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July 29, 2015 11:45 AM to July 29, 2015 1:00 PM DLC Connections Lunch with Professor Connie Pechmann as Guest of Honor

Join us for DLC CONNECTIONS on Wednesday, July 29th

Our Guest of Honor will be

Connie Pechmann, Professor of Marketing, The Paul Merage School of Business


Date:               Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Time:               Must arrive no later than 11:45 a.m. to be seated

Location:        Antonello Restaurant, 3800 South Plaza Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92704

There are eight (8) seats total at this lunch. The cost is $30 per person, paid in advance, please visit the link to register and make sure you reserve your seat.Please note pre-payment is required. There are no refunds for late cancellations. Should you have any questions, please contact DLC staff at 949.824.8865 or Darren Whissen ’02, DLC Connections Program Chair, at or 949.500.8694.

More about Professor Connie Pechmann: 
Cornelia (Connie) Pechmann is a Professor of Marketing at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California Irvine. She studies the effects of advertising, social media, product labeling, brand names and retail store locations on consumers and she has published over 80 articles, reports and papers. Professor Pechmann received her MS, MBA and PhD degrees from Vanderbilt University and her BS from Bucknell University.

Professor Pechmann has received numerous grants and over $1.5M to study youths’ responses to pro- and anti-smoking ads and product placements in movies. This research persuaded movie studios to place anti-smoking ads on movie DVDs if the movies target youth and depict smoking. She is currently studying how to form effective online communities on Twitter for smoking cessation funded by a $6M innovation grant from NIH.

Professor Pechmann recently published a New Study on Futility of Drug Labeling in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing.

We encourage you to please review this article, click here:

Her complete bio and extensive list of research can also be reviewed here:

Any questions regarding your DLC membership or attending this event, please contact the DLC development office at 949.824.8865 or email

Note : Payment can be made online via credit card only.
Antonello Ristorante
August 01, 2015 9:00 AM to November 21, 2015 5:00 PM UCI-CFAOC - CFA Level 1 Live Review Course - Dec 2015 (Aug 1 - Nov 21)

CFA Level 1 Live Review presented by UC Irvine The Paul Merage School of Business Office of Executive Education in conjunction with the CFA Socieity Orange County (CFAOC).

Schedule: (16) Saturdays, August 1 – November 14, 2015 (9:00am-12:30pm) at UC Irvine. Plus, at week 17, complimentary registration for full length mock-exam on Saturday, November 21, 2015 (9am-4pm). Schedule is subject to change.

General public registration: $1,495
CFAOC Society Members registration: $1,350*. To inquire about and apply for CFAOC membership (to obtain discount code),  contact Nancy Novak at

Registration includes:
-Saturday classes with experienced faculty
-Full course lecture notes
-Access and registration to full-length mock exam

Plus an exclusive offer for registrants:

Optional Additional Materials


Full Schweser study notes (Schweser Notes™) and Schweser Pro Qbank™ (see details below) offered at a significant discount. (Package is an add-on option available with course registration only.)

-    5 volume books that cover all LOS, clear explanations, detailed examples, practice problems, self-tests
-    Practice Exams
-    QuickSheet- compact study tool quick reference key formulas, key definitions and concepts

SchweserPro Qbank™
-    Thousands of multiple-choice questions
-    Build exams, select topics and numbers of questions, view answer explanations and LOS summaries.



- More than 40 hours of video lessons (Shweser) covering all of the required Learning Outcome Statements (LOS) - structured by topic

- Schweser Library (online)


CFA Institute does not endorse, promote, or warrant the accuracy or quality of the products or services offered by the UCI/ CFAOC CFA Review Program. CFA Institute®, CFA® and Charter Financial Analysts® are trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

Cancellations must be received in writing. Please email There is a $500 non-refundable deposit, and you will be charged $100 per Saturday class that has been taught up to the day your written cancellation is received. There will be no refunds after September 6, 2015. All class times and locations are subject to change. There is a minimum number of students required for the course. Should the entire course be cancelled or rescheduled, a full refund of the course registration will be provided. SchweserNotes™ and SchweserPro Qbank™ and Video optional packages are non-refundable.

*In order to be eligible for the CFAOC Society membership rate, registrants must be actively pursuing CFAOC membership at the start of the live review course and attain CFAOC membership by September 30, 2015. Otherwise, registrants will be responsible for paying the difference in registration price from the general public registration rate, which will be due immediately upon invoice.


Note: Payment for this event can be made online with a credit card or by check via postal mail. After you provide the registration information online, you will be instructed to make your check payable to: UC Regents and mail it to: UCI Office of Executive Education attn: Janice Numamoto 4291 Pereira Dr, Suite 350, Irvine, CA 92697-3125.
The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine
August 03, 2015 11:45 AM to August 03, 2015 1:00 PM San Diego Merage Alumni Lunch with Dean Spangenberg

San Diego alumni, please join us for a networking lunch at Rock Bottom. Our special guest will be Dean Eric Spangenberg. Come out and meet your fellow alumni in the area, renew your friendships and enjoy a great lunch in a private room. Be sure to bring business cards. The restaurant is easy to get to and conveniently located right off the 5 Fwy. 
As space is limited, you must register in advance by July 29 at noon; no walk-ins will be allowed. Cost: $20. Questions? Email or call 949-824-6465. We look forward to seeing you!

Note : Payment can be made online via credit card only.
Rock Bottom Restaurant
August 04, 2015 6:00 PM to August 04, 2015 8:00 PM Merage School Alumni Mixer at Toyota (South Bay/LA)

South Bay/Los Angeles-area Merage School alumni are invited to attend a reception at the Toyota USA Automobile Museum with Dean Eric Spangenberg. Alumni, please join us to hear the latest from the dean and network with fellow alumni. Also explore the Toyota museum, which showcases Toyota’s rich U.S. history that spans more than 55 years with a showcase of their most memorable automobiles. These vintage vehicles trace Toyota’s amazing impact on America, starting as an unknown company in 1957 to becoming one of today’s leading automakers. Generously hosted by Toyota, drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served. You must RSVP in advance (no later than July 29) to attend this free event as space is limited. Walk-ins will not be permitted, and this event is only open to Merage School current students and alumni. We're sorry that due to the limited space we aren't able to accommodate guests. Questions? Please contact Barbra Marangell, Director of Alumni Relations.

Toyota USA Automobile Museum
August 05, 2015 6:00 PM to August 05, 2015 10:00 PM DLC Shakespeare Macbeth


The Dean’s Leadership Circle is proud to present

A magical evening of theater under the stars!

Join us on

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

At 6 PM

For the Claire Trevor School of Arts presentation of


We have limited seating in the Lord’s and Queen’s Row sections

Tickets: $65 per person

Includes your reserved seat to the performance, VIP reception with food & beverages with guest speakers and parking

Contact the Dean’s Leadership Circle at (949) 824-8865 for more information

Note : Payment can be made online via credit card only.
New Swan Theater
August 19, 2015 5:30 PM to August 19, 2015 8:30 PM Healthcare Transformation through Health IT: Leadership Perspectives in the Era of Accountable Care

Healthcare organizations are undergoing transformational changes to meet the Triple Aim goals of improving the patient experience, improving the population health, and reducing health care cost. Health information technology (health IT) and innovation becomes cornerstone of the transformation. 

The Center for Digital Transformation is proud to present Dr. Benjamin K. Chu, MD, MPH, MACP, who will lead the discussions of how Kaiser Permanente and other leading healthcare organizations are utilizing health IT and innovation to effect the changes. Dr. Chu is the immediate past chair of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, the Executive Vice President, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc., Group President, Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Georgia regions, and President, Kaiser Permanente Southern California.
Please visit our website for event details such as parking and directions. 

Note : Payment can be made online via credit card only.
The Merage School at UC Irvine
August 29, 2015 3:00 PM to August 29, 2015 7:00 PM Alumni Reunion - Class Years Ending in 5 and 0

The Paul Merage School of Business and Your Alumni Network invite the graduating classes from 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010 to the 2015 alumni reunion.

You and a guest are invited to come meet and hear Dean Eric Spangenberg, our new dean, give an update on the school. Attend an alumni panel discussion and see your friends, classmates and faculty members at this fun event held in the Merage School's beautiful new building on campus. Join us as we renew friendships, reminisce about days gone by, and catch up on where you are now. Additionally, 2015 is the 50th anniversary year for UC Irvine.  This year’s reunion promises to be a very special one and we look forward to welcoming you back to campus. Event site:

$30 per person until Aug. 2.
Aug. 3-18 $40 per person
Aug. 19-25 $50 per person.
Tickets will not be available at the door so be sure to buy your tickets early!

Note : Payment can be made online via credit card only.
The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine
September 17, 2015 8:00 AM to November 20, 2015 5:00 PM Certificate in Management for Technical Professionals, Fall 2015

Successful technical professionals understand how essential it is to obtain additional knowledge and training in how companies operate, which yields broadened perspectives, enriched cross-functional interactions, and better overall business decisions.  This prestigious certificate program The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine offers is designed to provide this necessary business education for emerging leaders in all technical fields.  Learn more:

Note: Payment for this event can be made online with a credit card or by check via postal mail. After you provide the registration information online, you will be instructed to make your check payable to: UC Regents and mail it to: UC Irvine 4291 Pereira Dr., SB2 Suite 350, Irvine, CA 92697-3125. ATTN: Janice Numamoto, Exec Ed.
The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine
October 08, 2015 6:00 PM to October 08, 2015 7:30 PM Merage First Networking Mixer: Meet the Incoming MBA Classes

Think Merage First! MBA alumni, please join us for a mixer to make new connections and welcome the MBA Class of 2017 to the Merage School family. Come network with MBA/FEMBA/EMBA/HCEMBA students and your fellow alumni and enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Your ticket for admission: Bring in a hard copy of a current MBA-level job opportunity (full time, part time or internship) from your company or from a website. In the upper right hand corner, write your name and functional area of this opportunity. All job opportunities will be distributed to attendees by the MBA Career Center; we collected 68 job opportunities at our Merage First event in March and hope to build on this! This event is free to attend, but space is limited so you must RSVP in advance no later than Monday, Oct. 5 at noon. Parking is complimentary with advance registration.

CURRENT STUDENTS, please do not register on this site, follow directions from the Career Center for student registration.

UCI Student Center
October 23, 2015 7:00 AM to October 24, 2015 6:00 PM Certificate in Business Data and Analytics (Oct 23-24, 2015)

Certificate in Business Data and Analytics

Understanding the Managerial Implications of Using Big Data and Analytics

As data and the use of data continues to change the business landscape, now is the time to position yourself and your organization to be more competitive by putting the vast amount of information to work. Effectively managing data requires the ability to harness the immense volume of data and the quick influx of new information available, accurately determine the quality of the data collected, and understand how the data should be applied to the business process.

With all the buzz surrounding “big data”, the real excitement lies in the opportunity to better leverage the vast amount of data and information that a company has access to, and in understanding which tools and techniques are best for the organization. The Certificate in Business Data and Analytics (CBDA) Program is taught by thought leaders and experts in the area of business information systems from the top-ranked Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine, and provides participants with the knowledge and tools needed to take full advantage of the information and resources available to make their organizations more competitive.

Participant Profile

- Middle to high-level managers and executives tasked with identifying and interpreting industry and company specific raw data for use in gaining a competitive advantage. 

- Individuals with little to no computer science background who want to gain insight into how best to utilize data for their organization


For more information, visit:

Contact: Lynette A. Mabutol 949.824.0523,

Cancellations must be made in writing. Please email Lynette A. Mabutol
Cancellations made (7) seven days or more before the initial course date may be refunded (less a $100 processing fee) OR transferred with no fee to another course. Cancellations within (6) six days or less of the initial course date are (100%) non-refundable, but can be transferred to another course. There are no refunds for partial attendance or no-shows.

Note: Payment for this event can be made online with a credit card or by check via postal mail. After you provide the registration information online, you will be instructed to make your check payable to: UC Regents and mail it to: Attn: Janice Numamoto UC Irvine The Paul Merage School of Business Executive Education 4291 Pereria Dr., Ste 350, Irvine, CA 92697-3125.
The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine
November 05, 2015 1:00 PM to November 06, 2015 6:00 PM CIWM Women's Wealth Retreat

3rd Annual CIWM Women's Wealth Retreat

Note: Payment for this event can be made online with a credit card or by check via postal mail. After you provide the registration information online, you will be instructed to make your check payable to: UC Regents and mail it to: Lee Anne Maki, UCI, 4293 Pereira Drive, Suite 3401, Irvine, CA 92697.
Island Hotel