Haas NewsWire

Haas NewsWire, September 12, 2005

Campbell Plans to Return to his Post as Dean of the Haas School in November

Haas School of Business - UC Berkeley

Tom Campbell plans to return as dean of the Haas School of Business in mid-November.

Campbell left the Haas School last December at the request of Governor Schwarzenegger to serve the State of California as director of finance for a limited time.

The news of his return came as the governor’s office announced on September 7 that Campbell is taking a temporary leave from his state position. He is joining the governor's campaign team for the November special election.

Acting Dean Richard Lyons shared the news with the Haas community in an email announcement on September 7. Details on the transition will follow as they become available later this fall.

Haas School Welcomes Students and Faculty Affected by Hurricane Katrina

The Haas School is reaching out to students and faculty members affected by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina by offering spaces to students in its degree programs and making room for displaced scholars.

In the aftermath of the hurricane, the Haas School has been working closely with the UC Berkeley campus in trying to find temporary homes for displaced students and faculty in the appropriate programs for the fall semester.

The Haas Undergraduate Program has already enrolled eight students of the 39 students who have been accepted by UC Berkeley as visiting students, which ensures their access to Berkeley's academic and student support services. The Undergraduate Program staff has helped place these students in business classes.

Up to five to ten MBA and Master’s in Finance students could be placed into the second-year Full-time MBA and Evening & Weekend MBA programs for the fall. Both programs are currently reviewing requests from students seeking to gain visiting enrollment status.

Displaced doctoral students are also trying to continue their studies this fall. After receiving its first inquiry, the Haas Ph.D. Program has decided that it will make available up to five spaces for doctoral-level students wishing to continue their scholarly activities at Haas for the fall semester.

As many as five displaced professors from the Gulf Region may find a temporary home on the Haas faculty. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Teck Hua Ho is responding to faculty inquiries.

For more information about resources for displaced students and faculty, go to http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/news/Katrina.html.

Haas School Hosts Major Events this Fall

The Haas School will be abuzz with activity this fall, with several major conferences and events happening before the winter break.

All events at the Haas School are listed on the school’s events calendar, which can be found at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/calendar/.

+ The Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum, organized by the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, offers one of the area's biggest monthly networking opportunities for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Held once a month, the networking portion of the forum starts at 6:30 p.m. The main portion of the event starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium. For details on dates and speakers or to register, visit http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/bef.asp.

+ The Homecoming Celebration will take place at Haas on Saturday, October 1. See article below for more details.

+ The first-ever Investing in Emerging Markets: China, India, Russia Conference will take place on October 7 at the Berkeley Art Museium and is hosted by the Haas School’s Clausen Center for International Business and Policy. For more information on this conference or to register, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/HaasGlobal/emergingmarketsconference.html.

+ The Management of Technology Lecture Series brings leaders from the high-tech industry to Haas. The series will begin October 7 and will take place on select Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room. The lectures are open and free to all members of the Haas community. More details are available on the Management of Technology web site, http://mot.berkeley.edu/.

+ The 16th Annual Conference on Financial Reporting will take place on Friday, November 4, at Marriott San Francisco Airport Hotel, hosting accounting standard setters, enforcement officials, corporate financial executives, and professional and academic accountants to discuss current issues in financial accounting and corporate reporting. For more information or to register, visit the Haas School's Center for Financial Reporting web site at http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/accounting/cfrm/conferences/16annual/index.html.

+ Berkeley’s first Digital Media Conference >play will take place at Haas on November 5. Creative professionals, industry leaders, and students will discuss issues related to the creation, distribution, and consumption of digital media. For information or to register, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/play/.

+ The 28th Annual Fisher Center Real Estate Symposium, titled "Real Estate Realities In an Unreal World," will take place on November 16 at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. The conference will address the complexities of today's real estate business and how the industry will be affected by the challenges of an ever-changing economy. For more information or to register, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/realestate/ExecEd/announcesym28.asp

More details and more events will be announced in Haas NewsWire in the weeks to come.

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Screens at Haas, Sept. 15

Dean Richard Lyons invites the entire Haas community to a free screening of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, being shown on Thursday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium.

Called “a tight, fascinating chronicle of arrogance and greed” by the New York Times, the documentary film is based on the best-selling book The Smartest Guys in the Room by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind and depicts the inside story of one of history's greatest business scandals.

"We are always looking for creative ways enrich the dialogue around the school on business ethics," says Dean 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."

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

The Haas School's Annual Fund Surpasses Goal for Third Year

This year's annual fund totaled $2,036,154, exceeding its $1.8 million goal due in part to the continuing competition between the class gift committees and the launching of the new 10-10-20 campaign, which is designed to increase the number of alumni who give to the school and to boost endowment gifts.

"I am delighted by the annual fund results this year, and especially with the increase in participation rates," said Dean Richard Lyons. "The annual fund is so important to the school each year, and it is very gratifying to know that our alumni are responding to the 10-10-20 campaign."

Haas has made great strides on reaching the goals of the 10-10-20 campaign, which started in May 2005 and is striving for $10 million in new endowment each year, 10% undergraduate alumni participation each year, and 20% MBA alumni participation each year.

Overall, Berkeley MBA alumni giving has increased to 19% of the total and undergraduate alumni giving is up to almost 7% of the total number of undergraduate alumni. Total alumni participation is up from 9.75% to 12%. New additions to the endowment through gifts and pledges this past year equaled $6.85 million -- not quite the $10 Million goal, but a strong showing for the first year of the 10-10-20 Campaign.

With 45% of the class giving, the MBA 02 committee had the highest participation, followed closely by the MBA 99 committee at 42% and the MBA 04 committee at 41%. The MBA 99 committee brought in the most dollars with $66,383 raised for the school.

Among the undergraduate committees, the BS 02 committee had the highest participation rate with 21% and raised the highest dollar amount with $6,150.

"Out of 13 class gift committees, these classes were heroic in spreading the message to increase participation, to support the 10-10-20 campaign, and ultimately to stay connected to the school," says Kathy Andrews, director of the annual fund. "We applaud and recognize their outstanding volunteer efforts."

To give a gift to the Haas School, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/giving/haf/haf.html.

Gap Inc. CSR Fellows Announced for Berkeley MBA Class of 2007

Three members of the full-time Berkeley MBA class of 07 have been awarded the first-ever Gap Inc. Fellowships in Corporate Social Responsibility, offered through a partnership between the Haas School's Center for Responsible Business (CRB) and the Gap Foundation.

A selection committee composed of CRB staff, Haas alumni, and Gap Inc. executives chose the three recipients, Amy Dickie, Daniel Mayer, and Vladimir Stenek, for their demonstrated commitment to the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Each student will complete six units of CSR study and an independent research project for Gap Inc., and receive $5,000 for each year of the two-year scholarship. 

"In addition to supporting students, these fellowships reflect Gap's commitment to CSR as a critical component of business education and management training," says Kellie McElhaney, adjunct assistant professor and executive director of the Center for Responsible Business. "Gap continues to take a leadership role in strategic CSR, and we are fortunate to benefit from that."

The awardees bring diverse experience to the fellowship: 

+  Amy Dickie is a graduate of Stanford University who most recently worked at the Investors' Circle in Boston, a national network of investors who provide venture capital to young companies with a social and/or environmental mission. Dickie's interest in CSR was sparked by reviewing 20 to 40 applications from social enterprises each month for an "angel" investment firm. "It was really inspiring to see such a constant stream of people marrying their social and environmental values to their business aspirations and skills," she says. "I chose Haas for its strength in CSR and this fellowship underscored for me the real commitment of Haas and the surrounding community to this type of work."

+  Daniel Mayer graduated from Tel Aviv University and is the co-founder and managing director of Kerem Partners, a middle market buyout fund that focuses on low-tech companies in Israel's less developed regions.

+ Vladimir Stenek is a graduate of Peru's Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria who has worked as an architect in his own firm and for one of Santiago's top firms.

Berkeley MBA Shines in Business 2.0 Feature

The Haas School is profiled as one of the top 25 US business schools in the September 2005 issue of Business 2.0.

The annual business school feature focused on “The ROI of your MBA” this year, profiling the 25 US business schools with the highest GMAT score. The feature also highlights the schools’ tuition expenses and median starting salary after graduation.

The Haas School’s profile emphasized its entrepreneurial spirit and access to the area’s VC and technology businesses, named finance and technology firms as its top recruiters, and called the school’s tuition a “bargain.”

For a list of schools profiled go to http://www.business2.com/b2/web/mba/fulllist.

Berkeley MBA Ranks #14 in Latin American Survey

AmericaEconomia, a Latin American business journal, ranked the Berkeley MBA program 14th worldwide, and 10th among US programs, in its 2005 survey of the best MBA programs for Latin America, published in August.

In 2004, the Berkeley MBA ranked 13th worldwide and 10th among its US counterparts.

AmericaEconomia surveyed 75 business schools in Latin America, the United States, Canada, and Europe in an effort to determine the best MBA programs for Latin American executives.

The ranking is based on the programs’ student selectivity, relationships with Latin America, curricular innovation, and internationalization as well as the schools’ prestige. Business schools submitted most of the data via business school questionnaires. The schools’ prestige rating was based on a poll of deans and faculty.

For more information, go to http://www.americaeconomia.com/PLT_WRITE-PAGE.asp?SessionId=&Language=0&Modality=0& Section=&Content=-1&NamePage=PLT_IntellMbaRank.asp&DateView=&Style=-1.

Students, Faculty, and Staff Invited a Day of Fun at Haas Homecoming, Oct. 1

The entire Haas community is invited to attend the Haas School's Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 1.

A talk, entitled, “The US Dollar: Where Are We Headed?” by Dean and Professor of International Finance Rich Lyons begins the day in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium. A Mexican fiesta follows Lyons' talk from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Haas courtyard. After that, it's the Homecoming Football game against the Arizona Wildcats.

The Haas School has partnered with Cal Athletics to secure a reserved section of seats for the day's game. 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.

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.

Berkeley-Columbia Alumni and Students Come Together for a Gala Fundraiser

A group of Berkeley-Columbia MBA alumni have partnered with the Haas School and the Columbia Business School to create the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Gala and Silent Auction to benefit both schools.

Alumni and current students of the Berkeley-Columbia program are invited to attend the Gala at the City Club in San Francisco, on September 17. The evening (black-tie optional) will begin with a cocktail hour, followed by a sit-down dinner. Dean Rich Lyons and Ethan Hanabury, acting associate dean of the EMBA program at Columbia Business School, will speak. The keynote for the evening will be Timothy Draper, founder and managing director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

Proceeds from the silent auction at the event will benefit both the Haas School and Columbia Business School. Items at auction include an airplane tour of San Francisco, a weekend getaway in Las Vegas, and premium Napa Valley wines. Other items will be announced in the weeks prior to the event.

Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA students and alumni wishing to register should go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=92223. For more information contact Gabriel Kra, MBA 06, at gkra06@gsb.columbia.edu.

Get Moving at Haas: Pilot Exercise Program for Faculty and Staff Launched this Week

The Haas School is taking part in a pilot exercise series through the Recreational Sports Department called “Fitting Fitness In:  An Introduction to Creating a Healthier You in a Busy World” with instructor Devin Wicks.

Recreational Sports will offer workout sessions for Haas staff and faculty on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. for six weeks beginning on Wednesday, September 14.  The cost will be $40 for twelve sessions. The workouts will take place in the large stairwell near the north loading dock in the faculty building just outside the student lounge area.  Jennifer Sullivan will be the resident Haas Health Leader for this pilot program. If there is sufficient interest in the program, it will automatically continue beyond the initial six-week program.

Alice Kubler, assistant dean for budget and operations, spearheaded the effort to bring this program to Haas, due in part to her experience with a similar program at the Tang Center. "I helped start an exercise program at the Tang Center over six years ago. Each and every one of the members of that group has realized better fitness, energy, and health, but equally important, they've formed a wonderful mini-community of laughter, support, encouragement, and success that permeates the entire organization."

For more information on this program, please contact Jennifer Sullivan at jennifer@haas.berkeley.edu or at 642-9106.

Faculty News

Solomon Darwin to Head Center for Financial Reporting and Management

Solomon Darwin, formerly an associate professor of clinical accounting at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, has joined the Haas School as executive director of the Center for Financial Reporting and Management (CFRM), which works to further the interaction between professionals and educators in accounting.

Darwin brings more than nine years experience teaching financial and managerial accounting, along with practical experience gained while serving as a senior manager of finance and vice president for Bank of America, vice president of finance and manager of planning and analysis for First Interstate Bank, and Corporate Controller of Glenfed Inc. He also serves as chairman of the board for Project India, a nonprofit humanitarian organization, and spearheaded the establishment of a charity hospital and school in Mori, India.

Darwin holds a BA from San Francisco State University and an MBA from Golden Gate University. He completed a program in managing corporate controls and planning through Harvard University's Graduate School of Business.

"The center has a clear impact on society through its influence on financial standards and practices," says Darwin. "I look forward to enhancing the center's vision, visibility, and reputation by sharing our own faculty's research and by engaging and enlightening professors and practitioners alike as they strive to make balanced and well-informed financial reporting and management decisions.”

E-mail: darwin@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone:  510-643-4133
Office: F 502D

Chesbrough Book on Innovation Honored Once Again

Henry Chesbrough, adjunct professor and executive director of the Center for Open Innovation, has been honored by the European Association for Creativity and Innovation (EACI) for his book Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology.

Chesbrough’s book, published by Harvard Business School Press in 2003, was chosen by EACI as the “Best Book on Innovation.” The EACI promotes the fields of creativity and innovation in Europe and bestows its book awards at a bi-annual international conference, held this year in Lodz, Poland, on September 4-7.

Open Innovation proposes a new model of industrial research and development as a solution to eliminate the traditional boundaries between businesses, universities, startups, and other sources of innovation. The book has garnered much acclaim and media coverage, including the naming of Chesbrough as one of the top 50 innovators of 2003 by Scientific American.

Staff News

Lydia Oxendine to Develop New CED Programs
Lydia Oxendine joined the Center for Executive Development on September 1 as senior advisor for strategic planning and business development. 

Oxendine brings much experience in strategy development and executive training to her role at Haas, which will focus on the development of new open enrollment programs and on custom program design. She most recently worked as an independent consultant on strategy development and executive teams and training. Prior to that, she worked in the executive development field doing diagnosis, design and implementation of corporate-wide programs on leadership, strategy development, and effective teamwork.

Oxendine holds a doctorate in business administration from Boston University, a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BSE in marketing from the Wharton School of Business. She has three young children and loves photography and playing soccer.

E-mail: oxendine@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 643-0476
Office: S 460

Haas in the News

The announcement that Tom Campbell will take a leave as the state’s finance director to join the governor's campaign team for the November special election before returning to his post as dean of the Haas School was mentioned by several news media.

An Associated Press article on September 8 was picked up by:
+The Sacramento Union: “ Campbell Off to Special Election Work.” For full text: http://sacunion.com/pages/state_capitol/articles/6111
+ San Diego’s CBS affiliate, KFMBTV Local 8: “State Finance Director Steps Down From Office.” For full text: http://www.kfmb.com/stories/story.22726.html
+ San Luis Obispo Tribune: “State Finance Director Steps Down to Join Special Election Team.” For full text: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/12584501.htm

The following media also covered the news on September 8:
+ The Los Angeles Times: “State Finance Chief Quits to Help With Special Election.” For full text: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-campbell8sep08,1,3403367.story
+ The Sacramento Bee: “ Campbell Leaves Finance Post.” For full text: http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/story/13533620p-14374260c.html
+ The San Francisco Chronicle: “Finance Chief Trades Office For Election Duty.” For full text: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/09/08/BAGBFEK6RG1.DTL&feed=rss.bayarea
+ KQED FM Radio News

The Haas School’s efforts in supporting diversity through a number of interscholastic organizations were mentioned in an article titled “Campus-Company Transition,” published in the September issue of the Hispanic Business Magazine. For full text: http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/news/newsbyid.asp?id=25164

Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, has appeared in numerous news media commenting on the issue of rising gasoline prices, including:

• A September 5 Desert Sun article titled “Gas Costs a Painful Reality.” For full text: http://www.thedesertsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050905/NEWS01/509050331/1006

• A September 3 Contra Costa Times article titled, “Natural gas rate hikes likely after hurricane.” For full text: http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/12552836.htm

• A September 2 Daily Californian article titled “Soaring Gas Prices Exhaust Students’ Budgets.” For full text: http://www.dailycal.org/article.php?id=19301

• A September 2 Mercury News article titled “No End Seen in Pump Price Spiral.” For full text: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/the_valley/12542120.htm

• A September 1 San Francisco Chronicle article titled “Monumental Challenges; Bush Says Hurricane Recovery to Take Years.” For full text: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/09/01/MNGVMEGHHM1.DTL

• An August 26 Contra Costa Times article titled “Refinery Fire Propels Fuel Costs Even Higher.” For full text: http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/transportation/12482412.htm

Cynthia Kroll, senior regional economist at the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, was quoted in a September 4 San Francisco Examiner article titled “Robust Economy Remains Elusive.” She commented that Bay Area employers may be more cautious about expanding employment as opposed to firms with multiple locations because of the high costs in this region. For full text: http://www.sfexaminer.com/articles/2005/09/05/business/20050905_bu01_economy.txt

Peter Sealey, adjunct professor of marketing, commented in a September 4 Cantonrep.com article titled “eBay’s New ‘Global Society’ Stirs Debate” on his consideration of eBay’s unique nature as a “transformational technology.” For full text: http://www.cantonrep.com/index.php?Category=5&ID=240703&r=1

Hayne Leland, Arno Rayner Professor of Finance and Management, was quoted in a September 1 Stockton Record article titled “Telecom firm out to blunt takeover.” He commented on the use of new provisions such as preferred-share rights plans adopted by many public companies. For full text: http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050901/MONEY/509010302/1003

David Vogel, Solomon P. Lee Distinguished Professorship in Business Ethics, was interviewed for an August 31 CSR Wire (The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire) book review on his new book titled, The Market for Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility. Vogel discussed the driving factors and the growth of CSR as well as the relationship between corporate virtue and profitability. For full text: http://www.csrwire.com/sfarticle.cgi?id=1793

Sealey was quoted in an August 31 San Diego Tribune article titled “Nursing Firm Creates Reality Show.” He commented on the effectiveness of using entertainment to communicate commercial messages.

Sealey commented in an August 30 Pittsburg Post-Gazette article titled “Can Andy Warhol Lend Levi’s the Right Kind of Cool?,” that Levi Strauss & Co’s new status-symbol jeans, the “Warhol Factory X Levi’s,” will appeal to young people.

Scott Hirsch, MBA 04, principal at Management Innovation Group, was listed as one of Red Herring's "20 Outstanding Entrepreneurs Under 35" in the August 29th issue.  

Erika Walker, director of admissions and operations of the undergraduate program, was quoted in an August 29 Daily Californian article titled “Seeking an Edge, More Students Opt for Two Degrees,” as saying that 31% of the Haas School’s undergraduates are pursuing simultaneous degrees. For full text: http://www.dailycal.org/article.php?id=19222

Sealey was quoted in an August 27 issue of the San Francisco Chronicle. In an article titled “ A Different Way of Selling Clothes,” Sealey commented on advertisers’ need to find more appealing methods to promote their products due to the increasingly widespread use of non-conventional media. For full text: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/08/27/BUGEQEE3LH1.DTL

Borenstein discussed the possible effects of setting price ceilings in an August 25 Sacramento Bee article titled “ Hawaii to Put Price Cap on Gas.” For full text: http://www.sacbee.com/content/business/story/13469273p-14310155c.html

Professor Terrance Odean’s 1998 research on discount-brokerage accounts was referenced in an August 21 Orange County Register article titled “Aversion to Regret Can Muddy Decisions.” His study provided evidence of investors’ tendency to hold onto losing investments with hopes that they will eventually bring in returns in order to avoid the regret of acknowledging bad financial decisions. For full text:

Sealey, speaking from his experience as a former chief marketing officer for the Coca-Cola Corp., was quoted in an August 16 Top Tech News article titled “U.S. Firms Buy Into China Internet.” He discussed the marketing techniques used by the Coca-Cola Corp. when it entered China in 1979. For full text: http://www.toptechnews.com/

Happening at Haas

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Thursday, September 15
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., repeated 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 carlis@haas.berkeley.edu.

"Climate Change: The International Perspective" by Sir David King, the chief science advisor to Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Thursday, September 15
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
Join Sir David King, chief science advisor to the British government and professor of physical chemistry, Cambridge University, in conversation with Sandy Tolan, director of the Project on International Reporting at the Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley, and Michael Pollan, professor, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley.
For more information on this event, visit: http://journalism.berkeley.edu/events/details.php?ID=226

"MBA @ Work: Leveraging Your Degree"
Friday, September 16
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
The Evening & Weekend MBA office and Career Services would like to invite you to "MBA @ Work: Leveraging Your Degree." An alumni panel will talk about how they've leveraged their degree since graduation and their will be ample time for Q & A. Panelists will be Evening & Weekend MBA alumni and Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA alumni from: Dupont, JP Morgan, Barclays Global Investors, Agilent, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Yahoo and Accenture.
For more information, contact TJ Bowers at tj@haas.berkeley.edu.

"Discovering the New Legal Landscape for Digital Media"
Tuesday, September 20
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
Since the advent of Napster, digital media has been experiencing significant changes, some initiated by bold entrepreneurial moves and others by shifting legal boundaries. The recent US Supreme Court decision in the Grokster case seems to define the applicable standards for conducting business in the digital media domain, particularly the standards under which a maker of infringement-capable technology might incur liability for its actions. Join us for a panel discussion of the far-reaching implications of the Grokster case for entrepreneurs and existing businesses in the communications technology, search, aggregation, and entertainment industries. The panel will explain the Supreme Court's decision and will try to predict how the ruling will be applied in other contexts. The program will culminate in a discussion of best practices to help rights holders protect their interests and help technology companies avoid liability under the standards enunciated by the court.
Pamela Samuelson, Chancellor's Professor of Information Management and director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, UC Berkeley
Hank Barry, partner, Hummer Winblad and former CEO of Napster
Denise M. Howell, counsel, Reed Smith LLP
Digital Media Entrepreneur, TBA
Moderated by: Greg Beattie, partner, Reed Smith LLP

"How I Became a Quant: a Panel Discussion and Q&A Session for Students Interested in a Career in Quantitative Finance"
Wednesday, September 28
5:30 p.m. registration
6:00 p.m. program begins
7:30 p.m. reception
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
Speakers Include: Alessia Falsarone, Citigroup Investment Research; Stephen Kealhofer, Diversified Credit Investments; Robert Mark, Black Diamond Risk; and Matthew O’Hara, Barclays Global Investors.
Moderated by: Domingo Tavella, Hypovereinsbank Global Derivatives
This is a free event, but space is limited. All attendees must register in advance by Monday, September 26. To register, please sign up online at www.iafe.org.

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.

Investing in Emerging Markets: China, India, Russia 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.


"The Sound of Silence" by Juanjuan Zhang, Haas School of Business
Tuesday, September 13
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 210
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at Lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.

"Emotion and Intuitive Decision-Making: How Movie Directors Make Snap Judgments on Set" by Jean-Francois Coget, HEC School of Management, Paris
Wednesday, September 14
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.

"Option-Implied Correlations and the Price of Correlation Risk" by Pascal Maenhout, INSEAD
Thursday, September 15
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

Nicola Persico
Thursday, September 15
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.

"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.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at Lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.

“Qualitative Research on Corporate Crime” by Donald Palmer, Graduate School of Management, UC Davis
Wednesday, September 21
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.

Lasse Heje Pedersen, New York University
Thursday, September 22
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

Ali Hortacsu
Thursday, September 22
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.

"What Makes You Click? An Empirical Analysis of Online Dating" by Ali Hortacsu, University of Chicago
Friday, September 23
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at Lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.

Terry Odean, Haas School of Business
Wednesday, September 28
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.

Lorenzo Garlappi, University of Texas-Austin
Thursday, September 29
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

"Core and Periphery in Endogenous Networks" by Adam Szeidl, UC Berkeley
Thursday, September 29
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.

Michael Schwarz, UC Berkeley
Friday, September 30
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at Lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


ALL BAY AREA ALUMNI - Bar Night, MBAs & Undergrads Thursday, September 15
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Norton's Vault, 500 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
Happy Hour - calling all Haas Alums! Join us for an all Bay Area Alumni Bar Night at Norton’s Vault in San Francisco – for Haas MBAs and Undergrads. We are gathering a large group of alums from all over the Bay Area – come out and catch up with your old friends, make new ones, and get some Blue and Gold brewing as the 2005 football season kicks off! It will be a great evening of drinks, networking and toasting Haas.
Sponsored by San Francisco Haas Alumni Network.
For information, contact Denise Lee at Denise.Lee@ATKearney.com.

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.

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.

ORANGE COUNTY ALUMNI - Drinks & Alumni Networking
Tuesday, September 20
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Balboa Bay Club, Dukes bar (patio area), 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach
Please join the Orange County Haas alumni for an evening of drinks and networking. Our goal is to re-invigorate the Haas Alumni Network in Orange County. Any and all participation is welcome.
Contact John Bernard at jb@kdfcommunities.com or (949) 622-1888 ext. 207 for more information.

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 will be 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
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. More information to come soon.


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 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.

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