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Haas NewsWire, April 10, 2006



Haas Team Takes Victory in Lehman Brothers Financial Engineering Competition


Master’s in Financial Engineering

The Haas School team of four MFE students and one Berkeley MBA student won the ninth Annual Graduate Business School Financial Engineering Competition held at Lehman Brothers in New York City this past weekend.

The team -- Jiakai Chen, MFE 06; Ran Liu, MFE 06; Vasco Ribeiro, MFE 06; Kevin Yang, MFE 06, and Michael Eberhardt, MBA 06-- defeated competitors from four of the nation's top MBA programs: Wharton, Chicago, Columbia, and Carnegie Mellon. Professors Richard Stanton and Nancy Wallace served as the team's faculty supervisors.

"All the teams did well with the case solution, but the Haas team stood out in the way it explained the rationale for its solution and by the balanced contribution from the five team members to the presentation and the judges' questions," says John O'Brien, executive director of the Master's in Financial Engineering (MFE) Program. "This is characteristic of the Haas teams through the years -- a tribute to the quality of the students, their finance training, the stress on teamwork, and the very effective coaching of Professors Stanton and Wallace."

This is the fourth win for Haas in the nine competitions held to date, and it is the third win in just the last four years. No second place was awarded this year. According to O'Brien, the head judge said the overall team quality was very high, but there was one distinction: Haas and all the rest.

"This year's case was by far the most technically complicated of the cases we have done," said Professor Stanton. "It involved an interest rate derivative and we had to worry about interest rates in more than one country as well as foreign exchange movements. Our students had by far the best combination of a professional and polished presentation and being able to handle the technical aspects of the case."

The competition is sponsored by Appaloosa Management Partners, L.P. and Lehman Brothers, and is organized by Carnegie Mellon University and Lehman Brothers Fixed Income Research.


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Professor Hennessy Wins Top Award for Paper on Corporate Debt


Assistant Professor Christopher Hennessy recently won first prize for the best corporate finance paper published in 2005 in the Journal of Finance.
 
Hennessy, a member of the Haas Finance Group, and co-author Toni M. Whited, an associate professor of finance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business, won the Brattle Prize in Corporate Finance and $10,000 for their paper "Debt Dynamics" (Journal of Finance, June 2005).
 
The paper lays out a dynamic model of investment and financing, going a step farther than previous work by accounting for managers' simultaneous desire to minimize taxes and plan for future financial flexibility and growth. Hennessy and Whited use the model to address several apparent paradoxes of corporate debt, such as why large, liquid, profitable firms fail to issue sufficient debt to drive down their corporate tax rate.


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New Leadership Course to be Added to Berkeley MBA Core Curriculum


The Haas School faculty recently voted to add a new experiential leadership course to the core curriculum of the Full-time and Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Programs. 


"In whatever jobs they hold in the future, Berkeley MBAs will need to motivate others for peak performance," says Dean Tom Campbell. "Management challenges will always involve leading other people."


The new course will begin in the Full-time MBA program next fall and will be taught in the Evening & Weekend core program beginning in the 2007-08 academic year. Because of the delay in being able to launch the program in the Evening & Weekend Program core, the school is also planning to offer an elective based on the core leadership course.  Beginning next year, second- and third-year students may take the leadership elective, which will be offered both in the evening and on the weekend.


Many Berkeley MBA students have long been advocating the launch of this kind of course.  Faculty, corporate recruiters, Haas staff members, and the school's Advisory Board have also long advocated for our school to offer leadership training. In last year's student satisfaction surveys, students in both programs indicated clearly they want more leadership training.


The new leadership course will be taught this fall in the full-time program by Haas Professors Jennifer Chatman and Pino Audia, each of whom will teach two cohorts.  The one-unit course will help students develop an understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses as leaders, and nurture confidence in their leadership abilities.


The course will offer lectures and readings on decision-making, power and influence, and organizational culture and change.  In addition, this material will be complemented with experiential, hands-on activities, including:
   * A 360-degree assessment of each student's leadership skills;
   * A component in which students role-play as leaders in structured exercises to familiarize them with the challenges, dilemmas, and potential contributions leaders make;
   * A project in which teams interview and assess the style of a leader of their choosing; and
   * Cases run by senior leaders of organizations.


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Eight Teams Chosen to Compete in UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition, April 27


Eight teams advanced from the semi-final round of the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition and will compete for $45,000 in prize money at the competition finals, taking place Thursday, April 27, at the Haas School.


The finalists will present their pitches to the public before the winners are announced at that evening's UC Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum. The audience will vote to determine which team wins the 2006 People's Choice Award.


This year's plans address topics ranging from molecular diagnostics to security technology and online relationship management for couples. The finalists are:


+ Allied Polymer, which designs and develops low-cost and high performance photo-imageable polymer materials for use in semiconductor packaging and integrated circuit boards;
+ Aurora BioFuels, an alternative energy company creating bio-diesel fuel with 125 times higher yields and 50% lower costs than current production methods;
+ CellASIC, which develops a microfluidic platform capable of mimicking the body's cellular environment for improved drug screening, tissue engineering, and stem cell research;
+ Kirsen Radio Vision, whose new approach to security technology produces instant 3-D "see-through" vision of different materials, even if hidden behind walls, garments, and luggage;
+ LoveEnsure Relationship Technologies, producer of LoveEnsure™, a web application that provides couples with an ongoing interactive relationship-management tool;
+ Silicon Servo, a biotech tools company developing the next generation of platform solutions to accelerate genomics research and to enable personalized medicine;
+ Tree Frog, which developed a web-based return-on-investment dashboard for marketing vice presidents that includes functional modules for executing marketing communications, product marketing, pricing, and promotions plans;
+ Xylim, whose new class of coprocessors (special processing units that assist the CPU) resolves performance bottlenecks and accelerates processing speed.


Now in its eighth year, the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition is organized by Berkeley MBA students at the Haas School. It is hosted by the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation  in partnership with UC Berkeley's College of Engineering and School of Information, and the UC San Francisco Innovation Accelerator.


The competition finals will be presented at a special Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum on April 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium. For more information on the competition, go to http://bplan.berkeley.edu.

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11th Annual Fisher Center Conference Explores Opportunities in a Changing World, April 20


"Finding Real Estate Opportunities in a Changing World" is the theme for the 11th Annual Fisher Center Real Estate Conference on April 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.


Leading experts will share their ideas about the evolving complexities of today's real estate business and how the industry will be affected by the challenges of an ever-changing economy. Ample time will be allotted for questions, answers, and the exchange of ideas with some of the most knowledgeable authorities on the economy, real estate, technology, and finance.


Highlights of the conference include:
+ "The Real Estate and Economic Forecast" by Ken Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics;
+ "The State of The State - Financing California," by Haas School Dean Tom Campbell; and
+ "Retirement, Real Estate, Boomers & Gen-Xers," a panel with Assistant Professor Thomas Davidoff; Mary Furlong, president of Mary Furlong & Associates; Sherry Chris, COO of Prudential California Realty; and moderated by Steve Chamberlin, chairman of Chamberlin Associates.


Additional discussion topics range from emerging real estate trends to "reality testing" in the California residential housing market.


The conference has been approved for eight hours of continuing education credit from the California Department of Real Estate (DRE Sponsor #1656). It is also approved for one re-certification credit from the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors.


or more information or to register, go to http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/realestate. To speak with a representative, send an e-mail to zeleski@haas.berkeley.edu or call 510-643-6109.


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Is the World Really Flat? Rose and Lyons Prepare to Level Each Other, April 18


The slings and arrows of verbal sparring will fly when Professors Andrew Rose and Richard Lyons discuss Thomas Friedman's recently updated book Is the World Flat? at the annual Clausen Center for International Business & Policy debate on Tuesday, April 18, at 4:00 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room.


Richard K. Lyons, the Sylvan Coleman Professor of Finance and executive associate dean of the Haas School, will take the affirmative position in debating the perspective on globalization put forth by Friedman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times. "Though I respect some of the research Professor Rose has done (most, actually), on this issue he's stuck in the past, lost in a world of frictions that, operationally, the world has moved beyond. I'm just surprised that he would put himself in the position of defending that side," says Lyons.


Andrew K. Rose, the Bernard T. Rocca Jr. Professor of International Trade and director of the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy, will argue the negative position. "John Lennon once wrote 'Imagine there's no country. It isn't hard to do.' That seems to capture the views of my opponent and I take it about as seriously as other lyrics by Lennon like 'I am the walrus,'" says Rose.


The debate is presented by the Clausen Center, with executive director Sebastian Teunissen serving as moderator. Winners of the Clausen Fellowships will be announced and a reception in the Bank of America Forum follows the event. For more information, go to http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/HaasGlobal/index.html.


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Mexican Banker Ricardo Guajardo, MBA 72, to Speak at Haas May 5


One of Mexico's top banking leaders, Ricardo Guajardo, MBA 72, will speak on "Key Success Factors for Development: Why Economic Liberalism Disappoints So Many in Latin America" at a Dean's Speakers Series event at 12:15 p.m. in Cheit Hall 230 on Friday, May 5.


Guajardo is the former CEO of BBVA Bancomer, Mexico's largest bank, and serves on the boards of some of Mexico's largest corporations. This event is co-sponsored by the Latin American and Hispanic Business Student Association. Final details on the event will be announced soon. Santiago Campero, MBA 07, president of the Latin American and Hispanic Business Student Association, was instrumental in bringing this speaker to Haas.


For more information, contact Campero at campero@haas.berkeley.edu.


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Haas Alumni Reunion Conference Looks at the Future of Business, April 29


All Haas School faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend the All-Alumni Reunion Conference on Saturday, April 29 titled, "Future Trends in Business: A Look Behind the Headlines" beginning at 9:30 a.m.


The day's speakers include:


+Professor David Teece on "Dynamic Factors Which Lead to Success in a Business Enterprise." Teece is the Mitsubishi Bank Professor of International Business and Finance, and director of the Institute of Management, Innovation, and Organization.

+ A panel titled, "Innovation in the Global Setting: Perspectives by Haas Alums at Google" moderated by Jerome Engel, executive director, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.


+ A town hall meeting on the Haas Strategic Plan with Richard K. Lyons, Executive Associate Dean.

+ "In-or-Out Contracting: Outsourcing, Incentives and Organizational Design" with Steve Tadelis, associate professor in the Business and Public Policy Group.


+ " Battle of the Sexes: Gender Stereotypes and Negotiation Effectiveness" with Laura Kray, associate professor in the Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group.


The day wraps up with an all-alumni consumption function in the Bank of America Forum.


Registration is free to faculty, staff, and students, but pre-registration by April 17 is required. To register, visit http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=105386.


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Four Haas Staff Members Recognized for Outstanding Efforts


Four Haas School staff members were honored with Outstanding Staff Awards last week at the annual staff appreciation luncheon.


Deborah Houy, faculty assistant, and Jennifer Sullivan, manager of facilities and administrative services, received awards for excellence in recognition of their years of high-quality performance. Kim Huynh, programmer analyst for Haas Computing Services was honored for innovation for developing new processes and improving customer service. Lisa Feldman, associate director of Career Services, was honored for leadership for fostering collaboration, communication, and cooperation between colleagues.


This is the fifth year that the school has given these awards. This year the award criteria were revised to reflect the goals of the school: excellence, innovation, and leadership. Over 60 nominations were submitted.


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Faculty News


Clausen Center Executive Director Joins Explorers Club
 
Sebastian Teunissen, executive director of the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy, has become a member of The Explorers Club, an international professional society for explorers and field scientists.


Teunissen, also an adjunct professor, was nominated for membership into the multidisciplinary, not-for-profit club by John Loret, a former club president and member of Thor Heyerdahl's 1955 Expedition to Easter Island, and Sergio Rapu, a former governor of Easter Island and noted archeologist specializing in the history of Easter Island. For its members, th e club provides expedition resources including funding, online information, and member-to-member consultation and, most importantly, fellowship with other members—a global network of expertise, experience, technology, industry, and support.

For more information on the Explorers Club, visit http://www.explorers.org/index.php.


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Haas in the News


Henry Chesbrough, adjunct professor and executive director of the Center for Open Innovation, was quoted in an April 4 Boston Herald article titled "Takeover Leaves Future of Bell Labs Uncertain." For full article: http://business.bostonherald.com/businessNews/view.bg?articleid=133497


Richard Lyons, executive associate dean of the Haas School, was quoted in an April 4 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "A Web of Oil Intrigue." For full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/04/04/BUGQRI2OAI1.DTL


Carl Shapiro, the Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy and director of the Institute of Business and Economics Research, was quoted in an April 2 Time Magazine article titled "Patently Absurd," regarding the need for patent system reform. For full article: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1179349,00.html


Hal Varian, professor in the Haas Operations and Information Technology Management Group, was mentioned in a March 31 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "TECH CHRONICLES; A daily dose of postings from The Chronicle's technology blog." For full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/03/31/BUGHOI0S351.DTL&type=business


Former Dean Laura Tyson was mentioned in a March 31 Economist article titled "News from the schools." For full article: http://www.economist.com/business/globalexecutive/education/displayStory.cfm?story_id=6764227


The third annual Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum to be held at the Haas School was featured in a March 31 Embedded Computing Design article titled "2006 Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum." For full article: http://www.embedded-computing.com/news/db/?2371


Ben Hermalin, the Willis H. Booth Professor of Banking and Finance, was quoted in a March 30 San Jose Business Journal article titled "Potential Conflicts Keep Him Out of Knight Ridder Bidding, CEO says." For full article: http://sanjose.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2006/03/27/daily42.html?t=printable


The Haas School was mentioned in a March 30 Los Angeles Times article titled "Strapped UC Schools Seek More Autonomy," regarding its campaign to win more autonomy from the UC Regents in setting its tuition and faculty pay scales. For full article: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-golden30mar30,1,4589775.column?coll=la-utilities-business


William Rosenzweig, Center for Responsible Business Lecturer, was featured in a March 28 NutraIngredients.com article titled "B rand New Brands births first two companies." For full article: http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/news/ng.asp?n=66683-brand-new-brands-functional-foods


Kellie A. McElhaney, adjunct professor and executive director of the Center for Responsible Business, was quoted in a March 27 SocialFunds.com article titled " Values-Driven Business How to Change the World, Make Money, and Have Fun ." For full article: http://www.socialfunds.com/news/release.cgi/5276.html


David Vogel, the Solomon P. Lee Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics, was quoted in a March 26 USA Today article titled "How Barbie is Making Business a Little Better," regarding limits of corporate responsibility. For full article: http://www.usatoday.com/money/companies/2006-03-26-corporate-responsibility_x.htm


Varian was mentioned in a March 23 American Enterprise Institute article titled "The Google Book Search Controversy." For full article: http://www.aei.org/publications/filter.all,pubID.24098/pub_detail.asp


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Happening at Haas


8TH ANNUAL HAAS NONPROFIT AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT STUDENT-ALUMNI LEADERSHIP DINNER
Tuesday, April 11
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley
Across the United States, 66,000 foundations are giving away more than $30 billion each year to everything from the arts to zoos. How do they make their choices? How do they understand whether they are truly making a difference? What are the opportunities as these institutions look to the future?
Keynote speaker, James E. Canales, President and CEO of The James Irvine Foundation—a private foundation with assets of more than $1.5 billion— will share his insights as one of the youngest leaders of a major private foundation. He will describe the inner workings of foundations, talk about how foundations measure their impact, and share his views on how the nonprofit and philanthropic sector may evolve in the years ahead.
For more information, contact Nora Silver at silver@haas.berkeley.edu or Simona Chin at sichin@haas.berkeley.edu.


MOT LECTURE SERIES
"Silicon Valley's New Investment Environment" with Randy Komisar, General Partner at Kleiner Perkins
Wednesday, April 12
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is a top-tier venture capital fund known for record-setting investment returns. General Partner Randy Komisar will explain how the firm makes its picks, and the current environment for entrepreneurs. Admission to the lecture series is free to students, faculty, and the University of California Community.
For more information contact, Susan Reneau at sreneau@haas.berkeley.edu.


ENTREPRENEURS ROUNDTABLE
Thursday, April 13
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Marines Memorial Hotel, San Francisco
Tickets are limited to ensure a high entrepreneur-to-student ratio, giving Berkeley MBA students the opportunity for richer dialog around the strategic, operational, and financial challenges that entrepreneurs face. Networking opportunities include breakout sessions organized around industry and business function, along with the chance to connect informally over appetizers and cocktails.
For more information, contact Gretchen Deknikker at deknikke@haas.berkeley.edu


THIRD ANNUAL BERKELEY NANOTECHNOLOGY FORUM 2006 (BNF06)
Saturday, April 15
All Day
Haas School of Business
BNF06 will focus on where nanotechnology is being used today and explore promising future applications at this all-day forum. The theme for this year's forum is "Nanotechnology: Living up to the Promise." The keynote speakers will be Stan Williams, director of quantum research for Hewlett Packard Labs, and Matthew Nordan, president of Lux Research. Panel discussions for the day include Future Funding for Nanotechnology Innovation, Nano-Energy Applications, and Nano-Bio Applications. Attendees receive a continental breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt.
Visit http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~nano/ for more information.


THE OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA
Michael Pollan, Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley and Author of The Omnivore's Dilemma
Monday, April 17
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
For more information, contact Caely Cusick at caelyc@berkeley.edu.


CLAUSEN CENTER DEBATE
"Is the World Really Flat?" with Professors Andrew Rose and Richard Lyons
Tuesday, April 18
4:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
Richard K. Lyons, the Sylvan Coleman Professor of Finance and executive associate dean of the Haas School, will take the affirmative position in debating the perspective on globalization put forth by Friedman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times. Andrew K. Rose, the Bernard T. Rocca Jr. Professor of International Trade and director of the Clausen Center for International Business & Policy, will argue the negative position.
For more information, go to http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/HaasGlobal/index.html.


DAVID AAKER DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES IN MARKETING
David Aaker, professor emeritus of marketing
Wednesday, April 19
12:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
The entire Haas School community is invited to learn the latest thinking on building brands from one of the world's leading authorities on the subject, Haas School Marketing Professor Emeritus David Aaker. Aaker is the E.T. Grether Professor of Marketing and Public Policy Emeritus at the Haas School. He now serves as vice chairman of Prophet Brand Strategies, a San Francisco consulting firm founded on the basis of Aaker's brand principles by two of his former students, Scott Galloway and Ian Chaplin, both from the MBA class of 1992. The lecture is part of the David Aaker Distinguished Lecture Series in Marketing, which was launched in spring 2001.
Seats will be available on first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, contact Sarah Benson at benson@haas.berkeley.edu.


MOT LECTURE SERIES
"Advances in Biotechnology" with Keith Grossman, CEO, Thoratec Corporation
Wednesday, April 19
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
Keith Grossman has grown Thoratec into a $1 billion market-cap biotechnology firm and a leader in implantable medical devices. Grossman will discuss the challenges of building a successful biotech firm, and new opportunities.
For more information contact, Susan Reneau at sreneau@haas.berkeley.edu.


11TH ANNUAL FISHER CENTER CONFERENCE
"Finding Real Estate Opportunities in a Changing World"
Thursday, April 20
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco
Leading experts will share their ideas about the evolving complexities of today's real estate business and how the industry will be affected by the challenges of an ever-changing economy. Ample time will be allotted for questions, answers, and the exchange of ideas with some of the most knowledgeable authorities on the economy, real estate, technology, and finance.
For more information or to register, go to http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/realestate.
To speak with a representative, send an e-mail to zeleski@haas.berkeley.edu or call 510-643-6109.


ANNUAL HAAS FACULTY/STAFF VS. MBA STUDENTS SOFTBALL CHALLENGE
Friday, April 21
2:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars! Call up your personal trainers! Start eating better! Hone your trash talking skills! Join in the fun at the annual Haas faculty/staff vs. MBA students softball challenge. More details will follow soon. All talent levels accepted.
For more information, contact Gundars Strads at strads@haas.berkeley.edu .


MOT LECTURE SERIES
"Technology, Growth, and Innovation" with Tom Duerig, CEO, NDC Division, Johnson and Johnson
Wednesday, April 26
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
No company has seized opportunities in global biotech investment and growth as effectively as Johnson and Johnson. CEO of J&J's NDC Division Tom Duerig will discuss the company's strategy and the road ahead.
For more information contact, Susan Reneau at sreneau@haas.berkeley.edu.


UC BERKELEY BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION FINALS
Thursday, April 27
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Andersen Auditorium
The UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition finalists will present their pitches to the public before the winners are announced at the UC Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum, in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium. The audience will vote to determine which team wins the 2006 People's Choice Award.
For more information, visit http://bplan.berkeley.edu.


DEAN'S SPEAKERS SERIES
"Key Success Factors for Development: Why Economic Liberalism Disappoints So Many in Latin America" with Ricardo Guajardo, MBA 72
Friday, May 5
12:15 p.m.
Cheit Hall 230
Guajardo is the former CEO of BBVA Bancomer ( Mexico's largest bank) and serves on the boards of some of Mexico's largest corporations. This event is co-sponsored by the Latin American and Hispanic Business Student Association.
For more information contact , Santiago Campero a t campero@haas.berkeley.edu.


Seminars


SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
"The Theology of Innovation" by Raymond Miles, professor emeritus at Haas
Wednesday, April 12
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 330
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


FINANCE SEMINAR
"Investment Taxes and Equity Returns" by Clemens Sialm, University of Michigan
Thursday, April 13
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Cheit Hall 220
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
"Succession Rules and Leadership Rents" by Stergios Skaperdas, UC Irvine
Thursday, April 13
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.


JOINT ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT/FINANCE SEMINAR
"Risk, Uncertainty, and Asset-Pricing 'Antipuzzles'" by Martin Weitzman, Harvard University
Monday, April 17
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
S480, Executive Learning Classroom
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
"The Limits of Equality: Insights from the Israeli Kibbutz" by Ran Abramitzky, Stanford
Thursday, April 20
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR SERIES
Jordan Holzman, Haas School
Friday, April 21
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


FINANCE SEMINAR
Vicky Henderson, Princeton University
Thursday, April 27
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 pm
Cheit Hall 220
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
"Consortium Contracts" by Dean Williamson, DOJ
Thursday, April 27
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR SERIES
David Zilberman, Haas School
Friday, April 28
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
"Incentives in Markets: Firms & Governments" by Atif Mian, University of Chicago
Thursday, May 4
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR SERIES
Loraine Lau, UC Irvine
Friday, May 5
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


BAY AREA ALUMNI
Eighth Annual Haas Nonprofit and Public Management Student-Alumni Leadership Dinner
Tuesday, April 11
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
This event connects students, alumni and community leaders. The keynote speaker will be James E. Canales, President and CEO, The James Irvine Foundation. This event is hosted by the Nonprofit and Public Management Program in conjunction with Net Impact and the Alumni Relations Office at the Haas School of Business.
For more information, please contact Nora Silver at silver@haas.berkeley.edu or Simona Chin at sichin@haas.berkeley.edu.


SAN FRANCISCO ALUMNI
Multi-School Happy Hour
Thursday, April 20
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Courtyard Lounge, The Cigar Bar, 850 Montgomery Street, San Francisco
Friends, MBAs, Business alumni - join us at the Cigar Bar for the SF Multi-School Happy Hour. The last Business School social hosted by the SF Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network was outstanding, with 175+ people from a dozen schools attending.
For information, contact David Gimpelevich at gimpelev@alumni.haas.org.


EAST BAY ALUMNI
Rebuilding Together Oakland
Saturday, April 22
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Berkeley Real Estate Alumni Association (BREAA) is partnering with the Berkeley Real Estate Club (BREC) on behalf of Rebuilding Together Oakland. Mix with other Berkeley real estate alums and put your weekend remodeler skills to work for a worthy cause. Join Rebuilding Together Oakland's neighbor-helping-neighbor team as we work to transform homes and community facilities this April. Everyone 14 and over is welcome!
For more information, contact Steve Shanks at shanks@haas.berkeley.edu .


SEATTLE ALUMNI
Spring Potluck BBQ
Saturday, April 22
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Gregory Amrofell's home, 2336 N. 51st Street, Seattle, WA
Seattle alumni are invited to a casual event for Haas alumni, family and friends - Spring Potluck BBQ.
RSVP to Gregory Amrofell at amrofell@mba.berkeley.edu.


ALL ALUMNI
All-Alumni Reunion Conference
Saturday, April 29
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Haas School of Business, Arthur Andersen Auditorium
All Haas alumni are invited back to Haas for the All-Alumni Reunion Conference. Join fellow alumni, Haas faculty and industry leaders for a day of discussions and presentations on "Future Trends in Business: A Look Behind The Headlines." The All-Alumni Reunion Conference brings together a selection of outstanding faculty and alumni who will discuss the issues and concerns facing business leaders today. We will hear from Haas alumni working at Google, beloved faculty from your days in the classroom and new Haas superstars. The day will include the conference, lunch and a consumption function after the conference. Join us for a wonderful day back at Haas.
To register, go to www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/reunion.
For information, contact reunion@haas.berkeley.edu.


NEW ENGLAND ALUMNI
Cross-Business School Happy Hour
Tuesday, May 2
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 School Happy Hour. It is a great way to meet and mingle with alums from Haas and other business schools.
For more information, contact Celine Pan at celine_pan@yahoo.com.


BAY AREA BCEMBA ALUMNI
Bar Night
Thursday, May 11
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
HiDive, Pier 28 1/2 (at Bryant Street), San Francisco
Join the Berkeley Columbia Executive MBA Bay Area alumni for bar night in San Francisco at HiDive. It's a great way to meet up with old friends, meet new students and have a fun evening.
For more information, contact Martha Gerhan at magerhan@mindspring.com.


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