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Haas NewsWire, September 17, 2001

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Nearly a week after the terrorist attacks on America, the Haas School community has expressed its sadness, shock, and concern in a series of events on campus with more to follow.

As of Monday, the Haas School was waiting for definitive word on whether or not any Haas alumni or students were missing or confirmed dead in these attacks. The Haas NewsWire will report on any losses when official confirmation is available. In addition, alumni and students have been using the Haas e-mail mailing lists to account for alumni in New York City and Washington DC.

Dean Tyson has opened two previously scheduled MBA student lunches to the entire Haas community so that everyone can join her to discuss how last week's tragedy has touched their lives and the Haas School community. The first lunch will be on Tuesday, September 18, and the second on Wednesday, September 19. Both lunches will be held at 12:45 in the Haas courtyard.

Tyson was stranded for most of last week in New York City, where she had traveled on school business. In her absence, Ben Hermalin, associate dean of academic affairs, called for an informal gathering for faculty, students, and staff to provide a forum for discussion and support on the day of the attacks. In addition, some classes and events were canceled that day, and students, faculty, and staff gathered in the Bank of America Forum to watch the news unfold on television and to discuss the implications of these sad events.

On the central campus, Chancellor Robert Berdahl called for a moment of silence on Friday, September 14, at noon as the campanile bells tolled, marking the national day of mourning. On September 17, a well-attended campus-wide memorial service for the victims of the attacks was held on Memorial Glade.

In the coming days, the information below regarding blood drives, contributions, and activities may be of help.

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Peter Sealey, adjunct professor and co-director of the Center for Marketing and Technology, was quoted in the in the Los Angeles Times on September 14 discussing what is inappropriate advertising in the aftermath of national disasters. Read the full story here: http://latimes.com/templates/misc/printstory.jsp?slug=la%2D000073994sep14.

Terrance Odean, assistant professor in Finance, was quoted by the San Jose Mercury News on September 14 in the story "Advise to investor: stay calm." Read more here: http://www0.mercurycenter.com/business/center1/invest0914.htm.

The Los Angeles Times featured Janet Yellen, the Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Professor of Business Administration and Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group, on September 14 in an article commenting on the impact of Tuesday's tragedy on the economy. Read the article here: http://latimes.com/templates/misc/printstory.jsp?slug=la%2D000073998sep14.

On September 13 the Los Angeles Times featured Peter Sealey in an article discussing the losses in advertising for many companies whose commercials and ads have been interrupted by the coverage of Tuesday's attack. Read more here: http://latimes.com/templates/misc/printstory.jsp?slug=la%2D000073835sep13.

The Chicago Tribune quoted Terrance Odean on September 13 in an article titled "There's only 1 sure thing for investors: Uncertainty." Read the full story here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/printedition/chi-0109130257sep13.story

Ken Rosen, the California State Professor of Real Estate and Urban Economics and chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, was quoted in the Globe and Mail on September 13 discussing the impact that the destruction of the World Trade Center had on projected buildings and structural design.

Priya Raghubir, assistant professor in the Haas Marketing Group, appeared in the Kentucky Gleaner on September 12 commenting on the spending habits of men versus women.

Terrance Odean, was quoted in the Los Angeles Times on September 12 in an article on the future of the US stock market. Read the article here: http://latimes.com/templates/misc/printstory.jsp?slug=la%2D091201invest.

The Wall Street Journal featured an article about the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA program on September 11 titled "Business Schools Expand MBAs for Executives."

Dow Jones Newswires quoted Abby Scott, director of Haas Career Services, in the article "Wall Street Cuts Back on Campus Recruiting, MBA Hires" on September 7, which discussed the difficulty of getting a job offer for MBAs.

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