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UCLA Names Antonio Bernardo as Anderson School Dean

UCLA recently named longtime Anderson School of Management finance professor and administrator Antonio Bernardo as the school’s new dean, effective July 1.

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USC Names Geoffrey Garrett Business School Dean

USC on June 11 named Geoffrey Garrett, current dean of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, as the next dean of the Marshall School of Business, effective in July 2020.

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SCE President Ron Nichols Dies; CEO Kevin Payne Adds President Title

Ron Nichols, president of Southern California Edison and former top executive with the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, died June 6 after a battle with gastric cancer.

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LA Sues Coin Dealer Over Sales Practices

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer sued West Los Angeles coin dealer Lear Capital Inc., alleging the company engaged in deceptive and unfair sales practices.

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Tech Mogul Samueli Gives $100M to UCLA Engineering School

Tech billionaire and UCLA alum Henry Samueli and his wife Susan have made the largest gift ever of $100 million to expand UCLA’s engineering school already bearing the Samueli name, the university announced June 4.

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Zovio Acquires TutorMe to Expand Educational Technology Offerings

Hancock Park-based online tutoring startup Inc. was acquired by San Diego-based educational services firm Zovio Inc. April 4.

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UCLA Receives $5M Gift for Women in Engineering Program

UCLA’s Samueli School of Engineering has received a $5 million gift from an alumna to fund a program providing support for women engineering students, the school announced April 2.

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Unemployment Down in L.A. County as Jobs Grow, Workforce Shrinks

Unemployment in L.A. County ticked down slightly in February to 4.6 percent, the combined effect of a modest gain in jobs and a few thousand workers leaving the labor force.

Thousands of UCLA Workers Join Statewide Strike Over Wages, Benefits and Income Gap

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was expected to appear at UCLA on Thursday in sympathy for a statewide strike by thousands of research, technical and health care workers.

USC Names Carol Folt First Woman President

USC’s board of trustees on March 20 unanimously named Carol Folt, former chancellor of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as its first woman president.

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Obituary: Roy Doumani, 1935-2019

Roy Doumani, a keen Los Angeles businessman, philanthropist and driving force behind bioscience innovation whose education nurtured a generation of entrepreneurs at UCLA, has died. He was 83.

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UCLA, USC Remove Three Following Nationwide University Admissions Fraud Scheme

UCLA and USC on March 12 removed three high-ranking athletics officials who were charged by federal authorities in a nationwide university admissions fraud scheme.

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USC Edges Up in Biz School Ranking Closer to UCLA

USC’s business school moved up a notch in the latest rankings issued by U.S. News & World Report on March 12, closing in on UCLA’s position.

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Alison Ressler’s penchant for complex M&A work propelled her to top of legal profession

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