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The Giants have made an uncharacteristically long-term commitment to the River Cats — here's why the match is ideal for both teams
In September 2014, the River Cats signed a two-year affiliation agreement with the San Francisco Giants, effectively ending the team’s 15-year partnership with the Oakland Athletics. Less than two years later, the two clubs have inked a new four-year deal, extending the agreement through 2020, marking one of the few times the Giants have signed a four-year agreement with a Triple-A affiliate.
News of a record year for startups based on UC Davis research or ideas spun out of the campus. Five of the 14 new company founders participated in entrepreneurship academies at our UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The Institute hosted more than 60 researchers from across the UC system at the University of California Entrepreneurship Academy in September.
Corporate sponsors drop Olympian Ryan Lochte: reputational risk and loss of value are driving decisions. Key moment in this evolution: the Tiger Woods debacle. Professor Victor Stango’s research showed companies that Woods endorsed lost billions of dollars in market capitalization following his scandal. Speedo and others wasted no time severing ties to Lochte for his behavior in Rio. (The New Yorker, August 23, 2016)
UC Davis economics Professor Alan Taylor joins BNN TV to discuss why he sees similarities between Canada’s hot housing market today and the U.S. before the global financial crisis.
The Graduate School of Management’s new Master of Science in Business Analytics and MBA concentration in business analytics is ranked among the top 20 programs in the U.S., according to Masters In Data Science.
The UC Davis Graduate School of Management is the seventh most selective business school in the U.S. with a 17.8 percent acceptance rate, according to U.S. News & World Report, a reflection of the quality and talent of our Full-Time MBA students.
“Backing an innovation isn’t a single decision. It’s a web of choices and actions to which everyone in the company must commit,” says Professor Andrew Hargadon, in this thought-provoking article. Hargadon is the founder and faculty director of the UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Economic Engine: The UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s academies and business development programs played a role in this new national status for the campus, which recognizes universities working to support economic development.
Warm welcome (back) to Assistant Professor of Marketing Mike Palazzolo, our newest faculty member and a MBA 09 grad who earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. Read more about him and his consumer behavior research.
Broadcom executive Michael Hurlston MBA 90 and his wife, Joelle 89, have generously supported a unique $1.5M Presidential Faculty Chair that will rotate among the Graduate School of Management, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Engineering.
Enter Your Startup into a University Business Competition
Big Bang! Business Competition Highlighted
University competitions help turn ideas into lean, mean, well connected startups with great potential for profit. Smart Modern Entrepreneurs Pals highlights our UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition, and PlayPatch, winner of the first prize and the People’s Choice award. UC Davis MBA student Chuck Temple (left) and Justin Klein, a Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering and a Business Development Fellow at the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, show their wearable birth control device.
The Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council highlights how the state capital is California’s new technology hub, redefining the next generation of innovation. UC Davis fuels this as a preeminent center for cutting-edge research, talent development and discovery.
Graduate School of Management alumnus and 2008 Big Bang! Business Competition winner Tim Keller is leading Area 52, a tech business incubator where entrepreneurs can rent office space and have access to a full-fledged machine shop to turn their ideas into products.
Professor Hollis Skaife will chair the 2017 Ernst and Young (EY) Foundation and American Accounting Association New Faculty Consortium. The national conference, to be held in February, will draw more than 150 new and experienced accounting faculty from around the world to share best practices in teaching, research and service.
Edward Silva, the executive director at Thought for Food, co-founder of Henlight, and former program coordinator at the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, has been named one of 30 Under 30 inspirational young people making the food system more nutritious and sustainable, and advancing the goals of the University of California Global Food Initiative.
Sierra Energy, Mike Hart’s Davis-based clean tech company, hatched from Big Bang!, lands major financing round to help commercialize the waste-to-energy green technology, creating more jobs.
Professor Kim Elsbach calls it “ruminative downtime.” She tells BloombergBusinessweek: “Being away from your workspace to have lunch with friends or go for a walk gets your cognitive juices flowing but doesn’t overtax you. That’s a real opportunity for creative thought.”
PlayPatch, maker of a wearable, natural alternative to birth control pills, took the $20,000 first prize and won the $2,500 People’s Choice award in the 16th annual UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition on Thursday, May 26. The first prize includes $10,000 cash and $10,000 in in-kind services from Davis Roots, a local startup incubator with ties to both the university and the city of Davis.
Q&A with marketing Professor Ashwin Aravindakshan, who shares advice and insight on buying and financing a car, negotiating with dealers and the transparency of the market.