Haas NewsWire

Haas NewsWire, May 15, 2006

Over 500 New MBA Graduates to Celebrate Commencement on Sunday, May 21

MBA Graduation

A talented pool of 510 Berkeley MBA graduates will join the ranks of Haas alumni this Sunday as they celebrate the completion of their MBA degrees with family and friends at a commencement ceremony presided over by Dean Tom Campbell.

Reed Hastings, founder and CEO of Netflix, the world's largest online DVD movie rental service, will address the graduates of the Full-time, Evening & Weekend, and Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Programs in a ceremony being held at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, in the Greek Theatre.

Credited by Newsweek for having "revolutionized the way we watch movies," Hastings was inspired to found Netflix in 1997 after accruing $40 in late fees for an overdue video. In a complete reinvention of the standard video store rental model, Netflix has no late fees and no due dates. Nearly five million subscribers build their own queues of DVDs from a selection of some 60,000 titles available on the Netflix web site, receiving the DVDs in the mail along with a postage-paid return envelope.

The student-elected speakers at the Berkeley MBA Commencement will be Adam Gouttiere and David B. Levine for the Full-time Program, and Matt Bloom for the Evening & Weekend Program. A reception in the Campanile Esplanade will follow the ceremony.

The MBA commencement will celebrate 213 Spring 2006 graduates and 14 Fall 2005 graduates of the full-time MBA program as well as 18 full-time MBA candidates who expect to graduate in Fall 2006. The EWMBA program will honor 156 Spring 2006 and 47 Fall 2005 graduates. The 62 graduates of the most recent Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program class, who celebrated commencement at the culmination of their programs in December, are invited to participate in Sunday's MBA commencement and in Columbia Business School's commencement proceedings on Wednesday, May 17.

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Ph.D. Graduates Head for Positions with Top-Tier Universities

Haas continues to be the feeder school for some of the world's finest business faculties, as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of Chicago joined the ranks of Harvard and Wharton this year to snap up the freshly minted graduates of the Haas School Ph.D. Program.

Twelve of the thirteen May 2006 graduates have accepted offers. Eight will be tenure-track assistant professors at such schools as MIT's Sloan School of Management, the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. In addition, a December 2005 graduate has been placed at Harvard University as an assistant professor with the technology and operations management unit.

Two graduates have taken research positions, one as a research fellow at Harvard University's Program on Negotiation, a joint program between the law and business schools, and one conducting postdoctorate research at Northwestern University. Two graduates have taken industry positions, one as a senior housing economist with Freddie Mac and one as a financial economist at the Bank for International Settlements.

"We are delighted by our terrific placement record this year," says Tülin Erdem, the E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Marketing and director of the Ph.D. Program. "The demand for our graduates underscores the high caliber of our students and the excellence of our program."

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Professor Tetlock Wins Award for Best Book in Political Psychology

Professor Philip Tetlock's new book, Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know?, has won the American Political Science Association's Robert E. Lane award for best book in political psychology in 2005.

The award will be presented at the association's 2006 annual meeting in Philadelphia August 31 to September 3.

Tetlock, the Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair II in Leadership and Communication, made a worldwide splash with his book's conclusion that expert political forecasts are frequently wrong. His 20-year study of 82,361 forecasts from 284 experts found that the better known and more frequently quoted they were, the less reliable their predictions were likely to be.  With intelligence failures surrounding the invasion of Iraq as a prime example, Tetlock illustrated the necessity of developing standards for evaluating expert opinion.

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Professor Quigley Elected to Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

Professor John Quigley was recently elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences at its spring meeting in Stockholm.
Quigley, the I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy, will be inducted into the Academy by King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony in October in Stockholm. Quigley joins a distinguished group of 750 Swedish members and 253 foreign members, including 86 members in the Academy's Division of Economics. The Academy is an independent organization that advises the Swedish government, industry, and the academic community on matters related to engineering, science, and economics, especially as they relate to technology and society.

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CEO of Virgin America to Speak at the 13th Annual Business Forecast Luncheon, May 31

The entire Haas community is invited to hear "Why Virgin America will Fly," with Fred Reid, CEO of Virgin America, at the 13th annual Business Forecast Luncheon on Wednesday, May 31, at 11:30 a.m. at The World Trade Club.

Reid, a twenty-five year veteran of the airline industry and a longtime advocate for airline industry innovation and reform, now leads the management team at Virgin America, which plans to begin service later in 2006. He previously served as president and COO of Delta Air Lines, overseeing the creation of Song, the first competitive low-fare airline launch among the six major US network carriers. He graduated in 1973 from the University of California at Berkeley with a BA in Asian studies.

Registration is required at http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=109450. Special discounted pricing is available for Haas students and recent graduates.

For more information, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/events/bfl.html.

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Nominations Sought for 2006 Berkeley Award for Financial Reporting

The Haas School's Center for Financial Reporting and Management has put out a call for nominations for the 2006 Berkeley Award for Distinguished Contributions to Financial Reporting.

Initiated by Professor Emeritus George Staubus, the award is bestowed by the Center for Financial Reporting and Management and the Haas School's Accounting Group to recognize courage, leadership, or other meritorious performance in the interest of providing financial information useful to investors in making investment decisions.

The previous winner of the Berkeley Award for Distinguished Contributions to Financial Reporting was investor advocate and accounting reformer Walter Schuetze. A long-time KPMG partner, Schuetze won the inaugural award in 2004 for devoting his career to protecting investor interests when reviewing management's financial decisions.

The deadline for nominations is June 16, 2006. The winner will be chosen from the nominations by a selection committee that consists of distinguished business leaders from industry, the accounting profession, investment profession, and academia. The recipient will be honored at the October 27, Conference on Financial Reporting in San Francisco.

The nomination form can be found at http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/accounting/award/.

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Berkeley MBA Students Capture Digital Media Case Comp Crown

A group of Berkeley MBA students further established the Haas School as a digital media hub by taking first place and a $3,000 prize in MBA Open MIC, the first case competition to focus on the digital media and entertainment space.

MBA Open MIC (short for Music Industry Challenge) was hosted by the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. The competition was held March 16-18, during South by Southwest, the country's largest music industry gathering.

The Haas School's team, named The 415 after San Francisco's area code, included second-year MBA students Chris Becherer and Sung Hu Kim, and first-year MBA students Andrew Exnicios, Andrew Taylor, and April Underwood. All are members of the Haas School's Digital Media and Entertainment Club (DMEC).

A panel of judges, including the founder and president of New West Records, awarded the $3,000 top prize to The 415, whose members also gained access to the South by Southwest trade show and the networking opportunities to be found there. The team beat out teams from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles; and the Stern School of Business at New York University.

The 415 took on a case for New West Records, a small independent label trying to break into the mobile music space. They analyzed the market for cell phone ring tones, ring backs, and song downloads and created a strategy that brings New West artists into the mobile space using partners to distribute the content.

For more information on the DMEC, go to http://dmec.haas.berkeley.edu/.

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2006 Appel Award Honors Student Leader in Entrepreneurship

Second-year Berkeley MBA student Nathan Dintenfass has been awarded this year's Gloria W. Appel Award for Outstanding Leadership in Entrepreneurship, an award administered by the Haas School's Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

The award recognizes a second-year MBA student who has made an extraordinary and lasting contribution to the entrepreneurship program at the Haas School. Dintenfass was responsible for initiating and launching the New Venture Fellows Program this past fall. The program connects a select group of MBAs with professional venture capitalists for work on strategic projects and hosts a Pitch Lab where aspiring entrepreneurs at Haas get constructive feedback on business plans and investment pitches from venture capitalists.

"Nathan really has a strong understanding of how to create learning and networking opportunities for students interested in entrepreneurship and the ability to generate awareness and enthusiasm among students for all that the Lester Center has to offer," says the center's associate director, David Charron.

Following graduation, Dintenfass will work in a six-month fellowship with the Lester Center. As part of a set of initiatives that propel the Haas School's recently approved strategic plan, Dintenfass will generate case studies about innovations in the greater Haas community.

The Gloria W. Appel Award is funded by an endowment from the Louis and Harold Price Foundation in honor of Gloria W. Appel, the late president of the Price Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and a great benefactor of the Lester Center. Nominations are solicited each spring from the faculty, staff, and students of the Haas School. For more information on the award, go to http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/appel.asp.

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The Haas School Honors Faculty, Staff, and Students with Excellence Awards

The Haas School celebrated faculty, staff, and students for their outstanding achievement at the Haas End-of-the-Year Party on May 5. Dean Tom Campbell presented several awards at the event, and an expanded listing of the end-of-the-year awards follows below.

Cheit Awards for Excellence in Teaching
The teaching award is named after Dean Emeritus Earl F. Cheit, who made teaching excellence one of his top priorities at Haas and established the awards in 1976.

Cheit Award for Undergraduate Program: Nancy Euske
Cheit Award for Full-time MBA Program: Florian Zettelmeyer
Honorable mention: Severin Borenstein
Cheit Award for Evening MBA Program: Catherine Wolfram
Honorable mention: Suneel Udpa
Cheit Award for Weekend MBA Program: Teck Ho
Honorable Mention: Suneel Udpa
Cheit Award for Ph.D. Program: Meghan Busse and Florian Zettelmeyer
Cheit Award for Master's in Financial Engineering Program: Pierre Collin-Dufresne
Cheit Award for Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program: Mark Seasholes

Haas School Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards
Undergraduate Program winner: Paul Scanlon
Full-Time MBA Program winner: Jen Sikora
Evening & Weekend MBA Program winner: Thomas Gilbert
Master's in Financial Engineering Program winner: Sandro Andrade

UC Berkeley Campus Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors Award : Seth Bindernagel, Jerome Del Porto, Sebastien Betermier, Emily Harrold, Constanca Esteves, Oliver Beige, Jen Huang, Tatiana Fedyk, Dawn Woo, Mario Capizzani, Ravi Shanmugan, Manish Agarwal, and Bahadir Bolukbasi

MBA Service and Leadership Award : Jordan Breckenridge, Anders Geertsen, Emily Harrold, and Tom Skapars

 Outstanding Haas Community Fellows
These recipients completed the highest number of volunteer hours in their programs. All of the fellows will be recognized at commencement.
Undergraduate Program: Peggy Liu
Evening & Weekend MBA Program: David Kwok
Full-time MBA Program: Carolyn Wales

Haas School of Business 2005-06 Outstanding Staff Award Winners
Deborah Houy, faculty assistant; Jennifer Sullivan, manager of facilities and administrative services; Kim Huynh, programmer analyst for Haas Computing Services; and Lisa Feldman, associate director of Career Services

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Haas Undergraduate Team Wins Biotech Case Competition

A team of Haas School undergraduates beat out 19 other UC Berkeley teams to win the first Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Case Competition, held at the Haas School on May 2.

The members of the winning team, named Team Venture, are Jessica Lee, Lina Wong, and Shirley Fong.

The 19 teams competed on a real-life business case for Hana Biosciences that required the use of a variety of skills ranging from finance and corporate strategy to understanding basic science and the biotechnology sector. Two Hana executives, Mark Ahn, president, CEO, and director, and Fred Vitale, senior vice president and chief business officer, served as the judges for the event.

The event was sponsored by Beta Alpha Psi, an international honors business fraternity at the Haas Business School.

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Faculty News

Prof. Audia's Article on "Garage" Startups Published in The Wilson Quarterly
An article by Assistant Prof. Pino Audia and Ph.D. student Chris Rider that challenged the widely accepted view of new companies starting from a garage was recently featured in The Wilson Quarterly.
In the article "A garage and an idea: What more does an entrepreneur need?" Audia and Rider note that founders of such successful "garage" startups as Hewlett-Packard and Apple actually had prior work experience in established firms, which provided them with critical skills and connections to make their success possible.
The Wilson Quarterly is a publication of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars dedicated to bringing the best writing of the academic world to a broad audience. Audia and Rider's article first appeared in the California Management Review in Fall 2005.

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Staff News

Kim Nyoni Joins Development as Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Kim Nyoni began work on May 8 as assistant director of corporate and foundation relations for Development and Alumni Relations. Nyoni will work to fulfill stewardship efforts, coordinating the Annual Report of Giving and other collateral materials, along with special events and projects in corporate relations. He previously worked as a marketing associate with Cal Athletics, where he coordinated the Cal football Fun Zone, along with other attendance-boosting promotions and community outreach efforts. Nyoni holds a BA in journalism and an MA in advertising, marketing and communication studies, both from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Prior to becoming a diehard Cornhuskers fan, Nyoni hailed originally from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, where he will wed his fiancée this summer.

E-mail: nyoni@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 510-642-2844
Office: 2001 Addison St.

Kate Wees to Coordinate Ph.D. Admissions

Kate Wees joined the Haas School on May 4 as admissions coordinator for the Ph.D. Program. Previously Wees served as director of admissions at California College of the Arts, where she also earned her BFA. She is a fine artist and is interested in anthropology. She lives in the East Bay with her husband, Tim, 14-month-old daughter, Lucia, and three-year-old dog, Nico, a large herding Briard from France.

E-mail: kwees@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 510-642-1409
Office: F477

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Haas NewsWire to Publish Monthly in June and July

Haas NewsWire will be published on Monday, June 12, and Monday, July 17, during the summer. Weekly publication will resume in late August. Please submit event listings to haasnews@haas.berkeley.edu no later than the Wednesday prior to publication.

Visit http://haas.berkeley.edu/groups/newspubs/haasnews/archives/hnarchiv.html to access the Haas NewsWire archive.

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Haas in the News

James Wilcox, the Kruttschnitt Family Professor of Financial Institutions, was quoted in the Los Angeles BizJournal on May 15 in an article titled "Banks Vie for Ethnic Deposits."

Pete Sealey, adjunct professor in the Haas Marketing Group, was quoted in USA Today on May 15 in an article titled "Movie Promotions Get Smaller to Reach Bigger Audience." Sealey commented on movie studios using online video clips to create awareness.

Dean Tom Campbell authored an opinion piece titled "How State Spends News Cash Matters for the Long Term" in the May 12 edition of the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.

Sealey was interviewed on National Public Radio's Day to Day program on May 12 for a segment titled "Sony's Secretive 'Da Vinci Code' Marketing Plan." Sealey commented on the importance of not over-promoting movies.

Richard K. Lyons, Executive Associate Dean, was featured in a Business Week article on May 8 titled "The Currency Market's Hidden Currents; The big players' moves provide invaluable intelligence. Trouble is, the data can be hard to access, explains economist Richard Lyons." For full article: http://www.businessweek.com/investor/content/may2006/pi20060508_201247.htm?campaign_id=search

Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, was quoted in several news outlets regarding oil and gas prices and issues:
+ The San Francisco Chronicle on May 11 in an article titled "Prices Still Pumped Up." For full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/05/11/BUG3RIPBE21.DTL&hw=prices+pumped&sn=002&sc=954
+ The Blade ( Toledo, Ohio) on May 8 in an article titled "Critics doubt benefit of ethanol gas blend: Demand for corn-based E85 grows." For full article: http://news.tradingcharts.com/futures/5/5/78470655.html
+ The San Francisco Chronicle on May 6 in an article titled "Congress full of sound and fury on energy policy as time runs out." For full article: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/05/06/MNGUUIMK4J1.DTL
+ The Evansville Courier on May 5 in an article titled "Hostettler Against Gouging Bill." For full article: http://www.courierpress.com/ecp/news/article/0,1626,ECP_734_4675194,00.html
+ On Forbes.com in an article titled, "Congress' Impossible Feat" on May 4. For full article: http://www.forbes.com/businessinthebeltway/2006/05/03/gas-price-gouging-cx_jh_0504gas.html

David Vogel, the Solomon P. Lee Chair, was quoted in the May 9 edition of the Ethical Corporation in an article titled "Starbucks: A Tale of Two Brands."

Cynthia Kroll, Senior Regional Economist, was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle article on May 5 titled "On the Mend: The Bay Area added about 20,000 jobs last year across a wide spectrum of sectors." For full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/05/05/BUC200JOBS.DTL

Pete Bucklin, Professor Emeritus in the Marketing Group, was quoted in a May 4 Contra Costa Times article titled "Some back soda-free campuses." For full article: http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/14497560.htm

Ken Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, was quoted in the Contra Costa Times on May 3 in an article titled, "Foreclosures Up: Experts Not Worried."

Terrance Odean, professor in the Finance Group, was referenced in a Legal Intelligencer article on May 2 titled "Lessons in Investment Taken From the Produce Aisle; Asset Management". The article mentions his research on news and how it affects people's buying behavior.

The Haas Partners Club was mentioned in a May 1 Financial Times article titled "The hand of friendship." For full article: http://news.ft.com/cms/s/8c5510c0-d85c-11da-9715-0000779e2340,dwp_uuid=b29636b0-20ee-11d8-81c6-0820abe49a01.html

David Vogel and Kellie McElhaney, executive director of the Center for Responsible Business and adjunct assistant professor, were both quoted in an article in January/February issue of California, the magazine of the California Alumni Association at the University of California, Berkeley. The article, titled "Social Responsibility" focused on Vogel's latest book, The Market for Virtue.

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Happening at Haas

Alumni Events

Emerging Trends in Liquidity for Entrepreneurs: Planning for Exit Via M&A
Tuesday, May 16
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
World Trade Club, One Ferry Plaza, San Francisco
Please join the San Francisco Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network for a timely panel discussion of the strategies and issues attendant to planning an exit via M&A for entrepreneurs. To register and for more information, contact David Gimpelevich at gimpelev@alumni.haas.org.

Special Haas Connection - Undergraduate Alumni Appreciation
Thursday, May 18
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Murphy's Exchange, 217 Kearny Street (at Sutter), San Francisco
To build on the success of the last undergrad alumni appreciation happy hour, the San Francisco Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network is holding another happy hour this month. Come get to know some of the brightest minds in the San Francisco business scene and bring the MBA and BS families together. For more information, contact David Gimpelevich at gimpelev@alumni.haas.org.

The EBHAN 1st Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser
Saturday, May 20
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Mudd's Restaurant, 10 Boardwalk, San Ramon
The East Bay Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network presents the 1st Annual Wine
Tasting Fundraiser to benefit the Haas Annual Fund. Enjoy a variety of select wines from around the world and delicious hors d'oeuvres while networking with your fellow East Bay alums. You are also invited to stay after the wine tasting event for a group dinner with us at Mudd's Restaurant (additional cost required for dinner). To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=109596. For more information, contact Jason Chang at jasonchang@mba.berkeley.edu.

An Afternoon of Wine, Chocolate, Tea, and Art
Sunday, May 21
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sonya Paz Fine Art Gallery, 1793 Lafayette Street, Suites #105-110, Santa Clara
South Bay alumni are invited to a fun-filled afternoon of wine, chocolate, tea, and art. You'll taste and learn about wonderful wine, chocolate, and tea, and you'll see and learn about wonderful art. You'll have the opportunity to order anything you like.
RSVP to www.sonyapaz.com/secure_purch/may21rsvp.html.

Bar Night
Thursday, May 25
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
HiDive, Pier 28 1/2 (at Bryant Street), San Francisco
Join the BCEMBA 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.

13th Annual Business Forecast Luncheon
Wednesday, May 31
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The World Trade Club, One Ferry Plaza, San Francisco
Bay Area alumni and students are cordially invited to the 13th Annual Haas School Business Forecast Luncheon featuring Fred Reid, CEO, Virgin America. Join us to learn more about Virgin America and the state of the US airline industry. To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=109450. Register early as space is limited.

MBAs 1998, 1999, & 2000
Reunion and Wine Tasting at Trefethen Vineyards
Trefethen Vineyards, Napa Valley
Saturday, June 3
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Catch up over a glass of cabernet with your class of 98, 99, and 00 classmates and Haas faculty at the Haas MBA 1998, 1999, and 2000 Reunion and Wine Tasting at Trefethen Vineyards. Join fellow Haas alumni and their guests for an afternoon of wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction to raise money for the Haas Annual Fund. Come just for the party or stay in beautiful Napa Valley for a relaxing weekend. Registration details to follow. For information, contact Tanya Steinhofer at tshaw_mba99@alumni.haas.org.

Cross-Business School Happy Hour
Tuesday, June 6
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Julien Bar and Lounge, Langham Hotel, 250 Franklin Street, Boston
Join alumni 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.

Welcome Party for New Grads & Recently Admitted Students
Thursday, June 8
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Bin 36, 339 North Dearborn, Chicago
Join us at Bin 36 to welcome recent grads and newly admitted students to Haas! RSVP to Charles Coustan at cjcous@yahoo.com.

Welcome Party for New Grads & Recently Admitted Students
Friday, June 16
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
American Club, 2-1-2 Azabudai Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8649
Join us at the American Club to welcome recent grads and newly admitted students to Haas! RSVP to Akito Yamazaki at akitopeace@aol.com.

Welcome Party for New Grads & Recently Admitted Students
Monday, June 19
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Rattlesnake Bar & Grill (Roof Deck), 384 Boylston Street, Boston
Join us at the Rattlesnake Bar & Grill to welcome recent grads and newly admitted students to Haas! RSVP to Celine Pan at celine_pan@yahoo.com.

Welcome Party for New Grads & Recently Admitted Students
Wednesday, June 21 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Hamburger Hamlet, 11690 San Vicente Boulevard, Brentwood
Join us at the Hamburger Hamlet to welcome recent grads and newly admitted students to Haas! The reception will welcome both undergrads and graduates. This is one of our most attended events. RSVP at www.acteva.com/go/haasla.

Welcome Party for New Grads & Recently Admitted Students
Thursday, June 22
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kells, 530 Jackson Street, San Francisco
Join us at Kells to welcome recent grads and newly admitted students to Haas! RSVP to David Gimpelevich at gimpelev@alumni.haas.org.

Welcome Party for New Grads & Recently Admitted Students
Saturday, July 29
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Rengstorff Park, 201 South Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View
Join fellow Haas alums in the South Bay/Silicon Valley for our annual summer picnic and party to welcome new admits into the Haas School and new alums. To RSVP and f or more information, contact David Hansen at david@hansen.net.

Save The Date! Berkeley-Columbia Annual Summer Family Picnic
Sunday, August 6
Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
One of the events that our current students seem to really enjoy is our annual summer family picnic. This year we are pleased to invite all Berkeley-Columbia alums and their families to our picnic. The event will take place on Sunday, August 6, at the Speedway Meadow in Golden Gate Park. Further details, including RSVP information, to come soon. For more information, contact Yen Tran at yentran@haas.berkeley.edu.

Save The Date! BCEMBA Women's Dinner
Sunday, August 13
Location: TBA - East Bay/San Francisco area
BCEMBA women - alumni and students - are invited to the second BCEMBA Women's Dinner. We had a great turnout at the first dinner in April and are excited to develop a great tradition. More details will follow. RSVP to Antonia Cusumano Binetti at acbinetti@mac.com or 415-307-7376 and let us know if you will be able to join us.

Cross-Business School Happy Hour
Tuesday, September 5
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Julien Bar and Lounge, Langham Hotel, 250 Franklin Street, Boston
Join alums from Wharton, Sloan (MIT), INSEAD, IMD, Stanford, Stern, (NYU), Tuck (Dartmouth), SOM (Yale), London Business School, Johnson (Cornell), Fuqua (Duke), Harvard and Columbia for the monthly Cross-Business Happy Hour (first Tuesday of every month). 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.

Save The Date! Berkeley-Columbia EMBA Legacy Dinner & Silent Auction
Saturday, September 16
World Trade Club, One Ferry Plaza, San Francisco
Berkeley-Columbia EMBA alumni and their guests are invited to attend the Berkeley-Columbia EMBA Legacy Dinner and Silent Auction. The gala will celebrate five successful classes of Berkeley-Columbia EMBA students, will continue the legacy of socializing and will begin a legacy of leading fellow alumni in giving back to our alma maters.

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