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Business Breakfast Talk Feb. 23

Building Technology Industries, Topic of Next UCR Business Breakfast Talk

David L. White, Riverside’s economic development manager will speak Feb.23 at the graduate school of management event.

(February 17, 2006)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — — David L. White, the Economic Development Project Manager for the city of Riverside, will be the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management Business Breakfast speaker at 7:30 a.m., Feb. 23, at the UCR/California Museum of Photography, 3824 Main St., Riverside. For more information about the public, monthly event, contact Cynthia White at AGSM at (951) 827-7767 or by email at

White has more than 12 years in the economic development field. His talk is titled “If We Build it They Will Come — Building the Technology Community in Riverside.” Before coming to work for the city of Riverside, White served as vice president of the Pittsburgh, Pa. Regional Alliance, southwestern Pennsylvania’s leading economic development organization. He holds an M.A. in urban and regional planning from the University of Pittsburgh.

The series, titled “AGSM Business Breakfast Series,” is scheduled monthly and will feature a mix of research scholars and business leaders for informal presentations geared for a general business audience. Upcoming dates and speakers include:

  • March 30 — Kenneth Merchant, professor of accounting in the Executive MBA Program at the Marshall School of Business at USC. Merchant also holds the Deliotte & Touche LLP chair of accountancy. Merchant’s expertise is in management accounting and control.

  • April 27 — Marcelle Chauvet, associate professor of economics at UCR. Chauvet’s expertise is in economic forecasting, applied macroeconomics and the financial markets.

  • May 25 — Yash Gupta, Dean of the Marshall School of Business at USC. Before becoming dean at the USC business school, he was dean of the University of Washington Business School. Gupta’s expertise includes operations strategy, quality management, and production scheduling and information systems strategy.

UC Riverside launched its public speaker series designed for the Inland Empire’s business community on Jan. 26, with a talk by Donald S. Seigel, professor and chair in the Department of Economics at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (PRI) in Troy, N.Y. Seigel spoke about effective technology transfer from universities to industry.

The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management offers an MBA program enrolling more than 100 students and now offers an undergraduate major in business administration for approximately 2,300 students.

UCR is one of only two University of California campuses that offer an undergraduate business administration major, and the school of management in 2003 received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The management school’s faculty members also conduct research in management, accounting, marketing, operations, finance and management information systems.

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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