Haas NewsWire


Haas NewsWire, August 29, 2005



Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Stellar Fall Events


Entrepreneurship at Berkeley

Open source software and wireless technology are among the entrepreneurial opportunities that will be explored this semester as the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation celebrates the 15 th anniversary year of its UC Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum.


“The UC Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum, after 15 successful years, has become a vital way for students to link with the broader Bay Area entrepreneurial community. Many find the forum a vital source of ‘deal flow’ for investors and entrepreneurs, as well as students looking for real world experience,” says Jerome Engel, executive director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. “Over the years the forum has been blessed with great speakers, including Jim Clark – right after founding NetScape; Eric Schmidt – right after joining Google as CEO; and John Morgridge and Don Valentine – right at the launching of Cisco. You never know which of our guests will be tomorrow’s ‘big deal’.”


The 2005-06 season kicks off this Thursday, September 1, with the forum’s annual overview of venture capital and trends in financing. Sponsored by Fenwick & West, t he program will begin with a presentation and analysis of the past year's financial markets by Steve Bengston, managing director of emerging company services at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Bengston’s talk will be followed by a discussion of trends in venture capital, including hot sectors and developments in venture valuations and deal terms, by panelists Mitchell Kertzman, partner with Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, and Brian Atwood, co-founder and partner with Versant Ventures.


Each UC Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forums begins with a networking hour at 6:30 p.m., followed by panel discussions at 7:30 p.m. in Arthur Andersen Auditorium. The fall 2005 schedule includes:


  • Thursday, September 1: 2005 Overview of Venture Capital and Trends in Financing
  • Thursday, September 29: Open Source: Making a Business on Free Software
  • Thursday, October 27: The Wireless Revolution: Finding Business Opportunities
  • Thursday, November 17: Global Venturing

A $20 season pass for students is available, good for all four fall programs. Memberships and corporate memberships are also available, along with a special discount for Haas faculty and staff. For more information, visit: http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/bef.asp.



Special Screening of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room at Haas, Sept. 15


Dean Richard Lyons invites the entire Haas community to attend a special free screening ofEnron: The Smartest Guys in the Room on Thursday, September 15, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium. The film repeats from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for those who cannot attend the first screening.


"We are always looking for creative ways to enrich the dialogue around the school on business ethics," says Dean Rich Lyons. "A movie like this provides valuable perspective on forces at work that sometimes push people in unethical directions. It is also even-handed: whatever your philosophical orientation, you will be provoked, without feeling manipulated."


The film depicts the inside story of one of history's greatest business scandals, in which top executives of America's seventh largest company walked away with over one billion dollars while investors and employees lost everything. The film is based on the best-selling book The Smartest Guys in the Room by Fortune Magazine reporters Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind and features insider accounts and incendiary corporate audio and videotapes. Director Alex Gibney reveals the almost unimaginable personal excesses of the Enron hierarchy and the utter moral vacuum that posed as corporate philosophy.


For more information on this event, contact Carlis Crowe at carlis@haas.berkeley.edu.



Haas Conference to Explore Foreign Investment in China, India, and Russia


Foreign investments in emerging markets is the focus of a special Haas School conference to take place on October 7, 2005, at the Berkeley Art Museum.


"Investing in Emerging Markets: China, India, and Russia" is the first conference at any US university to address the challenges and opportunities for business growth and investment in the three fastest growing economies in the world -- China, India, and Russia.

The conference is produced by the Clausen Center for International Business & Policy; the Institute of Management, Innovation & Organization; the Center for South Asia Studies; and the Institute of Slavic Eastern European and Eurasian Studies, as well as the US Russia Technology Symposium at Stanford. The one-day event will start with breakfast and registration at 8:30 a.m. and will end with a cocktail hour starting at 5:30 p.m.
 
Victor Menezes, retired senior vice chairman of Citigroup, and Patricia Cloherty, chairman of the board, president, and CEO of Delta Private Equity Partners, will give the keynote speeches. Additional speakers and panelists will include leaders from the world of international finance, venture capital, technology investment, and government.

The main sponsor at the President's Circle-level is Stephen B. Herrick, BS 60. Chancellor's Circle sponsors include URS and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Dean's Circle sponsors include TechNet, Acteva, ISI Emerging Markets, St. Supery Vineyards & Winery, Bison Brewing, Tom Qi Zhang – SCEA, and Scharffen Berger.


To register, or for more information, go to http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/HaasGlobal/emergingmarketsconference.html



Annual Peterson Ethics Lecture on the Role of the Corporation in Society, Sept. 7


Mark Achbar, director and producer of the film The Corporation will lead a thought-provoking discussion of the role of corporations in society at the Center for Responsible Business' annual Peterson Ethics Lecture on Wednesday, September 7, at 5:00 p.m. in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium.


In preparation for this discussion, the Center for Responsible Business will offer a special screening of The Corporation on Wednesday, August 31, at 5:00 p.m. in the Wells Fargo room. The film is 2 hours and 25 minutes in length. Pizza and beverages will be served. To reserve your spot, send an e-mail to joannat@haas.berkeley.edu.


"Part of the educational mission of the center is to engender lively and provocative discussion and debate on all sides of the role of business in society," says Kellie McElhaney, adjunct assistant professor and executive director of CRB. "When it was released, the film evoked deep reactions from the viewing public. We are fortunate to have the director present to us and engage in a dialogue on the film."


Achbar's presentation on September 7 will focus on the ideas he explored in his 2004 documentary, The Corporation, which includes forty interviews with corporate insiders and critics -- including Milton Friedman, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, and Michael Moore. The film has won 24 international awards. David Levine, professor in the Economic Analysis and Policy Group and the Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group, will moderate the discussion portion of this event.


The annual Peterson Lecture on Corporate Responsibility is funded by a gift from the late Rudolph Peterson, BS 25, president and CEO emeritus of BankAmerica Corporation. For more information on this event, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/responsiblebusiness/upcomingEvents.htm or contact Joanna Trammell at joannat@haas.berkeley.edu.



Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Staff Invited to Celebrate Haas Homecoming, Oct. 1


Dean Lyons will discuss probable directions for the US dollar and the Cal Bears will drive toward victory over Arizona as part of this year’s Haas Homecoming festivities on Saturday, October 1.


An assessment of “The US Dollar: Where Are We Headed?” begins the day. Dean Lyons will explore key pressures on the value of the US dollar from the external trade deficit to interest rates and current economic conditions in various countries. His talk will take place in Arthur Andersen Auditorium from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The lecture is free, but pre-registration is required.


A Mexican fiesta follows from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Haas courtyard. This year’s Haas alumni luncheon features food, family fun, libations, and a live band.


While the worth of currency may fluctuate, the value of gold and blue is always strong, especially in Memorial Stadium when the Cal Bears take on the Arizona Wildcats. This year, the Haas School has partnered with Cal Athletics to secure a reserved section of seats at a discounted price for the Haas community. A limited supply of reserved seats is available for $15 each (regularly priced at $32). Discounted tickets must be ordered by September 14. The game’s afternoon start time is still to be determined.


The campus is also holding the Blue & Gold Reunion, to which all undergraduate alumni are invited, on Friday, September 30, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the Campanile Esplanade. The reunion year classes of 80, 85, 90, 95, 00, and 04 will be special guests at this event, which features honored guests such as Nobel Laureate George Akerlof, Athletic Director Sandy Barbour, and Chancellor Robert Birgeneau.


For more information or to register for Haas Homecoming events, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/homecoming/index.html. To register for UC Berkeley’s Blue & Gold Reunion, call 1-888-864-8225.



Haas School Launches McDonald's Research Fellowship Program


Six second-year Berkeley MBA students will study the corporate social responsibility efforts of McDonald’s restaurants, from ensuring animal welfare to encouraging a balanced and active lifestyle, through the new McDonald’s Research Fellows.


The McDonald’s Research Fellows Program in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program is offered by the Haas School’s Center for Responsible Business [CSR], in partnership with McDonald’s Corporation. CRB is currently taking applications for the program. The fellows will be announced September 9. For more information on the program, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/responsiblebusiness.


Haas is the only business school to offer this pilot program, which will award research grants to six Berkeley MBA students, each of whom will conduct a fall semester study assessing the CSR efforts of McDonald’s in a particular area supply chain management and code of conduct; supply chain management and animal welfare; restaurant-level environmental management and supplier environmental scorecard; human resources; balanced, active lifestyles; and community involvement and investment. Their reports will be considered for possible inclusion in McDonald’s corporate CSR reporting.


“This fellowship truly embodies our center's experiential education focus,” says Kellie McElhaney, executive director of the Center for Responsible Business and faculty director for the McDonald’s Fellowship Program. “There is no better way to teach corporate responsibility and stakeholder engagement than to actually have our students go out and do it, along with learning the theory and frameworks in our classrooms.”


Bob Langert, McDonald’s senior director of social responsibility, says of McDonald’s decision to partner with Haas on this educational opportunity, “Kellie [McElhaney] taught and inspired two people on our McDonald's CSR team, and we have worked on a previous project with one of her classes. So we knew from direct experience that the Haas School is very dedicated, serious, and practical in its efforts to integrate CSR into the curriculum, and has the capacity to work with business.”



Faculty News


Professors Duffee, Kray, and Wolfram Receive Tenure


Dean Richard Lyons announced earlier this month that Haas School Associate Professors Greg Duffee, Laura Kray, and Catherine Wolfram received tenure this year.


"We put three tenure cases forward this year and all three were successful," says Lyons. "Three fine teachers. Three researchers who have achieved the commanding heights necessary for tenure at UC Berkeley. A wonderful outcome."


+ Duffee, an associate professor with the Finance Group since 1999, studies credit risk (theoretical and empirical), the term structure of interest rates (especially affine models), derivative instruments, and risk management for financial institutions.


+ At Haas since 2002, Kray, an associate professor in the Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group, studies negotiation, stereotype activation, counterfactual mind-sets, group decision-making, and organizational justice.


+ Wolfram, an associate professor in the Economic Analysis and Policy Group since 2000, studies electricity restructuring, executive compensation, and pharmaceutical pricing.


More information on these professors and the rest of the Haas faculty can be found in the Haas faculty directory at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/faculty/index.html.



Publicizing an Event at Haas? Online Guide Provides Answers


Ever wonder how to get an event promoted to the greater UC Berkeley community, listed on the Haas School kiosks, or announced in the Haas NewsWire? These questions and more are answered by the Guide to Publicity at the Haas School available online.


This step-by-step guide to Haas events of all shapes and sizes provides not only the pertinent contact information, but also contains suggestions of other publications and web sites to contact based on the size and type of event being planned. The full guide can be found at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/haas/publicity.html. The form for posting an event on the Haas events calendar can be found at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/calendar.



Haas in the News


Professor Terrance Odean was quoted in an August 25 article on CNN Money titled “Wanna Bet? Hedging for Dummies.” Odean commented on online hedging tools for everyday investors. For full text: http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/24/markets/hedge_street/


Janet Yellen, the Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Professor of Business Administration, currently on leave as the San Francisco Federal Reserve President, was quoted in Reuters News. In the August 25 article titled “Factbox- U.S. Fed. Policymakers’ Recent Comments,” Yellen commented on the expectation that the Federal Reserve will continue to tighten interest rates.


David Vogel, Solomon P. Lee Distinguished Professor in Business Ethics, wrote an article titled “The Limits of the Market for Virtue” for the August issue of The Ethical Corporation, a UK magazine. Vogel’s article was based on his book, The Market For Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility. Read the article at: http://www.ethicalcorp.com/content.asp?ContentID=3855


Peter Sealey, adjunct professor of marketing, was quoted August 24 in a Los Angeles Times article titled “Wal-Mart Takes a Page From Vogue.” Sealey commented on Wal-Mart’s attempt to lure bigger spenders by placing eight pages of women’s clothing ads in an issue of Vogue magazine. For full text: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-walvogue24aug24,1,152984.story


Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, was quoted in the Sacramento Bee on August 24. In an article titled, “Shining a Light on Governor’s Solar Power Measure” Borenstein commented on the costliness of energy production by Governor Schwarzenegger’s proposed solar energy programs as opposed to the use of ordinary power. For full text: http://www.sacbee.com/content/opinion/v-print/story/13465484p-14306437c.html


A San Francisco Chronicle story about the 75th anniversary of the supermarket ran in the Cincinnati Post on August 23, with quotes from Professor Emeritus Louis Bucklin on that innovation’s impact on women, packaging, and pricing strategies. The story was titled “Supermarkets Turn 75.” For full text: http://news.cincypost.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050823/BIZ/508230336/1001&template=printpicart


Yellen was mentioned in Barron’s, in an August 22 article titled “Madame Chairman?,” as one of the first women candidates to come to former White House Treasury secretary Paul O’Neill’s mind when considering a possible successor to Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.


Dean Lyons was quoted in an August 22 Daily Cal article titled “UC Berkeley Named Best Public University, but Administrators Downplay Importance of Rankings.” Lyons commented on the U.S. News and World Report rankings. For full text: http://www.dailycal.org/article.php?id=19159


David Teece, director of the Institute of Management, Innovation, and Organization, was quoted in Scoop Independent News, in an August 22 article titled “Kea Develops ‘Virtual’ NZ Abroad.” He commented on the value of global networking in business.


Earlier comments about California oil prices made by Severin Borenstein, the E.T., Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, were referenced in an August 21 Oakland Tribune article titled “What Will it Take to End Oil Addiction?” For full text: http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/oped/ci_2960765


Kellie McElhaney, executive director of the Haas School’s Center for Responsible Business, was asked to comment on Camp Fire USA’s failure to address the discovery that one of its cabins in Idaho is named after a Camp Fire leader (now deceased) accused of being a pedophile. The article ran in an August 19 Spokesman-Review article titled “Camp Fire Needs to Investigate Cabin Dedicated to Child Molester.”


Borenstein commented on California oil prices and consumer behavior in an August 18 San Francisco Chronicle article titled “Drivers Undaunted by High Gas Prices.” For full text:


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/08/18/BAGVSE975P1.DTL&type=printable. He commented on the link between California gas prices and the state’s resistance to building refineries in an August 17 San Jose Mercury News article titled “ California’s Cleaner Gasoline Leads to Higher Price." For full text: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/business/12403094.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp. He also commented on rising gas prices in California in an August 17 article titled “A Gallon of Gas Costs 82 Cents More Than in January” in the Oakland Tribune.


Kenneth Rosen, professor of Real Estate and Urban Economics, was quoted August 15 in the USFed News in an article titled “State Investments in Urban Estate Reaping Hefty Financial Returns While Strengthening California’s Inner Cities.” Rosen commented that a recent report from the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) confirmed that the state’s real estate investments in historically overlooked urban California communities serve to revive the communities while generating considerable returns for investors.


Peter Sealey appeared live on ABC Radio (KGO 810 AM) on Sunday evening, August 14, as part of the Karel show.


Odean was mentioned August 6 in the Australian Financial Review in “Lies and Statistics.” Odean’s research with UC Davis professor Brad Barber was cited to offer an explanation for the emerging consensus that women earn more from investing than men.



Happening at Haas


CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS
Movie screening: "The Corporation"
Wednesday, August 31
5:00 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
The 2004 documentary The Corporation explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Footage from pop culture, advertising, TV news, and corporate propaganda illuminates the corporation's grip on our lives. The Corporation includes forty interviews with corporate insiders and critics -- including Milton Friedman, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, and Michael Moore. The film has won 24 international awards, including the Audience Award for Documentary at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. The film is 2 hours and 25 minutes in length. Pizza and beverages will be served. The film is being shown in anticipation of Director/Producer Mark Achbar's Peterson Lecture talk on September 7 (event details below).
For more information, contact Joanna Trammell at joannat@haas.berkeley.edu.


BERKELEY ENTREPRENEURS FORUM
"Overview of Venture Capital and Trends in Financing"
Thursday, September 1
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
This forum features Steve Bengston, managing director of emerging company services, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Mitchell Kertzman, partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners; and Brian Atwood, co-founder and partner at Versant Ventures. The panel will be moderated by Sam Angus, partner, Fenwick & West.
This forum is sponsored by Fenwick & West.
For more information, visit http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/sep05.asp.


PETERSON LECTURE SERIES
Mark Achbar, director and producer of The Corporation
Wednesday, September 7
5:00 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
Join us for a provocative and thought-provoking discussion about the role of the corporation in society with acclaimed director and producer Mark Achbar. A cocktail reception will follow the discussion.
For more information, contact Joanna Trammell at joannat@haas.berkeley.edu.


DEAN LYONS INVITES:
MOVIE SCREENING
"Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room"
Thursday, September 15
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., repeated at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
Dean Lyons invites all faculty, staff, and students to a special free screening of the new movie on Enron. The film depicts the inside story of one of history's greatest business scandals, in which top executives of America's seventh largest company walked away with over one billion dollars while investors and employees lost everything. The film is based on the best-selling book The Smartest Guys in the Room by Fortune Magazine reporters Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind and features insider accounts and incendiary corporate audio and videotapes. Director Alex Gibney reveals the almost unimaginable personal excesses of the Enron hierarchy and the utter moral vacuum that posed as corporate philosophy.
For more information, contact Carlis Crowe at joannat@haas.berkeley.edu.


HAAS HOMECOMING
Saturday, October 1
10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The annual Haas Homecoming kicks off with a special lecture by Dean Richard Lyons on the state of the school and his perspective on the value of the dollar. Then, it's a Mexican fiesta luncheon in the Haas School courtyard with live music and special activities for kids. Finally, it's off to Memorial Stadium to watch the Golden Bears defeat Arizona. All Haas alumni, faculty, and students are encouraged to attend.
To register for the Haas Homecoming lecture and luncheon, and/or to purchase reduced-price football tickets in the Haas block of seats, register at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/homecoming/registration.html.


CLAUSEN CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND POLICY
Investing in Emerging Markets Conference
Friday, October 7
All day
Berkeley Art Museum , UC Berkeley
Top experts in finance, investment, trade, tax and intellectual property law will discuss the challenges and opportunities for business growth and investment in China, India, and Russia, three of the fastest growing economies in the world. There will be keynote speakers and panelists as well as case study discussions to explore these growing opportunities.
For more information, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/HaasGlobal/emergingmarketsconference.html.


 Ph.D. Seminars


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR
Sridhar Narayanan, Stanford
Friday, September 2
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at Lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


OBIR COLLOQUIUM
"What do People Value When they Negotiate?  Mapping the Domain of Subjective Value in Negotiation" by Jared Curhan, MIT Sloan School of Management
Wednesday, September 7
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C135
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


FINANCE SEMINAR
"Costly Communication, Shareholder Activism, and Limits to Arbitrage:  Evidence from the Closed End Funds" by Wei Jiang, Columbia University
Thursday, September 8
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C210
For more information, contact June Wong at joannat@haas.berkeley.edu


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR
"The Sound of Silence" by Juanjuan Zhang, Haas School of Business
Tuesday, September 13
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location TBA
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at Lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


FINANCE SEMINAR
Pascal Maenhout, INSEAD
Thursday, September 15
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C210
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR
"Product Line Design with Choice-Set Dependent Preferences" by Yesim Orhun, Haas School of Business
Friday, September 16
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at Lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


ALUMNI EVENTS


LOS ANGELES ALUMNI
Bar Night: Network and socialize
Wednesday, August 31
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
World Cafe (Lounge/Bar), 2820 Main St., Santa Monica
The Los Angeles Haas Alumni Network Chapter invites you to Bar Night. Join fellow Haas alumni in the lounge at World Cafe for cocktails, appetizers and a good time. The Haas Alumni Networking Bar Nights are a casual environment to develop both personal and professional connections within the Haas Alumni Network. The World Cafe is known for its signature martinis and great margaritas. If you get there before 7:00 p.m., you can get free pizza with your drink.
To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=93690.


HAAS BREA (REAL ESTATE) ALUMNI
7th Annual Opportunities in Real Estate Forum
Thursday, September 8
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Faculty Club, UC Berkeley, Heyns Room
Berkeley Real Estate Alumni (BREA) invites you to join the Fisher Center for Real Estate and BREC for the 7th Annual Opportunities in Real Estate Forum. The purpose of the forum is to introduce first-year MBA students to the field of real estate. Come and interact with current Berkeley MBA students trying to break into the industry. The agenda includes presentations from Professor Dwight Jaffee (chairman, Haas Real Estate Group), the Berkeley Real Estate Club (BREC), and an alumni career panel. Firms represented on the panel include Banc of America Securities, Holliday Development, MacFarlane Partners, SRM Associates, and Wells Fargo Real Estate Group. Steve Chamberlin of Chamberlin Associates will provide the keynote address.
RSVP to joannat@haas.berkeley.edu and mention that you are in BREA. For more information: joannat@haas.berkeley.edu


EAST BAY ALUMNI
Jesus Christ Superstar in the Oakland Hills: Show and Picnic in the Redwoods
Friday, September 9
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Woodminster Amphitheater, 3300 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland
Join members of the East Bay Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network to see the play Jesus Christ Superstar and to enjoy a special pre-show picnic in the Woodminster Amphitheater picnic area. All alumni and their friends are invited to enjoy a catered buffet with fabulous views of the bay in a redwood setting. Then, enjoy the award-winning Jesus Christ Superstar in the amphitheater under the stars.
Tickets are limited; register by September 6.
To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=93616.
For more information, contact Marina Gracias, marina_gracias@providian.com, 415-222-7711.


BCEMBA ALUMNI
Inaugural Berkeley-Columbia MBA Gala Dinner & Silent Auction
Saturday, September 17
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The City Club of San Francisco, 155 Sansome Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco
Berkeley-Columbia alumni and their guests are invited to attend the Inaugural Berkeley-Columbia MBA Gala Dinner and silent auction. The gala will celebrate four successful classes of Berkeley-Columbia MBA students, will continue the legacy of socializing and hope to begin a legacy of leading fellow alumni in giving back to our alma maters. The gala is black tie optional. Distinguished guests include Richard Lyons, dean of the Haas School of Business; Ethan Hanbury, acting dean EMBA Programs, Columbia University; and the Keynote Speaker will be Tim Draper, founder and managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=92223.
For more information, contact Gabriel Kra at gabrielkra@gmail.com.


EAST BAY ALUMNI
Career Transition Series: Networking and Connecting
Tuesday, September 20
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Room S489, Haas School
The East Bay Alumni Chapter invite all alumni to the Career Transition Series: Networking and Connecting. The speaker Ron Elsdon, Ph.D. is the founder of Elsdon Organizational Renewal and New Beginnings Career and College Guidance. Ron specializes in the career and workforce development fields, providing individual coaching and career counseling, organizational consulting, public speaking, publishing and lecturing. This session will explore networking and connecting, looking at effective approaches, overcoming barriers that sometimes get in the way, and strengthening and expanding a network.
To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=92752. Space is limited.
For more information, contact Jason Chang at jasonchang@mba.berkeley.edu or 510-264-4136.


SAN FRANCISCO ALUMNI
Discussion with Geoffrey Moore at the Commonwealth Club
Tuesday, September 27
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor - Blue Room, San Francisco
The San Francisco Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network and the Commonwealth Club of California present a discussion with Geoffrey Moore, best selling technology author; venture partner, Mohr, Davidow Ventures; Managing Partner, TCG Advisors. Geoffrey will discuss his upcoming book Dealing with Darwin, which addresses how companies can and should continuously reinvent themselves in order to prevent becoming marginalized or worse. There is a reception, followed by the presentation. To register, call (415) 597-6700 and mention Haas Alumni Network.
For more information, go to http://www.commonwealthclub.org/mlf.html#moore.


LOS ANGELES ALUMNI - Reception with Dean Richard LyoNS
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Please join fellow Haas Alumni in a welcome reception with Dean Richard Lyons. Dean Lyons will give Southern California Haas alumni an update of the school as well as talk briefly about the fluctuation in the value of the US dollar and where he sees it going. Please save the date for this special event.
More information to come soon.


ALL HAAS ALUMNI
Haas Homecoming
Saturday, October 1
10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Haas School of Business and Memorial Stadium, UC Berkeley
Join the tradition of coming back to Haas for the annual Haas Homecoming. Join your fellow alumni, students, faculty, and guests to hear Acting Dean Rich Lyons discuss international finance, enjoy a Mexican fiesta luncheon in the Haas courtyard with live music and special activities for the kids, and cheer on the Cal Bears at the Cal vs. Arizona football game at Memorial Stadium.
To register, go to http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/homecoming/.
For more information, contact Haas Alumni Relations at alumni@haas.berkeley.edu.



The Haas NewsWire is the electronic news weekly for the Haas community published every Monday by the Marketing and Communications Office at the Haas School. Send your news, feedback, and suggestions to haasnews@haas.berkeley.edu .


Archived issues of Haas NewsWire are available online at
http://haas.berkeley.edu/groups/newspubs/haasnews/archives/hnarchiv.html


To subscribe to Haas NewsWire, address e-mail to majordomo@haas.berkeley.edu ; in the body of the message type "subscribe haasnewswire" in the first line, and "end" in the second line. To unsubscribe to HNW, type "unsubscribe haasnewswire" in the first line, and "end" in the second line.