San Francisco Fed CEO Janet Yellen to Speak at Haas, May 5

Janet Yellen

San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank CEO Janet Yellen, a Haas School professor emeritus, will speak at the school at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium.

The event is part of the Dean's Speaker Series focused on the recent financial crisis. The event is free and open to the entire Haas community. Registration is required. To register, visit

This year Yellen is a voting member of the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee, which sets benchmark interest rates in response to economic conditions. During her term, the committee has cut the federal funds rate to near zero in an effort to relieve a massive credit crunch. In response to the economic crisis, the committee also decided March 18 to purchase up to an additional $750 billion of mortgage-backed securities, bringing its total purchases of such securities to $1.25 trillion this year.

Yellen took office as president and CEO of the Twelfth District Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco in 2004. A member of the Haas School faculty since 1980, she has written on a wide variety of macroeconomic issues, while specializing in the causes, mechanisms, and implications of unemployment.

She took a leave from Berkeley for five years in 1994, when she served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and then as chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. She also chaired the Economic Policy Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development from 1997 to 1999.

Yellen serves on the board of directors of the Pacific Council on International Policy. She has served as president of the Western Economic Association and as vice president of the American Economic Association, and was a fellow of the Yale Corporation, among other posts.

Yellen graduated summa cum laude from Brown University with a degree in economics in 1967, and received her PhD in economics from Yale University in 1971. She has received many awards, including the Wilbur Cross Medal from Yale in 1997 and an honorary doctor of laws degree from Brown in 1998.

Former Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin, MBA 78, to Address Haas School, April 15 - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Arun Sarin

Telecom veteran Arun Sarin, former CEO of Vodafone, MBA 78, MS 78 (engineering), will return to his alma mater to share his insights on leadership on April 15 in Arthur Andersen Auditorium.

Sarin's lecture, part of the Dean's Speaker Series, will be held at 12:30 p.m. The event will be open to the Haas community but registration is required to attend. To reserve a seat, visit

This talk will be simultaneously broadcast in the B of A Forum, and will be videotaped, and available at for those who cannot attend the event.

Sarin has been an influential leader in the wireless industry as the head of AirTouch, Accel-KKR Telecom, and most recently, Vodafone, the world's largest mobile phone company. During the course of his career, Sarin has built a legacy as a strategist, operations genius, and visionary at the forefront of the wireless industry. Before stepping down from Vodafone in 2008, Sarin brought the British company to emerging markets in India and Eastern Europe and broadened its scope to include broadband, Internet, and wireless data.

Sarin became Pacific Telesis' youngest officer at age 35, serving as vice president of corporate strategy under then-CEO Sam Ginn. In 1994, he was instrumental in creating the Pacific Bell spin-off AirTouch, of which he was named president and CEO. In 1999, Sarin played a key role in the merger of AirTouch and the British company Vodafone and was named the CEO of US/Asia Pacific for Vodafone AirTouch -- then the world's largest wireless company.

After serving as CEO of telecom startup InfoSpace and telecom investment firm Accel-KKR Telecom, Sarin returned to Vodafone as CEO in 2003. He resigned five years later at a time when the company was reporting record earnings.

Sarin, a native of India, came to Berkeley to earn both an MBA and master's in engineering after attending one of the prestigious India Institutes of Technology. He was named Haas School Business Leader of the Year in 2002 and has served as a member of the Haas School Board. Sarin and his wife, Rummi, endowed a chair in strategy and leadership in 2002 to foster the training of tomorrow's business leaders and CEOs.

Agilent Technologies CEO Bill Sullivan to Discuss Innovating During a Downturn, April 6

Bill Sullivan

Silicon Valley veteran Bill Sullivan, who joined Hewlett-Packard in 1976 and now serves as CEO of its spin-off, Agilent Technologies, will visit the Haas School on April 6 to discuss "Delivering Innovation in a Downturn."

The event, to be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room, is part of the Dean’s Speakers Series. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and a light lunch will be served.

Sullivan will discuss how successful innovation requires a careful balance between teams, markets, technology, and business models – especially in our current economic environment.

As CEO of Agilent, Sullivan oversees a company with more than 19,000 employees and $5.8 billion in revenue in fiscal 2008. The company provides bio-analytical and electronic measurement solutions for a wide range of industries, from home entertainment to homeland security to bio-analytics.

Agilent’s culture grew out of the innovation that first led Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard to build the company in a now-legendary Palo Alto garage. Sullivan will discuss how that tradition continues today.

Sullivan joined HP before the company marketed its first PC. He had worked his way up to general manager and vice president of HP’s Components Group when Agilent spun off from HP in 1999, and he continued in that position at the new company. Sullivan was appointed CEO in 2005 after a stint as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Annual Women in Leadership Dinner Goes Global

Haas alumnae from the South Bay to Santiago and Shanghai are invited to celebrate strong women at one of nine Women in Leadership (WIL) dinners worldwide on Thursday, April 16.

A highly successful annual event in Berkeley inspired members of Haas Alumni Network (HAN) chapter boards in Hong Kong, Santiago, Shanghai, Tokyo, Chicago, Los Angeles, Marin County, Orange County, and the South Bay to organize their own WIL dinners. The evening marks a global expansion of this opportunity for Haas alumnae to network and expand knowledge.

The fifth annual signature Berkeley event will be held at the Claremont Resort and Spa, beginning at 6:00 p.m. with a reception, followed by dinner and a panel discussion on innovation and responsible leadership. Kellie McElhaney, co-faculty director of the Haas School's Center for Responsible Business, will facilitate a panel discussion with Julie Fasone-Holder, senior vice president with Dow Chemical; Kristin Groos-Richmond, MBA 06, co-founder and CEO of Revolution Foods; and Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, president of the Charles Schwab Foundation.

Margo Alexander, BS 68, is sponsoring the Berkeley event and Laura Tyson, the S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management at the Haas School, is the program host. Attendees include alumnae, donors, and friends of the Haas School.

The new worldwide dinners provide an opportunity for even more women to forge meaningful contacts and friendships, notes Leslie Kanberg, director of Alumni Relations at the Haas School. “Given these uncertain economic times, we expect this may be particularly useful and interesting,” says Kanberg. “Some of the larger chapters expect to have several dozen attendees and have special guest speakers at each dinner table to guide the conversation. Other chapters will likely have smaller, far more informal events.”

Attendance at the annual Berkeley WIL dinner has grown by 10 percent annually, so early registration is encouraged. To register, visit The deadline to RSVP is April 10.

For information on other Women in Leadership dinners around the globe, contact Leslie Kanberg, director of Alumni Relations, at (510) 642-7757 or

Deloitte US Tax Chief to Talk at Haas, April 28

Chet Wood

Chet Wood, CEO of Deloitte Tax and managing partner of Deloitte US Merger and Acquisition Services, will speak on “Thriving in a Time of Change and Challenge” at the Haas School on April 28.

The talk, part of the Dean’s Speaker Series on the financial turmoil, will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room. A light lunch will be served, and seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wood will address how Deloitte’s business has changed and adapted as a result of the financial crisis. He'll also discuss the overall outlook for M&A in the current economic environment and the changing landscape of the professional services industry.

Wood’s 28-year career with Deloitte began in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has taken him to Boise, Idaho; New York City; San Francisco; and Sydney, Australia, where he served as country managing partner for tax and legal in the Australian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. During his three years there, he raised the Australian tax and legal practice's market position from fifth to second.

As CEO of Deloitte Tax, Wood is responsible for strategic direction, operational execution, and overall leadership. In addition to his role as managing partner for the M&A practice of Deloitte US, Wood is service line leader of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu’s M&A practice. He serves as an advisory partner for several of Deloitte’s Fortune 500 clients.

Wood, based in New York, graduated cum laude from the College of Idaho, with majors in finance and accounting, and serves on the board of trustees for his alma mater.

Jenny Zhou, BS 10, Wins E-Business Case Competition

Jenny Zhou, BS 10, was among a team of Berkeley undergraduates who presented their winning marketing proposal to Cisco Systems executives in San Jose March 13 after nabbing first place the Deloitte-Cisco E-Business Case Competition.

Zhou and her team beat out three other undergraduate teams from Berkeley in the finals of the tenth annual competition on March 2. The event is presented by the Haas Undergraduate Program, in association with Cisco Systems, Deloitte Consulting, and the Schlinger Family Foundation.

Zhou's teammates were Andrew Wang, BA 09 (rhetoric/economics/industrial engineering); Kevin Huynh, BS 10 (mechanical engineering); and Patrick Pan, BA 09 (interdisciplinary studies field major).

The case required the teams to develop a marketing strategy for Cisco to enter the small- and medium-sized business market, a segment expected to experience tremendous growth in the next few years. The teams had two weeks to develop the strategy, which also included identifying which products Cisco should pitch to this market and which regions to target.

Zhou attributed her team's success to intense research, which was reflected in about 70 appendix slides that backed up their recommendations. Thanks to Zhou's previous work at a hedge fund, the team was able to access equity reports as part of its research.

Their proposal included acquiring competitor Nortel, which has filed for bankruptcy, and targeting specific cities in China and regions in the US. The team also broke down the small- and medium-sized business market into three tiers, identified the needs and wants of each tier, and detailed which products should be marketed to each tier.

Eight Teams Advance to Berkeley Business Plan Competition Finals

If finalists for the Berkeley Business Plan Competition have their way, tuberculosis will be easier to diagnose in developing countries, playing video games will become a way to donate to charities, and a biofuel without photosynthesis will reduce greenhouse gases.

These are just three of the eight plans headed for the April 29 and April 30 finals of the 11th annual Berkeley Business Plan Competition hosted by the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

The finalists, competing for $45,000 in prize money, will have the chance to present their ideas to judges from leading Bay Area venture capital firms. Haas School Executive Fellow John Hanke, MBA 96, director of product management for Google "Geo" (Maps, Local, Earth), also will serve as a judge.

The judges weigh in to award the first-, second-, and third-place prizes at a private presentation on Wednesday, April 29, while the public will have its say to choose the winner of the People’s Choice Award on Thursday, April 30.

Richard Mordini, MBA 10, who co-chaired this year’s competition with Angus Hildreth, MBA 10, reports a definite uptick in interest in the competition. “We had more than 100 entrants and an entry pool larger than last year,” says Mordini. “I think this demonstrates that students have taken it upon themselves to create their own opportunities.”

Finalists in the 11th annual Berkeley Business Plan Competition are:


AutoTB is developing a medical device that improves the diagnostic process for tuberculosis. The device would decrease analysis time, increase sensitivity, and reduce the chance of human error present in current procedures, while remaining affordable for developing countries.

GamesThatGive Inc.

GamesThatGive Inc. is a start-up venture dedicated to the development of socially responsible video games.

Integrated Diagnostics

Integrated Diagnostics has used integrated circuit technology to create a hand-held device to enable health care providers to expedite diagnosis and forgo traditional laboratory-based testing for early-stage, accurate HIV detection.


LavaHealth provides business intelligence solutions that enhance the capabilities of the Electronic Health Information Systems that hospitals use to manage patient records, order laboratory tests, and exchange information.


Logicularity is a graphical design solution that allows a business user to visually explore structured and unstructured information and test-drive dashboards and reports in order to make better decisions.


Novophage provides a biological solution to treat contamination on food products and in food processing plants that is safer and more environmentally sustainable than harsh chemical treatments and antibiotics used in the food processing industry.


Siverde is developing a technology that converts CO2 into biofuels without relying on photosynthesis, which requires either expensive infrastructure or arable lands.


Ulteamail is an online email collaboration tool in which project team members can view, add, and share information, such as status updates, comments, and to-do list items.

For more information on the competition and the final events, visit

Research Spotlight: Raube Finds Pay-For-Performance Stimulates Only Modest Change Among Doctors

Kristiana Raube

California doctors given financial incentives to improve the quality of medical care have begun to embrace an array of changes important to advancing quality, according to a study co-authored by Kristiana Raube, executive director of the Haas School's Graduate Program in Health Management.

In response to pay-for-performance incentives, medical groups sped up adoption of information technology, more closely tracked the improvement of physician performance, and sharpened their focus on quality, according to the findings published in the March/April edition of the journal Health Affairs.

However, Raube and her co-authors noted that pay-for-performance incentives failed to achieve their stated goal of breakthrough quality improvements.

"The lessons from this study should be considered by policy makers, such as those from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as they design value-based purchasing initiatives," says Raube, also a Haas School adjunct professor. Raube co-authored the study with RAND Corp. researchers Cheryl Damberg, Stephanie Teleki, and Erin de la Cruz.

Although pay-for-performance programs in health care have grown rapidly in recent years as a way to improve the quality of care, there is little research about how well they work.

Seeking to fill that void, Raube and her RAND co-authors evaluated the nation's largest pay-for-performance program -- a statewide program launched by the California Integrated Healthcare Association in 2003. The initiative includes seven major California health plans and 225 physician groups, which employ 35,000 physicians and care for 6.2 million people.

Physician groups receive financial bonuses if they meet certain performance guidelines such as increasing the number of patients with diabetes who receive recommended blood tests. Between 2003 and 2007, the participating health plans paid $203 million in incentives to participating physician groups.

Most of the medical groups interviewed by the researchers suggested that the program’s financial incentives -- generally about $1,500 to $2,000 annually per physician -- were too small to stimulate significant change among most doctors. They suggested the incentives needed to be two to five times higher to achieve quality improvements.

Plans rated the success of the program as 2.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 - not successful, 5 - very successful), with one plan commenting, "P4P is an appendage, not a new way of doing business or managing care."

However, more than two-thirds of the medical groups reported that the pay-for-performance program resulted in more positives than negatives. Although there is some concern that pay-for-performance might cause physicians to drop patients who decline to follow recommendations, few reports of such events were received.

MFE Program Welcomes New Class

The Haas School's Master's of Financial Engineering (MFE) Program welcomed 64 new students on March 23.

The new class -- the ninth for the MFE Program -- first arrived at Haas for its orientation on March 16 and began classes a week later.

The new class hails from 20 countries, from Israel to South Korea to India. The students boast an average score of 93% in the quantitative section of the GRE and GMAT. Thirteen students hold PhDs, while 24 students hold master's degrees. Their previous work experience ranges from a risk manager at American Express to a NASA rocket scientist to an emerging markets credit exotics trader at Deutsche Bank New York. The class also includes a former professional soccer player and one student with an upper-brown belt in Judo.

“As always, the Berkeley MFE Program has attracted the best students, and working with such a cat of outstanding students is very exciting,” says MFE Executive Director Linda Kreitzman.

The one-year Master's in Financial Engineering Program provides students with a comprehensive set of skills to master careers in arbitrage, hedging, options pricing, portfolio management, trading, and dynamic investment strategies. For more information, visit

Haas to Spruce Up Building, Begin Work on New Classroom

The Haas School will be buzzing with activity this summer as crews build a new high-tech classroom and apply a coat of fresh paint to its building exterior.

A $1.5 million grant from the Koret Foundation will fund the 21st century classroom. The 70-seat classroom, which will be developed in the space currently occupied by F320, will make use of the latest technology.

The project also will include a new break-out room adjacent to the high-tech classroom, which requires moving the school's Xlab (Experimental Social Sciences Laboratory). At the end of the semester Xlab will temporarily move to the space occupied by the Center for Executive Education, which will move to new offices at 2000 Center Street in downtown Berkeley in May.

In addition to the new classroom construction, the Haas School's exterior will receive a coat of fresh paint over the summer.

Other plans for Haas School facilities are still being developed in conjunction with the strategic plan and the capital campaign. The Koret funds for the new high-tech classroom were raised as part of the Haas School's capital campaign, The Campaign for Haas. One major goal of the campaign is "Transform the Haas Campus."

The Koret Foundation is a private philanthropic organization created in 1979 with funds from the estates of Joseph and Stephanie Koret, who founded the Koret of California sportswear line.

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Twitter is just one of the many social media forays of the Haas School. Among our 60+ groups on Facebook ( are groups specific for alumni in Israel, Shanghai, MFEs, and each MBA class. Our students, faculty, and alumni are also discussing matters on the Haas School LinkedIn group,

For a road map to all of the Haas School's videos, podcasts, blogs, and activities on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, visit

Staff News

Tony Leonard Becomes New PhD Graduate Adviser

The Haas School PhD Program Office welcomed Tony Leonard as its new PhD graduate adviser on March 16.

Leonard came to Haas from the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs office, where he worked as the coordinator of dean searches for the Berkeley campus. He also worked as the trainer for the Berkeley online travel and entertainment system. Leonard has a MA from New York University in interdisciplinary humanities and social thought and a BA in social science from San Francisco State.

In his spare time, Tony enjoys listening to music and playing basketball.

Phone: 642-1409
Office: F477

Diane Rea Named New Special Events Coordinator

Diane Rea joined the Development and Alumni Relations Department as its new special events coordinator on March 16.

Rea brings to the job 20 years of experience in event management, marketing, and sales in a variety of positions in the music industry and community organizations in theater and the arts.

Rea, a long-time San Francisco resident, enjoys being involved in nonprofit organizations in San Francisco that cater to bringing the arts to the broader public.

Phone: 642-7898
Office: 2001 Addison St.

Jennifer Ruppert Hired in New Senior Marketing Manager Position

Jennifer Ruppert joined the Haas School's Marketing and Communications Office today, March 30, as its first senior marketing manager for Development and Alumni Relations.

Ruppert will initially work out of an office in the Dean's Suite but eventually will be based in the Alumni Relations and Development office at 2001 Addison St. and spend one day per week – Tuesday – at the Haas School.

Ruppert comes to Haas from Littler Mendelson, the largest U.S.-based employment and labor law firm with more than 750 attorneys and 46 offices nationwide, where she served as marketing manager for creative content. Ruppert previously has written freelance articles for Haas NewsWire.

Ruppert's experience also includes serving as director of public relations for premium men's footwear maker Allen-Edmonds; marketing manager for the Charles Allis/Villa Terrace Museums in Milwaukee, Wisc.; and marketing positions tied to revenue generation with two San Francisco-based software companies. Additionally, she has provided her marketing communications expertise to several non-profit organizations as a volunteer.

Ruppert earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Redlands and a master's degree in art history from San Jose State. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hiking, trail running, cycling, yoga, reading, and collecting art.

Phone: TBD
Office: 2001 Addison St.

Haas in the News:

Listen to Dean Rich Lyons talk business schools' role in the economic crisis on KQED at

US News & World Report

Keeping the Solar Dream Alive
April 2009
BrightSource CEO John Woolard, MBA 97, and CFO Jack Jenkins-Stark, MBA 81, were featured in a story about their solar energy company.

San Francisco Chronicle

Google carves out its corner of the Earth

March 30, 2009
Haas Executive Fellow John Hanke, MBA 96, director of Google Maps and Earth, was quoted in a feature about the products.

New York Times

A Downturn Wraps a City in Hesitance
March 26, 2009
Emily Powell, MBA 08, and her family's business, Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., was featured in a story about how fear and diminished expectations are hurting the economy.

USA Today MBA candidates test skills in New Orleans
March 24, 2009
UC Berkeley was mentioned among the schools who sent business schools to New Orleans this year to participate in IDEACorps, a business-oriented Peace Corps concept that pairs MBA candidates with local entrepreneurs.

New America Media
Is a Carbon Tax Good for the Economy?
March 23, 2009
Severin Borenstein, a professor in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group and director of the University of California's Energy Institute, was quoted testifying before the Commission on the 21st Century Economy, saying that a carbon tax of $20/ton would bring in $10 billion in state revenue per year.

The Christian Science Monitor
How to 'reboot' your American dream
March 22, 2009
Kathleen Connell, a lecturer in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group, wrote an article about adopting the attitudes and practices of accountants and economists to ensure financial security.

San Jose Mercury News
Mileage-tax proposal stirs debate
March 21, 2009
Borenstein was quoted in favor of a carbon tax based on vehicle pollution rather than a mileage tax, which he said undermines the incentive to buy fuel-efficient vehicles because Hummer owners are taxed at the same rate as hybrid owners.

Business School Blues
March 20, 2009
Dean Rich Lyons was a guest on KQED's Forum program, talking about how well business schools are preparing future leaders.
Panelists Discuss Chronicle’s Decline, Print Journalism’s Demise
March 20, 2009
David Robinson, a senior lecturer in the Haas Marketing Group, was quoted about free content and Craigslist have contributed to the San Francisco Chronicle's decline.

Financial Times
Familiar face at the top,dwp_uuid=02e16f4a-46f9-11da-b8e5-00000e2511c8.html
March 20, 2009
Laura Tyson, a professor in the Haas Business and Public Policy Group, was mentioned as former dean of the London Business School in a story about LBS's new dean.

Evening Standard
£300000 for university chiefs but they want student fees to go up,000+for+university+chiefs+but+they+want+student+fees+to+go+up/
March 19, 2009
Tyson and her former salary were mentioned in a story about salaries of universities' top administrator.

Tyson was also mentioned in a similar story in the following media outlet:
Vice-chancellors' salaries on a par with prime minister
March 19, 2009

Financial Times
Students test clean energy by degrees,dwp_uuid=02e16f4a-46f9-11da-b8e5-00000e2511c8.html

March 20, 2009
Jay Stowsky, senior assistant dean at Haas; Catherine Wolfram, an associate professor in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group; and Adam Lorimer, MBA 10, were quoted about the Cleantech to Market program, which matches Haas School students with scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

The story was reprinted in this publication in Qatar:
The Peninsula
Students test clean energy by degrees
March 23, 2009

Ars Technica
Google funds research to help it understand itself
March 20, 2009
Hal Varian, a professor in the Haas Operations and Information Technology Management Group and chief economist at Google, was named as a judge for Google grants for the academic world.

Varian was also mentioned in the following story on the grant awards that mentioned Zsolt Katona, an associate professor in the Haas Marketing Group, among the grant winners:

Time Out Chicago
Business owner complaints about Yelp’s ethics keep on coming
March 19, 2009
Jo-Ellen Pozner, an assistant professor in the Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group, was quoted about what Yelp should in response to the controversy over its sales practices, was cited in this follow-up post.

The original quote appeared in this story:

East Bay Express
Yelp Extortion Allegations Stack Up
March 18, 2009

Research Magazine
Google and WPP award media research grants
March 18, 2009

The Wall Street Journal
Executive M.B.A. Programs Bulk Up Overseas
March 17, 2009
Sebastian Teunissen, executive director of the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy, was quoted about how the center's International Business Development program has become the reason some students choose the Haas School.

San Francisco Chronicle
JFCS takes entrepreneurial approach
Lecturer Jim Schorr was quoted about nonprofits utilizing a "social enterprise model" - a revenue-generating enterprise that relies on a diversified mix of government aide, private donations, and profit-earning programs - designed to withstand harsh economic times.

March 16, 2009

The Christian Science Monitor
How to earn your penny-pincher credentials
March 16, 2009
Connell wrote an article about how the economic crisis is leading Americans to adopt new values-based lifestyles that are not focused on accumulation of possessions.

New York Times
Tired of Looking for Work, Some Create Their Own
March 13, 2009
Jerome S. Engel, director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, was quoted about entrepreneurship during the recession.

The story was picked up by several other news outlets:

The Brunei Times

No job? Make one
March 18, 2009

Forex Hound
New Life from the Economic Ashes
March 18, 2008

Daily Markets
Entrepreneurial Energy Arises From The Economic Ashes
March 17, 2009

Financial Armageddon
New Life from the Economic Ashes
March 17, 2009

San Diego Union Tribune
More work on business plans, not resumes
March 15, 2009

International Herald Tribune
Searching for work, some make their own
March 15, 2009

The Gadsden Times
Tired of Looking for Work, Some Create Their Own
March 14, 2009

Mohave State Bank
Desperation Has Become the Mother of Invention
March 14, 2009

Star News Online
Tired of Looking for Work, Some Create Their Own
March 13, 2009

City Journal
Why KIPP Schools Work
March 13, 2009
The Haas School of Business was mentioned for providing a six-week leadership course as part of recruitment and training for KIPP, a network of public charter schools.

Los Angeles Times
Plan to cut mortgage interest deduction stirs opposition,0,6494844.story
March 14, 2009
Kenneth Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, was quoted about his study of the household interest deduction and the effect on California and New York.

Rosen was also featured in the following media outlets:

Contra Costa Times
Mortgage deduction loss stirs debate
March 16, 2009

Hartford Courant
Realtors, Builders, Bankers Oppose Obama Plan,0,7532378.story
March 15, 2009

Saint Augustine Record
Plan to cut mortgage interest deduction stirs opposition
March 15, 2009

New Tribune
Realtors fear effect of losing tax break
March 15, 2009

Herald Tribune
Home buyers' benefit targeted
March 14, 2009

Twin Cities
Battle brews over mortgage interest tax deduction
March 14, 2009

DS News
The Moratorium Morass
March 13, 2009

Gradual Rise in California Gasoline Prices Expected
March 13, 2009
Borenstein was quoted about gas prices during the recession and in the future.

KHTS Radio
New Small Business Development Center Director Named
March 13, 2009
Steven Tannehill, MBA 91, was featured as the new director of the Small Business Development Center at the College of the Canyons.

Expert Who Supported Microsoft Breakup Joins Justice Department
March 12, 2009
Carl Shapiro, a professor in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group, was featured for rejoining the U.S. Justice Department as the antitrust division’s chief economist.

Shapiro was also featured in the following media outlets:

AntitrustProf Blog
Carl Shapiro to Join DOJ as Chief Economist
March 12, 2009

Law 360
Microsoft Breakup-Supporting Economist Rejoins DOJ (registration required)
March 12, 2009

Christian Science Monitor
Make Obama's home rescue plan a home run
March 11, 2009
John O’Brien, an adjunct professor and co-director of the Center for Innovative Financial Technology, wrote an op-ed about President Obama's Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan, five roadblocks to implementing principal reductions, and a new instrument created by his firm to solve problems with principal reduction.

Happening at Haas

Dean's Speaker Series on Financial Turmoil:
The Challenges of Managing in Turbulent Times

Tuesday, March 31
7:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room

Bill Sullivan, CEO, Agilent Technologies
Dean's Speaker Series
Monday, April 6
12:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room

14th Annual Fisher Center Real Estate Conference
Real Estate, Finance, and the Economy: How Do We Adjust to the New Reality?

Tuesday, April 14
St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco

John Fleming, Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer

Peterson Lecture Series on Corporate Responsibility
Tuesday, April 14
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room

Arun Sarin, Former CEO, Vodafone, MBA 78, MS 78 (engineering)
Dean's Speaker Series
Wednesday, April 15
12:30 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium

11th Annual Public Leadership Dinner
Thomas M. Siebel, Founder, Siebel Systems, Meth Project Foundation

Wednesday, April 15
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
International House, Berkeley

10th Annual Global Social Venture Competition
Global Finals
Friday, April 24
Haas School of Business

Global Social Venture Competition Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship
Jonathan Greenblatt, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Saturday, April 25
9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco

Biz Stone, Co-founder, Twitter
All-Alumni Reunion Conference
Saturday, April 25
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Chet Wood, CEO, Deloitte Tax
Dean's Speaker Series
Tuesday, April 28
12:30 p.m.
 Wells Fargo Room

Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum: 11th Annual UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition Finalist Presentations and Awards Ceremony
Thursday, April 30
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Andersen Auditorium
For more information and to register:

Janet Yellen, CEO, San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank
Dean's Speaker Series on Financial Turmoil

Tuesday, May 5
7:30 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium


Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series: Incorporation & Compensation
Wednesday, April 1
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room

Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series: Financing
Monday, April 20
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room



Hongjun Yan, Yale University
Nickels versus Black Swans: Reputation, Trading Strategies and Asset Prices
Thursday, April 2
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p. m.
Cheit Hall C220

Tano Santos (Columbia University)
Thursday, April 9
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p. m.
Cheit Hall C220

For more information, visit

Randy Komisar, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Wednesday, April 15
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room

John Riccitiello, CEO, Electronic Arts
Wednesday, April 22
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room

For more information, contact Clifford Mak at

Fiona Kun Yao, OBIR doctoral student, Haas School
Wednesday, April 1
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall C330

Atul Teckchandani & Emily Choi, OBIR doctoral students, Haas School
Wednesday, April 8
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall C330

For more information:

Tracy Lewis, Duke University
"Delegating Search Agents"
Thursday, April 2
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall C325


Tony Singarayar, Founder, Analogy Growth Partners (business model)
Monday, April  6
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 330

Frank Piller, Professor, University of Aachen, and MIT
Monday, April 13
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 330


Sanjog Misra, University of Rochester
MCMC for Discrete Games of Incomplete Information
Thursday, April 2
4:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250

Botond Koszegi, UC Berkeley, Economics
Thursday, April 9
4:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250


Webinar -- Executive Resumes: Learn how to write a powerful resume
Thursday, April 2
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Register online.
For more information, contact Haas Career Services at

The Global Impact of US Energy Policies Under President Obama's Leadership with Haas Professor Severin Borenstein, director, UC Energy Institute
Friday, April 10
More information to come soon.
For more information, please contact the Haas Alumni Relations Office at

Monthly 2001 MBA Class Lunch
Tuesday, April 14
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Rincon Center Food Court, 101 Spear St, San Francisco
For more information, contact Martin McMahon at

Get-together at Circa for femal Bay Area BCEMBA alumni
Tuesday, April 14
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Circa, 2001 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
RSVP: email Shimanti Guha at

Turbo Job Search Workshop
Wednesday, April 15
Location and registration: Information soon to come.
For more information, please contact Marti Wilimzig at or (847) 467-4195.

"Green Meets Green" Symposium
What Clean Energy Initiatives will mean to California and to You
Wednesday, April 15
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
University Faculty Club, UC Irvine, 801 East Peltason Drive, Irvine
Registration: Register online.
Cost: Haas Alumi $38; OC MBA $38; UC students $20; general admission $40; all on-site admissions $55
Moderator: Haas School Professor and Former Dean Tom Campbell.
Speakers:  Catherine Wolfram, associate professor, Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group; Steve Galanter, strategic planning manager, Energy Efficiency Division, Edison International; Tom Cain, Sail Venture Partners.
For questions, call 714.368.9884 or email

Global Women in Leadership Dinner
Thursday, April 16
Contact: Leslie Kanberg, director of Alumni Relations, (510) 642-7757,

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