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Alumni & Friends Calendar


September 2014
Thursday, 4th
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0:00am-0:00am, Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78712
Join the Texas Exes on Sept. 4-5 for two fun-filled days revisiting the same campus you roamed as a student 50 years ago. You'll have the opportunity to chat with fellow graduates of the Class of 1964, hear insightful speakers, and tour your individual school or college. Don't miss this chance to see firsthand the many treasures that this great university has to offer. Register now!
Friday, 5th
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0:00am-0:00am, Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78712
Join the Texas Exes on Sept. 4-5 for two fun-filled days revisiting the same campus you roamed as a student 50 years ago. You'll have the opportunity to chat with fellow graduates of the Class of 1964, hear insightful speakers, and tour your individual school or college. Don't miss this chance to see firsthand the many treasures that this great university has to offer. Register now!
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7:00am-9:00am, Dry Creek Cafe, 544 Yale St., Houston, TX 77007
Please join the Houston Chapter for their monthly First Friday Breakfast Series. All McCombs alumni and friends are welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity to connect with other alumni and hear the latest news and updates from McCombs. RSVP today!
Tuesday, 9th
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Noon-1:00pm, Online
Despite recent increases in electronic health record (EHR) investment and implementation spurred by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and other major care coordination initiatives in the U.S., the relationship between EHR use and health care quality improvement remains unclear. Insufficient knowledge of how the human element of medicine intersects with physicians’ and patients’ use of health IT tools could be contributing to this puzzle.

While major advances in the health IT field are being made, significant knowledge gaps about how health IT is actually used by physicians and their patients persist - particularly with regard to understanding physicians’ and patients’ information needs in the context of health IT-supported health care delivery.

Research provides foundational insights into this problem and many of the socio-technical factors important in EHR design, implementation, and use, including:

unexpected changes in clinical workflow
the reality of negative unintended consequences
the role of work relationships and communication patterns in practice-level EHR use
the role of individual views of uncertainty in health IT use
unanticipated challenges associated with asynchronous (secure e-mail) communication between patients and their providers interruptions to workflow attributed to health IT

This webinar discusses these factors and offers new knowledge from a series of studies examining how patients and doctors incorporate health IT tools into their health care experiences.

Holly J. Lanham, Ph.D., MBA, is an assistant professor of medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio; an investigator at the Veterans Evidence Based Research Dissemination and Implementation Center at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System; and an adjunct assistant professor of Information, Risk, and Operations Management at the McCombs School of Business.

She received her MBA from the McCombs School of Business in 2004 and her Ph.D. in information systems from the McCombs School of Business in 2010. Her research focuses on topics at the intersection of information technology and human behavior in health care organizations. She is also an investigator with the Duke University National Institute of Nursing Research Center of Excellence, Adaptive Leadership for Cognitive/Affective Symptom Science and an advisory board member for the McCombs Health Care Initiative.

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Saturday, 13th
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6:30pm-10:00pm, Gabriel's Café, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705
The Austin Chapter invites you to come cheer on the Longhorns with your fellow McCombs and UT alumni at Gabriel’s Café inside the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. The Longhorns will be taking on the No. 7 nationally-ranked UCLA Bruins. Parking and appetizers are included with the event cost. Guests are welcome.Register now!
Tuesday, 23rd
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11:30am-1:30pm, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2200 N. Pearl St., Dallas, TX 75201
At long last we're starting to see words and phrases used to describe the U.S. economy like: optimism, revenue growth, more hiring, GDP increases, and consumer confidence is up. There’s momentum gaining – and especially in Texas. In fact, without Texas, the nation’s economy would be stuck in slow motion.

Get expert insight on what 2015 has in store for the economy as Texas CEO magazine and the McCombs School of Business bring together CEOs, a Federal Reserve economist, and UT faculty to share their insights for the year to come.

Panelists
Bob Parrino, chair, Department of Finance, McCombs School of Business
Thomas J. Falk, chairman and CEO, Kimberly-Clark
David Seaton, CEO and chairman, Fluor
Mike Ullman, CEO and chairman, JCPenney
Mine K. Yücel, senior vice president and director of research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

What You Will Learn
What global and U.S. factors could impact Texas and the DFW local economy
Thomas J. Falk will share his insights on innovation and consumer behaviors in the consumer package goods industry
David Seaton will look at the status of engineering/construction projects in Texas, the U.S., and beyond
Mike Ullman will discuss what's driving the retail sector and if growth is in its future

Event cost is $50 per person (includes lunch and parking) and is hosted by the McCombs Alumni Network, Texas Enterprise, and Texas CEO magazine. For more information including speaker bios, please visit the Texas Enterprise event page.

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6:00pm-8:00pm, City Place, 2711 North Haskell Ave., Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75204
Do you have a child or relative that is thinking of applying to The University of Texas at Austin? The McCombs Alumni Network invites you to an information session on how to navigate the undergraduate admissions process. This event is a joint effort between the university’s Office of Admissions, the McCombs School of Business, the Jackson School of Geosciences, the Cockrell School of Engineering, and the College of Liberal Arts.

The session will include tips on how to prepare the best application possible, the do’s and don’ts, and a Q&A with representatives from each school. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP today!
October 2014
Thursday, 2nd
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7:30am-9:30am, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - Houston Branch, 1801 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019
At long last we're starting to see words and phrases used to describe the U.S. economy like: optimism, revenue growth, more hiring, GDP increases, and consumer confidence is up. There’s momentum gaining – and especially in Texas. In fact, without Texas, the nation’s economy would be stuck in slow motion.

Get expert insight on what 2015 has in store for the economy as Texas CEO magazine and the McCombs School of Business bring together CEOs, a Federal Reserve economist, and UT faculty to share their insights for the year to come.

Panelists
Jay Hartzell, professor, Department of Finance, and associate dean for business affairs, McCombs School of Business
Greg Armstrong, CEO and chairman, Plains All American
Janiece M. Longoria, chairman, Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority
Dr. Robert Robbins, CEO, Texas Medical Center

What You Will Learn
What global and U.S. factors could impact Texas and the Houston economy
Greg Armstrong will share what's going on with the Keystone situation and beyond
Janiece Longoria will share her insights on how the completion of the Panama Canal's widening will impact Texas logistics and the Port of Houston
Dr. Bobby Robbins will share the latest in Houston's health care technology, innovation, and challenges

Event cost is $50 per person and includes breakfast (a gluten-free option will be available) and parking. Event is hosted by the McCombs Alumni Network, Texas Enterprise, and Texas CEO magazine. For more information including bios, please visit the Texas Enterprise event page.

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Thursday, 9th
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7:30am-9:30am, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - San Antonio Branch, 402 Dwyer Ave., San Antonio, TX 78204
At long last we're starting to see words and phrases used to describe the U.S. economy like: optimism, revenue growth, more hiring, GDP increases, and consumer confidence is up. There’s momentum gaining – and especially in Texas. In fact, without Texas, the nation’s economy would be stuck in slow motion.

Get expert insight on what 2015 has in store for the economy as Texas CEO magazine and the McCombs School of Business bring together CEOs, a Federal Reserve economist, and UT faculty to share their insights for the year to come.

Panelists
Jay Hartzell, professor, Department of Finance, and associate dean for business affairs, McCombs School of Business
Anil Kumar, senior research economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Joe Robles, president and CEO, USAA
Kenneth P. Trevett, president and CEO, Texas Biomedical Research Institute
Rad Weaver, CEO, McCombs Partners

What You Will Learn
What global and U.S. factors could impact Texas and the San Antonio economy
Joe Robles will share his views on the financial sectors long term prospects
Ken Trevett will share trends and the future promise of the biosciences for San Antonio
Rad Weaver will share what private equity deal making looks like today

Event cost is $50 per person and includes breakfast (a gluten-free option will be available) and parking. Event is hosted by the McCombs Alumni Network, Texas Enterprise, and Texas CEO magazine. For more information including bios, please visit the Texas Enterprise event page.

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Friday, 17th
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All DayMultiple Locations, Austin, TX

Save the Date for McCombs Alumni Weekend Oct. 17-19, 2014 in Austin! All alumni are invited to catch up with friends and learn from faculty.

It will be a fun weekend including:

  • An opening breakfast and economic forecast panel
  • Lectures with your favorite faculty members
  • Welcome party at the McCombs School
  • A pre-game alumni bbq
  • Limited group seating at the Texas vs. Iowa State Game (separate tickets available in August)
Be sure to watch your email for details and registration information coming in early June. In the meantime, update your profile in the alumni directory and like the McCombs Alumni Network on Facebook so you don't miss new details as they come out.

We look forward to seeing you in October!
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7:30am-9:30am, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705
At long last we're starting to see words and phrases used to describe the U.S. economy like: optimism, revenue growth, more hiring, GDP increases, and consumer confidence is up. There’s momentum gaining – and especially in Texas. In fact, without Texas, the nation’s economy would be stuck in slow motion.

Get expert insight on what 2015 has in store for the economy as Texas CEO magazine and the McCombs School of Business bring together CEOs, a Federal Reserve economist, and UT faculty to share their insights for the year to come.

Panelists
Laura Starks, professor, Department of Finance, and associate dean for research, McCombs School of Business
Alexander M. Davern, chief operating officer, National Instruments
John Hofmann, executive vice president of water, LCRA
Mark Willis, CEO, Keller Williams Realty
Mine K. Yücel, senior vice president and director of research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

What You Will Learn
What global and U.S. factors could impact Texas and the Austin economy
Alex Davern will share his perspective on the tech market including manufacturing, sales, innovation, and the prospects for additional growth.
Mark Willis will discuss the Austin real estate marketing including home sales, new home construction, rents, and the cost of borrowing.
John Hofmann will share his perspective on what Texas businesses should expect and can do to deal with the continuing drought.

Event cost is $35 per person and includes breakfast (a gluten-free option will be available). Event is hosted by the McCombs Alumni Network, Texas Enterprise, and Texas CEO magazine. For more information including bios, please visit the Texas Enterprise event page.

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Saturday, 18th
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All DayMultiple Locations, Austin, TX

Save the Date for McCombs Alumni Weekend Oct. 17-19, 2014 in Austin! All alumni are invited to catch up with friends and learn from faculty.

It will be a fun weekend including:

  • An opening breakfast and economic forecast panel
  • Lectures with your favorite faculty members
  • Welcome party at the McCombs School
  • A pre-game alumni bbq
  • Limited group seating at the Texas vs. Iowa State Game (separate tickets available in August)
Be sure to watch your email for details and registration information coming in early June. In the meantime, update your profile in the alumni directory and like the McCombs Alumni Network on Facebook so you don't miss new details as they come out.

We look forward to seeing you in October!
Sunday, 19th
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All DayMultiple Locations, Austin, TX

Save the Date for McCombs Alumni Weekend Oct. 17-19, 2014 in Austin! All alumni are invited to catch up with friends and learn from faculty.

It will be a fun weekend including:

  • An opening breakfast and economic forecast panel
  • Lectures with your favorite faculty members
  • Welcome party at the McCombs School
  • A pre-game alumni bbq
  • Limited group seating at the Texas vs. Iowa State Game (separate tickets available in August)
Be sure to watch your email for details and registration information coming in early June. In the meantime, update your profile in the alumni directory and like the McCombs Alumni Network on Facebook so you don't miss new details as they come out.

We look forward to seeing you in October!