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Haas NewsWire, May 19, 2003

California State Treasurer Phil Angelides to Speak at Commencement
Dean Forms Three Groups to Study Aspects of Diversity at Haas
UC Berkeley Continues Real Estate Challenge Winning Streak
Financial Times Ranks Haas Executive Programs 16th Best in US
First-Year MBA Students Fan Out Across the Globe for International Consulting Projects
Giving Campaigns Entice Students to Help Support Haas
MBA and Undergraduate Students Join Forces to Provide Business Advice to Nonprofits
New Issue of California Management Review Now Available
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California State Treasurer Phil Angelides, who is also an entrepreneur and former CEO of a real estate, investment, and management firm, will address the Haas School's class of 2003 at the Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 25.

"This is an outstanding opportunity to hear from a state official who has dedicated his career to both the private sector and public service," said Dean Tom Campbell.

As treasurer, Angelides has assumed a national leadership role in advancing corporate reform by using the power of California's investment portfolio in an attempt to restore integrity to the financial markets and to protect taxpayers, pensioners, and families.

"His position as state treasurer involves financial decisions of exactly the same kind made by investment bankers," noted Dean Campbell, "but with larger sums than the vast majority of them will ever handle."

In 2000, Angelides launched a new initiative to direct more than $12 billion in investments to spur economic progress in California communities.

Angelides was first elected California State Treasurer in 1998 and was re-elected to a second four-year term last November. He is a graduate of Harvard University and a former Coro Foundation Fellow. He is also a former chairman of the California Democratic Party.

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Diversity at the Haas School will be examined by three new school panels being formed by Dean Tom Campbell.

"These panels have been formed to help us work through the issues of achieving and welcoming diversity in our business school while complying fully with California law and university policy," said the Dean. "I value the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities that each student, teacher, and staff member brings to our school."

The newly formed groups include:

Dean Campbell said anyone who has questions or concerns about the diversity groups should contact him or Teresa Costantinidis.

In a related matter, Dean Campbell said he is still hopeful that the Haas School can reopen a relationship with the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM), a group offering networking and scholarships to underrepresented minorities who apply to MBA programs.

"I have submitted a proposal to the Consortium's board of directors seeking 'associate status' for the Haas School and suggesting ways for Haas to work with the group while still complying with California law," said Campbell. "We should have an answer by the end of the month."

The Haas School did not seek to withdraw from Consortium membership. Rather, based on advice from the University General Counsel's Office, the school was required to change the way it interacts with the group in order to comply with a California law that prohibits preferential treatment for any individual or group based on race. While the dean's proposals for a restructured relationship were still pending, the Consortium notified the Haas School that it could no longer be a member of the group. "We have been asking CGSM to reconsider," said Campbell.

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For the fourth year in a row, the UC Berkeley team won over the Stanford team at the annual National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Real Estate Challenge, giving Cal one more year of ownership of the coveted "golden shovel."

The NAIOP team members are Jay Atkinson, MBA 03; Tripp Borstel, MBA 03; Douglas Kot, Architecture; Phillip Owens, MBA 03; and Aimee Storm, City and Regional Planning. The development was proposed for a site in San Francisco at 8th and Brannon Streets.

In fourteen years of competitions between Stanford and Berkeley, the record now stands at nine victories for Berkeley, five for Stanford.

NAIOP, which has organized the competition since its inception, is a national association with more than 10,000 members and a network of 48 chapters that represent the interests of developers and owners of industrial, office, and related commercial real estate throughout North America.

In addition, a multidisciplinary team of UC Berkeley students (including three MBA students) received an honorable mention at the Bank of America Low-Income Housing Challenge, a competition among four west coast graduate schools (Berkeley, Stanford, California Polytechnic, and UC Davis). Each team had to identify a viable site for development, gain community support, and then design, finance, and market an affordable housing project. A panel of real estate professionals judged the projects.

The team members were Clay Akiwenzie, MBA 04; Joe Florczak, MBA 04; Allen Freeman, MBA 04; Amanda Kobler, City and Regional Planning 03; Geeta Tadavarthy, City and Regional Planning 03; and Elena Tames, Architecture 03.

The team proposed a project called "Ocean Gateway." The project is a transit-oriented affordable housing development that transforms an underutilized and unpleasant Muni bus turnaround in San Francisco's Balboa Park neighborhood into 70 units of affordable housing. The team partnered with the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center (BHNC), a San Francisco-based community housing developer, on the proposal.

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The Financial Times rated the Haas School's Center for Executive Development (CED) 16th best overall in the US and 28th best worldwide, according to its executive education survey published on May 19, 2003.

The Financial Times also surveyed and rated two major components of business school executive programs -- open enrollment programs, where participants come from a range of firms, and custom programs, where schools work with clients to achieve specific corporate objectives.

CED's custom programs ranked 34th worldwide, up from 39th last year. Among US competitors, CED's custom programs were ranked 16th.

CED's open enrollment programs ranked #28 in the world, compared to #25 last year. They ranked #17 among US programs.

Each ranking is based on surveys of program participants or clients, which account for 80% of the ranking. The remaining 20% is based on business school questionnaires. Executive education programs have to report more than $2 million of business in the category (custom or open enrollment) to be included.

Assistant Dean for Executive Learning Paul Stames was quoted in the rankings' cover article about growing demand for executive education in Latin America and China.

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Teams of Berkeley MBA students taking part in the International Business Development course, one of the most popular courses at Haas, will spread out over the globe at semester's end to conduct on-site consulting projects for companies, nonprofits, and nongovernmental organizations.

Despite the challenges of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), terror attacks and war, tensions of the Korean peninsula, and the state of the global economy, IBD teams once again will be working on a great variety of projects and clients ranging from a Mexican orphanage to a Bangladeshi microlender.

Sixty-four MBA students, divided into 16 teams, will depart for 11 different countries next week. They will travel to India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, Mexico, Ghana, Kenya/Tanzania, the Republic of Georgia, Finland, the Czech Republic/Hungary, and Tahiti.

This year's client list includes organizations that have worked with IBD teams for years along with new clients hosting IBD teams for the first time:

For more information on the IBD program visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/HaasGlobal/IBDindex.htm.

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Undergraduate and MBA students have banded together to support the Haas School by making five-year pledges to the school.

This is the second year that students have been asked not just to make a pledge to the school for the current year, but to make pledges for five years as part of the Lifelong Giving Campaigns.

The undergraduate Feed the Bear Lifelong Giving Campaign raised $39,472 with 53% of the students participating. The Berkeley MBA 101% Lifelong Giving Campaign raised $128,934 with 85% of the students participating.

The undergraduate students' Feed the Bear and the MBA 101% Lifelong Giving campaigns focus on educating students about the importance and benefits of maintaining a lifelong connection to the Haas School to the students and to the school. Private support continues to be a key component of the financial strength of UC Berkeley.

A group of Haas seniors led the 2003 undergraduate Feed the Bear effort aided by their campaign mascot, Haaski. Sandy Lee, Kinman Tong, and Leang Ly chaired the campaign. The MBA 101% Lifelong Giving campaign was led by Chip Hall, MBA 03, and Melisa Prevost, MBA 03.

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Students from the Haas School are developing their skills and interest in social entrepreneurship while providing crucial business advice to Bay Area nonprofit organizations as part of Catalyst Alliance's Academic Year Consulting Program.

Last week's final presentations marked the end of Haas' second year of participation in the program, along with the Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Four teams of six students -- four second-year Berkeley MBA students and two undergraduates -- were assigned to four local nonprofit organizations. The students worked on their projects for 16 weeks.

"We hope this program shows business students that social entrepreneurship and the nonprofit sector is where they want to be," said Bill Tarr, program coordinator at Catalyst.

Each team received help from one senior representative from the leadership of the nonprofit, a Haas faculty sponsor, a partner or senior manager from the consulting group Accenture, and one or two Accenture managers. The Accenture coaches offered expertise in research analysis, presentation, and client relationships.

The Haas teams were:

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The just-published spring 2003 issue of the California Management Review (CMR) is now available. It includes articles on corporate strategy, business and public policy, and marketing.

CMR is geared towards both practitioners and academics. It publishes articles that are research-based and address issues of current concern to managers.

CMR is available to current Haas students on a complimentary basis. Copies for Haas students are available in the lounges and program offices.

Alumni interested in receiving a complimentary issue of CMR should send an e-mail to cmr@haas.berkeley.edu.

Alumni can receive a special CMR alumni subscription at the rate of only $40. The international alumni rate is only $60. To subscribe, send e-mail to cmr@haas.berkeley.edu with current address information.

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Forbes Magazine printed a correction in their May 26 issue with regard to Walt Pavlo's speech on white-collar crime at the Haas School on April 16. The correction stated that Pavlo was not compensated for speaking at Haas as was implied by the original article.

David Levine, professor in the Economic Analysis and Policy Group and the Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times on May 19 on Sun Microsystems efforts to encourage their employees to telecommute in the article "At Home in the Flexible Workplace." Read the full story at http://www.latimes.com/templates/misc/printstory.jsp?slug=la%2Dfi%2Doffices19may19&section=/printstory. This article also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and the Sacramento Bee.

Paul Stames, assistant dean for Executive Learning, was quoted in the Financial Times on May 19 in an article titled, "Making Courses Measure Up." Stames commented that Haas is seeing growth in demand for courses in Latin America.

Career Center Director Abby Scott and graduating MBA students Bonnie Elgamil and Chris Baker were featured in a segment with Brian Banmiller on the California job outlook for graduates on Friday, May 16, on KTVU Channel 2's news.

Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor in Public Policy and Business Administration, commented on KCBS Radio about United Airlines' plans to add more flights. The segment aired on May 15.

Severin Borenstein was quoted in the Sacramento Bee on May 14 in an article titled "California Utility Expects Its Gas Division to Follow Parent into Bankruptcy."

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Sunday, May 25
9:00 a.m.
Greek Theatre
Followed by a reception at the Campanile Esplanade.

Ph.D. Seminars

"Individual Preferences, Monetary Gambles, and the Equity Premium" by Nicholas Barberis, University of Chicago
Thursday, May 22
4:10 to 5:40 p.m.
Room C220
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu

Alumni Events

EAST BAY ALUMNI - Family Event - Niles Canyon Train Ride
Sunday, June 1, 2003
10:15 a.m.
Niles Canyon Railway, Sunol (www.ncry.org)
The East Bay Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network invites you, your family, and your friends to join a fun and scenic train ride through the Sunol wilderness. Tickets cost $4 for children age 3 through 12, infants through age 2 ride FREE, $7 for seniors and $8 for everyone else.

Haas Summer Welcome Parties
Join Haas alumni, new graduates, current MBA students, and newly admitted MBA students at one of these unique events being held around the world this summer. Please RSVP directly to the alumni contact prior to the event. For additional information, contact the Alumni Relations Office at 510-642-7790 or alumni@haas.berkeley.edu.

Wednesday, May 28
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Maggiano's Italian Restaurant
Please RSVP by Monday, May 19
Contact: Jonathan Weinstein, President, DC Chapter, jrw@jairlynch.com

Wednesday, June 4
7:30 p.m.
Pyramid Brewery, Gilman Street, Berkeley
No-host monthly alumni networking and welcome party
Contact: Satnam Nahal, MBA 97, snahal@umevoice.com

Wednesday, June 11
6:30 p.m.
The Irish Xchange, Convent Road, Silom, Bangkok, Thailand
RSVP: Apollo Chansrichawla, Tel: +661-701-6516, apollo@locoinc.com

Friday, June 13
6:30 p.m.
Matsukaze Room, Jyosui Kaikan, Kanda, Hitotsubashi
RSVP by Friday, May 30th, to Ms. Furukawa of UC Asia Office: e-mail: ucjapan@gol.com or tel.: 03-5474-6366

International House and Haas School of Business Reception
Saturday, June 14
12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
UNESCO, Salle de Restaurant, 7, Place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP
Please RSVP by June 2nd. For a registration form email: ihouse@berkeley.edu

Thursday, June 19
At the home of Hagit Katzenelson
9:00 p.m.
30 Begin St., Kiryat Ono, Israel
To RSVP contact Hagit at 055 - 668625.

Thursday, June 19
San Francisco Summer Welcome Party/Bar of the Month
Location: TBD
Time: TBA

Thursday, June 12
7:00 p.m.
Location: Yeun Kyoung Restaurant, 80-16 Chongdam-dong, Kangnam-ku, Seoul, S. Korea
tel: +82-2-549-7843

June 24
Time: TBD
Contact: Tony Aquilina ajaquilina@yahoo.com

HONG KONG - tentative
June 26
6:30 p.m.
Dragon-I, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: Roy Ng BS 00: roy.ng@gs.com

Thursday, June 26
7:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Amber, 184 Mao Ming Nan Lu (near Yong Jia Lu), Shanghai
Contact 1: Bill Shaw, w_shaw@mba.berkeley.edu, (86) 1381-736-9332
Contact 2: Mike Golden, Michael_Golden1@yahoo.com, (86) 1381-620-8435
Contact Address: #60, 1600 Ling Bai Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 201201 PRC

Saturday, July 19
11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cuesta Park in Mountain View, 615 Cuesta Drive (Cross Street is Grant Road)
IMPORTANT: Although this is a free event, we need to know how many will attend for planning purposes. If you plan to attend, RSVP at http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=48124.
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Lefkowitz at wlefkowitz@yahoo.com.

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