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August 2018

Join your fellow alumni and friends for an engaging and informative workshop to help you plan for the future. The sessions will be held at the new center for business education, Rowling Hall. This is a two-part workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 21 AND Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Daniel Caswell, CPA, BBA ‘84, will conduct a workshop to educate and inform McCombs alumni about smart ways to build 100% confidence that you will not run out of money. We will provide tools and strategies you can apply to your own plan now that will really make a difference.

The workshop topics include:

  • Section 1: The New Reality in Our Retirement
  • Section 2: The Risk of Increasing Tax Rates
  • Section 3: Income Planning in Retirement
  • Section 4: The New Reality in Our Social Security Benefits
  • Section 5: Helping Protect Against Market Loss
  • Section 6: The New Reality in Our Estate Planning
  • Section 7: The New Reality in Our Long-Term Care Planning
  • Section 8: How to apply smarter tools and techniques to better address these areas in your plan
Parking is free at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center located at 1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705. Please bring your parking ticket to the event.
Tuesday, August 21
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Robert B. Rowling Hall, 3.310 300 W Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78712

The Texas McCombs Alumni Network is hosting a three-part Career Webinar Summer Series featuring advisor, speaker, brand builder, and McCombs alumna, Nina Pickell. The webinars will run in June, July, and August. Each webinar will be different, so please tune in for one, two, or all three! If you register, you will receive an email reminder the day of each webinar.

Wednesday, August 29
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join Dean Jay Hartzell, Senior Associate Dean Eric Hirst, and fellow D.C. area alumni for a networking reception to welcome recent graduates from the McCombs School to your area. This is a great opportunity to broaden your network, hear school updates, and give a big welcome to the class of 2018 graduates living in D.C.!

We look forward to seeing you. Hook 'Em Horns!
Thursday, August 30
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Army Navy Club, 901 17th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
September 2018

The mission of the McCombs Energy Initiative is to provide a way for UT alumni to connect with the university, McCombs, and peers in the energy industry to exchange ideas and encourage current students interested in careers in the energy industry. In doing this, we will connect alumni and students from every college with a passion for the energy industry and help influence the energy leaders of the future. We hope you will join us and connect with your UT energy colleagues as we prepare to cheer on our Texas Longhorns at the first home game of the season. Complimentary food and beverages will be served.

Contact Kristen Gallegos with any questions or for more information.

Saturday, September 8
5:00pm - 7:00pm

LBJ School West Lawn (West of LBJ Fountain, near the Northeast corner of DKR)

The McCombs School of Business will host a panel discussion and networking reception with Bernard J. Milano, president of the PhD Project and the KPMG U.S. Foundation. Learn about careers in business academia and the support available through The PhD Project.

About The PhD Project: The PhD Project was founded upon the premise that advancements in workplace diversity could be propelled forward by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. Today, our expansive network of supporters, sponsors and universities helps African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans attain their business PhD and become the business professors who will mentor the next generation of leaders.


Thursday, September 13
5:45pm - 8:00pm

University of Texas Austin McCombs School of Business 300 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Room: Rowling Hall (RRH) 5.210

Come mix and mingle with your fellow McCombs alumni and friends at our monthly breakfast meeting at Stinson’s Bistro. Michael Allen, candidate for the Texas Senate, will be this month's speaker. He will discuss the importance of civil discourse in American democracy and challenges facing self-governance.

Michael Allen is a graduate from UT with degrees in Finance and Economics. Michael has a passion to see people not go without and believes in the power of business to change lives. He is driven by a passion to see good governance and people connect once again.

Friday, September 14
7:30am - 9:00am

Stinson's Bistro & Cafe, 4416 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78756
All McCombs alumni are invited to a pre-game event in the business school before the Texas Longhorns take on USC. This is a great opportunity to celebrate your Longhorn pride, reconnect with your fellow McCombs alumni, and enjoy delicious Texas barbecue! This is an indoor event - escape the heat!
Saturday, September 15
4:30pm - 7:00pm

Third-floor Atrium, McCombs School

Dozens of times per day, we all interact with intelligent machines that are constantly learning from the wealth of data now available to them. These machines, from smartphones to talking robots to self-driving cars, are remaking the world in the 21st century in the same way that the Industrial Revolution remade the world in the 19th century.

Join us for early morning coffee to hear Professor James Scott speak on AI concepts from on his new book, AQI: How People and Machines are Smarter Together.

AIQ is based on a simple premise: if you want to understand the modern world, then you have to know a little bit of the mathematical language spoken by intelligent machines. AIQ will teach you that language―but in an unconventional way, anchored in stories rather than equations.

You will meet a fascinating cast of historical characters who have a lot to teach you about data, probability, and better thinking. Along the way, you'll see how these same ideas are playing out in the modern age of big data and intelligent machines―and how these technologies will soon help you to overcome some of your built-in cognitive weaknesses, giving you a chance to lead a happier, healthier, more fulfilled life.

What you will learn:

  • What you need to know to understand how artificial intelligence is changing the world
  • Why the democratization of AI is making these technologies available to every business, regardless of size or specialty
  • How the public narratives surrounding AI are broken
  • Why Scott’s number one message for business leaders is: beware the AI vendor hacks
  • How most of the key ideas in AI are actually old—in some cases, centuries old
Wednesday, September 26
7:15am - 9:15am

Robert B. Rolling Hall 300 W Martin Luther King Blvd, Austin TX Crum Auditorium RHH 1.400 Austin, Texas 78712
October 2018

MBA Reunion is Oct. 12-13, 2018 in Austin! All MBA alumni are invited and we will especially commemorate the classes celebrating their 5-, 10-, 15-, and 20-year reunions (classes of 2013, 2008, 2003, 1998). Register now!

Friday, October 12 - Saturday, October 13
0:00am - 0:00am

UT Campus
Please join us for the DFW MBA Reunion in Dallas on October 19 & 20. This event is designed to encourage fun and (re)connections for all those in the Dallas / Fort Worth area who belong to the TEXAS MBA family. It will also provide an opportunity to learn from some of Texas McCombs' top professors. All MBA alumni are invited (FT, WP, and EMBA), and we're especially celebrating the the five-, 10- and 15-year classes (2013, 2008, 2003).
Friday, October 19 - Saturday, October 20
0:00am - 0:00am

Various locations in the DFW area