Haas NewsWire

Haas NewsWire, August 23, 2004

Haas Welcomes New Students in Three Programs
Prof. Gertler Appointed Chief Economist of World Bank's Human Development Network
Haas Undergrad Program Again Ranks #3 in US News
Berkeley MBA Shines in Business 2.0 Benchmark
Entrepreneurs Ponder "The Next Big Thing" at Monthly Forum
Meghan Busse's Computer Model Forecasts Olympic Medals
New Staff
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MBA students at the ropes course last Saturday

The Haas School Welcomes New Students in Three Programs

The Haas School welcomed new students in the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program, the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program, and the Ph.D. Program this month. This brings the school's current enrollment for its six graduate and undergraduate business degree programs to 2,122 students -- the highest ever.

Although the students in these three programs are arriving at Haas at the start of what used to be the "traditional academic year," they will find that the boundaries have all but disappeared. As the school year is evolving to become year-round, Haas welcomed a new class of Master's in Financial Engineering students in March, a new class of Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA students in June, and a new class of undergraduate students in July.

Full-time Berkeley MBA Program

Orientation week for the full-time program is featuring a stellar list of business leaders as speakers to help the new students think about what they hope to get out of the program over the next two years. Phillip Marineau, president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., introduced the class of 2006 to his leadership values on Monday; Gary Erickson, founder and former CEO of Clif Bar, will share his thoughts on innovation on Tuesday; and Andre Marquis, MBA 96, COO of Chorus, will speak on Thursday. Highlights of the week include Wednesday's volunteer service by all 230 MBA students at a community shelter on the island of Alameda, and last Saturday's team-building ropes course, which helps new students break the ice and build trust.

"This year we are trying to stay on the themes and values of the school -- we have leadership, innovation, community service, technology, and international business," says Dan Lamorena, MBA 05, orientation co-chair with Camille Landis, MBA 05. "This orientation will give the new Berkeley MBA students a sense of what their next two years will be like."

The incoming class holds an average GPA of 3.48 and an average GMAT score of 702. Fewer than 17% of the 2,859 applicants to the Full-time MBA program were offered admission, and 230 students enrolled. International students comprise 33% of the class and represent 39 countries, including Finland, India, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Members of the class have an average of five years of work experience. Among the many consultants, investment bankers, marketers, and engineers are a product manager for Universal Music Italy, a business operations element leader for the US Air Force, a professional staff member for the US Senate Judiciary Committee, the executive director for the San Francisco Bay Area region of Teach for America, and the chief of staff for Mexico's undersecretary of energy.

"Berkeley's newest full-time MBA class brings an incredible richness of professional experience and personal talent to Haas," says Jett Pihakis, co-director of admissions.

Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program

Amazing talent, experience, and accomplishment mark the new students who make up the class of 2006 in the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program. Joining the program in August, this group of students collectively shares an average undergraduate grade point average of 3.3 and a median GMAT score of 690. Of the enrolling students 40% already hold an advanced degree, including a master's in public health, JDs, MDs, and several Ph.D.s.

"The school selected 240 outstanding students from the largest pool ever to apply to the Evening & Weekend program," says Meg St. John, associate director of admissions.

Members of the class have an average of 7.8 years of work experience. The engineers, product managers, and financial analysts, are joined by a technical director at Pixar Animation studios who worked on "Monster, Inc." and "Finding Nemo"; the chair of the anesthesia department at Summit Medical Center; two district sales managers for Toyota Motor Sales; an advertising manager for PG&E; a published songwriter; and a senior tax consultant at KPMG. Another student once worked at the National Security Agency as a cryptologist.

The class also exhibits a global perspective: 38% of the class are citizens of 20 foreign countries and hail from 5 different continents, and 70% of the students are multilingual. The new evening students began their core curriculum on August 9. The core curriculum for weekend students begins August 21. Regular classes for returning students begin Saturday, August 28, for weekend students and Monday, August 30, for evening students.

Ph.D. Program

Thirteen new students are joining in the Ph.D. program, the most selective program at the Haas School. The program received 482 applications and enrolled less than 3% of the applicants.

The median GMAT for incoming Ph.D. students is 730 and the median GRE is 1430 (680 verbal and 750 quantitative). They share a median undergrad GPA of 3.8 and a median graduate GPA of 3.9. International students hail from Japan, Poland, France, and Spain. The entering students hold degrees in such varied fields as English, economics, international relations, aeronautics and mechanical engineering, quantitative methods, computer science, social studies, and psychology. Of the 13 entering students, 5 have MBAs, 2 have other graduate degrees and 2 have both an MBA and a graduate degree in another field.

Six students joined the Finance Group (with two studying Real Estate), three joined the Business and Public Policy Group, three joined the Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group, and one joined the Marketing Group.

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Prof. Gertler Appointed Chief Economist of World Bank's Human Development Network

The World Bank has appointed Haas School economist Paul Gertler as chief economist in its Human Development Network, effective today, August 23.

The World Bank is a development bank that provides loans, policy advice, technical assistance, and services to reduce poverty in low- and middle-income nations.

"I see my role as trying to move World Bank advice and assistance to developing countries to be based more on what we know works, and in those cases in which we don't have evidence, to rigorously develop the evidence base through evaluation," said Professor Gertler.

Gertler, who directs the Graduate Program in Health Services Management at Haas, has focused his research on the link between health, education, and poverty. He has spent recent years studying the Mexican anti-poverty program PROGRESA, a conditional cash-transfer anti-poverty program that significantly reduced childhood illness, increased the health of babies and pregnant mothers among the Mexican participants, and indicated that proper health care can help end poverty cycle among the poor.

In other work, Gertler has shown that the privatization of water significantly reduced child mortality in Argentina, especially among the poor. He has studied the quality of health care in Indonesia, the effectiveness of social insurance schemes in protecting families against unexpected illness in Asia, and government strategies to prevent low birth weight.

In addition to his faculty appointment at Haas, Gertler is a professor of health services finance at the School of Public Health. He joined the faculty in 1996 and will be on leave from the university during his World Bank appointment.

He previously served with the RAND Corporation as senior economist, and as an assistant professor at Harvard University and State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has experience in consulting and policy-making with international agencies such as the World Bank, the United Nations, and the World Health Organization, as well as governments in Latin America and Asia, and private corporations.

Gertler received the Kenneth Arrow Award in Health Economics in 1996 and an Academic Career Leadership Award from the US National Institutes of Health in 2000.

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Haas Undergrad Program Again Ranks #3 in US News Magazine

US News & World Report magazine ranked the Haas School's Undergraduate Program #3, tied with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in its America's Top Colleges issue, published on the US News website on August 20.

In last year's ranking, Haas also tied with Michigan for #3.

The US News & World Report ranking is based solely on a survey of the deans and senior faculty at accredited business schools around the country. This survey also results in a ranking by business specialties. In these, the Haas Undergraduate Program ranked as follows:

#3 Management
#3 Real Estate
#4 Finance
#4 Marketing
#5 International Business
#5 Quantitative Analysis
#8 Entrepreneurship
#9 Accounting
#10 Production/Operations Management
#11 Management Information Systems
#18 Supply Chain Management/Logistics
For more information, visit http://www.usnews.com.

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Berkeley MBA Shines in Business 2.0 Benchmark

Business 2.0 magazine featured the Berkeley MBA among the top 25 MBA programs in the nation in its "Insider's Guide to America's Top Business Schools," published in the September issue.

Business 2.0 published a brief profile on each school and chose from seven pre-selected areas of strength for each institution. Haas was lauded for its strength in entrepreneurship, social responsibility "do-gooders," regional power, and diversity.

For its benchmark, Business 2.0 selected the 25 top programs with the highest GMAT scores in 2003, as reported by the Princeton Review. Interviews with students at these 25 schools about their MBA experiences provided the basis of each school's profile and score cards.

The article is on Business 2.0's website at http://www.business2.com/b2/web/articles/0,17863,680160,00.html.

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Entrepreneurs Ponder "The Next Big Thing" at Monthly Forum

What's the next big thing? Come and find out at the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum, one of the Bay Area's most vibrant networking events for the venture capital and entrepreneurship community, organized by the Haas School's Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

The first forum of the fall, "2004 Overview of Venture Capital and Trends in Financing," on September 2 begins with Steve Bengston, managing director of Emerging Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, who will review the latest developments in financing over the past six months.

Bengston will be followed by a venture capital panel on the hot sectors and developments in venture valuations and deal terms. Sam Angus, partner, Fenwick & West is the organizer and moderator of this panel, which includes Jim Glasheen, general partner at Technology Partners and member of the Entrepreneurs Forum's Advisory Council; Jim McLean, MBA 87, partner of ComVentures; and Christopher Schaepe, founding partner of Lightspeed Ventures.

Three more forums are planned for the fall:

September 30: "VoIP: Sustainable Strategies for a Disruptive Technology"
October 21: "The ' Next' Big Thing - The Internet"
November 18: "Old Blues/New Blues: Recent Entrepreneurial Alumni"

For more information on the program line-up for the fall and annual membership rates, visit: http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/sep04.asp.

All forums include a networking hour with refreshments before the main program begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for individual forums are $35. Current UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students receive special rates. Call 510-642-4255 or e-mail lester@haas.berkeley.edu for more information.

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Meghan Busse's Computer Model Forecasts Olympic Medals

Visiting professor Meghan Busse received much media attention in the past month for a computer model she and Dartmouth colleague Andrew Bernard have developed to predict the number of Olympic medal winners by country.

Busse, who is teaching in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy group, and Bernard, professor of international economics at Dartmouth University's Tuck School of Business, use a combination of economics, statistics, and history to forecast overall medal totals and gold medal totals by country.

They predict that the winner will once again be the United States, with 93 medals overall and 37 gold medals. However, the Olympic riches will be more widely distributed than ever before as the number of medals going to the top countries declines, the authors write.

In an article published in the February issue of The Review of Economics and Statistics, the researchers show that over the last 40 years, national Olympic medal totals have been driven by four distinct factors: population, per capita income, past performance, and a host effect (for the country hosting the Olympics).

Busse and Bernard forecast the medal distribution before the last summer games in Sydney in 2002 with 96% accuracy.

The following media reported on their research:

+ A Wall Street Journal article on July 26 titled "Economists Wrestle with the Olympics"
+ A July 27 New York Post article titled "US $$ Get Athens Gold"
+ An interview on NPR's Morning Edition on August 9, titled "Economists Venture Olympic Predictions." Audio can be found at http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=3840085.
+ An August 12 article in The Economist titled "The Olympics: Athenian Maths." This article also ran on August 16 in The Economic Times.
+ An August 13 article in the East Bay Business Times titled "Business Profs Predict Outcome of Olympic Games." For full text: http://eastbay.bizjournals.com/eastbay/stories/2004/08/09/daily43.html?jst=b_ln_hl.
+ An August 16 article on Yahoo Sports titled "Expert's Prediction, and He's Been Right Before: 93 Medals for U.S." For full text: http://sports.yahoo.com/oly/news?slug=ap-wizardofodds&prov=ap&type=lgns.

+ MSNBC article on August 16 titled "Expert Predicts 93 Medals for US." For full text: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5725254.

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New Staff

Kathy Andrews to Lead Haas Annual Fund

Long-time UC Berkeley employee Kathy Andrews joined the Development Office as director of the Haas Annual Fund on August 16. Andrews comes to the Haas School with more than 24 years of experience working in Recreational Sports and Cal Athletics. Most recently, Andrews worked in a dual role as director of Recreational Sports for Bear Backer Youth and as a major gifts officer for Cal Athletics. She created "Bear Hugs," a program that provides volunteer visits by Cal athletes to local hospitals and she secured more than $11 million in external funding for intercollegiate athletics. She has a BS in Recreation Administration from the University of Iowa and a master's degree in Recreation Education from Central Michigan University.
e-mail kandrews@haas.berkeley.edu
phone: 510-642-1224
office: S546

Terri Korolev Advises Full-time MBA Applicants

Terri Korolev joined the Full-time MBA Program on July 26 as an admissions advisor, guiding prospective students and helping to process applications. Most recently, Korolev was a program administrator at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Korolev received her masters in higher education administration from NYU and served as a graduate intern at the school's study abroad admissions office. A native New Yorker, she recently relocated to San Francisco with her husband. They both enjoy the region's hiking and kayaking.
e-mail korolev@haas.berkeley.edu
phone: 510-643-0651
office: S420

Erika Walker to Oversee Admissions and Operations for Undergraduates

On August 2, Erika Walker joined the Haas School Undergraduate Program as director of admissions and operations. A Cal graduate who earned her BS in American studies, Walker comes to Haas after seven years as a manager for INROADS/Northern California, where she interacted regularly with undergraduate students and their prospective employers. Previously, she worked as a program administrator for the Summer Youth Development Program at the McKesson Corporation and as a project coordinator for Community & Government Relations at the Kaiser Permanente regional offices. Walker volunteers for the Alta Bates Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She is bracing herself for the inevitable extracurricular sports schedule of her seven-year-old son.
e-mail ewalker@haas.berkeley.edu
phone: 510-643-1470
office: S450

Kristen Williams to Direct Alumni Relations

Kristen Williams joined the Haas School as director of Alumni Relations on July 19 and will be working with Tenny Frost, who was recently promoted to Executive Director of Alumni Relations. Williams comes to Haas from Duke University, where she served first as assistant, then acting, director of Alumni Relations at the Fuqua School of Business. Prior to that, she served as Northeast Region Manager for Score Learning Corporation, managing the company's learning centers for children. Williams holds a BS in Education and a BA in History, both from the University of Vermont. She and her husband are avid hikers, kayakers, and skiers, and recently celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary.
e-mail kristen@haas.berkeley.edu
phone: 510-642-7757
office: S520

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Haas in the News

Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, served as a resource on energy issues:

Janet Yellen, the Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Professor of Business Administration and current CEO of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, was mentioned as one possible successor to Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan by American Banker on July 30 in an article titled "Washington -- Guessing Game" and on CNNfn's The Money Gang on August 11, which also listed former Dean Laura Tyson as a possibility.

Yellen's viewpoints on price stability and output stability as they relate to inflation were cited on August 11 in the Australian Financial Review in an article titled "Real Inflation Test to Come."

Cynthia Kroll, researcher for the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, commented in a number of publications about the vulnerability of jobs, including:
+ The Charlotte Observer on July 6 in an article titled Outsourcing Draining Jobs Nationwide. Kroll was quoted on the nature of the data available about outsourcing
+ Forbes.Com on August 7 quoted Kroll on the vulnerability of Silicon Valley jobs to offshoring. For full text: http://www.forbes.com/business/services/feeds/ap/2004/08/07/ap1495558.html
+ The Press-Enterprise on August 3 in an article titled "Outsourcing Shreds Ethics, Privacy."
+ The Newark Star Ledger on August 4 in an article titled "White-collar Jobs at Risk for Outsourcing, Report Says." For full text: http://www.nj.com/business/ledger/index.ssf?/base/business-7/1091609593184250.xml#continue
+ Australian IT on August 10 in an article titled "Traffic Jams Reflect Rebound." http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,10392126^15841^^nbv^,00.html
+ The Toronto Globe and Mail on August 11 in an article titled "Silicon Valley's Slump Erodes Optimism." http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040809.gtsvaug9/BNStory/Technology/

David Teece, Mitsubishi Bank Professor of International Business and Finance, received coverage in his native New Zealand with a July 3 story in The Christchurch Press titled "Investment Climate 'Good,'" in which he commented on New Zealand's appeal to foreign investors, and a July 12 story in the Dominion Post titled "Kiwis 'Learn Their Lesson' in US," in which he commented on the business links between New Zealand and Northern California.

Teece commented on Oracle's possible use of PeopleSoft sealed documents in the antitrust case in Internet News on August 11. For full text: http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/article.php/3393851

Terry Odean, associate professor in the Finance Group, commented on investor behavior in an article that ran in numerous publications. Titled "Conquering Personal Investment Demons," the story ran on July 23 on the Dow Jones Newswires, on August 2 on the Associated Press, and on August 2 in the New York Times. The article ran in The Wall Street Journal on July 29 titled "Study of Behavioral Finance Reveals Irrational Investment Moves" and in the Oakland Tribune on August 3 titled "'Behavioral Finance' Studies Investors."

On August 16, Business Week cited Odean's research, in conjunction with economists from UC Davis and Taipei's National Chengchi University, on the success of day traders in Taiwan.

Peter Sealey, adjunct marketing professor, was mentioned in a July 2 article in Campaign, titled "Coke Picks Home-Grown Talent as Marketing Chief." Campaign cited commendations of the newly appointed marketing chief for Coca-Cola, made while Sealey served as senior global marketing chief for Coke.
Sealey addressed a variety of marketing issues in other publications including:
+ On July 7 in USA Today, in an article titled "'Notebel' is High on Society," Sealey commented on the "over-50 set" as a desirable target for magazine advertisers.
+ For the Los Angeles Times on August 7, Sealey commented on Google's IPO in an article titled "Buzz over Google IPO Dissipates amid Snags." For full text: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-google7aug07,1,7663083.story?coll=la-home-business
+ In the Detroit News on August 12, Sealey commented on colleges as brands in an article titled "Fund-hungry Colleges Adopt Adman Persona. For full text: http://www.detnews.com/2004/schools/0408/12/a08d-240106.htm
+ On August 17 on Reuters and in the New York Times, in an article titled "Advertisers Go Digital to Track Ads," Sealey commented on Ad-ID, a new method of tracking delivery of television commercials into US homes. For full text: http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/technology/tech-media-advertising-code.html?pagewanted=print&position
+ On August 18 on KNTV, Channel 11, commenting on Google's IPO

Hal Varian, professor in the Operations and Information Technology Management Group, wrote an article on married men making more money than single men. The article ran:
+ On July 30 in the Houston Chronicle, titled "Taking the Plunge Linked to More Pay."
+ The story also ran on August 8 in the Naples Daily News, titled "Married Men Make More than Single Ones, but Why?" For full text: http://www.naplesnews.com/npdn/neapolitan/article/0,2071,NPDN_14939_3094431,00.html.
+ On August 9 in the Lexington Herald Leader, the article was titled, "Men, It Pays to Be Married." For full text: http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/business/9342692.htm.

A study Varian co-authored was referenced in News Factor on July 16 in an article titled "Data Storage You Can't Refuse." For full text: http://www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_title=Data-Storage-You-Can-t-Refuse&story_id=25868&category=datastr#story-start.

Dean Tom Campbell was interviewed by KPIX, Channel 5 on July 8 about government terrorism warnings. For full text: http://cbs5.com/news/local/2004/07/08/Ominous_But_Vague_Terror_Warning.html.
Campbell commented on the need for business schools to adapt to a changing funding environment in the Financial Times in an August 16 article titled "The Changing Shape of School Funding."
Dean Campbell was interviewed for a profile in an Investor's Business Daily article that ran on August 16.

Rashi Glazer, professor with the Haas Marketing Group, commented on the number of successful businesses in Vedic City, Iowa, where a number of Transcendental Mediation followers have set up shop. The story ran on August 9 in the Washington Post, titled "Iowa Town Booms on Eastern Ways" and in the San Francisco Chronicle on August 15, titled "Meditation Turns Iowa Burg to Business Hub." For full text: http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A50643-2004Aug8?language=printer and http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/08/15/MNGGR875GF1.DTL&type=printable

Kellie McElhaney, John C. Whitehead Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Corporate Responsibility, was profiled in the East Bay Business Times on July 23 in an article titled "UC Biz Ethics Guru Seeks Reforms Now." For full text: http://eastbay.bizjournals.com/eastbay/stories/2004/07/26/smallb1.html.
McElhaney was also mentioned in the June issue of GreenMoney Journal in an article titled "Training a New Generation of Business Leaders." For full text: http://www.greenmoneyjournal.com/article.mpl?newsletterid=29&articleid=309.

Obituaries for Karen Southwick, MBA 88, ran on AP on July 28 titled "Technology journalist and author Karen Southwick dies in SF" and in the San Francisco Chronicle on July 30. For full text: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/07/30/BAGT67VSJF1.DTL. Southwick was hailed as a legend by CalBusiness in 1999.

An obituary for staff member Grace Katagiri ran in the San Francisco Chronicle on July 27. For full text: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/07/27/BAGEJ7TKPN1.DTL. Katagiri helped to develop and manage the Economics Department's econometrics lab and to establish a behavioral economics lab at Haas.

The June issue of Afghan Scene featured an article by Sarah Takesh, MBA 02, about her Afghanistan-based clothing label, Tarsian and Blinkley. For full text: http://www.afghanscene.com/main.asp. Takesh's company was also featured in the Kyodo News on August 5 in an article titled "Afghanistan's First Fashion Clothing Brand Getting Popular.

In the July issue of Script Magazine, Adam Goldworm, MBA 03, was interviewed for a story on agency assistants as key contacts in a screenwriting career in an article titled "Who You Know: Adam Goldworm."

Jennie Winslow and Doug Donovan, MBAs 04, were mentioned in an August 10 Business Week story on MBAs who choose a career in sports, titled "Field of Dreams." For full text: http://www.businessweek.com:/print/bschools/content/aug2004/bs20040810_9281_bs001.htm?bs

Priya Haji, MBA 03 and Berkeley Business Incubator participant, was featured extensively in two August 15 Contra Costa Times articles titled "Working for a 'World of Good'" and "'Fair Trade' Trend Slow to Catch on." The articles covered the founding of her company, World of Good, which sells fair-trade goods online and in kiosks from craftspeople around the world.

On July 7 in a Business Week article titled "America's Scramble for Global Applicants," the Haas School was mentioned in a story on the declining enrollment of international students in US business schools. For full text: http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/jul2004/bs2004077_1019_bs001.htm.

The Financial Times ran a story on July 14 titled "Jobs Start to Flow Again for MBA Grads." The Haas School was mentioned for its strength in securing jobs for non-US grads.

In an August 1 story in CFO titled "Sector-bender: More and More Nonprofits Have for-profit Subsidiaries," the Global Social Venture Competition was mentioned in this story on companies fueling growth through acquisition by a large nonprofit foundation.

The q@Haas student club was mentioned in an August 5 Business Week article titled "B-Schools Gain a lavender Tinge." The club was cited as one of the largest minority groups on campus in this story on gay and lesbian groups at business schools. For full text: http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/aug2004/bs2004085_7225_PG2_bs001.htm.

The Haas School was mentioned as one of the top international schools participating in the Indian Institute of Management's annual international management summit in an August 14 article in Business Standard titled "Free Trade Focus of Confluence '04." For full text: http://www.business-standard.com/strategist/storypage.php?hpFlag=Y&chklogin=N&autono=164190&leftnm=lmnu7&leftindx=7&lselect=0

An August 19 Virginian-Pilot article mentioned the Haas School in a story on the declining number of business school applications from international students. For full text: http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories/story.cfm?story=74539&ran=57371

Professor emeritus David Aaker was the subject of a profile in Brand Strategy on July 12.

Professor emeritus Louis "Pete" Bucklin commented on the strategy of Ross Stores Inc. in the East Bay Business Times in a July 19 article titled "Lot at Stake with New Ross Stores Move." For full text: http://eastbay.bizjournals.com/eastbay/stories/2004/07/19/story5.html

Michael Katz, the Edward J. and Mollie Arnold Professor of Business Administration, commented on the Oracle antitrust trial in the San Francisco Chronicle on July 20 in an article titled "Oracle Trial Starts Finale." For full text: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/07/20/BUGT97O67B1.DTL

Terrence Hendershott, assistant professor with the Haas Operations and Information Technology Management Group, wrote a July 21 Financial Times article on the finance industry's advocating more government regulation, titled "Wall Street's Appeal for New Rules is not Altruistic."

Terry Pearce, a lecturer with the Communications Program, commented on David Pottruck's dismissal from Charles Schwab in a July 21 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "Pottruck Takes Fall for Troubled Times at Schwab. For full text: http://www.sfgate.com/cgibin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/07/21/BUG397PRM01.DTL

Peter Wilton, a continuing lecturer with the Marketing Group, was mentioned in New Zealand's Money Management commenting on the role of a financial advisor. The article, titled "Do You Have the Right to Be a Planner?" ran on July 22.

Kenneth Rosen, the California State Professor of Real Estate and Urban Economics, and chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, discussed Bay Area Home prices on KQED FM's Forum program on August 2.

Richard Kurovsky, executive director of marketing and communications, was quoted in an August 6 San Francisco Business Times article titled "Shifty Economy Poses Planning Challenges." Kurovsky commented on the trends in Haas School application numbers. For full text: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2004/08/09/focus2.html

Karlene Roberts, a professor with the Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group, discussed the 9/11 Commission Report on NPR's Morning Edition on August 9.

John Morgan, Professor with the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group, commented on wagering on various aspects of Google's IPO in an August 12 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "Bets Open on Google IPO, but the Bidding Ain't too Hot." For full text: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/08/12/BUG5C86C0Q1.DTL&type=printable

Richard Lyons, Sylvan Coleman Professor of Finance, was quoted on the pros and cons of investing in the new Iraqi dinar on Wired News on August 17 in an article titled "Dinar Brokers Boom in Iraq Chaos."

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Happening at Haas

"Against All Enemies," An Evening with Richard Clarke
September 7
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
For more information visit: http://gspp.berkeley.edu/
Come hear Richard Clark in a discussion with Michael Nacht, dean of the Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy, and Steve Weber, director of the Institute of International Studies. Clarke is the former US counterterrorism czar and author of the New York Times bestseller Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror.

Alumni Events

Thursday, August 26, 2004
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tosca Cafe
9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Gordon Biersh
Come show the newest crop of Haas MBA students (MBA 06) that the Haas Alumni Network is alive and kicking. The SF chapter of the Haas Alumni Network will participate in the Orientation Week Scavenger Hunt. Alumni are encouraged to gather for the evening at Tosca in North Beach and students will be required to stop by and obtain something from the alumni (e.g., business card of an alumnus who scuba dives). Come spend the evening with Haas alums and current students and have a drink on us. Remember to bring your business cards.

Happy Hour in Palo Alto
September 2
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Gordon Biersch, Palo Alto
For more information contact: Martha Gerhan magerhan@mindspring.com

An Evening at Woodminster 'Flower Drum Song'
September 12
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $26 per person, which includes ticket and pre-show picnic buffet and soft drinks.
Limited to first 30 people. In order to participate, you must register by Sunday, August 29th.
For more information: http://www.acteva.com/go/eb-alumni
The East Bay Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network invites all alumni and their friends to enjoy a catered cold buffet with fabulous views of the Bay in a redwood setting. Then, enjoy the musical 'Flower Drum Song' in the amphitheater under the stars.
For more info: Contact Marina Gracias, BS 80, MBA 99, at mgracias@yahoo.com or 415-278-4291.

Homecoming Celebration
October 16, 2004
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Advanced registration required. The registration deadline is October 8, 2004.
For more information, call the Haas School Alumni Relations Office at 510-642-7790 or go to http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/homecoming.
Former students of the Haas School will reunite for a festive day back on campus. The annual Haas School Homecoming kicksoff with a special lecture by Dean Tom Campbell on his insights and perspectives on the current economic and political landscape. This session will be followed by a Mexican Fiesta Luncheon in the courtyard with live music and special activities for kids. Then, it is off to Memorial Stadium to watch the Golden Bears play football against UCLA. Join us for a festive autumn day back on campus.

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