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Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program Welcomes its Fifth Class

Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA

The fifth incoming class in the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program launched its studies at the Haas School on May 23, bringing with it expertise ranging from technology and business consulting to healthcare and finance.

CEOs, principals, and vice presidents are joined by two doctors, a veterinarian, and a documentary filmmaker in this 71-person class. The entrepreneurial spirit is also well represented by the owners of a chain of day spas, a winery, and a high-end custom wedding gown salon.

The Berkeley-Columbia students are fully employed at such firms as Cisco, Deliotte, Dolby, Hewlett Packard, Intel, KPMG, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, LeapFrog, Lucasfilm, Merck & Co., Microsoft, Moet Hennessy, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, and UBS Financial Services.

"In five short years we have developed an impressive and committed alumni and student network, which has enriched the experience of every Berkeley-Columbia student and the greater Haas community. We consistently draw the most outstanding students from throughout the Bay Area and across the country," says Robert Gleeson, executive director of the Berkeley-Columbia program. "Each successive class has both helped us build a stronger reputation in the marketplace and contributed back to Haas."

The average work experience is now 12 years, and the median age is 36 years. This year women make up 24% of the class, and 31% of the students already hold advanced degrees (up from 26% last year). About 27% of the students work in high tech and electronics. Other major industry sectors represented by the students include financial services/banking, healthcare/pharmaceuticals, and consulting.

Twice this summer, both the continuing and new Berkeley-Columbia classes will be in session on the Berkeley campus at the same time -- a first for the program. In addition to holding some joint lectures during this time, the program will also host the fifth annual Berkeley-Columbia family picnic in Golden Gate Park on Sunday, August 6, and the first annual Berkeley-Columbia Field Day on Friday, August 4 at Hearst Field. For the inaugural Field Day, the classes of 2007 and 2008 will compete in events like sack races, a watermelon-eating contest, and a tug of war.

For more information on the program, visit http://www.berkeley.columbia.edu/.


Salaries Up for Master's in Financial Engineering Graduates

Firms such as Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Moody's KMV, Barclays Global Investors, and Morgan Stanley have made employment offers to 56 members of the 2006 class from the Haas School's Master's in Financial Engineering Program, offering an average first-year compensation of $152,313.
Of the 56 students (95% of the class) receiving offers within three months of graduation, 53 of those have accepted and been placed. Their average first-year compensation, comprised of base salary plus bonuses, grew by 14% above last year's $133,618. On average they will earn $98,068 in base salary in their first year of employment.

Lehman Brothers led the way in hiring, snapping up nine of the MFE graduates. BGI hired four, Citigroup hired three, and Fitch Rating, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley & BNP Paribas each hired two. Companies hiring MFE graduates for the first time include IFC International (World Bank Group), Bloomberg, Credit Derivatives Research (CDR), Dow Jones, LaSalle Bank Corporation, Milliman, and SAC Capital Advisors.
"Firms have come to expect the highest quality from graduates of our program, and once again they have not been disappointed," says Linda Kreitzman, director of the MFE Program. "This year we not only attracted several new firms, but had some firms hire multiple graduates."

For more information on the MFE program, visit mfe.haas.berkeley.edu/.


Haas/Berkeley Team Wins Low-Income Housing Challenge

The UC Berkeley team won the Bank of America Low-Income Housing Challenge for the second consecutive year for its proposal of a supportive housing complex for the homeless located in San Francisco's Tenderloin district on May 12.

The members of the Berkeley Housing Team are Thomas Conoscenti, City Planning 06; John Goins, Architecture, 06; Fiona Hsu, Public Policy 06; Elizabeth Kelly, MBA 07; Blair Porteous, MBA 07; and Steve Shanks, MBA 07. Professors Robert Edelstein and Dwight Jaffee served as faculty advisors.

The Bank of America Challenge brought together multidisciplinary teams from three west coast graduate schools. Each school competed to propose the best affordable housing project by identifying a viable site, partnering with a nonprofit developer, gaining community support, and creating the design, financing, and marketing plans. A panel of industry professionals judged each of the presentations for innovation, quality of design, and feasibility.

The UC Berkeley team created The Village on Leavenworth, a plan to convert the historic Shih Yu-Lang Branch of the YMCA of San Francisco into permanent housing for 155 of the city's chronically homeless. Developed in partnership with A.F. Evans, the 18,906 sq. ft. mixed-use facility would offer 155 housing units, three to five office spaces and one to three retail spaces. The project also includes plans to partner with various city agencies and non-profits to provide onsite counseling and social services, medical services, employment training, education and a food pantry program.

"We didn't take the traditional approach to affordable housing," says team member Steve Shanks. "We tackled the issue of homelessness in San Francisco as well, which is a pretty big issue to look at in addition to the standard development process."


Starbucks Cofounder to Speak at the Haas School, June 23

Dave Olsen, one of the two people responsible for that cup of Starbucks in your hand, will speak at the Haas School this Friday, June 23, at noon in the Andersen Auditorium.

Olsen will speak on his successes and the importance of "Leading from the Heart." Although this event is part of the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA program, it is free and open to the entire Haas community. No registration is required.

Starbucks has been consistently ranked as both one of the best companies to work for in America as well as one of the most admired. Olsen will discuss how Starbucks maintains its extraordinary values, operations, and fiscal performance while adding almost 2000 stores each year. 
In the pre-Starbucks world, Olsen ran a popular coffeehouse across from the University of Washington in Seattle, but he was thinking about opening up more. He met Howard Schultz who had the idea of opening a chain of coffee bars. They teamed up and the rest is Starbucks history. Olsen was responsible for sourcing the coffee beans, running the stores, and hiring and training the baristas. He now focuses his attention on ensuring that the Starbucks culture transitions and deepens as the company grows.

For more information on this event, contact Paul Lee at paullee@haas.berkeley.edu.


Denise Boyd and Zane Cooper Recognized for Excellence in Management

Two Haas School staff members, Denise Boyd, director of human resources and administration, and Zane Cooper, chief technology officer and director of Haas Computing Services, have received the Berkeley Staff Assembly's 2006 Excellence in Management Award.

The theme for this year's awards was "Excellence in Management: Celebrating Managers Who Celebrate Staff."

Boyd's nomination, signed by her staff, lauds her excellent management skills, her efforts to create a more diverse workforce, her commitment to her staff's professional development, and her ability to create and keep excellent managers within the department. "Denise has taken on the daily and often unique challenges of her position with the professionalism that evokes professional behavior in others," her nomination states. Her staff also lauded her philosophy "that the workplace should be a place to grow and develop the skills to improve an individual's life."

Cooper's nomination stressed his ability to unite and support his multinational staff. "We have people from Egypt, Russia, Poland, the Philippines, China, and Mexico and one of the things that holds us all together is a supportive, welcoming working environment. Zane is always there when we need him. He supports our efforts to be better people as well as better employees. At HCS, we are more than just co-workers; we are family."

This year's awards ceremony was held May 15 at the International House auditorium. Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau, Associate Vice Chancellor for Health and Human Services Steve Lustig and Vice Chancellor for Administration Nathan Brostrom participated.


Undergrads go to Business Boot Camp with BASE

Undergraduate students from across the US, who normally study everything but marketing and finance, will pack up and head for business boot camp this summer at the Haas School.

Business for Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, or BASE, is a six-week intensive program offered to non-business majors that runs from July 3 to August 11. During those weeks, participants gather at Haas to tackle everything from accounting to marketing. The program, run by the Haas Undergraduate Program, is designed to be as rigorous as a business school courseload with assignments, exams, and grades.

This year, BASE is filled to capacity with about 50 students who have just completed their sophomore, junior, or senior years at schools including Dartmouth, Columbia, Princeton, MIT and UC Berkeley.

BASE, in its ninth consecutive year, is one of few university programs that enable non-business majors to take courses from the university's business curriculum while earning nine units of academic credit. Students will take introductory courses in organizational behavior with Senior Lecturer Holly Schroth, in marketing with Senior Lecturer Trudy Kehret-Ward, and in financial accounting and finance with Lecturer Denis Neilson . Career search skills, negotiations, and public speaking are covered in the program. The class will also take field trips to Mervyn's and Cisco Systems to enrich the classroom experience.

Outside of class, students attend career workshops and weekly lunches with members of the Haas School's administration and faculty.

BASE provides students who are not pursuing a business education with a deeper understanding of the financial world, which makes them more valuable in the workplace, says Dinko Lakic, program coordinator for BASE. "This program will give them an edge no matter what career they choose in the future," he says. Some former BASE students have moved on to earn MBAs; others have taken prestigious jobs in marketing, product development and consulting at companies including Google, McKinsey & Co., and IBM.

The BASE summer program will be accepting applications for BASE 2007 starting November 1, 2006. Visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/Undergrad/BASE/ for more information.


Haas Hosts National Ph.D. Recruiting Forum, June 15

The Haas School Ph.D. Program Office will host a national recruiting forum for Ph.D. programs in business administration in the Wells Fargo Room on June 15, 2006, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The forum kicks off with a faculty panel presentation from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Andersen Auditorium. Attendees will have access to representatives from over 20 colleges and universities and the opportunity to learn more about the doctoral degree and a career in academia.

This is a great event to attend for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D., business professionals thinking of going back to graduate school, and any individuals interested in hearing what a doctoral degree in business is all about.

For more information or to register go to http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/Phd/DocNet.html.


Fourth Annual Haaski Open Raises over $125K

This spring's fourth annual Haaski Open golf tournament on May 15 at the Claremont Country Club in Oakland brought in over $125,000 in support of the Haas School Annual Fund.

More than 125 members of the Haas community -- including current students, faculty, alumni, corporate partners, and staff -- played golf and participated in various contests, raffles, and auctions throughout the day. Paul Cortese, BS 48, received the inaugural Haaski Leadership Award for his support and unflagging school spirit while serving as a founding member of the Haaski Open Planning Committee.

Tournament winners in the Foursomes Division were Cortese, Frank Brunk, James Mitchell, Linn Watson (Blue Flight) and Grady Jean, Ed Christianson, Chris Toohey, Greg Martinez (Gold Flight). In the Fivesomes Division, Grant Inman, MBA 69, Peter Scott, BS 63, Dave Traverso, Craig Hunt, Wayne Ferreira (Blue Flight) and Mark French, MBA 98, Bill French, J.P. LaChance, Kevin Keelenly, Alex Chang, MBA 98, (Gold Flight) finished first.

Special thanks to the following sponsors of the fourth annual Haaski Open:

Eagle Sponsors

Patricia Dunn & William Jahnke, MBA 69
Simon & Schuster, Inc., David Upchurch, BS 74
8 Days, Inc.

Birdie Sponsors
Sandy Alderson
Callaway Golf Equipment, Inc.
Paul Cortese, BS 48
Greyrock Capital Group, Mark French, MBA 98, and Steve Etter, BS 83, MBA 89
Inman Investment Management
McKinsey & Company
Merador, LLC
Morgan Stanley, Private Wealth Group
WTAS/HSBC, Tom Broderick, BS 73, MBA 74

Par Sponsors
Ed Arnold, BS 40
Rick and Janet Cronk, BS 65
Joffa and Ellen Dale, BS 66, MBA 67
Michael Gallagher, BS 67, MBA 68
Gallo Family Vineyards
GEB Properties, Inc.
Rick Holmstrom, MBA 95
Morgan Stanley, Fixed Income

If you are interested in sponsoring the fifth annual Haaski Open, please contact Megan Glasson at glasson@haas.berkeley.edu or 510-643-4869.


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

The Haas School's HEART (Haas Employee Accomplishment Recognition Team) Awards are meant to provide on-the-spot recognition to staff members for unusual initiative or creativity, outstanding customer service, meeting a special need, a major project completed, or action taken in an unrelated job duty situation.

All staff are eligibility to receive one award per semester. Awards include flowers or a gift basket. Managers, supervisors, or a colleague (through their supervisor) may nominate a staff member. To nominate a staff member managers and supervisors send a brief message to Denise Boyd with a description of the nominee's performance.  Once approved, Dean Tom Campbell or his designate delivers a note from the dean and the award.

Recent recipients include Tina Wong in Academic Affairs for her work on faculty contracts with the Center for Executive Development. Beth Hoch and Alice Carillo in Part-time MBA Admissions were honored for going above and beyond the call of duty in their work.


Recognize the Hard Work All Around Us: Give a Staff HEART Award

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.


Faculty News

2006 Hayase Award Announced

Ronnie Chatterji, Ph.D. 06, is the recipient of the Hayase Award for 2006. 

This award is given annually to the Ph.D. student who, in the opinion of his or her peers, has contributed most significantly to the Ph.D. academic community by providing emotional support, facilitating student interaction and group cohesion, contributing to students' intellectual development and overall consideration, and thoughtfulness and respect for others. 

Henry K. Hayase was a doctoral student in the Haas School program from his entry in 1979 until his death on May 14, 1985 resulting from complications following a kidney transplant operation. He was a respected and well-liked member of this academic community in whose honor the Business and Public Policy and the Ph.D. Program established a commemorative award.

Dal Bo Receives the Hellman Family Faculty Fund Award

Ernesto Dal Bo, assistant professor in the Business and Public Policy Group, was selected by UC Berkeley as one of this year's recipients of the Hellman Family Faculty Fund award for junior faculty research. 

The awards are given by UC Berkeley each year to assistant professors whose research shows promise of distinction. Fifteen Berkeley scholars received the awards this year. The funding will support Dal Bo's project on "Political elites and the dynastic transmission of power."

Lincoln and Gerlach Network Economy Book Honored

Professors James Lincoln and Michael Gerlach's book, Japan's Network Economy: Structure, Persistence, and Change (Cambridge University Press, 2004), was named a co-winner of the 2006 Viviana Zelizer Distinguished Scholarship Award.

The award is given annually by the American Sociological Association for an outstanding book or article in the field of economic sociology.

James Lincoln serves as associate dean for Academic Affairs and is the Warren E. and Carol Spieker Professor of Leadership. Michael Gerlach is an associate professor in the Business and Public Policy Group.

Williamson to Speak at Malthus Lecture in October

Oliver Williamson, professor of the Graduate School and the Edgar F. Kaiser Chair of Business, Economics and Law, has been invited to give the second Malthus Lecture on October 19 at the University of Hertfordshire in Great Britain. The first Malthus Lecture, which commemorates the Hertfordshire economist Thomas Robert Malthus, was given by Nobel Laureate Douglass North in May 2005.


Haas in the News

J David Vogel, the Solomon P. Lee Chair, was quoted in a June 7 Boston Globe article titled "Incentives Are Coming Nonstop For Those Who Buy Hybrids." For full article: http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2006/06/07/incentives_come_nonstop_for_buyers_of_hybrids/

James Wilcox, Kruttschnitt Family Professor of Financial Institutions, was quoted in an article titled "Researcher Finds No Benefit To Members From Conversions" in the June 5 issue of Credit Union Journal.

Terrance Odean, professor in the Finance Group, was quoted in a June 1 Business Day ( South Africa) article titled "Indecision and fear."

Odean was also quoted in the June 1 issue of SmartMoney in an article titled "Can You Read Me Now?"

The Haas School was mentioned in a May 31 San Francisco Business Times article titled "Virgin America says approval delays mean it may not fly until 2007." For full article: http://sanfrancisco.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2006/05/29/daily22.html

Thomas Davidoff, assistant professor in the Real Estate Group, was quoted on NPR's Morning Edition in a report titled "Foreclosure Rates Rise across the U.S.," which aired on May 30. To listen to the full report, visit http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5438623.

Priya Raghubir, associate professor in the Marketing Group, was quoted in The Sacramento Bee on May 28 in an article titled "Living signs; They're multiplying on busy street corners -- but how do you dance and twirl a 6-foot arrow?" She comments on the effectiveness of human directionals as a form of advertising. For full article: http://www.sacbee.com/content/lifestyle/story/14261123p-15074765c.html

Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, was quoted in a May 27 Washington Post article titled "Energy Trading Goes On, But Buyers Are Smarter." For full article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/26/AR2006052601720.html

Borenstein was also quoted in a May 26 Contra Costa Times article titled "Convictions not a safeguard against future 'market games." He commented on the influence of the conviction of former Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling on California's energy crisis. For full article: http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/14672851.htm

Phil Tetlock, the Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair II in Leadership and Communication, was quoted on Minnesota Public Radio's Marketplace Morning Report on May 25 in a segment titled "Profile: Economic, political and other analysts and forecasters know they won't always be right, can set off large chain reactions with predictions". For full transcript: http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2006/05/25/AM200605252.html

A case study co-written by Witold Henisz and Bennet Zelner, visiting assistant professor in the Haas School Public Policy Group was mentioned in a CFO.com article on May 24 titled "How to Bungle Political Risks." For full article: http://www.cfo.com/article.cfm/6970083?f=home_featured

Borenstein was quoted in a May 23 Washington Post article titled "Gas Prices Not Manipulated After Katrina, FTC Says; Market Conditions, Not 'Gouging,' Led to Higher Costs." For full article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/22/AR2006052200548.html

Henry Chesbrough, adjunct professor and executive director of the Center for Open Innovation, was quoted in a May 23 Marketplace report titled "Chasing innovation." For full report: http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2006/05/23/AM200605231.html

Borenstein was also quoted on Minnesota Public Radio's Marketplace on May 22 in a Newscast report titled "FTC report shows no market manipulation of gas prices." For full transcript: http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2006/05/22/PM200605221.html

Laura Tyson, professor in the Business and Public Policy Group, was featured in a May 21 article in The Observer titled "The first lady of business: Laura Tyson, former White House adviser and dean of London Business School, tells Nick Greenslade why she'll soon be heading back stateside." For full article: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,,1779593,00.html

Dan Brounstein, MBA 06, was mentioned in a May 19 San Francisco Business Times article titled "UC partnership builds bridges between MBAs, device makers." For full article: http://sanfrancisco.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2006/05/22/newscolumn2.html

Wilcox was quoted in a May 19 Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal article titled "Former Heritage COO plans to start new bank in San Jose." For full article: http://sanjose.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2006/05/22/story7.html?page=2

Abby Scott, director of the Haas MBA Career Services Office, and Christopher Becherer, MBA 06, were quoted in a May 18 Contra Costa Times article titled "Job market 'best in years': Survey of Bay Area executives shows hiring plans are the strongest they have been since dotcom bust of 2001." For full article: http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/14608159.htm

Wilcox appeared on the Channel 7 Evening News on May 17 to talk about the rising inflation rate and the state of the economy.

Borenstein was quoted in several news outlets about gas prices:

+ May 17 in an Oakland Tribune article titled "Gas price squeeze isn't going away." For full article: http://www.insidebayarea.com/search/ci_3832093

+ May 17 in a Sacramento Bee article titled " California gas-price gap with rest of U.S. grows." For full article: http://www.sacbee.com/content/business/story/14256352p-15071371c.html

+ May 16 in an Oakland Tribune article titled "Sky-high gas costs in for the long haul." For full article: http://www.insidebayarea.com/search/ci_3827856

Hal Varian, professor in the Operations and Information Technology Management Group, was quoted in a CIO Insight article titled "Trend: The New Rules of Information Management; As the mountains of data grow, so does the variety of strategies CIOs are marshalling to manage that information, and profit from it" on May 15. For full article: http://www.cioinsight.com/article2/0,1540,1962565,00.asp

Scott was interviewed on MarketWatch on Friday, May 12, about the thriving job market facing Berkeley MBA students and graduates. To view the interview: http://www.marketwatch.com/tvradio/playerFull.asp?media=1&band=0&remPref=1&guid=%7B528D4EAB-9564-467D-83C8-61D37F09F912%7D&siteid=mktw

Jonathan Berk, Harold Furst Associate Professor of Management Philosophy and Values, was mentioned in the May 2006 issue of AACSB eNewsline in an article titled "Index Funds Are Best Bet, According to Berk's Award-Winning Article." His article, titled "Mutual Fund Flows and Performance in Rational Markets" and co-authored by Richard C. Green of Carnegie Mellon University, won the 2005 TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security. For full article: http://www.aacsb.edu/publications/enewsline/Vol-5/Issue-5/awards.asp


Happening at Haas


Performance featuring the Tangy Voce Singers
Tuesday, June 20
12:00 noon. to 1:00 p.m.
Bank of America Forum
The entire Haas community is invited to come and enjoy music in the forum. For more information, visit http://www.choirsatwork.com/tangy_voce.htm.


Reception with Rich Lyons, Haas Executive Associate Dean/Welcome Party New Admits
Thursday, June 15
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Michelangelo Hotel, 152 West 51st Street, New York

The New York Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network cordially invites you to cocktails and conversation featuring the Haas School's Executive Associate Dean Rich Lyons. Join fellow Haas alumni and friends in midtown Manhattan as we welcome the Haas School's acclaimed professor and Executive Associate Dean Rich Lyons. Professor Lyons will make brief remarks on the state of the Haas School and the strategic planning process. He will then share his insight into the economy in a brief presentation entitled, "Why Active Currency Management is All the Rage." Current and admitted students will be in attendance to learn more about the Haas School and our alumni network in NYC. Join us to reconnect with old friends and make new ones at this Haas Alumni Network - NY Chapter event. To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=112041. For more information, contact alumni@haas.berkeley.edu

Welcome Party for New Grads & Recently Admitted Students
Thursday, June 15
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cotton's Bar, 132 AnTing Lu at the Corner of Jian Guo Xi Lu, Shanghai
Join us at Cotton's Bar to welcome recent grads and newly admitted students to Haas.
RSVP to Carl Otto van der Elst at covanderelst@gmail.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
Join us at the American Club to welcome recent grads and newly admitted students to Haas.
RSVP to Akito Yamazaki at akitopeace@aol.com

Duckhorn/Paraduxx Wine Tasting and Lunch
Saturday, June 17
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Paraduxx Winery, Napa Valley
Haas alumni and friends are invited to Paraduxx winery of Duckhorn for a wine tasting seminar and lunch. Our Duckhorn event this year will be held at Dan Duckhorn's new facility, Paraduxx on the Silverado trail in Napa Valley.

To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=112798. For more information, contact Thomas Ryglinski, ryglinski@mba.berkeley.edu

Father's Day Family Event; Scenic Train Ride and Picnic
Sunday, June 18
10:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Sunol Depot, 6 Kilkare Road, Sunol
The East Bay Chapter invites you to a Father's Day family event -- a scenic train ride on the historic Niles Canyon Railway with picnic to follow. For those of you who have never been on this train ride, it is an extremely fun-filled activity to do with families and children – the perfect way to celebrate Father's Day. People are allowed to bring/eat refreshments on the train. Free pictures are taken as well. Please register as soon as possible to ensure your space at this popular event.

To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=111805.

For more information, contact Suresh Bhat, MBA 1998 suresh_k_bhat@yahoo.com.

Welcome Party for New Grads & Recently Admitted Students
Monday, June 19
6:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Rattlesnake Bar & Grill (Roof Deck), 384 Boylston Street, Boston
Join us at the Rattlesnake Bar and 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 http://www.acteva.com/go/haasla

San Francisco Chapter Welcome Party
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.

Summer Picnic & Welcome Party
Saturday, July 29
12:00 noon 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 for 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
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
East Bay/SF area
BCEMBA women -- alumni and students -- are invited to the second BCMBA Women's Dinner. We had a great turn out 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.

Welcome Party for New Grads & Recently Admitted Students
Saturday, August 19
Lake Temescal Regional Park, Oakland (exact location to come)
Save the Date for the East Bay Welcome Party! Join us in Lake Temescal Regional Park to welcome recent grads and newly admitted students to Haas. More details to come soon.

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.


Berkeley-Columbia EMBA Legacy Dinner & Silent Auction
Saturday, September 16
World Trade Club, One Ferry Plaza, San Francisco

Save the Date! 2nd Annual Berkeley-Columbia Gala and Benefit Auction
Saturday, September 16
Runnymede Farms, Woodside
Save the Date! We are excited to announce that the second annual Berkeley-Columbia Gala and Benefit Auction will be held on September 16, 2006, at Runnymede Farms in Woodside. We are very pleased to announce that we have confirmed Dean Hubbard from Columbia and Dean Campbell and Executive Associate Dean Rich Lyons from Haas. We look forward to seeing you all there.
For more information, contact bcgala@gmail.com


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