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September 2014
Wednesday, 17th
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6:00pm-8:00pm, Kiran’s Restaurant & Bar, 4100 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77027

The Houston BBA/MPA Chapter invites all BBA, MPA, and MBA alumni to join them for their semiannual reception. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni and learn more about current McCombs programs and activities. We especially encourage recent graduates and alumni who have relocated to Houston to come out and meet the Houston Chapter members.

Kiran's Restaurant & Bar will be offering complimentary bites and drink specials on cocktails, beer, and wines by the glass. Complimentary valet service will also be available.

Please note that reservation is required. Funds raised will be used to support the Houston Chapter initiatives and future events. Thanks for your support! Register now!

Thursday, 18th
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6:30pm-9:00pm, HG Sply Co., 2008 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206

The Dallas BBA/MPA and MBA Chapters invite you to a welcome party for recent McCombs graduates who are now living and working in the Dallas area. This will be a great opportunity to meet and/or reconnect with fellow alumni in the area. Complimentary drinks and appetizers will be available. RSVP today!

Friday, 19th
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7:30am-4:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705

The Alternative Investments Conference gives alternative investment managers, investors, faculty, and students a place to meet and interact. It also provides opportunities for informal discussions and networking among conference attendees.

The year's conference will address topics related to macroeconomic conditions, fixed income investing, energy regulation, and real estate investing. The keynote speakers are:

John Duca, vice president and associate director of research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Richard Kayne, chief executive officer, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.

The conference is hosted by the following McCombs School of Business centers: AIM Investment Center, Energy Management and Innovation Center, Hicks, Muse, Tate, and Furst Center for Private Equity, and the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center. For more information, please visit the Alternative Investments Conference page.

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!
Wednesday, 24th
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6:00pm-8:00pm, RDG Bar Annie, 1800 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056
Join the Houston Chapter for a happy hour. This is a great opportunity to continue to strengthen ties within the McCombs Alumni Network and current MBA student community. Friends and spouses are also welcome to attend. RSVP today!
October 2014
Wednesday, 1st
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6:00pm-8:00pm, United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Dr., Houston, TX 77007

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. Free parking available. RSVP today!

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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Friday, 3rd
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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.

Please mark your calendar for upcoming First Friday Breakfasts. They take place at the same time and location each month. RSVP today!

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
This event has sold out.

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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3:00pm-6:30pm, J.J. Pickle Research Campus, 10100 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78758

The Austin Chapter invites you to come discover some of the amazing research that takes place at the university’s J.J. Pickle Research Campus (PRC). This tour will include three of the largest research centers on the campus beginning with the Texas Advanced Computing Center, proceeding to the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources (CEER), and then ending at the Center for Electromechanics.

Following the center tours, a networking event will be held at the PRC Commons including beer tasting from a local brewery and delicious appetizers from a local Austin restaurant. All activities are within walking distance on the PRC campus. Ample parking is available. Guests including children are welcome on the tours and networking event.

Tour Details
Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) – The TACC data center houses "Stampede," the 7th most powerful supercomputer in the world (top 500 list).

The Center for Energy and Environmental Resources (CEER) serves as the central liaison for energy and environmental research, education, and public service at The University of Texas at Austin. It focuses on efficient and economical use of energy and on ensuring a cleaner environment by developing, in cooperation with industry, processes and technologies that minimize waste and conserve natural resources. Primary research areas are energy, indoor air quality, outdoor air quality, high performance polymers, and process optimization, control, and safety. CEER supports STEM initiatives and is home to UTeachEngineering, a collaborative initiative of the Cockrell School of Engineering and UTeach Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin and the Austin Independent School District.

The Center for Electromechanics (CEM) has a 40-year history of developing critical DOD technology including the electromagnetic railgun and aircraft launch. More recent research projects include super conducting motors, microgrid controls, efficient biomass to biofuels conversion, and a multiyear project redesigning the 12-ton hexapod tracking system of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope.

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Monday, 13th
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7:00pm-10:00pm, All Star Lanes Holborn, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, London WC1B 4DA
In the words of Walter Sobchak (The Big Lebowski) - Dude, let's go bowling.

Join fellow McCombs alumni in London on Monday, Oct. 13 for some fun including bowling, dinner, drinks, and networking. Guests are welcome. And, if you know anyone from McCombs passing through London as a student, intern, or visitor, please extend the invitation.

Please RSVP by Friday, Sept. 26 to London Chapter President Ashley Walker at ashleykimberwalker@gmail.com.
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!
Monday, 20th
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6:30pm-7:30pm, The Wayfarer, 101 W 57th St., New York, NY 10019

The Texas MBA program invites you to a reception to welcome first-year MBA students who will be in town for a Wall Street Trek and a new NYC Marketing Trek.

Our alumna, Holly McMullan with Apollo Global Management, is hosting the reception on behalf of the McCombs School. We are excited to provide updates on the Texas MBA program and introduce you to some of our current students.

There will be passed appetizers and a complimentary beverage to greet you after your day at work. We look forward to seeing you there. RSVP today!

Tuesday, 28th
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Noon-1:00pm, https://meeting.austin.utexas.edu/ktgwebinar/

Energy touches most aspects of our lives. Access and affordability of energy plays a critical role in a nation’s quality of life. How we produce and use energy also affects our environment. The University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Poll was launched because we recognized the need for a regular, nonpartisan, and authoritative look at public opinion on energy.

In this webinar, UT Energy Poll Director Sheril Kirshenbaum offers a briefing on the latest poll results, highlighting energy’s role in the 2014 election.

About the UT Energy Poll:
This groundbreaking public opinion poll measures and reports biannually on consumer opinions and attitudes toward energy consumption, pricing, development, and regulation. The results provide a source to inform and guide discussion, business planning, and policy development by highlighting American consumer attitudes and perspectives on energy. The UT Energy Poll has been fielded in March and September each year starting with September 2011.

About Sheril Kirshenbaum:
Sheril Kirshenbaum, director of the UT Energy Poll, works to enhance public understanding of energy issues and improve communication between scientists, policymakers, and the public. She is the author of two popular science books and regularly contributes to magazines and academic journals. Sheril is a 2012 Marshall Memorial Fellow, a Next Generation Project Texas Fellow, and has served as a legislative Knauss Science Fellow in 2006 on Capitol Hill with Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) where she was involved in energy, climate, and ocean policy.

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March 2015
Friday, 6th
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6:00pm-8:00pm, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705
Save the date for the McCombs Alumni Network's 10th Annual Alumni Business Conference Friday, March 6, 2015 in Austin, TX. We are currently putting together a panel of faculty and industry speakers who will discuss hot topics in business. Registration information will be available in late fall. Make sure your contact information is up to date so you do not miss your invitation. Stay tuned!