Fall 2010 Newsletter

Lada Rasochova

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $1.05 Million Grant to Rady School and the Jacobs School

The Rady School of Management and the William J. von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement at the Jacobs School of Engineering will work to accelerate the transfer of energy efficiency and renewable energy innovations from university laboratories into the marketplace under a new three-year, $1.05 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy... more
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UC San Diego Ranks First in the Nation for Commitment to Service by Washington Monthly

As the University of California, San Diego celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, the university’s legacy of community service has been recognized by Washington Monthly as the top college in the nation, according to new rankings measuring “what colleges are doing for the country.” The publication announced in its September “College Guide” that UC San Diego is ranked first in the nation for service... more
Ayelet Gneezy

Faculty Research: The Journal Science Highlights Charitable Giving and Shared Social Responsibility

In recent years, the recession has negatively impacted many individuals and organizations across the country, particularly charities. Private donations fell by 6 percent in 2008, the largest drop since Giving USA started tracking these numbers more than 50 years ago, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article... more
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EvoNexus Incubator: Immersion Learning for Rady Students

FlexMBA students in a new Rady School course on technology commercialization successfully evaluated and helped startups for a nonprofit incubator this summer, giving students the opportunity to gain hands-on business experience, expand their professional network and explore their business interests... more
Wendy Liu

New Faculty: Professor Wendy Liu Joins Rady from UCLA

Wendy Liu joined the Rady School of Management in July as an assistant professor after holding the same title at UCLA Anderson School of Management. Her research is in the area of consumer behavior. Dr. Liu is interested in understanding the determinants of consumers’ perceptions and decisions. She also studies the role of life experiences and social events in shaping consumers’ preferences and economic behavior... more
Vincent Nijs

New Faculty: Professor Vincent Nijs Joins Rady from Kellogg

Vincent R. Nijs joined the Rady School in July as an assistant professor of marketing. Prior to Rady, Dr. Nijs was an assistant professor of marketing at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. At Kellogg, he served as the McManus Research Professor, won the Sidney J. Levy Teaching Award for outstanding teaching in an elective course and was recognized by the Marketing Science Institute as part of its Young Scholars program... more

Rady Alum Explores Design in Rural India

When Rady School of Management alumnus Richard Woodbridge arrived in Chennai, India in July 2009 to explore energy solutions for India’s immense population of poor, rural residents, he realized they could not afford the $20 stoves one company designed for them... more
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Rady Students Push Frontier of Microgrids

Rady MBA students Matthew Beaumont and Timothy Jackson pushed the frontier of smart grid technology during their summer internship by customizing a microgrid assessment tool for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), a regulated public utility that provides energy to 3.4 million consumers in San Diego and southern Orange counties... more
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End Notes

Accounting Minor Most Popular on Campus; Computer Science Associate Professor Named Rady School Adjunct; Rady School Will Help Measure Outcome of UC San Diego’s Translational Science Grant... more

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