Management: Melting the Snow

So fast is the pace of modern science that many a trained engineer, after spending a few years as an administrator, feels professionally obsolete when confronted by bright young slipstick artists who talk facilely about plasma physics and celestial mechanics. The oldtimer tells the youngsters to go ahead, but is often not quite sure what they are up to. To bring executives back into the conversation, the University of California at Los Angeles has devised a six-week executive cram course (fee: $2,340) in all the latest scientific and technical developments. Last week the first 34 graduates of the U.C.L.A....

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