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Haas NewsWire, August 13, 2001

Laura Tyson to Resign as Dean
Knowledge is Power Program Trains Charter School Leaders at Haas
Undergraduates Return From Study Program to China
Fall Class of Undergraduates Get Oriented
Haas Recognizes Top Teachers of Spring 2001 in Club 6
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Laura Tyson, dean of the Haas School of Business, has announced plans to resign from her administrative duties on December 31, 2001, for personal reasons. She has accepted a position as dean of the London Business School in England.

"I have been offered the possibility of fulfilling a long-held dream of spending a few years in London and doing so in a way that I believe will enhance my skills as a professor and university administrator," Tyson said.

Tyson will be on leave from her faculty position at UC Berkeley and said she plans to return to the campus at some point in the future. Tyson was appointed dean of the Haas School in July 1998. She has been a professor at the Haas School since 1990 and at the university since 1977.

"Laura Tyson has shown wonderful leadership as dean of the Haas School. She has led the school to new levels of prominence and fostered an innovative learning environment that will continue to greatly benefit today's business students. We wish her the best in her new position and I am delighted that she sees a return to Berkeley in her future plans," said Chancellor Robert M. Berdahl.

Berdahl announced that Professor Benjamin Hermalin, who has been serving as associate dean for academic affairs and chair of the faculty at the Haas School of Business since 1999, has been appointed interim dean. Hermalin is the Willis H. Booth Professor of Banking and Finance and has been with the Haas School since 1988. He has a joint appointment with the Department of Economics and is a co-founder and director of the private online academic publishing company Bepress.

The campus will undertake a national search for the permanent deanship, said the chancellor.

"I have truly enjoyed my experience at the Haas School, and I am proud of the progress it has achieved during my tenure as dean," said Tyson. "In all my efforts, I have relied on building a strong, professional staff and encouraging a cooperative management culture."

Tyson said the London appointment will provide her with a perfect vantage point from which to study the globalization of business. She became known for her research in international economics, including her widely acclaimed book "Who's Bashing Whom -- Trade Conflict in High Technology Industries."

Before becoming dean of the Haas School, Tyson served in the Clinton Administration from January 1993 through December 1996, where she was a key architect of the president's domestic and international economic policy agenda during his first term in office. Between January 1993 and March 1996, she served as the 16th chair of the Council of Economic Advisors. Between February 1995 and December 1996 she served as the President's National Economic Adviser and was the highest ranking woman in the Clinton White House.

During her tenure as Haas School dean, Tyson successfully negotiated a path-breaking agreement with the university administration to grant the Haas School greater financial and operational autonomy. As a result, the Haas School has been able to improve significantly its ability to attract and retain world-class faculty by paying market-rate salaries.

As part of granting Haas greater financial flexibility, the university administration challenged the business school to develop new revenue-producing programs and enroll more students. The first program to meet this challenge is the new master's degree in Financial Engineering, which was launched in April 2001. Two additional revenue-producing degree programs are in development and are expected to be announced this year.

Among Tyson's other accomplishments are:

Finally, under Tyson's leadership the school exceeded its capital campaign goal of $75 million and achieved a total of $93 million.

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The Center for Executive Development (CED) at the Haas School of Business is hosting the second year of the Leadership Institute part of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) sponsored by Doris and Don Fisher, BS 50, chairman of Gap Inc.

The goal of the Leadership Institute at Haas is to train a group of 16 Fisher Fellows, a new corps of school leaders who will develop and manage charter schools in urban areas across the nation. At Haas the Fisher Fellows will receive education in critical business areas including finance, organizational management, and leadership. Lecturer Nancy Euske is the faculty director this year. The Fisher Fellows are in residence at Haas till August 17.

This year's class includes fellows who will be opening charter schools in low-income, inner-city areas in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Oakland, Memphis, and Harlem. The fellows who completed the program last year opened schools in Washington DC; Gaston, North Carolina; and Houston, Texas.

The Fisher Fellowship is a one-year, three-part program. The Leadership Institute at Haas is the intensive, summer kick-off to the program. In the fall, the fellows will be assigned to a residency at two KIPP Network schools to learn hands-on how the schools are run. Finally, each fellow spends six months, from January to June, preparing to establish their own schools, which will open in July 2002. For more information on KIPP, visit http://www.kipp.org/welcome.html

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Twenty-four UC Berkeley students journeyed to Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing in the first travel study for undergraduates organized by the Haas School. The students made nine firm visits, including banks in Hong Kong and manufacturing firms in the People's Republic of China in their two-week trip.

The idea for the China study trip came from Andy Shogan, associate dean for instruction, who had observed how successful the travel programs were for MBA and Evening MBA Programs.

"Each year, several of our undergraduates begin their careers working in Asia, so this is an important addition to the program," says David Robinson, lecturer in marketing and the group's leader. "And you really believe that the population of the People's Republic of China is 1.3 billion people when you've been to Tienanmen Square."

"Although many of the students have family ties to China, this was their first trip to China for most of them," says Robinson. "You get a lot from the formal presentation by the firms, but the students learned as much from how the hotel clerks and border guards treated them. And for undergraduate students, there's a lot to learn about the basics of business travel from visas and passports to what to do when a plane is cancelled."

To view pictures from the trip, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/~robinson/Pictures/China.

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The 214 undergraduates that make up the incoming class to the Haas Program will get a warm welcome on Monday, September 27, at 9:00 a.m. when the Undergraduate Program Office throws them an orientation to remember.

This select group of juniors is coming from across the Cal campus and from community colleges around the state. Over 1,150 students had applied to the program.

"We have an outstanding group of students and I'm looking forward to meeting all of them," said Annie Lai, assistant director of the Undergraduate Program.

The Center of Financial Reporting and Management (CFRM), Haas Alumni Network, Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH), the Haas Business School Association (HBSA), Haas-sponsored student organizations, and the Career Center will be presenting at orientation. The new students will also have lunch with a group of alumni in the Haas courtyard.

If you are a current Haas undergraduate and would like to volunteer during orientation, please e-mail Dinko Lakic, student services coordinator, at lakic@haas.berkeley.edu.

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Andy Shogan, associate dean for instruction, announced the faculty members who made what's known at Haas as "Club 6" earlier this month. Club membership requires a median student evaluation rating of at least 6 on a scale of 1 to 7. In addition, 20 professors and instructors received a median score of 7. They are listed here (with their respective courses):

Severin Borenstein, 212
Caroline Cole, C196W
Sunil Dutta, 223C
Nancy Euske, 150
Rui de Figueiredo, 279B
Rashi Glazer, 206
Ganesh Iyer, 268
Trudy Kehret-Ward, 165
Rich Lyons, 285
Jack Phillips, 196.2 & 100
Stefan Reichelstein, 223D
Holly Schroth, 152
Mark Seasholes, 130
Bill Sonnenschein, E291B
Vic Stanton, 122
Sarah Tasker, E222 & 222
Fran Van Loo, 294
Miguel Villas-Boas, 269C
Nancy Wallace, 183
Janet Yellen, 201B

Sixty-four percent of the instructors in the spring semester 2001 made it into Club 6. The instructors and course number for each program are:

Undergraduate Program

Alan Cerf, 121
George Cluff, 190
Caroline Cole, C196W
Steve Etter, 134
Nancy Euske, 150
Ganesh Iyer, 160
Trudy Kehret-Ward, 165
Gary McBride, 120
Peter Molloy, 169
Arturo Perez-Reyes, 100
Jack Phillips, 196.2 & 100
David Robinson, 10 & 100
Holly Schroth, 152
Mark Seasholes, 130
Joydeep Srivastava, 160
Vic Stanton, 122
Ana Valenzuela, 160
Fran Van Loo, 39AC
Nancy Wallace, 183
Godwin Wong, 195
Steve Wood, 111

MBA Program

Peter Alduino, 291A -lab & lecture
Homa Bahrami, 299C
Severin Borenstein, 212
James Bushnell, 212
Tyler Comann, 296.1
John Chuang, 296.10
Bob Cole, 290E
John Danner, 295C
Pete Deemer, 278
Raymond Gadbois, 264
Paul Gertler, 296.4
Rashi Glazer, 264 & 206
Paul Grabowicz, 278
Terri Griffith, 259
Nils Hakansson, 237
Andrew Isaacs, 295C
Ganesh Iyer, 268
Trudy Kehret-Ward, 290K
David LaPiana, 296.3
Jonathan Leonard, 251
Rich Lyons, 285
Charles McGlashan, 278
Todd Morrill, 295C
Noel Nellis, 295C
Chris Ohman, 296.5
Kristi Raube, 296.4
Mario Rosati, 295D
Andy Rose, 201B
Ken Rosen, 280
Jeff Rosenthal, 291A-Lab
Holly Schroth, 252
Stephen Shortell, 299G
Sarah Tasker, 222
Suneel Udpa, 202B
Fran Van Loo, 294
Nancy Wallace, 283
Peter Wilton, 267
Janet Yellen, 201B
Florian Zettelmeyer, 262B

Evening MBA Program

Salvador Aceves, E202B
Homa Bahrami, E250
Lisa Cain, E268
Tyler Comann, E296.1
Scott Davis, E296.10
Tim Dayonot, E252
Sunil Dutta, E202A
Terri Griffith, E259
Trudy Kehret-Ward, E265
David LaPiana, E286
Mark Rittenberg, E291B
Mario Rosati, E296.4
Ken Rosen, E280
Bill Sonnenschein, E291B
Sarah Tasker, E222
Paul Tiffany, E210
Suneel Udpa, E202B
Nancy Wallace, E283
Florian Zettelmeyer, E262B

MFE Program

Mark Rubinstein, 230A

Ph.D. Program

Sunil Dutta, 223C
Rui de Figueiredo, 279B
Paul Gertler, 292D
David Levine, 254C
Rich Lyons, 238D
Stefan Reichelstein, 223D
Miguel Villas-Boas, 269C & 292A

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Dean Laura Tyson's resignation from the Haas School was covered by the Financial Times on August 13. Read the full story from the Financial Times at http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/articles.html?id=010813001240&query=Laura+Tyson.

Hal Varian, dean of the School of Information Management and Systems and Haas professor, commented on some of the possible pitfalls of online exchanges in the article, "That E Stands for Economic Benefits" in the August 17 issue of Business Week. Read the full story at http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/aug2000/nf20000817_528.htm

Dean Laura Tyson authored the Economic Viewpoint article on China being awarded the 2008 Olympic games in the August 13 issue of Business Week. Read it at http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/01_33/b3745041.htm

Reuven Lehavy, assistant professor in the Haas Accounting Group, was mentioned in the Asian Wall Street Journal in the story titled Returns: Recalculating the Funny Numbers," on August 10.

The study of market analysts performance for the year 2000 by Lehavy and Brett Trueman, the Donald and Ruth Seiler Professor of Public Accounting and chair of the Haas Accounting Group, was mentioned in the National Post on August 9. The full text is at http://www.nationalpost.com/financialpost/fpcomment/story.html?f=/stories/20010809/639710.html.

The Financial Times quoted Rashi Glazer, professor with the Haas Marketing Group and Co-Director, of the Center for Marketing and Technology, on one-to-one marketing called "Messages That Never Go Wide of the Mark" on August 8. Read more at http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/articles.html?print=true&id=010808001435

Tyson was featured in the August 8 issue of the LA Times in an article about labor cuts and the effects on the economy. Read more on this story here http://latimes.com/templates/misc/printstory.jsp?slug=la%2D000064365aug08

Kenneth Rosen, chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, appeared in San Jose Mercury News on August 7 in an article titled, "Real Estate Downturn May be Mild." Rosen commented that the area could experience a serious recession due to the size and speed of the recent job cuts. Read the full story at http://cgi.mercurycenter.com/premium/front/docs/real07.htm.

Lehavy was mentioned in the Barron's technology section on August 6 in the article about financial earnings titled "Maybe Pro-Forma Earnings Aren't so Evil After All."

Bob Lutz, BS 61, former vice chairman of Chrysler and veteran of the auto industry, appeared in the front page of the Wall Street Journal on August 3, in an article that reported Lutz as the new General Motors vice-chairman for product design.

Lutz also appeared in the NY Times on August 2 in another article covering his new appointment to General Motors.

Pete Bucklin, Professor Emeritus with the Haas Marketing Group, appeared in the LA Times on August 2, commenting on the growth in the beverage industry. Read the article at http://latimes.com/templates/misc/printstory.jsp?slug=la%2D000062816aug02.

James Hong, MBA 99, was featured in the Technology section of the Wall Street Journal on August 2 for his web site HotorNot.com.

Tyson commented on Smith's College's new president and UC Berkeley Professor Carol Christ, in the Oakland Tribune on July 31.

Peter Sealey, Adjunct Professor with the Haas Marketing Group and Co-Director of the Center for Marketing and Technology, was mentioned in Business Week's cover story "Buzz Marketing" on July 30. Read the story at http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/01_31/b3743001.htm.

Tyson was interviewed in an article called "Talk About Failure" in the Industry Standard on July 30. She commented on her tolerance for risk and biggest mistakes. Read the full interview http://www.thestandard.com/article/0,1902,28020,00.html.

Abby Scott, director of Career Services, appeared in the East Bay Business Times on July 27. She explained that recent MBA graduates chose positions with banks, investing houses, and brokerage firms, rather than startups. Read the article at http://eastbay.bcentral.com/eastbay/stories/2001/07/30/story7.html.

Tyson was featured in the Wall Street Journal on July 25 on being dean of the Haas School. Read the story at http://interactive.wsj.com/fr/emailthis/retrieve.cgi?id=SB995992723215106525.djm.

Glazer was quoted in the New York Times on July 23 in an article about technology companies and their brand marketing.

Kenneth Rosen, was quoted in San Francisco Business Times on July 23 predicting that the luxury condo market in the Bay Area is overbuilt and could suffer in a market downturn. Read the article at http://sanfrancisco.bcentral.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2001/07/23/newscolumn4.html.

Dan Geiger, MBA 98, executive director of eGrants.org, appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on July 21 in an article about people giving their tax rebate to charity. Read the full story at http://www0.mercurycenter.com/premium/business/docs/refund21.htm.

Michael Katz, the Edward J. and Mollie Arnold Professor of Business Administration, was featured in the SF Chronicle on July 20. Read it here http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/07/20/BU182928.DTL

Toshimatsu Kawano, MBA 03 was featured in a Newsweek article on July 20 called "Recipe for Success? Follow the Geeks."

Janet Yellen, the Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Professor of Business Administration, was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle on July 18 and 19 in articles about the Federal Reserve. Read the story at http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/07/19/MN76376.DTL.

Yellen was also quoted in the San Jose Mercury News on July 19 in the article, "Greenspan Puts Faith in Technology to Transform Economy."

Varian appeared in the Daily briefing section of Business Week Online on July 18 commenting on a net researcher.

Trueman was mentioned in July 16 issue of USA Today in the article "Tech Firms Stand to Gain From Huge Write-offs."

Varian was quoted in New York Times on July 15 in an article titled, "The Protective Path Paved in Granola." Varian commented on the market for personal information.

Dean Tyson authored an article in the New York Times on July 14 titled "The New Laws of Nations."

Sara Beckman, senior lecturer with the Manufacturing & Information Technology Group, was featured in the July Issue of FastCompany. Read more at http://www.fastcompany.com/learning/braintrust/0107.html.

Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor in Public Policy and Business Administration, appeared in several publications during the past month.
Chicago Tribune on August 5
San Jose Mercury News on August 5
San Jose Mercury News on July 30
Los Angeles Times on July 29 (read the article at http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-000061717jul29.story)
San Jose Mercury News on July 23
Houston Chronicle on July 21
Christian Science Monitor on July 20
Arizona Republic on July 16
San Francisco Chronicle on July 16
Borenstein also appeared in NPR's Morning Edition on August 8.

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