Global Social Venture Competition Announces International Winners
Haas Recognizes Excellent Teachers through Club 6
Haas School Home Page Adds New Marketing and Usability Features
Kinko's Founder Paul Orfalea to Speak at Haas, April 21
Attend YEAH's Annual Youth Venture Capital Competition, April 24
State and Federal Prosecutors to Speak on Corporate Crime, April 26
UC Berkeley Hosts Its First Major Nanotechnology Conference, May 1
Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff to Share Best Practices in Corporate Philanthropy, May 10
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Four winning social ventures from the US and Europe took the top awards at the Global Social Venture Competition held at London Business School on April 16, 2004.
The winning teams shared $100,000 in travel and cash prizes that will help them launch businesses committed to creating significant positive social impact.
The competition selected one top team each for four categories: ventures that expect medium growth opportunities ($25,000 prize), those expecting high-growth opportunities ($25,000 prize), the venture with the best Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis ($5,000 prize), and the venture that best blends the values of profit and social returns ($25,000 prize).
The 2004 winners and the business schools they represent are:
Schools for Community Empowerment (SCE) -- Stanford University and UC Berkeley
This team of educators has developed a model of urban renewal and empowerment that could revitalize neighborhoods, communities, and cities across the country by linking youth education with community development. Initially, this combined high school and multi-use community center will address the educational, cultural, social, and recreational needs of the youth and families living in East Oakland, California, a de-industrialized neighborhood that has suffered many years of urban neglect.
Eco-Friendly Agricultural Products (EFAP) -- Rotterdam School of Management
This team will manufacture organic fertilizer with high water retention properties for local farmers in arid regions, thus improving soil quality.
SOCIAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT:
Distributed Generation Technologies -- Cornell University
This team will promote renewable energy production and local energy efficiency through multi-fuel technologies. The team's SROI presentation will be available on the GSVC web site within a week.
BEST BLENDED VALUE:
IAM, LLC -- Columbia Business School and the New School University
This team will carry out real estate development and research, dedicated to improving the economic development and environmental quality of underserved urban neighborhoods.
In its fifth year, the competition has grown to be a truly global partnership between the Haas School of Business, Columbia Business School, and London Business School. The Goldman Sachs Foundation has supported the competition for the past three years.
A record-breaking number of 129 teams from leading business schools participated this year. International participation grew significantly with 33 plans submitted from five continents.
To be eligible, each plan must have one current MBA student from an accredited business school on the management team. All plans must demonstrate significant social return on investment and financial self-sufficiency or profitability.
The seed for this competition came from a student-organized social venture competition that originated at the Haas School of Business in 1999.
For more information, visit the GSVC web site at www.socialvc.net
Andy Shogan, associate dean for instruction, has announced the names of the 78 Haas School faculty members who made it into Club 6 for fall 2003 by distinguishing themselves as in the classroom.
To join Club 6 faculty have to receive a median student teaching evaluation rating of at least 6 on a scale of 1 to 7. Approximately 78 Haas School instructors made it into "Club 6" for fall 2003. Among the members, 27 instructors had medians of 7 in at least one course.
Dwight Jaffee received a perfect 7 in three courses in three degree programs. Four instructors earned a perfect 7 in two courses, they are Holly Schroth, Suneel Udpa, Ernest Gundling, and Meghan Busse.
Faculty who earned a perfect score in one course are listed here with their respective courses:
Undergraduate: Richard Boettger (UGBA 105), Kellie McElhaney (UGBA 196), Stephen Etter (UGBA 131), Priya Raghubir (UGBA161), and Holly Schroth (UGBA 152)
Full-time MBA: Susan Chamberlin (MBA 282), Steve Chamberlin (MBA 282), David Charron (MBA 295T), Henry Chesbrough (MBA 290I), Rashi Glazer (MBA 206), Ernest Gundling (MBA257), Christopher Hennessy (MBA 231), Dwight Jaffee (MBA 283), Kristiana Raube (MBA 296), Holly Schroth (MBA 252), Sarah Tasker (MBA 237), Paul Tiffany (MBA 299E), and Sunil Udpa (MBA 224A)
Evening MBA: Meghan Busse (EWMBA 299E), Ernest Gundling (EWMBA257), Dwight Jaffee (EWMBA 283), Robert Majteles (EWMBA 295A), Mark Rittenberg (EWMBA 291T), and Sunil Udpa (MBA 224A)
Weekend MBA: Meghan Busse (WEMBA 299E),
MFE: Rich Lyons (MFE 230G)
Ph.D.: Thomas Davidoff (Ph.D. 289S), Dwight Jaffee (EWMBA 283), Barbara Mellers (Ph.D. 269A), José Silva (Ph.D. 269S), Pablo Spiller (Ph.D. 279S), and Nancy Wallace (Ph.D. 289S)
To be eligible for "Club 6", an instructor must have a response rate of at least 50% for returned student evaluations. If an instructor taught two or more sections of the same course, the median used was that obtained by combining all ratings into a single "mega-section."
The home page of the Haas School's web site has added several new features and other design changes over the past few weeks in order to improve usability and to strengthen the marketing of the school's academic programs.
Among the major enhancements to the page was the addition of a special box promoting "Today's Featured Site," which takes web site users to one of several special web pages that highlight the Haas School's research, teaching, and outreach strengths. The featured site changes each day.
Featured sites include pages devoted to entrepreneurship, finance, technology, real estate, health care management, global management, and social responsibility. Additional featured sites may be added in the future. All of the feature options may be seen at once on a special page, http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/specialties.html.
These areas are also spotlighted using specially designed buttons on the Academic Programs page of the web site, http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/programs.html.
In addition, all of the school's degree-granting programs are now highlighted in the central section of the home page in order to make it easier for users to find the academic programs of interest to them.
A new search box has also been added to the top banner of the home page, as well as nearly all pages of the Haas web site. This enhancement should make searching for specific information more convenient. The search box quickly connects users to a powerful Haas-dedicated Google search engine.
Finally, a number of new photographs of the Haas School, its people, and the campus and surrounding area were added to the main banner on the home page.
The features were added under the direction of the school's web team, which is part of the Office of Marketing and Communications. Members of the team are Debra Goldentyer, Lezlie Vincent, Neal Fujioka, and Richard Kurovsky. The Berkeley design firm Cuttriss and Hambleton created the design enhancements. The firm is responsible for the overall design of the Haas web site.
Kinko's founder Paul Orfalea will speak as part of the Dean's Lecture Series at the Haas School on Wednesday, April 21, at 4:30 p.m. in the Executive Learning Classroom.
Seating will be limited and first-come, first-served, so please arrive early to ensure a space. A reception will follow the lecture.
In 2000 Orfalea retired from his position as Kinko's chairperson, and assumed the role as chairperson emeritus for Kinko's. For more information, contact Susie Hanna at email@example.com.
On Saturday, April 24, 39 ninth-grade students from throughout the East Bay will join their twenty Berkeley MBA mentors to present the business plans they have been developing throughout the year at Young Entrepreneurs at Haas' 13th Annual Youth Venture Capital Competition.
The event begins at 8:15 a.m. with registration and ends at 1:00 p.m. It is open to the public and admission is free.
The students began planning their ventures in July of last year, during a two-week-long introduction to business taught by Berkeley MBA alumnae Suzette Morris, MBA 03. In addition, to learn how ideas can be transformed into profitable enterprises, the students visited the PowerBar offices and the Capoeira Arts Café, both in Berkeley.
During the school year, students and their mentors attended two sessions each month to prepare business plans and presentations. The students have developed a range of business ideas, from clothing design, food products, and childcare services to print and electronic media.
A panel of judges representing industry, small businesses, city officials, local schools, and former YEAH students will evaluate the plans and the pitches.
For more information, contact Tanya Fraley at 643-4622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The entire Haas community is invited to attend the special panel presentation on corporate crime titled "Making the Right Choices: Prosecutors Speak on Corporate Crime" on Monday, April 26, at 4:00 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room.
Seating will be first-come, first-served for this event. Please arrive early to get a space. For more information contact Sarah Benson at email@example.com.
The panelists are Damon Connolly, prosecutor in the California Attorney General's office; Chris Crook, prosecutor in the California Attorney General's office; Patrick Robbins, chief of securities fraud in the US Attorney's office for the Northern District of California; and Ben Wagner, chief of the Special Prosecutions Unit in the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California. Dean Tom Campbell will moderate the panel.
For more information on these panelists, please visit
Explore the future of nanotechnology with innovators from UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National lab, and industry at the inaugural Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum on May 1, 2004, at the Haas School's Arthur Andersen Auditorium.
The event is open to the public. UC Berkeley students and faculty who pre-register by April 26th receive free admission. Please register online at: http://nanoclub.berkeley.edu/forum2004.htm.
In addition to panels Keynote speakers include:
This event is organized by the Berkeley Nanotechnology Club, which consists of students and faculty from across UC Berkeley, including the Haas School of Business. The forum is sponsored by the Molecular Foundry, the College of Chemistry, the College of Engineering, the Management of Technology Program, the College of Letters & Science (including the Physics Department), and the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
For more information, please go to http://nanoclub.berkeley.edu.
Marc Benioff, the thought-provoking founder, chairman, and CEO of Salesforce.com, will speak as part of the Center for Responsible Business lecture series at the Haas School on Monday, May 10, 2004.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/benioff-lecture/benioff_lecture.cfm.
Benioff is known not only as the industry thought leader who coined the phrase "The End of Software," but also for writing the first-ever best practices guide for corporate philanthropy that illustrates the success of the integrated model in his new book, Compassionate Capitalism.
After founding Salesforce.com in March 1999, Benioff instilled the company with a vision to create a Web-based software utility that would replace traditional software technology. He is now regarded as the leader of what he termed "The End of Software," the growing idea that Web-based applications deliver immediate benefits at reduced risks and costs. Under his leadership, Salesforce.com has become the global leader of this new industry. Fortune called him one of its Top 10 Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2003, and Business Week named him one of the 25 people responsible for turning e-business around.
Salesforce.com provides on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) services, including integrated sales force automation, customer service and support, marketing automation, document management, contract management, product catalog management, and analytics. The company, which has more than 9,500 customers and 140,000 subscribers running its services in 11 languages, is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia.
The event is hosted by the Center for Responsible Business and co-sponsored by the Jewish Business Club at the Haas School.
Please contact Denise Mooney at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this event.
O'Brien Recognized as a Pioneer in Investment Management Consulting
John O'Brien, adjunct professor and executive director of the Master's in Financial Engineering Program, received the 2004 Investment Management Consultants Association's (IMCA) Matthew R. McArthur Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the profession of investment consulting. O'Brien will receive the award at a special ceremony on Sunday, April 25, at the IMCA Professional Development Conference in Boca Raton, Florida.
Chesbrough Recognized for Article on Open Innovation
Henry Chesbrough, visiting assistant professor and executive director of the Center for Technology Strategy and Management, was honored by the MIT Sloan Management Review, for his article "The Era of Open Innovation," published there in 2003. Chesbrough's article was selected as the runner up in the journal's second annual PricewaterhouseCoopers award for the articles that most contributed to the enhancement and advancement of management practice. The article followed Chesbrough's award-winning book "Open Innovation" about the changing landscape of research and development strategies in technology industries.
Bob Barde Article on Chinese Immigrant Detainee Published
"An Alleged Wife--One Immigrant in the Chinese Exclusion Era," a two-part article by Bob Barde, deputy director of the Institute of Business and Economic Research, was published in the Spring 2004 issue (Vol. 36, No. 1) of Prologues, a quarterly publication by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The article chronicles the experience of Quok Shee, a twenty-year-old Chinese bride, who came to the US in 1916 and endured nearly two years of detention on Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay as US authorities kept her immigration request in limbo and as others fought for her release. The full text is available at http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/spring_2004_alleged_wife_1.html. #top
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Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor in Public Policy and Business Administration, gave several television and radio interviews in the past week:
April 14 on KCBS radio on CAISO's forecast of tight electricity supply this summer
April 14 on KRON TV Channel 4 on CAISO's forecast of tight electricity supply this summer
April 15 on KTVU TV Channel 2 at 6pm & 10pm on airline industry losses and growth of
Jennifer Chatman, the Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management, was quoted on CNN in a segment on April 15 titled "Apprentice Sparks Classroom Discussions." Chatman commented on the use of the reality show, "The Apprentice," for business class purposes.
Dean Tom Campbell was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle on April 15 in an article titled "Misery Loves Kerry" and in the Pasadena Star-News on April 15 in an article titled "Kerry Camp Has New Index to Show People They're Miserable." In both articles, Campbell commented on how perception of the unemployment rate impacts perceived misery. For full text:
Dwight Jaffee, the Willis Booth Professor of Banking, Finance, and Real Estate, was quoted in USA Today on April 13 in an article titled "Dot-com Bust Isn't Over for Workers." Jaffee commented on tech industry adjustment to major restructuring. For full text: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/techinvestor/2004-04-12-tech-recovery_x.htm
David Levine, professor in the Economic Analysis and Policy Group, wrote a letter to the editor titled "Labor Think Tank Did Important Research," published on April 13 in the Los Angeles Times. For full text: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/ la-le-levine13apr13,0,4375198,print.story? coll=la-news-comment-letters
Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor in Public Policy and Business Administration, was quoted on April 13 in The New York Times in an article titled "PG&E Ends Three Years of Bankruptcy," and in the San Francisco Chronicle in an article titled "Consumers Face Billions in Higher Charges as PG&E Ends Bankruptcy." Borenstein commented on the unpredictability of electricity prices during PG&E's post-bankruptcy rehabilitation. For full text:
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/business/AP-PGE-Bankruptcy.html? pagewanted=print&position= (requires registration)
Carl Shapiro, the Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy, was quoted on April 13 in The New York Times and in CNET News in an article titled "Microsoft's Long-playing Business Record." Shapiro commented on Microsoft's willingness to lose or settle antitrust and patent infringement cases. For full text:
http://www.nytimes.com/cnet/CNET_2100-7343_3-5190698.html? pagewanted=print&position= (requires registration).
Janet Yellen, the Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Professor of Business Administration, was featured as the newly appointed president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in the following publications:
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