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Haas NewsWire, September 19, 2005

Job Placement and Salaries Soar for 2005 Full-time Berkeley MBA Graduates

Haas School of Business - UC Berkeley

Ninety-five percent of this year's full-time Berkeley MBA graduates have accepted or received job offers at median salaries of almost  $95,000 a year, representing both the highest percentage of graduates receiving job offers just three months after graduation and the highest median salary reported to date for a Haas School graduating class.

"This is such a wonderful reminder of the momentum we are building in the career services area," says Dean Richard Lyons . "I am just delighted."

In addition, McKinsey & Company, Yahoo!, Lehman Brothers, Johnson & Johnson, and Genentech have emerged as the top employers of graduates from the full-time Berkeley MBA class of 2005, according to preliminary data from the Haas School’s career center.

“The diversity of the top five employers, who represent consulting, technology, investment banking, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology, is representative of the breadth of opportunity being enjoyed by these graduates,” says Abby Scott, director of MBA Career Services, who notes that members of the 2005 class went to work for more than 115 different firms and organizations. They did so at a median starting salary that jumped to nearly $95,000, up from $88,234 last year. Scott reports that average bonuses enjoyed a healthy increase as well.

Many of the 2005 graduates went to work in financial services and technology, industries that each accounted for hiring 24% of the class. Consulting was the next biggest draw, with nearly 18% of the class joining this field. Real estate, consumer products/retail, and healthcare/biotech/pharma were also popular industries. Finance continues to be the most popular function, accounting for the work of nearly one-third of the class, followed by consulting and marketing. 

During the 2004-05 academic year, the Haas School saw a 35% increase above the previous year in on-campus recruiting. To further strengthen relationships with recruiters, Career Services placed account manager for finance Nicole Gehrmann in New York and increased the number of its account managers to four by hiring Ellen Wilson as the new account manager for the consumer products, retail, and real estate sectors. According to MBA Career Services, on-campus recruiting for this fall is trending toward growth as well.

For the Berkeley MBA class of 2006, 98% of those who sought summer internships reported having an internship last summer. The top five companies for internships were Yahoo!, SAP, McKinsey & Company, Apple, and Amazon.com. Technology led the way with 31% of the class spending the summer at work in this industry. Financial services was the second most popular industry, accounting for 21% of the class, with consulting and healthcare/biotech/pharma each attracting 12% of the class. The most popular function was marketing, followed by finance, general management, and consulting. The median monthly salary for the summer interns approached $6,000.

Turning Theory into Practice: Industry Speakers Share Real-World Experiences in the Classroom

The chairman of Intuit, the retired president and director of Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, and the managing director of Barclays Global Investors are among the business leaders taking the lectern in Haas School classrooms this fall to share their perspectives on the world of business.

Each semester, members of the Haas faculty invite CEOs, founders, and senior government officials to enrich the classroom experience with real-world expertise from the boardroom.

Below is a sampling of the speakers who will be coming to Haas this semester. These visits are not open to the public, although professors may allow other Haas students to attend on an individual basis.

Advanced Topics in Financial Institutions and Financial Markets (Full-time MBA235), taught by Sam Olesky, lecturer in the Finance Group:
Brendan Ahern, business development associate at Barclays Global Investors
Carl Kawaja, global asset portfolio manager at American Funds

Competitive Strategy (Evening & Weekend MBA299E-11) taught by Frank Schultz, lecturer:
William F. Cronk, retired president and director of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc.
Bryan Lamkin, senior vice president for digital imaging and digital video at Adobe Systems Incorporated

Corporate Financial Management (Evening & Weekend MBA 231), taught by Sumon C. Mazumdar, lecturer in the Finance Group:
M. R. Mayya, former executive director and CEO of the Bombay Stock Exchange

Creating Effective Organizations (Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA205-1), taught by Jenny Chatman, the Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management:
Mary Eckenrod, vice president of worldwide human resources for Kraft Foods 
Inder Sidhu, vice president for worldwide strategy of Cisco Systems

Currency Markets (MFE 230G), taught by Dean Richard Lyons:
Richard Meese (former Haas School faculty member) managing director at Barclays Global Investors

Customer Development in High-Tech Enterprise (Evening & Weekend MBA295T-1 and Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA 296-3), taught by Steve Blank, lecturer in entrepreneurship:
Bill Campbell, chairman of Intuit
Donna Dubinsky, founder of Palm and Handspring
Jon Feiber, managing general partner of MDV Ventures
Bob Dorf, founder and CEO of Peppers & Rogers
Jesse Fink, cofounder and COO of Priceline
Danny Shader, CEO of Good Technology
Fred Durham, CEO of CafePress
Dave Whorton, general partner of TPG Ventures and founder of Good Technology
Will Harvey, CEO of IMVU
Eric Reis, vice president of Engineering at IMVU
John Sanguinetti, founder of Forte/Chronologic
Todd Basche, executive vice president of Macrovision

Entrepreneurship of Stuck, Broken and Unloved Companies(Full-time MBA 295T.1), taught by Robert J. Majteles, lecturer in entrepreneurship:
Dave Roux, general partner at Silver Lake Partners
Jal Jassawalla, MBA 78, CEO of World Heart Corporation 
Rob Bucher, CEO of Adept Technology

Leadership (Evening & Weekend MBA257-11), taught by Frank Schultz, lecturer in the Finance Group:
Steve Tirado, MBA 85, president and CEO of Silicon Image
Mike Kanazawa, CEO of Dissero Partners, LLC
Chris Thorsen, leadership practice leader of Dissero Partners, LLC
Michelle Gislason, projects director for executive leadership services of CompassPoint

Marketing Strategy (Full-time MBA299M), taught by Miguel Villas-Boas, the Gary Shansby Professor of Marketing Strategy:
Marc Singer, BS 81, partner at Mckinsey & Co.

Product Management (Full-time MBA294.5), taught by Sara Beckman, senior lecturer in the Operations and Information Technology Management Group:
Jim Denney, director of Product Marketing for TiVo
Michael Sippey, vice president of products for Six Apart
Chris Darner, product manager for Netflix
Lesley Kao, senior international product manager for Yahoo!
Kris Drey, director of product management for CNet
Ken Norton, vice president of products for JotSpot
Hans Grande, MBA 04, Adobe Systems

Organizational Behavior (Evening & Weekend MBA205), taught by Waverly Ding, assistant professor in the Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group:
Mark Fisher, MBA 93, senior vice president of marketing & business development for Danger Inc.

Social Entrepreneurship (Full-time MBA 294.1), taught by Kellie McElhaney, executive director and adjunct assistant professor in the Center for Responsible Business, and organized by Berkeley MBA students Seth Bindernagel, Ben Cain, and Kristen Richmond:
Nancy Pfund, a managing director at JPMorgan H&Q
John Scharffenberger, founder of Scharffen Berger Chocolate
Paul Rice, MBA 96, founding president and CEO of TransFair USA
Jim Schorr, executive director of Juma Ventures
David Green, founder of Project Impact, a MacArthur Fellow, and an Ashoka Fellow
Penelope Douglas, president and co-founder of Pacific Community Ventures

Venture Capital and Private Equity (Full-time MBA 295B), taught by Jerome S. Engel, adjunct professor and executive director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation:
Nick Sturiale, MBA 00, partner at Sevin Rosen Funds
Bill Harrington, MBA 00, partner at Three Arch Ventures
Bryan Atwood, managing director at Versant Ventures
Mitchell Kertzman, partner at Hummer Winblad Ventures
Gordy Davidson, managing partner at Fenwick and West
Sean Doyle, sector director at Intel Capital
Sandy Robertson, founder of Robertson Stevens, now chairman of Francisco Partners

Haas Conference Uncovers Investment Opportunities in China, India, and Russia

The challenges and potential for business growth and investment in three of the world’s fastest growing economies— China, India, and Russia—are the focus of a special Haas School conference on October 7, at the Berkeley Art Museum.

Tickets are still available for this intensive one-day look at overseas opportunities, titled “Investing in Emerging Markets: China, India, and Russia.” Early registration for students is $300 and the cost for professionals is $400. Ticket prices increase by $50 on October 1. To register, or for more information, go to http://emergingmarkets.berkeley.edu.

William Draper III, one of America’s first venture capitalists, has been added as a keynote speaker. Draper founded Sutter Hill Ventures in Palo Alto, has served as head of the United Nations Development Program, and is currently general partner of Draper Richards, LP. Also delivering keynote addresses will be Patricia Cloherty, chairman of the board, president, and CEO of Delta Private Equity Partners and manager of the US Russia Investment Fund and Delta Russia Fund, L.P.; and Victor Menezes, retired senior vice chairman of Citigroup and former head of Citigroup’s emerging markets business.

Panelists will bring expertise from international finance, venture capital, technology investment, and government to such topics as "Practical Advice on Investing in China, India and Russia” and "Stories from the Trenches: Protecting Intellectual Property and Anti-counterfeiting Measures."  The first Coordinator for International Intellectual Property Enforcement, US Department of Commerce, Chris Israel, will participate on this panel.

Vinod Aggarwal, affiliated Haas professor, professor in the Department of Political Science, and director of the Berkeley Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center (BASC) at UC Berkeley, will moderate the “Practical Advice” panel. Robert Barr, executive director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and former worldwide patent counsel and vice president of intellectual property for Cisco Systems, will moderate “Stories from the Trenches."

The conference is produced by the Clausen Center for International Business & Policy; the Institute of Management, Innovation & Organization; and the US Russia Technology Symposium at Stanford. The one-day event will begin with breakfast and registration at 8:30 a.m. and will end with a cocktail hour starting at 5:30 p.m.

Inaugural "Diversity in Business" Conference Takes Place at Haas Oct. 28

The Haas School's first-ever "Diversity in Business" Conference on Friday, Oct. 28, will allow business leaders and Haas School students to share innovative ideas for both fostering diversity and building diverse organizations in today's business world.

The full-day conference begins with an address from Monica Stevens, MBA 96, vice president and recruiting director for Wells Fargo. George A. Strait, Jr., an award-winning journalist and assistant vice chancellor for public affairs at UC Berkeley, will give the opening keynote on "Why Diversity Matters." The second keynote speaker of the day, Dr. Freada Kapor Klein, the founder of the Level Playing Field Institute, will share her experience linking employee needs with business strategy, particularly regarding issues of employee diversity.

The day's panels include:
+ Recruiting for Diverse Talent with Roderick Adams, national director of diversity recruiting at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Diane Borhani, national director for campus recruiting at Deloitte & Touche.
+ Leading and Managing Diverse Organizations with Selisse Berry, executive director of Out & Equal; Nancy Heinen, general counsel for Apple; Ben Wilson, MBA/MPH 96, director of market intelligence at Intel Digital Health Group; Tonie Leatherberry, national diversity lead for Deloitte & Touche; and Robert Whitlow, director of Aurora School.
+ Entrepreneurship and Diversity Panel with John Rice, founder of Management Leadership for Tomorrow, and Priya Haji, MBA 05, CEO and founder of World of Good.
+ Serving Diverse Customers Panel with Joe Brand, regional sales manager of Sensage Inc., and Cheryl MacDonald, product manager at Wells Fargo.

"The Diversity in Business Conference will provide a forum for both the Haas School community and visiting business leaders to discuss both how to build diverse organizations and the unique rewards available to those organizations that succeed," says Fernando Lopez, a second-year Berkeley MBA and one of the conference organizers. "With the increasing importance of diversity in today's business world, this conference is an event no one in the Haas community should miss."

The conference ends with a reception and corporate sponsor fair. The conference is sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers. For more information on the conference, visit http://diversity.haas.berkeley.edu/conference.

The Career Paths for Quants: A Special Panel Discussion, Sept. 28

Don't miss the chance to hear how to release your inner "quant" at a special event titled "How I Became a Quant: Leading Professionals Give Personal Views of their Careers in Quantitative Finance" at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium.

This panel discussion for students interested in a career in quantitative finance is hosted by the Haas School's Master's in Financial Engineering Program. On-site registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. The program begins at 6:00 p.m. and is followed by a reception at 7:30 p.m.

The forum will provide a diverse set of personal views of careers in the quantitative finance area. Without using formulas or PowerPoint presentations, the panelist will share their own experiences and engage in a discussion of the field with plenty of time to answer audience questions.

Speakers include Stephen Kealhofer from Diversified Credit Investments; Robert Mark from Black Diamond Risk; Alessia Falsarone from Citigroup Investment Research; Matthew O'Hara from Barclays Global Investors; Lisa Fridman from Pacific Alternative Asset Management Co.; and Domingo Tavella from Hypovereinsbank Global Derivatives who teaches in the Haas MFE Program.

This event is sponsored by the International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE) Education Committee and The Fischer Black Memorial Foundation. To register, visit at www.iafe.org. All attendees must register in advance. Please enter Haas School of Business in the field marked "company/affiliation."

Explore the Transformative Power of Innovation and Technology through Fall MOT Lectures

Hailing from organizations as diverse as Intel, NASA, and the Republic of Rwanda, this fall's lineup of speakers for the Management of Technology ( MOT) lecture series will look at how large organizations transform themselves by applying innovation and technology in a commercial setting.

"Each speaker will explore the theme from different points of view, including corporate perspectives from leaders at firms such as IBM, Intel, and Cisco, and an entrepreneurial angle from technology company founder Kim Polese," says Andrew Isaacs, adjunct professor and executive director of the MOT program.

This fall's MOT speakers include:

+  Kim Polese, CEO of SpikeSource, an open source software enterprise, founder and former chairman of Marimba, and creator of Sun Microsystems's Java, speaking on "An Open Source World” on October 12;

+  Don Proctor, senior vice president of Cisco Systems and the head of Cisco's voice-over IP technology, speaking on "Opportunities in Telecom" on October 26;

+  Theogene Rudasingwa, former Rwandan ambassador to the US, speaking on the importance of "Technology in the Developing World" on November 2;

+  Louis Burns, vice president in charge of Intel’s Digital Health business unit, who will explain Intel's strategy and objectives in this field when he speaks on "Health Care in the Age of IT" on November 9;

+  Scott Hubbard, director of NASA Ames Research Center, speaking on "Advanced Science and Commercialization" on November 16;

+  Jean Paul Jacob, a researcher and technology evangelist at IBM with interest in software engineering, artificial intelligence, and multimedia, speaking on "The Future is not What it Used to Be" on November 30.

All lectures take place on Wednesdays in the Wells Fargo Room at the Haas School of Business, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., with a reception to follow. Admission is free to students, faculty, and the University of California community. For further information on the program or the lecture series, visit http://mot.berkeley.edu or contact Susan Reneau at sreneau@haas.berkeley.edu or 510-643-1398. The Management of Technology Program is a joint program between the Haas School, the College of Engineering, and the School of Information Management and Systems.

Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum Opens Doors to Open Source Opportunities, Sept. 29

Discover the secrets of successful open source ventures at the next Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum, “Open Source: From Cradle to Growth – Key Performance Indicators,” to be held Thursday, September 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium.

The forum’s panel will examine emerging best practices in open source and share wisdom on identifying the Open Source market and on partnering with both open source and traditional companies. Panelists include Paul Doscher, president and CEO of JasperSoft; Allan Leinwand, operating partner at JP Morgan Partners and adjunct professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences department at UC Berkeley; and Zack Urlocker, vice president of marketing for MySQL. Event organizer Phillipe Cases of Partech International serves as moderator.

Presented by the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the forum begins at 6:30 p.m. with a networking hour in the Bank of America Forum, followed by the panel discussion at 7:30 p.m. For more information on the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum, visit: http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/bef.asp.

Financial Women's Association of San Francisco Recognizes Haas Students with Scholarships

The Financial Women's Association of San Francisco (FWASF) has awarded four of its twelve annual scholarships to students enrolled in four different academic programs at the Haas School: the Full-time MBA, Evening & Weekend MBA, Master's in Financial Engineering, and Undergraduate Programs.

The scholarship recipients are Christine Chun, Full-time MBA Program; Katerina Lebaric, Master's in Financial Engineering Program; Elizabeth Seidelhuber, Evening & Weekend MBA Program; and Jessica Richman, Undergraduate Program.

Each spring, following an intense interviewing and selection process, FWASF grants awards of $10,000 each to graduate students and $5,000 each to undergraduate students pursuing a career in finance or financial services at a college or university located within the nine Bay Area counties. Scholarship recipients are honored at an annual FWA luncheon held in August.

For more information on the scholarships, visit http://www.fwasf.org/scholarships.asp.

Staff News

Two New Program Assistants to Support Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program

Two new program assistants, Paul Lee and Jennifer Brandon, have joined the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program.

Lee joined Haas on August 16 after working as front office supervisor for the Claremont Hotel, where he focused on improving customer satisfaction. He holds a BA in English literature from UC Berkeley and also attended Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea as part of the study abroad program. Lee enjoys reading, running, Texas Hold ‘Em and concerts at Zellerbach.

e-mail: paullee@haas.berkeley.edu
phone: 510-643-2188
office: S440
Brandon joined Haas on August 18 and will work part-time. She comes from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she gained extensive experience working with students, most recently as a financial aid analyst and advisor. She holds a BA in English literature from San Francisco State University, and a BA and MA in Art from California State University, Northridge, and is currently pursuing an MFA, with a focus on painting, at Mills College.

e-mail: brandon@haas.berkeley.edu
phone: TBD
office: S440

Melanie Rollins to Provide Assistance in Academic Affairs

Melanie Rollins joined Haas on August 17 as an academic personnel assistant, bringing with her nearly 12 years of experience in various administrative and personnel capacities with UC Extension. Rollins holds a BA in English from San Diego State University and loves decorative painting and travel – most recently to Morocco.

e-mail: mrollins@haas.berkeley.edu
phone: 510-642-6191
Office: TBD
New Media Services Team Member Brings Extensive Experience

Choolwe Kalulu joined Haas Media Services on August 1. Kalulu, who will handle audio/visual technical needs and coordinate services, brings a wealth of technical expertise having spent six years with Oakland Audio Visual Service, where he set up and ran the sound and visual equipment for numerous Haas and Boalt School events. He has also been the lead audio technician running the sound system at SBC Park for Giant's baseball home games. Kalulu holds a BS in aeronautical business administration from Embry-Riddle University as well as a commercial jet pilot’s license.

e-mail: kalulu@haas.berkeley.edu
phone: 510-643-0431
office: S300W

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Haas in the News

Ken Rosen, the California Professor of Real Estate and Urban Economics and chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, was quoted in a September 15 article in the Contra Costa Times titled “Housing Prices Go Up, But Sales Go Down.” He expressed his opinion that the recent increases in Bay Area housing costs will slow down. For full text: http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/transportation/12651332.htm? template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

Tom Campbell's plan to take a leave from his position as the state’s finance director to join the governor’s campaign team for the November special election was mentioned in the September 15 issue of the East Bay Business Times article titled “Campbell Plots to Return to UC Berkeley” that For full text: http://eastbay.bizjournals.com/eastbay/stories/2005/09/12/daily38.html?t=printable. Campbell plans to return to the Haas School in November.

Professor Janet Yellen, currently on leave as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, was quoted in several news media discussing the effect of Hurricane Katrina on the US economy, including:

+ A September 14 Forbes.com article titled “Dollar Little Changed but Positive Sentiment Remains Intact.” For full text: http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2005/09/14/afx2223040.html
+ A September 13 Bloomberg.com article titled “US August Producer Prices Rise 0.6%; Core Prices Unchanged.” For full text: http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000006&sid=aIQ0jqQ_3bW4&refer=home
+ A September 9 Bloomberg.com article titled “ US 2-Year Notes Set for Weekly Decline on Interest-Rate View.” For full text: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aQ_Sem91Cf7o&refer=us#

Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, commented on the effect of drivers’ behavior on the price-setting decisions of gas stations in a September 13 Richmond Times article titled “Gas Prices are Finally Falling." For full text: http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=Common%2FMGArticle%2FPrintVersion &c=MGArticle&cid=1031785022769&image=timesdispatch80x60.gif&oasDN=timesdispatch.com& oasPN=%21business.

Peter Sealey, adjunct professor of marketing, commented in a September 11 New York Times article titled “Stars of Stage, Screen…and Freshman Biology” on the reasons why more women actresses seem to be seeking a degree from a top university than men. For full text: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/11/fashion/sundaystyles/11actresses.html?pagewanted=print

Richard Lyons, dean of the Haas School, was quoted in a September 9 Associated Press article picked up by the San Jose Mercury News titled “Blacks Remain an Extreme Minority at Some UC Campuses.” He commented on the Haas School’s efforts to encourage diversity. For full text: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/ northern_california/12603801.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

The Haas School was mentioned in a September 9 Daily Pennsylvanian article titled “After 6 Years at the Top, Is Wharton a Dynasty?” as being the third-ranking school in the US News business school rankings. For full text: http://www.dailypennsylvanian.com/vnews/display.v?TARGET=printable&article_id=43212f5284c7a

Sealey commented on a recent lawsuit brought against the National Association of Realtors, which accused them of restraining trade, in a September 9 Washington Post article titled “Antitrust Lawyers Go After Realtors.” For full text: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/08/AR2005090802094_pf.html

Happening at Haas

"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: Leading Professionals Give Personal Views of their Careers 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.

“Open Source: From Cradle to Growth – Key Performance Indicators"
Thursday, September 29
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium.
Panelists include Paul Doscher, president and CEO of JasperSoft; Allan Leinwand, operating partner at JP Morgan Partners and adjunct professor with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences department at UC Berkeley; and Zack Urlocker, vice president of marketing for MySQL. Event organizer Phillipe Cases of Partech International serves as moderator.
For more information on the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum, visit: http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/bef.asp.

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, staff, 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://emergingmarkets.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.

"Cementing Relationship: Vertical Integration, Foreclosure, Productivity, and Prices" by 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.

"Market Liquidity and Funding Liquidity" by 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.

"A Profit Maximizing Supply Chain Network Design Model with Demand Choice Flexibility" by Z. Max Shen, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research Dept., UC Berkeley
Friday, September 23
11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
For more information, contact Alysia Nero at anero@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.

"Default Risk, Shareholders' Advantage and Stock Returns" by 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.


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.

Wednesday, September 21
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
R.S. Hispaniola, moored alongside Victoria Embankment by Hungerford Bridge. (Nearest tube Embankment), London
Join London alumni for a pub night on the R.S. Hispaniola. It should be a great evening, reconnect with old friends and meet new alumni on the beautiful R.S. Hispaniola.
For information, see the website, http://hispaniola.co.uk.
To RSVP, contact Matthew Daines at MatthewDaines@californiahouse.org.

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.

Welcome Reception and Dinner with Dean Richard Lyons
Wednesday, September 28
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Napa Valley Grill, 1100 Glendon Avenue, Westwood
Please join fellow Haas Alumni in a welcome reception and dinner 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 join us for this wonderful stand-up feast and no-host bar. Sponsored by the Haas Southern California Alumni Association.
To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=93691.
For information, contact Aaron Schechter at 310-477-6694 or aaron@splusc.com.

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.

Renew the Zoo Volunteer Event
Saturday, October 8
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
San Francisco Zoo, Meet by the gate on Sloat Blvd. at 45th Avenue
Tasks will be mainly landscaping including weeding, digging, and raking. It will be a great way to spend your morning helping to improve the zoo and all volunteers will get a free pass to enjoy the zoo afterwards. All are welcome and families are encouraged to attend. Make sure to wear something you don't mind getting dirty and if you have a pair of work or gardening gloves, feel free to bring them.
To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=93612. Please sign up by October 2, so we can tell the zoo how many are coming.
For more information, contact Teresa Hegdahl of the San Francisco Haas Alumni Network at thegdahl@yahoo.com

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