We might all be really busy with school, clubs, and the rest of our responsibilities at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, but we somehow found the time to take a weekend off and head up to the mountains.
Former CIA director, turned-clean tech venture capitalist, R. James Woolsey spoke at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management on Jan. 22 to discuss renewable energy and energy security. Woolsey says that U.S. dependence on Middle Eastern oil ranks “very high” as a national security concern.
The Tiger Woods scandal has been a major focus in the media over the holidays. And now UCD professors have quantified the cost of the scandal to shareholders of companies endorsing Woods. Both professors are from UC Davis:
A big group of us went to the Net Impact conference, held at Cornell University this year. There were 27 of us, both first- and second-years. Big turnout! You should read about the conference (and the organization), but suffice to say, it’s about social responsibility in the business sector. Traditionally, businesses have been focused on the bottom line (profits) but for many companies in recent years, the focus has shifted towards the triple bottom line (people, planet, profit).
In October we put out a call for applications for the next generation of UC Davis Ambassadors. The class of 2011 responded en masse — we received 17 applications for six spots! All of the applicants would make amazing Ambassadors and all will make fantastic campus hosts. It was an incredibly tough selection process – thank goodness we don’t work in the admissions office – but with lots of discussion and back and forth we have our list of six ambassadors. Here’s a little background info on each of them. You’ll be hearing more from them soon.