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July 23, 2015 5:30 PM to July 23, 2015 5:30 PM Merage After-Hours DLC Mixer


Join fellow members of the Dean’s Leadership Circle to kick off our summer

Merage After-Hours

a gathering at Orange County’s new hub of business, the world-class facility of The Paul Merage School of Business.

 More than your average Happy Hour, this unique mixer is where like-minded business
leaders gather to grow their business network, reconnect with faculty & stay connected to the school.

 Who:      Dean’s Leadership Circle, the premier networking & philanthropic organization  supporting the Paul Merage School of Business.

What:     DLC-sponsored Community Mixer

When:    Thursday, July 23 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Where:   Lyman Porter Colloquia Room and Executive Terrace, fifth floor of SB-1

                Cost:     $10 per person

Value:    Includes parking, entry, awesome appetizers & beverages plus networking!

Do you know someone who would be a great fit for the DLC? Please feel free to invite them as a guest and introduce them to this great network!

This community mixer will be held the 4th Thursday every other month with different themes, giveaways, special invites and guest appearances. Mark your calendars, register to attend.

 Any questions, please contact the DLC/external relations office at 949.824.8865

or email

Note : Payment can be made online via credit card only.
The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine
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 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