Celebration of Haas Professor John Freeman's Life To Be Held April 13

John Freeman


A celebration of Haas School Professor John Freeman's life will be held in the early afternoon on Sunday, April 13, in the Great Hall of the Faculty Club on campus. The Haas School will send out an announcement via email with more details about the celebration after they are finalized.   


Freeman, a leader in the field of entrepreneurship, died of an apparent heart attack at his home in Lafayette, Calif., on March 3. He was 63.

Freeman joined UC Berkeley in 1975 as an assistant professor at the school. He went on to serve as the Helzel Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and was a member of the school's Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group.

Since 1993, he was the faculty director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In 1997, Freeman founded the Berkeley Entrepreneurship Laboratory, an off-campus business incubator for Haas School students and recent graduates starting their own businesses.

He received the Max Weber Award from the American Sociological Association in 1992 for Organizational Ecology, a trail-blazing book he co-authored in 1989 with Michael T. Hannan, now a professor of organizational behavior at Stanford University.

In their book, Freeman and Hannan said that organizations that are reliable and accountable survive, but also are beset by a high degree of inertia and resistance to change. The authors also proposed that change is so disruptive that it can put many firms out of business.

Organizational ecology and its scholarly examination of how business enterprises emerge, grow, and dissolve is now a central tenet of organizational studies.

Tom Campbell, dean of the Haas School, called Freeman "a great scholar, a leader in the field of entrepreneurship, a devoted supporter of our school and an inspired teacher. Most of all, he was a good man, husband and father. We will miss him deeply."

Leo Helzel, MBA 68, an adjunct professor emeritus of entrepreneurship and business law at the Haas School, endowed the chair held by Freeman. He noted that Freeman had a unique ability for melding the practical, business world expertise of adjunct faculty members with the requirements of academia.

Jerome Engel, executive director of the Lester Center, worked closely with Freeman during the past 20 years. He credited Freeman for helping to develop the still young, cross-disciplinary field of entrepreneurship and for emphasizing its applications for start-up businesses. The latter emphasis has added greatly to the international success of the Haas School's entrepreneurship program, he said. "At UC Berkeley, entrepreneurship is a team sport," Engel said. "John was a leader of our time, and his contributions will live long after him."

Freeman and Engel co-authored an article, "Models of Innovation: Startups and Mature Corporations," that appeared in the 50th anniversary issue of the Haas School journal California Management Review last fall.

Before his death, Freeman had been heading a team of 14 UC Berkeley professors from different disciplines who are conducting research on the causes and consequences of entrepreneurship in the United States. They are exploring areas such as job creation and destruction, differing processes through which companies are started and developed, and the impact of a pool of stakeholders that extends beyond company founders. The project is funded by a $600,000, two-year grant to the Lester Center from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City. It is expected to continue for four years and reach a funding total of $1.2 million.

Freeman was known for his devotion to students. Freeman was the dissertation chair for Haas Ph.D. student Chris Rider, who knew him for more than four years. "I feel extremely fortunate and proud that John Freeman advised me," Rider said. "As much as John was a respected scholar, he was also a great mentor and a really good guy."

A native of Rochester, N.Y., Freeman earned his AB degree from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., in 1966; and his master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1970 and 1972, respectively. All of his degrees were in sociology.

During his career, Freeman served as an editor of several top journals in sociology and business, including the Administrative Science Quarterly, American Journal of Sociology, and the American Sociological Review. He also advised many start-up businesses.

Freeman was fond of fishing, camping, skiing, and international travel, his family said.

Freeman is survived by his wife, Diane, and five children: Chris Freeman of Centennial, Colo.; John Freeman Jr. of Iowa City, Iowa; Jennifer Freeman of Denver, Colo.; Sarah Freeman of West Hollywood, Calif.; and Amanda Bielskis of Walnut Creek, Calif. Other survivors include a sister, Mary Freeman-Dove of El Granada, Calif., and eight grandchildren.

Freeman's family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312.

All-Alumni Reunion to Focus on Clean Tech, April 26

Clean-tech entrepreneurs, investors, public policy experts, and researchers will gather at the Haas School April 26 for a conference organized as part of 2008 All-Alumni Reunion activities.

The day-long event, titled "Clean Tech Innovation -- A Berkeley Tradition," will feature panel discussions and an expo showcasing alternative energy technologies being developed by clean-tech companies started by or affiliated with Haas alumni. Kathy Klotz-Guest, MBA 01, founder of Powerfully Funny, a marketing firm that helps clients create new product ideas and creatively market them worldwide, will lead a career management workshop.

Severin Borenstein, the Haas School's E.T. Grether Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy and director of the University of California Energy Institute, will deliver the morning keynote speech on the logic and fallacies behind government energy policies and the opportunities they present for clean-tech entrepreneurs.

Panel topics include energy markets and investment strategy; the roles of private investment and public support in addressing global climate change; and a brief update and overview of Berkeley's new Center for Energy and Environmental Innovation and the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative, a interdisciplinary club focused on helping students across campus gain experience in the energy sector.

The reunion also will include career coaching sessions and class social events for reunion year alumni on Thursday, April 24, and Friday, April 25, as well as other special activities for reunion classes. Conference tickets are $40 and admission to the career management workshop is $25. For more information or to register, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/groups/alumni/reunion/.

Father-Daughter Marketing Experts David and Jennifer Aaker to Share Lecture, April 16

Haas father-daughter marketing gurus David and Jennifer Aaker will share their insights on branding and their latest research on Wednesday, April 16, at 12:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room.

The interactive lecture, entitled "An Afternoon with the Aakers," is part of the David Aaker Distinguished Lecture Series in Marketing, which was launched in spring 2001 upon Aaker's retirement.

David Aaker, the E.T. Grether Professor of Marketing and Public Policy, was recently named one of the top 10 marketers in the United States by the Marketing Executives Network Group. He is known internationally for his brand management and global marketing theories, and has written more than 100 articles and 13 books. He has received four career awards for his contributions to the science of marketing.

He also serves as vice chairman of Prophet Brand Strategies, a San Francisco consulting firm that uses his branding principles and was founded by two of his former students, Scott Galloway and Ian Chaplin, both MBA 92.

Jennifer Aaker holds the Xerox Distinguished Professorship in Knowledge at Haas. She was previously the General Atlantic Professor of Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has received several awards for her research and teaching.

She will discuss her recent work on the psychology of time, money, and happiness as well as her past research on brand relationships and emotions, giving, and cultural contexts.

The lecture is open to the Haas community and seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. A light lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Ronna Kelly at rkelly@haas.berkeley.edu.

Haas to Host Global MBA Leadership Conference, April 3-5

Student leaders from 40 of the world's top MBA programs will converge on the Haas School for the 25th annual Graduate Business Conference April 3 through April 5.

The conference will give MBA students the chance to network, learn best practices in student government, and gain inspiration from leadership experts. It is organized by the Graduate Business Forum, an international group for MBA student leaders.

"Haas, as a top school, should be offering its thoughts on leadership," says Clifford Dank, MBA 08, president of the Haas School MBA Association and chairman of the Graduate Business Forum. "This is a great chance for us to serve as an aggregator of great ideas and to showcase our own school, students, and ideas."

Dank was elected chairman of the Graduate Business Forum for the 2007--2008 academic year. As chairman, he was responsible for coordinating the organization's conference at Haas.

This year's keynote speakers are Chip Conley, president and CEO of the boutique hotelier Joie de Vivre Hospitality; best-selling author and management coach Marshall Goldsmith; and Richard Lyons, chief learning officer for Goldman Sachs, former acting dean of the Haas School, and former Sylvan Coleman Professor of Finance at the school. Panel discussion topics include doing business in China and global energy trends.

This is the second time Haas has hosted the conference, which was founded at Columbia in 1983 and has attracted 2,200 students over the years. Haas also hosted the event in 1996. For more information, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/gbc/.

Haas Team Takes Close Second at Case Competition in Copenhagen

A team of four Haas undergraduates won second place against 11 top business schools worldwide at the Copenhagen Business School Case Competition on February 29.

The Haas team was composed of Kai Li, BS 08 (and BA in Public Health); Jason Zhu, BS 08; Rebecca Grubman, BS 08 (and BA in Development Studies); and Mark Schopmeyer, BS 08. They were accompanied by Erika Walker, executive director of Haas School's undergraduate program.

The students impressed the heavyweight jury of 14 executives to beat out US rivals Georgetown University and the University of Texas as well as Canadians from McGill University. Haas was bested only by Thailand's Thammasat University. The jury included Jørgen Worning, chairman of Bang & Olufsen of Denmark, the subject of this year's case competition.

"We were told by the judges we were a very close second," Walker says.

The theme of the competition this year was "Excellence 2: Where do you go from success?" Teams had 31 hours to tackle the case of Bang & Olufsen, well-regarded for its high-end audio and video products, but facing a drop in its stock price and the firing of its CEO. Each team had 20 minutes to present their solution, followed by a ten-minute question-and-answer session.

Grubman said the team came up with a three-pronged recommendation for the company: streamline marketing to ensure it effectively represents the lifestyle and quality associated with the brand; cut out its mobile phone partnership with Samsung and redirect the money into improving its television segment; and expand to emerging markets like China and Russia.

"We thought a long time about our recommendation and made sure to tackle the problem from all perspectives," Grubman says. Although they were up against competition veterans, the team members felt well-prepared, thanks to Haas' team-based curriculum and presentation experience gained in extracurricular groups, Grubman adds.

This is the third time Haas has gone to the competition and the second time it has placed in the top three. For more information, see www.casecompetition.com.

Global Social Venture Finalists to Compete at Haas, April 18

A record 245 teams from more than 23 countries competed this year in the preliminary rounds of the Global Social Venture Competition, which culminates in the global finals round April 18 at the Haas School.

Founded by Berkeley MBA students in 1999, the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) expanded last year with Yale School of Management joining Haas, Columbia Business School, London Business School, and Indian School of Business as partners. This year, Thammasat University in Thailand and ESSEC Business School in France joined the University of Geneva and a consortium of business schools in Korea called Social Venture Competition Korea as outreach partners.

The record 245 teams who entered the competition this year -- up significantly from last year's record of about 160 teams -- represented 23 countries. The number of participants was narrowed through regional competitions held at Haas and partner universities. The finalists include teams from the United States, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, and France. The two winners of the western region finals, who will compete in the final competition April 18, are Market for Change from the Haas School and Greenlight Organic from UC Davis.

Market for Change proposes to create an active market for small- and medium-sized vendors in Africa who specialize in business process outsourcing such as data entry and software development. To help spur economic development and alleviate poverty, the team's proposal includes developing a global set of quality, fair trade, and social impact standards; creating a Web-based brokerage and escrow service; and showcasing the social impact of its program. The management team includes Mike Lee, MBA 09, who is director of business development.

Greenlight Organic Company (GO) is a manufacturer and retailer of sustainably produced fashion and lifestyle products derived from organically grown cotton. GO strives to inspire corporations, businesses, and groups to choose sustainably produced fibers, contributing to the improvement of the environment and the lives of growers and manufacturers in the developing world.

Sponsors include Omidyar Network, which gave a $300,000 gift last year to support the competition for three years; Goldman Sachs Foundation; Hewlett-Packard; and Morrison & Foerster LLP.

The competition will be followed by a one-day symposium Saturday, April 19, at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco.

Pamela Hartigan, founding managing director of Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and founding partner of Volans Ventures, will deliver the symposium's morning keynote speech. Following the keynote speech, GSVC will present a special Social Impact Assessment Prize to the team with the best social impact analysis and that group will give a presentation to symposium attendees.

The symposium also will feature panel discussions on such topics as social venture financing and marketing strategies for socially conscious businesses. Panelists will include representatives from a wide range of companies, including Gray Matters Capital, Sun Microsystems, Blue Energy Group, and Clif Bar. The closing keynote speech will be given by Jason Green, general partner at Emergence Capital Partners.

Before April 1, registration prices are $25 for students, $75 for non-profit professionals, and $110 for professionals. After April 1, fees are $45 for students, $115 for non-profit professionals, and $155 for professionals. For information on the competition or to register for the symposium, visit www.gsvc.org.

Berkeley MBAs Win Entrepreneurs' Choice Award in Venture Capital Competition

Taking on the role of venture capitalists, a team of Berkeley MBA students won the Entrepreneurs' Choice award in the Western Regional Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) March 7 at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.

The Entrepreneurs' Choice Award is chosen by the companies at the competition who pitch their ideas to the student venture capital teams. The Haas team, called San Andreas Capital, consisted of Kevin Kopczynski, Michael Pearce, Tony Mak, and Kaiann Drance, all MBA 08; and Kaan Ersun, MBA 09. The team also placed third in the competition.

Unlike business plan competitions in which students pitch their own ideas to investors, students competing in the VCIC take on the role of venture capitalists and hear pitches from real entrepreneurs.

Students must read business plans, watch "road show" pitches, and meet with the entrepreneurs to evaluate and decide the right company to fund and how much money to invest. After choosing a deal, students must create an executive summary and present and field questions from a panel of professional venture capitalists. Judges include venture capitalists, angel investors, and lawyers.

Entrepreneurship Fellowship, Award Applications Due April 4

The Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is accepting applications for the Turner Fellowship and seeking nominations for the Gloria Appel Award 2008 for Outstanding Leadership in Entrepreneurship. The deadline to submit Turner Fellowship applications and nominate students for the Appel award is 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 4.

The Turner Fellowship is awarded to an MBA student who has at least one year of study remaining and is interested in an entrepreneurial career. One $5,000 fellowship is available this year. Further information is available at http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/turner.asp.

The Appel Award is presented upon nomination by the Haas School community to a second-year MBA candidate who has made an extraordinary and lasting contribution to the school's entrepreneurship program. A $5,000 fellowship accompanies the award, which will be presented at the Lester Center's annual awards dinner in May.

Staff, students, and faculty are encouraged to submit candidates. Send nominations to Kathryn Thorpe at thorpe@haas.berkeley.edu or contact any member of the Lester Center staff in person in F450 or at 510-642-4255.

Innovation Spotlight: Ainka Fulani Introduces Students to "Dragon's Den"

Ainka Fulani

A new occasional column in Haas NewsWire called "Innovation Spotlight" will showcase innovative activity among Haas School staff that was sparked by the school's Leading Through Innovation initiative. In this issue's column, Ainka Fulani (pictured) in Career Services taps into her training from a staff innovation workshop to help a group of Berkeley MBA students.

By Jennifer Chizuk

Ainka Fulani, an associate director in Career Services, recently tossed a group of Berkeley MBAs into the Dragon's Den. No, they weren't playing the fantasy game Dungeons and Dragons. Rather, Fulani introduced the students to an exercise in listening, called "The Dragon's Den," which she learned at an all-day innovation workshop for Haas staff.

The students were preparing to begin their hunt for a social enterprise internship and asked Fulani for help. Seizing an opportunity to put her new innovation knowledge to work, Fulani organized the Dragon's Den exercise to help the students broaden their search.

First, Fulani divided the group of more than 20 students into teams of three. In the smaller groups, one student began by describing the ideal internship and his or her plan for getting it. Then that student entered the metaphorical "Dragon's Den," where the other students fired off a battery of questions.

"Have you thought about contacting this company? Have you considered calling a former alum?" In response, the student in the Dragon's Den could only nod or say, "Thank you."

The goal, says Fulani: To help students become more aware of how they could branch out their search to land their dream internship.

"People heard ideas that never entered their minds," Fulani says.

"Even very smart people can't think of all the variables," she adds. "But in this exercise, participants don't have to defend themselves -- just listen."

Fulani's application of the Dragon's Den exercise underscores how innovation can be infused in day-to-day activities, even in small doses, within the Haas community. For more information on the Dragon's Den exercise, contact Ainka Fulani at afulani@haas.berkeley.edu.

Haas in the News - As of 3/17/08

Dwight Jaffee, a professor of real estate and finance, was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle about the recent changes in house prices in a March 13 article titled "Home Sales, Prices Continue Slide." Full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/13/MN9RVJAF6.DTL

A talk on corporate social responsibility by David Vogel, the Solomon P. Lee Distinguished Professors in Business Ethics, at Harvard University was featured in a March 13 article in the Harvard University Gazette titled "Can Corporations Police Themselves Effectively?" Full article: http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2008/03.13/13-corp.html

Brian Richardson, MBA 08, was quoted March 12 on the success of the annual Reaching Out LGBT MBA Conference in October 2007 in an article in the Advocate titled "Open for Business." Full article: http://advocate.com/exclusive_detail_ektid52613.asp

Homa Bahrami, senior lecturer in organizational behavior and industrial relations, was quoted March 8 in a Wall Street Journal article titled "When Work Is Invisible, So Are Its Satisfactions." Full article: http://www.livemint.com/2008/03/08003110/When-work-is-invisible-so-are.html

The death of John Freeman, professor of entrepreneurship and innovation, was covered by two media outlets:
+ An article March 7 in the East Bay Business Times titled "Cal Business School Professor John Freeman Dies." Full article: http://www.bizjournals.com/eastbay/stories/2008/03/03/daily81.html
+ An article March 5 in the Daily Cal titled "Community Mourns Loss of Beloved Haas Professor." Full article: http://www.dailycal.org/article/100740/community_mourns_loss_of_

Thomas Davidoff, an assistant professor in the real estate group, was quoted on a generational divide in a March 6 Los Angeles Times article titled "Building Wealth by Paying Off Mortgage Debt" Full article: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-re-payoff9mar09,0,6445531.story

Accounting Professor Patricia Dechow was quoted about investors' reaction when companies miss earnings in a Los Angeles Times article March 5 titled "A 'Rough Patch' Sullies Google's Shares." Full article: http://www.latimes.com/technology/la-fi-google5mar05,1,5341811.story?page=2
The article subsequently ran March 7 in The Peninsula, a newspaper in Qatar.

Haas Lecturer Arturo Perez-Reyes was quoted on the recession and the value of the dollar in a March 6 article on internetnews.com titled "PayPal's Grown-Up Growth Outlook." Full article: http://www.internetnews.com/stats/article.php/3732546/PayPals+

James Wilcox, a professor of in the Finance Group and Economic Analysis and Policy Group, was interviewed February 29 on consumer confidence and the growing fears of an imminent recession in a segment called "Recession Fears" on KCBS Radio. Listen: http://www.kcbs.com/pages/303578.php

Happening at Haas

Dean's Speaker
Clausen Center Speaker Series
Glen S. Fukushima
President, Airbus Japan

"The US Presidential Election and Japan"
Monday, March 21
12:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room

25th Annual Graduate Business Conference
Chip Conley, President and CEO, Joie de Vivre Hospitality
Marshall Goldsmith, best-selling author and management coach
Richard Lyons, Chief Learning Officer, Goldman Sachs
April 3 through April 5
For more information, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/gbc/.

Leonard D. Schaeffer
Founding Chairman and Former CEO, WellPoint
Tenth Annual Public Leadership Dinner

Monday, April 7
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley
Registration: www.acteva.com/go/CNPL
Cost: $60.00 for alumni, business, and community leaders; $20.00 for current students

David Aaker Distinguished Lecture Series in Marketing
Haas Marketing Professors David and Jennifer Aaker
Wednesday, April 16
12:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room.
For more information, contact Ronna Kelly at rkelly@haas.berkeley.edu.

Global Social Venture Competition Finals
Friday, April 18
8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
Open to the Public
For more information: www.gsvc.org

Global Social Venture Competition Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship
Saturday, April 19
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco
For more information and to register: http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/responsiblebusiness/2008GSVC

10th Annual UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition Finals and Awards Presentation
Thursday, May 1
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Andersen Auditorium
For more information: http://bplan.berkeley.edu/index.cfm


For more information, contact Deborah Houy at

Marion Fourcade, Sociology Dept.
Wednesday, March 19
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C320 Cheit Hall

For more information, contact Donna Seaward at dseaward@haas.berkeley.edu.

Colin Camerer, Caltech
Thursday, March 20
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C250 Cheit Hall

Vince Crawford, UC San Diego
Thursday, April 3
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C250 Cheit Hall

For more information, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/imio/workshopf2007.htm.

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis
Phillip Leslie, Stanford University
Thursday, March 20
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
C325 Cheit Hall

Markus Lang, University of Zurich
"The Effect of Salary Caps in Professional Team Sports on Social Welfare"
Thursday, April 3
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
C325 Cheit Hall


Best Practices Workshop
How to Incorporate and Compensate Founders and Employees
Tuesday, April 1
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Stanley Hall, 105
For further information on the Entrepreneurial Best Practices workshop series, visit http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/entbestpract.asp

UC Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum
Entrepreneurial Opportunity in Solar Energy
Thursday, April 3
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
For further information: http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/bef.asp

Entrepreneurs Roundtable
Tuesday, April 15
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Marines Memorial, Commandants Room, 10th Floor, 609 Sutter St., San Francisco
Preregistration required; seating is limited. For further information: http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/ea/events.htm

Best Practices Workshop
Financing the Venture: Investor Panel Discussion
Tuesday, April 22
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Stanley Hall, 105

For more information, contact motadmin@haas.berkeley.edu or 510-643-1398.

Randy Komisar
General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
"Silicon Valley's New Investment Environment"
Wednesday, April 2
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room

Don Paul
Chief Technology Officer, Chevron
"Building a Clean Energy Future"
Wednesday, April 16
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room


"The Business of Green Building" Panel Discussion at Gap Inc.
Wednesday, March 19
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Gap Inc. Corporate Headquarters, Two Folsom Street, San Francisco
Registration: http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/gap

Networking Mixer
Thursday, March 20
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Zita Trattoria, 825 W. James M. Wood Blvd. at S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles
RSVP: Meg McQuown at rsvp@uchastings.edu

One-on-One Career Strategy Sessions
Tuesday, March 25, and Wednesday, March 26
10:00 a.m. to 4:10 p.m.
UC D.C. Center, 1608 Rhode Island Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Registration: http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=153563.
Cost: $45

Transitioning Your Career: Creating and Guiding a Strategy for Change
Tuesday, March 25
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
UC D.C. Center, 1608 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C.
Registration: http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=153563
Cost: $15

The Boat Race Dinner and Regatta
Saturday, March 29
11:45 p.m. to 1:35 a.m.
The Boat Quay
Registration: Nigel Yeung at Nigel@yeung.org.uk
Cost: $78

Haas Alumni Reunion Conference
"Clean Tech Innovation"
Saturday, April 26
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Haas School of Business
For more information: http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/groups/alumni/reunion/

15th Annual Business Forecast Luncheon
Wednesday, May 13
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
For more information, contact events@haas.berkeley.edu or 510-642-7790.

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