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Haas NewsWire, January 17, 2006


Intel CEO and Haas Alumnus Paul Otellini to Speak at Haas School, Feb. 1

Paul Otellini, MBA 74, president and CEO of Intel, will speak at the Haas School on Wednesday, February 1, at 12:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room.

This event is part of the Dean's Speaker Series, and is free and open to the public. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

"I am pleased and honored to welcome Paul Otellini back to campus,"

Intel CEO and Haas Alumnus Paul Otellini

says Dean Tom Campbell. "This is a great opportunity to hear from a leading CEO of one of the world’s most successful technology companies, who is also a member of the Haas School community."
Under Otellini's leadership, Intel has moved beyond microprocessors into platforms. In early 2005, Intel underwent a broad reorganization bringing all the major product groups in line with the company's strategy to drive development of complete technology platforms based on Intel ingredients. Intel created five new business units to support this change: the Mobility Group, the Digital Enterprise Group, the Digital Home Group, the Digital Health Group, and the Channel Products Group.

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month, Otellini publicly announced several of Intel's new technologies. He also unveiled the first new logo for the company in 30 years and a new tagline:  "Leap ahead."

Otellini succeeded Craig R. Barrett as Intel's fifth CEO in May of 2005. He previously served as Intel's president and chief operating officer, positions he had held since 2002, the same year he was elected to Intel's board of directors. He joined Intel in 1974. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of San Francisco in 1972, and an MBA from the Haas School in 1974.

This is the first time he has spoken at Haas since he became CEO of Intel. In 2002, he was the keynote speaker for the annual alumni business forecast luncheon.

For more information, contact Ute Frey at 510-642-0342 or frey@haas.berkeley.edu.

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Chief of International Monetary Fund Rodrigo Rato to Speak at Haas, Feb. 3

Rodrigo Rato, MBA 74, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will make a rare appearance on the west coast to share his global economic perspective with the Haas School and UC Berkeley communities on Friday, February 3, at 11:30 a.m. in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium.

The event is part of the Dean’s CEO Speaker Series and is co-sponsored by the Haas School’s Clausen Center for International Business and Policy. It is free and open to the public. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rato is a native of Spain, where he previously served as vice president for the economic affairs, and a 1974 graduate of the Berkeley MBA program.

At the IMF, Rato is redefining the IMF’s role to “ensure that the IMF can help all member countries face the challenge of integrating into the global economy,” he stated in a September 14, 2005, article in the Financial Times. His objectives include scaling back and streamlining some of the IMF’s activities and bringing a more focused approach on the IMF’s work in low-income countries. He also proposed reassessing the IMF’s governance to ensure fair representation of its member countries. He presided over the IMF’s approval of a 100 percent debt relief on $3.3 billion owed to the fund by 19 of the world’s poorest countries that was announced in December.

“Welcoming a Haas School alumnus with as distinguished a career as Mr. Rato is an extra pleasure,” says Andrew Rose, the Bernard T. Rocca Jr. Professor of International Trade and director of the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy. “This is a great opportunity for members of the campus to get a first-hand account of the IMF’s role in poverty reduction and ensuring the resilience of the international system in the face of growing global imbalances.”

The IMF is an organization of 184 countries that fosters global monetary cooperation and sustainable growth, and seeks to reduce poverty. Rato began a five-year term as managing director and chairman of the executive board of the IMF in June 2004.

Prior to his IMF appointment, Rato had served as the Vice President for Economic Affairs and Minister of Economy for Spain since 1996, managing economic policy with long-term objectives of low and stable inflation and low public deficit. His successes positioned Spain to meet the criteria for membership in the EU's Economic and Monetary Union in May 1998.

Rato last came to UC Berkeley to deliver the commencement address to the Berkeley MBA class of 2000.

For more information on the event, contact Sarah Benson at 510-642-2734 or at benson@haas.berkeley.edu.

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International Press Praise Prof. Tetlock's Book on Political Forecasting

As pundits began their annual ritual of prophesizing about the new year, Professor Philip Tetlock’s recent book, Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know?, made a worldwide splash with its conclusion that expert political forecasts are frequently wrong.

Media outlets such as The New Yorker, BBC News, and The Scotsman tapped Tetlock’s book to expose how people who make a business out of making predictions are no better at it than the rest of us. In fact, Tetlock’s 20-year study of 82,361 forecasts from 284 experts found that the better known and more frequently quoted they were, the less reliable their predictions were likely to be.

Tetlock, the Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair II in Leadership and Communication, asked experts to predict the probability of events in dozens of countries and regions, including the Soviet Union, Canada and the Persian Gulf. He found that knowing a lot about a particular topic – being a specialist – can actually make a person an even less reliable prognosticator.

Tetlock also uncovered a “curiously inverse relationship” between how well forecasters themselves thought they were doing and how well they did. He also noted another inverse relationship between what the media prizes most in punditry – a single-minded determination often required to prevail in ideological combat – and what makes a good forecaster. And that, of course, casts a big shadow over the media frenzy to quote such experts about what’s in store for the new year.

For a list of the media outlets that have covered Tetlock's book, please see Haas in the News, below.

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Chevron CEO O'Reilly and Prof. Borenstein to Probe Energy's Future at Alumni Event, Jan. 25

With energy supplies likely to be stretched for the foreseeable future, the successful development of new resources is one of the key challenges of the 21 st century and the topic of exploration at the fourth annual Haas Alumni Celebration on Wednesday, January 25, at 5:30 p.m. at Gap Inc. headquarters in San Francisco.

Titled “The Future of Energy in the United States,” the event will feature a conversation between David O’Reilly, chairman and CEO of Chevron Corporation, and Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the Haas School and the director of the UC Energy Institute. The two will share insights on such issues as meeting global demand, providing energy to fuel economic growth, and minimizing negative impacts on the environment.

The event is organized by the Haas School and the San Francisco chapter of the Haas Alumni Network. It is hosted by Don Fisher, BS 50, founder and chairman emeritus of Gap Inc. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception and special viewing of the Fisher Art Gallery at Gap Inc. headquarter, followed by the presentation at 6:30 p.m. Admission is limited to the first 350 registered guests.

O'Reilly began his career with Chevron Research Co. as a process engineer in 1968. He has been responsible for strategic planning and coordination of quality improvement activities, US refining and marketing operations, and worldwide exploration and production and corporate human resources for Chevron. He also serves as a director and a member of the Executive Committee and Policy Committee of the American Petroleum Institute.

Professor Borenstein is co-director of the UC Energy Institute’s Center for the Study of Energy Markets and is frequently cited in the media on energy issues. His research focuses on business competition, strategy, and regulation and he has published extensively on the airline industry, the oil and gasoline industries, and the electricity markets. He serves as a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm? bevaid=99864. For more information, contact the Haas Alumni Relations Office at 510-642-7790 or alumni@haas.berkeley.edu.

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New Evening and Weekend MBA Association Officers Plan to Maximize Networking

Streamlining communication, increasing student participation from all three years, and expanding networking opportunities are on the agenda for the recently-elected student officers of the Evening & Weekend MBA Association (EWMBAA).

Amity Balbutin, Evening & Weekend MBA 07 and former EWMBAA secretary, will serve as president. Rounding out this first-ever all-female EWMBAA executive team are: Kristin Huguet, vice president; Kimberly Anderson, treasurer; and Nicole Baer, secretary. All are members of the 2007 class of the Evening & Weekend MBA Program.

“The executive officers have already started working on our plan for the EWMBAA for the next year,” says Balbutin. “This includes reformatting the website so current students can easily access up-to-date info about the EWMBAA and a calendar of events. We are also working with John Morel in Career Services to hold more MBA@Work events so current EWMBA students can meet alumni and Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA students.”

The EWMBAA website is http://ewmbaa.com/.

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Renovations Add Comfort to Classrooms

Haas School students will work in greater comfort this semester, thanks to renovations in several classrooms that now feature more spacious chairs, larger work surfaces, and a more polished look.

New fixed seating and carpeting were installed in Cheit Hall 210, 220, and 230. The renovation resulted in larger seat bases and tablet arms, as well as added seating: ten new seats in C230 and two each in C210 and C220.

“We hope to continue the upgrades to the other classrooms as time permits in upcoming spring, summer, and winter breaks,” says Jennifer Sullivan, manager of facilities and office services. “These renovations enable us to provide our students with greater comfort and the professional environment befitting a top business school.” 

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Faculty News

Karlene Roberts to Speak at National Academies

Professor Karlene Roberts will speak to the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable of the National Academies February 16 in Washington, DC, on designing organizations for effective risk management.

The mission of the roundtable -- whose members include top-level officials from government, universities, and industry -- is to define and explore critical national and global issues related to science and technology.
The topic of the meeting is “ Enterprise and Institutional Risk,” and Roberts will discuss her research on the design and management of organizations and systems in which errors can have catastrophic consequences. Her research has been applied to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Control System, NASA, and the medical industry.

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Staff News

Want to Sell, Trade, or Barter? Join the New Community E-mail List

The new Haas Community mailing list is up and running for staff and faculty members who are looking for a place to post non-work related items to the greater Haas community. The list is meant to be a resource for exchanging ideas, tickets, recipes, rides, and more.

The list is managed by Web Editor Debra Goldentyer in the Marketing & Communications Office. To find out more about the new list or subscribe, visit https://lists.haas.berkeley.edu/mailman/ listinfo/community.

Four Haas Staff Members Embark on the 2006-2007 Campus Leadership Development Program

Four Haas staff members will be spending the next 13 months building their leadership skills through UC Berkeley's Leadership Development Program, a program designed to prepare staff talent to meet the challenges of the campus’s changing environment.

UC Berkeley staff can apply to participate, if they have the support of their supervisors. LDP staff makes the final selections. The following four members of the Haas staff were selected for this year’s program:
+ Ursula Alberts, director of operations and partner programs for the Center for Executive Development;
+ Christine Blaine, operations manager for the Haas Career Center;
+ Debra Goldentyer, web editor for the Office of Marketing and Communications; and
+ Molly Lohman, academic administrative manager for the Office of Academic Affairs and Instruction.

The Leadership Development Program (LDP) provides an opportunity for participants to gain the practical insight, knowledge, skills, and confidence needed for leadership effectiveness. Over the course of the program, participants attend classroom and individual sessions, undergo an assessment of leadership competencies, and participate in analytical projects that address major campus issues.

For more information on this program, visit http://hrweb.berkeley.edu/ldp/ldp.htm.

Poem by Dennis Fritzinger Published in Hail to California

Dennis Fritzinger, mailroom services coordinator, has his poem "Strawberry Creek," published in Hail to California - The University of California in Verse and Story, a new book from the California Alumni Association. Fritzinger's work has been published in Wild Earth and the City Lights Anthology.

The book is available from Lynne Witser at the alumni association for $19 plus tax. Contact her via e-mail at lynne@alumni.berkeley.edu or call her at 642-7281.

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Haas in the News

Kellie McElhaney, executive director and adjunct assistant professor in the Center for Responsible Business, was quoted in a January Time Magazine article titled “Getting Smart at Being Good ... Are Companies Better Off for It?” For full article: http://www.time.com/time/insidebiz/ article/0,9171,1139825-1,00.html

Dean Tom Campbell’s views as a legal expert were cited in a January 8 San Francisco Chronicle article titled “An Ideological Rumble / The Abortion Issue: Public opinion is polarized and bitter long after Roe vs. Wade ruling.” For the full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi? f=/c/a/2006/01/08/MNGHGGK8O81.DTL&hw=An+ Ideological+Rumble&sn=002&sc=805.

Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know?, the book by Philip Tetlock, Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair II in Leadership and Communication, was mentioned in publications around the world:
+ The Edmonton Journal in a January 7 article titled “Poll pushers: Is it possible that the ‘experts’ really don’t know anything at all? Well, duh.”
+ The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in a January 4 article titled “Experts? What Do They Know? Welcome To 2006. Be Wary Of All Predictions.”
+ The Globe and Mail in a January 2 article titled “Social Studies: A Daily Miscellany of Information." For full article: http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/ ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20060102/FASS02/TPTechInvestor/ (registration required).
+ The Guardian in a December 31 article titled “Lost in showbiz: Futurology.”
+ BBC News Online in a December 30 article titled “Risky business.” For full article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/ magazine/4569086.stm
+ The Scotsman in a December 27 article titled “Focus: Predictions for 2006? Don’t ask the ‘experts.’"
+ The Times in a December 14 article, titled “An awful lot of crystal balls.” For full article: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/ 0,,21129-1927480,00.html
+ The Daily Iowan in a December 13 article titled “When experts don’t know best.” For full article: http://www.dailyiowan.com/media/paper599/ news/2005/12/13/Opinions/When-Experts.Dont.Know. Best-1127766.shtml?norewrite&sourcedomain= www.dailyiowan.com
+ Ottawa Citizen in a December 11 article titled “Making monkeys out of pundits: Eighteen years and 82,000 predictions reveal experts less accurate than chance.”
+ The Toronto Star in a December 10 article titled “The real election experts? Our bored voters.”

Paul Otellini, MBA 74 and CEO of Intel Corporation, has been featured in news articles across the US in connection with Intel’s recent strategic announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and MacWorld in San Francisco earlier this month. Here is a sampling of the major news stories:
+ BusinessWeek Online Interview, titled “Inside Intel's Leap Ahead" on January 9. For full article: http://www.businessweek.com/@@pa2e8YQQWObFYAUA/ magazine/content/06_02/b3966011.htm
+ BusinessWeek magazine cover story, “Inside Intel,” on January 9. Full article at http://www.businessweek.com/@@pa2e8YQQWObFYAUA/ magazine/content/06_02/b3966001.htm
+ BBC’s “Intel eyes entertainment market” on January 6. Full article at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/ 4586468.stm
+ CNN’s Money Show, titled “Intel wants your living room,” on January 5. Full article at http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/05/ technology/otellini/

Peter Sealey, adjunct professor in the Haas Marketing Group, appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America on January 6 commenting about Google.

Sealey gave an interview on Marketplace on NPR on January 5, suggesting that podcasting will do to conventional radio what cable TV did to broadcast television. For full segment: http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/ 2006/01/05/PM200601057.html

Sealey was quoted in a December 31 Houston Chronicle article titled “ Intel transforms logo as it plans expansion.” For full article: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/ 3557324.html

David Levine, professor in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group, was quoted in a December 29 San Jose Mercury News article titled “Bay Area tops in pay, but it comes at a price.” For full article: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/business/ 13506551.htm?source=rss&channel=mercurynews_business

Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, was quoted in a December 28 San Francisco Chronicle article titled “Expensive driving: Gas above $3 per gallon blamed on hurricanes, growing global demand.” For full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi? f=/c/a/2005/12/28/BUG0EGDS8S1.DTL&hw=expensive+driving& sn=001&sc=1000

Borenstein was also quoted on the topic of natural gas prices in an article that appeared in two news outlets:
+ Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on December 27. The article was titled “Settlement funds won’t keep electric bills from going up.”
+ Los Angeles Daily News on December 26. The article was titled “Power Price Shock Lingers Gouging Settlements Overwhelmed By Costs.”

James Bushnell, lecturer at the Haas School and research director at the UC Energy Institute, was featured in several news media in connection with his new study on the factors at play in energy market gaming:
+ Power Markets Week in a December 26 article titled “Mass. AG says Sempra’s exploiting market; company says fuss is over an ISO-NE glitch.”
+ Electric Utility Week in a December 26 article titled “Mass. AG says ISO New England loophole meant Boston ratepayers paid extra $70M.”
+ Natural Gas Intelligence in a December 26 article titled “Massachusetts AG Sees ‘Gaming’ of New England Markets, Cites Sempra.”
+ Global Power Report in a December 22 article titled “Mass. AG calls for end to ‘legal manipulation’ of state power market by Sempra Energy.”
+ Power Market Today in a December 22 article titled “Massachusetts AG Sees ‘Gaming’ of New England Markets, Cites Sempra.”
+ Megawatt Daily in a December 21 article titled “AG demands probe of Sempra ‘manipulation’.”

Sara Beckman, senior lecturer in the Haas Operations and Information Technology Management Group, and her course “Design as a Strategic Business Issue” were mentioned in a December 23 article in The Economic Times, titled “Success code for CEOs: get a design.” For full article: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ articleshow/1342687.cms

Borenstein was quoted in a December 21 article in the San Francisco Chronicle titled “Power play victim: San Jose’s Calpine, buried under debt, verges on collapse.” For full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi? f=/c/a/2005/12/21/BUGBMGB34H1.DTL&hw=power+play+victim& sn=001&sc=1000

Borenstein was also quoted in a December 18 article in The Sacramento Bee titled “Solar plan resurrected by PUC: The state will offer rebates for installing roof panels on homes, businesses.” http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/ca/ story/13993838p-14827213c.html

Rich Wong, associate director of MBA recruiting, was quoted in a December 18 article in the San Francisco Chronicle, titled “How Google woos the best and brightest.” He talked about Google’s recruiting efforts at Haas. For full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi? f=/c/a/2005/12/18/MNGQTG9V7M1.DTL&hw= how+google+woos&sn=001&sc=1000

The Haas School was mentioned in a December 15 article in Black Issues In Higher Education, titled “FBI Taps UC Berkeley Students for Minority Recruitment Campaign.” For full article: http://www.diverseeducation.com/artman/ publish/article_5220.shtml

Kellie McElhaney, executive director of the Center for Responsible Business, and her former students Jo Mackness, MBA 04, and Erin Carlson, MBA 04, were featured in a December 13 article in the Wall Street Journal titled “MBA Track: Recruiters Seek M.B.A.s Trained in Responsibility.”

Sealey was quoted in a December 13 Pacific News Service article, titled “‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ Is Christianity in Film Adaptation a Jewish Concern?” For full article: http://news.pacificnews.org/news/view_article.html? article_id=2286408987765aab6812464156b585e2

Sealey was quoted about the scarcity of the Xbox game console in the December 12 “Perspectives” feature of Newsweek Magazine. For full text: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10314688/site/ newsweek

Sealey was also quoted regarding the marketing tie-ins for “Memoirs of a Geisha.” The article appeared in several publications:
+ Advertising Age in a December 12 article titled “Movie tie-ins for grown-ups.” For full article: http://www.mediainfocenter.org/story.asp? story_id=86858759
+ The Contra Costa Times in a December 4 article titled “Elegant marketing tie-ins back ‘Memoirs’ release.” For full article: http://www.mediainfocenter.org/story.asp? story_id=86858759

Sealey was also quoted in several news outlets regarding the shortages of popular gifts during the holiday season:
+ The Deseret Morning News in a December 11 article titled “Shortages of hot gifts: a Christmas ritual” on shortage as a marketing strategy. For full article: http://online.wsj.com/article/ SB113348637265111973.html (requires subscription)
+ The Contra Costa Times in a December 9 article, titled “The gift of grab.”

Sealey was also quoted in a December 11 article in The San Francisco Chronicle, titled “‘Narnia’ tries to appeal to the religious and secular.” The article is also appears under the title “‘Narnia’ tries to cash in on dual audience." For full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi? f=/c/a/2005/12/11/MNG0FG6AND1.DTL

The South China Morning Post published the rankings results of the Economist Intelligence Unit poll, in which the Haas School was ranked number ten, on December 10 under the heading “Top 10 full-time MBAs.”

Sealey was quoted in a December 9 Contra Costa Times article titled “Christian clergy wild about ‘Narnia’.” For full article: http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/ email/news/13367504.htm

James Wilcox, the Kruttschnitt Family Professor of Financial Institutions, was quoted in a December 8 article in American Banker titled “Consolidation, the Economy, ‘Luck’ Have Each Played Role.” He commented on the health of banks due to the larger amount of capital they hold. For full article: http://www.americanbanker.com/article.html? id=20051207MMG1L6C4&from=washregu (requires subscription)

Wilcox also commented in another December 8 American Banker article titled “Several Small Banks in Gulf Facing Dire Consequences,” on the default rates of mortgage loans. For full article: http://www.americanbanker.com/article.html? id=20051207OGR4R8QU&from=washregu (requires subscription)

Borenstein commented on Minnesota Public Radio's Marketplace Morning Report on December 6 during a newscast titled “Calpine faces financial difficulties.”

Borenstein was also quoted in a December 6 Oakland Tribune article titled “NYSE delisting Calpine.” For full article: http://www.looksmartbaseball.com/p/articles/ mi_qn4176/is_20051208/ai_n15924052

Hal Varian, professor in the Haas Operations and Information Technology Management Group, was quoted in a December 4 Contra Costa Times article titled “Web denizens contribute to do-it-yourself ‘wikimania’.”

Sealey was quoted in a December 4 Contra Costa Times article titled “Accepting the new look of love.” For full article: http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/ news/13312827.htm

The Haas School was mentioned as one example of business schools whose alumni organization uses social networking companies such as LinkedIn in a December 2 article in CFO Magazine, titled “Keeping In Touch.” For full article: http://www.cfo.com/article.cfm/5193484? f=search

David Vogel, the Solomon P. Lee Distinguished Professorship in Business Ethics, was interviewed by CFO magazine about the future of corporate social responsibility. Some of his comments were published in a December 1 article titled “Two Views of Virtue.” For full article: http://www.cfo.com/article.cfm/5193459?f=search

Cynthia Kroll, senior regional economist in the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, was quoted in a December 1 SmartMoney article, titled “Property Predictions—Home prices kept growing in 2005, but so did talk about a frothy market....”  

Vogel, was mentioned for his book, The Market for Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility, in the Financial Times on November 23 article titled “BUSINESS LIFE: How Corporate Responsibility Works in a Market Economy." The article was reprinted on November 27 in the Financial Express of India. Read the full text online at
http://www.financialexpress-bd.com/index3.asp? cnd=11/27/2005&section_id=4&newsid=8037&spcl=no.

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Happening at Haas

"Cross-Border Investing: Israel as a Case Study" 
Thursday, January 26
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
The UC Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum begins the new year with a look at the changing world for start-ups, where even the youngest companies look to international markets for sources of labor and/or funding and where venture capitalists are equally willing to look across borders in their search for excellence. Panelists include Isaac Applbaum, founding partner of Opus Capital; Opher Kahane, vice president of voice technologies at Juniper Networks; Steve Krausz, general partner at USVP; and David Akov, consul general of Israel for the Pacific Northwest.
To register visit http://www.acteva.com/go/bef     


“Discrete Bids and Empirical Inference in Divisible Good Auctions” by Jakub Kastl, Northwestern University
Wednesday, January 18
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Carol Chapman at cchapman@haas.berkeley.edu.

"The Market for Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility" by David Vogel, Haas School
Thursday, January 19
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.

" A Bite to Whet the Reward Appetite: The Influence of Sampling on Reward-Seeking Behaviors" by Baba Shiv, Stanford University
Friday, January 20
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.

“A Theory of Fairness in Labor Markets" by Dan Benjamin, Harvard University
Wednesday, January 25
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Carol Chapman at cchapman@haas.berkeley.edu.

Emotional Activity Around Structural Holes by Ron Burt, University of Chicago
Thursday, January 26
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.

Aradhna Krishna, University of Michigan
Friday, January 27
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.

“Capital Structure as a Strategic Variable: Evidence from Collective Bargaining" by David Matsa, MIT
Wednesday, February 1
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Carol Chapman at cchapman@haas.berkeley.edu.

Anja Lambrecht, UCLA
Friday, February 3
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.

 Alumni Events

Bar Night with Haas MBA Students in the Digital Media & Entertainment Club
Thursday, January 19
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Hyatt West Hollywood, 8401 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood
Los Angeles alumni are invited to the monthly Networking Bar Night in Hollywood. The Digital Media & Entertainment Club will be in LA visiting several entertainment firms and would love to meet local Haas alumni. The Haas Alumni Networking Bar Nights are a casual environment to develop both personal and professional connections within the Haas Alumni Network.
For more information, contact April Underwood at april.underwood@mba.berkeley.edu or 415-513-7588.

Networking Event with Current Berkeley MBA Students
Thursday, January 19
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Red Sage (in the bar, main level), 605 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Alumni are invited to a networking evening to welcome current Berkeley MBA students who are visiting Washington, DC, as part of their Career Trek networking trip. Please join us for a great evening meeting the students. The evening will include cocktails and appetizers. This year, 16 full-time MBA students are participating in the trek.
Please RSVP to Jonathan Weinstein at jonathan_weinstein@haas.berkeley.edu.

"Fourth Annual Haas Celebration in San Francisco: The Future of Energy in the United States"
Wednesday, January 25
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Gap Inc. Corporate Headquarters, Two Folsom Street, San Francisco
The San Francisco Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network and the Haas School of Business invite you to the Haas Celebration in San Francisco, an alumni networking event and presentation on "The Future of Energy in the United States." Please join David O'Reilly, chairman and CEO of Chevron Corporation for a discussion of the future of energy production and use across the globe. He will be joined by Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the Haas School and director of the UC Energy Institute.
To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=99864.
For more information, contact the Haas Alumni Relations office at alumni@haas.berkeley.edu.

Bar of the Month: Haas Biotech & Healthcare Alumni
Tuesday, January 31
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Gordon Biersch Brewery, 2 Harrison Street, San Francisco
Join Haas biotech and healthcare alumni for happy hour at Gordon Biersch in San Francisco, courtesy of the Haas alumni office. It will be a fun evening of socializing and networking.
RSVP to Gerrit van Roekel at roekel@mba.berkeley.edu.

Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament and Haas Fundraiser
Wednesday, February 1
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
UCSC Extension Campus, 1180 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
Support Haas and have fun doing it! Please join us for our second annual South Bay Haas Alumni Network Poker Fundraiser – play Texas Hold 'em Poker and contribute to the Haas Fund. Last year the event sold out quickly, so don't delay, sign up now. In addition to a great night, we also have some big prizes from Haas, including free tickets to the faculty colloquium and other Haas events, in addition to great Haas Gear. And the grand prize will be a Haas School executive education class (Financial Analysis for Non-financial Executives) worth $1200.
Register each player at http://www.acteva.com/go/hansb. After you register, make your $50 donation directly to Haas at https://colt.berkeley.edu/urelgift/haas.html. Finally, be sure to print your receipt to bring to the event.
To register go to http://www.acteva.com/go/hansb.
For more information, contact Victor Adint at Victor.Adint@morganstanley.com or 408-286-6060 office, 408-646-9469 cell.

Panel Discussion, "Catch the China Wave: Get the Inside Story on Doing Business with China"
Thursday, February 2
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Jonathan Club, 545 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles
The Haas School of Business Los Angeles Alumni Chapter invites alumni to a panel discussion, "Catch the China Wave: Get the Inside Story on Doing Business with China" A panel of experts will provide you with a glimpse into how business is done between the US and China. The event sponsored by: HSBC, Alschuler, Grossman, Stein, and Kahan, LLP, and BDO Seidman LLP. The panel discussion is presented by the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter, in association with the Wharton Club of Southern California and Stanford Business School Los Angeles Alumni Chapter.
To register, go to http://www.haasla.com/pages/020206_China.html.
For more information, contact Aaron Schechter at aaron@splusc.com or 310-477-6694.

Cross Business School Happy Hour
Tuesday, February 7
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Julien Bar and Lounge, Langham Hotel, 250 Franklin Street, Boston
Join alums from Wharton, Sloan (MIT), INSEAD, IMD, Stanford, Stern (NYU), Tuck (Dartmouth), SOM (Yale), London Business School, Johnson (Cornell), Fuqua (Duke), Harvard, and Columbia for the monthly Cross Business Happy Hour. It is a great way to meet and mingle with alums from Haas and other business schools.
For more information, contact Karen O'Brien at karen_obrien@usa.net.

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