men’s trading decisions reduced their returns by almost one percentage point more per year than women’s did.
Malcolm Harkins MBA 92 received the 2015 Security Advisor Alliance Excellence in Innovation Award from Fortune 1000 Chief Information Security Officers, recognizing his outstanding leadership in cybersecurity. Now the chief information security officer at Cylance and previously at Intel, Harkins has been on the front lines of the cybersecurity battle for more than two decades, building systems and fighting off attacks.
I was born to start-up,” says Allegiant Airlines CEO and UC Davis alum Maurice Gallagher, benefactor of Gallagher Hall, who shared advice with Chico entrepreneurs, as told by alum Eric Miller MBA 91.
Professor Kim Elsbach wants you out from your desk at lunch. Her research shows there are tremendous performance advantages to stepping away from your computer, especially if you can get outside. “Taking a break from cognitively taxing work improves creative thinking,” Elsbach says.
We’ve been recognized among the Top 25 business schools that offer the best education—where students have access to relevant, interesting and challenging courses taught by qualified professors. Thank you to our students for providing the feedback to GraduatePrograms.
Man on a Mission: Alumnus Tre Borden MBA 11 writes that the urban renaissance that Sacramento is enjoying puts it on a path as an intentional destination that has as much to do with our cityscape as it does our sense of pride and identity. Time to crank it up a notch, he says.
Is this a smart way to invest? Most experts say no. “For the vast majority of investors, speculating on themes is not a good idea,” says Professor Brad Barber, who advocates investing in low-cost index funds over the long term.
Most of the opportunities and threats driving sustainability will come in large, mature markets like energy, transportation, agriculture and construction, writes Professor Andrew Hargadon in this excerpt from his new book Sustainable Innovation: Build Your Company’s Capacity to Change the World.
The primary reason people don’t use job sharing or other flexible workplace benefits is that they fear being seen as less committed to their careers, says Professor Kimberly Elsbach.
UC Davis MPAc is ranked 23rd in the country on this list—with USC being the only other school that’s ranked higher in California.
Do you work with creative people? Professor Kim Elsbach’s Harvard Business Review article is a must read to understand the artist identity and collaborate effectively in a team.
Paris’ one-day car ban raises public awareness about the benefits of less traffic, Professor David Bunch noted, and the upcoming climate change talks in Paris make this an ideal time to draw on public support. Public participation and support is critical for the success of such measures, he added.
So cool, so green! That’s what Sierra magazine says about the University of California, Davis — ranked No. 2 in the magazine’s 2015 “Cool Schools” report.