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June 2011 Alumni @ccelerator

In this Issue:

  • Hanna Katrin Fridriksson ’01 Excels in Iceland’s Economy
  • Alumni Engagement Boosts ROI
  • You Are One in 100!
  • Interactive Innovator Now Online
  • Help Recruit the Next Generation of UC Davis MBAs Final Application Deadline is June 15 for Fall Admission
  • Personalized Chemotherapy Innovation Wins Big Bang! Business Plan Competition
  • Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr. to Keynote Commencement
  • Interested in Custom Executive Education for Your Company?
  • Get GSM Gear Online

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Hanna Katrin Fridriksson ’01
Defining Success in Iceland’s New Economy

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A few months after she received her MBA in 2001, Hanna Katrin Fridriksson returned to Iceland to embark on a career that has proven as rewarding as it is challenging and diverse. Today, after stints in higher education, the shipping industry and government, she is helping healthcare company Icepharma thrive in a radically new economic reality.

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Invest in the GSM Annual Giving Campaign

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The Graduate School of Management’s Annual Giving Campaign, which runs from July 1 to June 30 each fiscal year, generates critical support and provides many outreach programs and events that directly benefit our alumni, students and business constituents. The GSM seeks to increase not only the total dollars raised each year for both unrestricted and endowment funds, but also to increase participation in giving. We encourage each of our alumni to do their part by making a donation at any level comfortable for them.

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Spring / Summer 2011 Innovator Magazine

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In this Issue:

MBA Curriculum Innovation: Introducing our New UC Davis MBA Curriculum.
Energy Efficiency: The First Line of Defence
Accelerating Low-Carbon Business Innovation

In the News

Chemo Technology Wins Top Prize in Big Bang 2011!

For certain cancers, fewer than half of patients respond to chemotherapy. But ineffective treatment may soon be a problem of the past, thanks to a new technology invented at UC Davis.

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Maurice J. Gallagher Jr. Keynotes Largest Commencement in School’s History

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News Ticker • by Marianne Skoczek

One hundred and eighty men and women assembled for the last time as UC Davis MBA students on June 11 and marched with pomp and circumstance onto the stage at the Mondavi Center for the Graduate School of Management’s 29th commencement ceremony. It was the largest graduating class in the School’s history.

 

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Andrew Barkett Finds Innovative Ways to Fuel Entrepreneurship
Named First-ever Chief Technology Officer for Republican National Committee

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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

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

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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.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

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(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.

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Mark Otero MBA 07 Builds Sacramento’s Coolest Company
The secret of social gaming mogul Mark Otero’s success is taking things to the extreme

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The secret of Midtown Sacramento’s Facebook gaming mogul Mark Otero’s success is taking things to the extreme.