Editor's Note: The last issue of Haas NewsWire this year will be published Dec. 1. Publication will begin next semester on the first day of instruction, Tuesday, Jan. 20, and then resume its biweekly schedule every Monday.



Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93, Named Haas Business Leader of the Year


Shantanu Narayen


Adobe Systems CEO Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93, received the Haas School's Business Leader of the Year Award at the school's annual gala Nov. 7 at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco.


During the gala, Dean Rich Lyons also presented the Raymond E. Miles Service Award to Jack Russi, BS 82, Deloitte's vice chairman and national managing partner, corporate development. In partnership with Haas alumni at Deloitte, Russi launched a unique campaign with two events in 2006 and 2007 at the firm's San Francisco offices to raise $2 million to $3 million for the school's capital campaign.


The Chapter of the Year Award was presented to the Haas Alumni Network's East Bay Chapter for taking the lead on many large, collaborative events, supporting emerging chapters with advice and encouragement, and serving as a model of productivity and creativity for the school's 22 alumni chapters worldwide.


Narayen was honored by the Haas School for executing a vision that spurs financial prosperity, fosters employee development, and fulfills its responsibility to the community. Each year, the Haas School recognizes a member of its community who exemplifies the type of business and thought leader the school is committed to creating.


"Narayen's success at Adobe is an inspiration to all of us at Haas," Lyons says. "We are so fortunate to have such an innovative, forward-looking leader as an exemplar for our community."


Succeeding in the tech sector of business -- where products must continually be on the cutting edge of innovation -- Narayen is well-respected for both his operational expertise and product management savvy. He became CEO at San Jose-based Adobe in December 2007 after working at the software company for nine years.


Even before becoming CEO, Narayen was instrumental in building Adobe into a 7,000-employee tech giant whose software sits on more than 700 million computers and devices worldwide. As Adobe's president and COO, he co-managed the company's $3.4 billion acquisition of then-competitor Macromedia, helping to fuel Adobe's growth.


Before joining Adobe in 1998 as vice president of engineering, Narayen worked at Apple and Silicon Graphics and led a digital photo-sharing company called Pictra. He attended the Haas School's Evening & Weekend MBA Program while working at Apple, and has been a member of the Haas School's advisory board since 2005.


In a heartfelt speech at the gala, Narayen declined to take all of the credit for his successes. "What I am today is by no means a result of my efforts alone," Narayen said.


Rather, he shared several lessons in which he stressed the importance of education and paid tribute to his family. "I learned at Berkeley how to learn and how to adapt," he said. "Berkeley was a blast."


Narayen is profiled in the fall issue of CalBusiness, which came out two weeks ago. The magazine is available online at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/groups/pubs/calbusiness/current/Fall08.pdf. Copies also are available in the Dean's Suite on the fifth floor.





Prof. Laura Tyson to Speak to Haas Community on Financial Crisis, Nov. 18

Laura Tyson
Haas Professor and former Dean Laura Tyson will give a special lecture titled "Observations on the Financial Crisis" from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Wells Fargo Room.


The lecture will be open to the Haas community only and will not be videotaped. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and the event will be broadcast in the Bank of America Forum for an overflow audience.


Tyson, a member of the Haas faculty's Business and Public Policy Group, has been an adviser to President-elect Barack Obama during his campaign. She chaired the President's Council of Economic Advisors and then the National Economic Council during President Bill Clinton's first term.


Tyson led the Haas School as dean from 1998 to 2001 and then served as dean of the London Business School from 2002 to 2006, when she returned to teach at Haas.

 

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Meg Fellner at meg_fellner@haas.berkeley.edu.




Eight MBA Students Named Investment Banking Fellows

 

Eight full-time MBA students from the class of 2010 have been awarded Haas Investment Banking Fellowships, which will cover part of their tuition and match them with alumni mentors.


The students were selected in a competitive process based on their knowledge and commitment to careers in investment banking, their relevant experience, and their communication skills. The students are Niloufar Aazam-Zanganesh, Ryan Brown, Toby Gardner, Andrew Geisse, Jason Lew, Howard Qiao, Steven Schneiderman, and Raj Uparkar.


"The mentorship is invaluable since it will provide guidance and support in my career search while opening up new doors to a greater network," Schneiderman says. "The fellowship also shows Wall Street banks that Haas takes investment banking seriously, and will improve the school's presence in the industry on both the East and West Coasts and overseas."


The fellowship program, now in its third year, was expanded from six to eight students this year. "We decided to support as many students as possible during this difficult job market for investment banking," says Abby Scott, executive director of MBA Career Services.


In addition to the $5,000 tuition credit, renewable during their second year following successful summer internships in the field, students will receive a subsidy for school-organized treks to Wall Street or Hong Kong. The fellows are paired with alumni at such investment banks as Bank of America and JPMorgan in both the US and abroad, including London and Hong Kong. The fellows also get preference in finance courses.


The fellowships are funded by the CJ White Scholarship Fund. The selection committee included current fellows as well as representatives from the admissions, student services, and career services offices.





Berkeley MBA Students Place Second in LGBT Case Competition


A team of full-time Berkeley MBA students took second place in the Reaching Out MBA Case Study Competition Nov. 1 in Washington, D.C.


First-year MBA students Khuram Hussain, Nick Jablonski, Bernie Lin, and Harvey Villarica claimed a $1,500 prize in the competition. It was part of Reaching Out, an annual conference of nearly 1,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) graduate business school students.


The case centered on how Sun Microsystems could improve its diversity policies, particularly for current and prospective employees who identify as LGBT, in order to set Sun apart in a competitive recruiting environment.


"We presented a comprehensive plan that included improving external perception of Sun's existing diversity efforts, revising protocols to make LGBT employees feel more comfortable about being out in the workplace, and adding commitment to diversity as a performance measure for management and employees," says Villarica.


The main subject in the case was one of the competition judges, Villarica notes. "She assured us the issues presented in the case were issues that she actually faces currently," Villarica says. "It really brought home that companies valuing diversity can't be complacent but must continue to improve their diversity policies to stay ahead of competitors."


The Berkeley MBA team made its second-place showing in a field of four finalists, including Cornell's Johnson School, the Kelley School of Business at the University of Indiana, and the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School, which won the competition.

 


LGBT Case Competition Winners Nick Jablonski, Khuram Hussain, Harvey Villarica, and Bernie Lin, all MBA 10





New Philanthropy Speaker Series Launches with Economist US Editor, Nov. 19


The Haas School will launch the Schwab Charitable Philanthropy Speakers series on Nov. 19 with inaugural speaker Matthew Bishop, US business editor at The Economist and co-author of Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World.


The new series, sponsored by Schwab Charitable and the Haas School's Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, is designed to bring together leaders from the philanthropic community with Haas students and alumni while tackling cutting-edge issues in the world of philanthropy.


Bishop will explain how today's leading philanthropists are revolutionizing their field and using new methods known as venture philanthropy, or philanthrocapitalism, to increase their impact upon the world. Philanthrocapitalism has been endorsed by the Clinton Global Initiative; Jim Collins, author of Good to Great; and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.


Bishop's presentation will be preceded by an official welcome from Nicholas Hodges, chief operating officer of Schwab Charitable. Hodges has helped Schwab Charitable become the largest charity in California and the second largest donor-advised fund in the country by developing innovative programs to simplify charitable giving and asset management.


Light refreshments will be served from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room, followed by the program from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. To attend, RSVP by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=znIXcplXz6OSRIkhgCPIEQ_3d_3d. For those who can't attend, the event will be videotaped and posted on the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership's website, at http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/nonprofit/.





Barbara Desoer, Laura Tyson Top Wall Street Journal's Women to Watch List


Haas alumna Barbara Desoer of Bank of America ranked third on the Wall Street Journal's "50 Women to Watch 2008" list published Nov. 10; Haas Professor Laura Tyson earned the #10 spot.


As Bank of America's president of mortgage, home equity, and insurance services, Desoer, MBA 77, runs the nation's largest mortgage lender and may be in line to succeed Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis. "Whether the bank's rising star eventually succeeds Mr. Lewis will hinge in part on her ability to squeeze value out of Countrywide Financial Corp., the distressed mortgage lender that Bank of America acquired in July," the Wall Street Journal wrote.


Desoer received the Haas School's Business Leader of the Year award in 2007.


Tyson, a member of the Haas faculty's Business and Public Policy Group and former Haas School dean, also has served as President Clinton's chief economic adviser and dean of the London Business School. "Now as an adviser to President-elect Barack Obama, she could return to Washington facing a new set of economic challenges and a political landscape more skeptical of free trade," the Wall Street Journal wrote.


The top position on the Wall Street Journal list went to Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair. To read articles about women on the list, visit http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122609301920009441.html (subscription required). The articles about Desoer and Tyson also will be posted on the Haas School's bulletin board in the hallway between the Bank of America Forum and third floor of the faculty wing.





Haas Faculty Explore Lending Crisis, Marketing Silos in Fall California Management Review


Fallout from the sub-prime lending crisis includes some schizophrenic new regulations, but also offers the opportunity for the Federal Housing Administration to forge a new leadership role, argue Haas professors Dwight M. Jaffee and John M. Quigley in the fall 2008 issue of California Management Review (CMR).


The new issue of CMR, the Haas School's peer-reviewed, practitioner-oriented quarterly journal, also features an article by Haas Professor Emeritus David Aaker on how chief marketing officers can thwart the "silo" mentality of separate fiefdoms. The article is based on Aaker's new book, Spanning Silos: The New CMO Imperative, which Aaker spoke about at a special lecture at Haas last month.


The fall issue of CMR was edited by Haas Senior Lecturer Sara Beckman while Editor and Haas Professor David Vogel is on sabbatical. It also includes three articles on global business and strategy and a piece that examines what happens when iconic socially responsible businesses are acquired by large corporations, as well as two commentaries on that social responsible business article.


In their article, Jaffee, the Willis Booth Professor of Banking, Finance and Real Estate, and Quigley, the I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy, dissect the sometimes contradictory new regulations spawned by the recent mortgage meltdown. New regulations are necessary, they conclude, but must be implemented carefully so as not to impede loans to some worthy homebuyers.


Jaffee and Quigley, interim dean of the UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy, also also suggest the Federal Housing Administration can play a bigger role fighting predatory lending if legislation enabled the agency to offer more innovative, alternative mortgage contracts.


Complimentary copies of CMR are available for Haas School students in the program offices and lounges. Student and alumni subscriptions are $40, or $60 for international mailing. To subscribe, e-mail cmr@haas.berkeley.edu. Alumni may also request a complimentary copy of a previous issue. CMR is available on the web at http://cmr.berkeley.edu.





Undergrads Wow Execs in ZoneAlarm Competition


Forty-two UC Berkeley undergraduates, including about a dozen Haas students, competed Nov. 8 in the first-ever ZoneAlarm Business Case Competition, impressing the software company's executives with their professionalism and insights.


The winning team -- selected after a seven-hour marathon judging session from an initial field of 11 competitors -- consisted of Sherman Kan, BS 10; Eliot Sun, BS Math/Econ 10; April Zhang, BS PEIS 10; and Milan Thakor, a sophomore who plans to apply to Haas. Sheng Huang, a junior at Haas, managed the bulk of the competition, which was hosted by the student chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).


"All of the judges were blown away by the presentations," says Haas Lecturer Arturo Perez-Rey, and an adviser to the IABC student chapter."In fact, the HR director instructed all of the students to send him their resumes. He would like to explore internships and hiring."


Ronen Koehler, Israeli head of human resources for Check Point Software, ZoneAlarm's parent company, was among five executives from either Check Point or ZoneAlarm who attended the competition. Perez-Rey and three ZoneAlarm executives served as judges.


The competition asked students to advise Check Point Software, a US and Israeli computer security firm, how to position subsidiary ZoneAlarm's new Force Field product for Generation Y. Teams were asked to suggest marketing strategies and new applications for Force Field, a product that blocks spyware during Internet browsing and is currently used primarily by tech-savvy early adopters.


The winning team's proposal recommended a sponsorship program with Berkeley's residential computing services, student ambassadors to market the product on Facebook, and sponsoring student organizations and offering them relevant seminars.


The judges commended the team for developing solutions that would have an immediate impact, says Sun. "They said our presentation was crisp and well-rehearsed and the power-point presentation was well put-together," he adds.





BioEntrepreneurship Roundtable to Focus on Personalized Health Care, Nov. 20


The fourth annual BioEntrepreneurship Roundtable, focusing on the theme "The Personalization of Health Care," will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay in Redwood City.


Attendees will include venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, attorneys, physicians, and scientists along with professors, graduate students, and alumni from UC Berkeley, UCSF, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The roundtable event is designed to foster discussion and inspire ideas about the challenges and promise of personalized health care.


The first keynote speaker will be Randy Scott, chairman and CEO of Genomic Health since its inception in 2000. He was also a founder of Incyte Corp., where he served as chief scientific officer, president, and chairman of the board. Scott holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Kansas.


Sam Colella, managing director and co-founder of Versant Ventures, will give the second keynote presentation. A respected life sciences venture capitalist, Colella has more than 20 years of operating experience in the high technology industry and more than 25 years of investing experience in the health care sector.


The two talks will be preceded by a networking reception and followed by a Q&A period and second reception. For more information or to register, visit http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=168599 by Nov. 18.





Haas Alumna Wins Jefferson Public Service Award


Dagmar Serota, MBA 94, executive director of Good Cents for Oakland, has been honored with a Jefferson Award for Public Service in recognition of her work engaging children in making Oakland a better place.


Serota, formerly a financial broker for 18 years, founded Good Cents for Oakland in 2005 after she was watching a television show with her son about homeless schoolchildren. Her son wondered how he could help, and Serota contacted the nonprofit organization mentioned in the show, Common Cents New York, about bringing a program to Oakland.


The group was unable to expand, so Serota decided to create her own nonprofit locally. She works as a full-time, unpaid volunteer leading Good Cents for Oakland, whose mission is to help young people improve their local communities.


One of the nonprofit's programs, the Pre-K Hunger Program, teaches children about the importance of food, nutrition, and the local food bank. In another program at 11 schools in Oakland and Piedmont, students collect coins and vote on which Oakland charities to support with their fundraising.


Good Cents also created a citywide service day program to give families with elementary school children an opportunity to volunteer together to help their community.


"We want kids, particularly in underserved schools, to know that there is something that they can do," Serota said in an interview in the San Francisco Chronicle on Oct. 26.


Jefferson Awards for Public Service are administered by the America Institute for Public Service, a national foundation that honors community service. The awards are given at the local level through a partnership with newspapers, radios, and television stations. In the Bay Area, the San Francisco Chronicle, KPIX-5, and KCBS 740AM administer the awards.


To read the San Francisco Chronicle article about Good Cents for Oakland, visit http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/26/LVM813N2QQ.DTL. For more information about Good Cents for Oakland, visit http://www.goodcentsforoakland.org





International Accounting Standards Board Chairman Receives Financial Reporting Award

 


Sir David Tweedie, chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), was honored with the Berkeley Award for Distinguished Contributions to Financial Reporting at the Haas School's annual financial reporting conference on Oct. 24.


Haas School Dean Rich Lyons presented the award to Tweedie at the sold-out 19th Annual Berkeley Conference on Financial Reporting at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel. The award recognizes an individual who has shown uncommon leadership and courage in providing financial information useful to investors. Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, won the award last year.


Tweedie was appointed chairman of IASB in 2001. In 1990, he was appointed the first full-time chairman of the then newly created Accounting Standards Board, the committee charged with the responsibility for producing the UK's accounting standards.


"Sir David Tweedie is passionate about bringing the business world together through the establishment of a single set of accounting standards worldwide," says Solomon Darwin, executive director of the Haas School's Center for Financial Reporting, which organizes the annual financial reporting conference. "His zeal and tireless efforts broke through the cultural, political, and national barriers of over 100 nations to bring them together to agree on this idea. This earned him the prestigious Berkeley award."


Tweedie is a visiting Professor of Accounting in the Management School of Edinburgh University. He has been awarded honorary degrees by eight British universities, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Founding Societies Centenary Award for 1997, and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Award 1998 for services to the accounting profession.


Tweedie earned a bachelor's degree and Ph.D. from Edinburgh University. He was appointed technical director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1978. In 1982, he became national technical partner of the firm Thomson McLintock & Co. and continued to hold that post at KPMG Peat Marwick McLintock after the firms merged in 1987.





Save the Date: Haas Holiday Celebration Dec. 12


Socialize, mingle, or simply catch up with fellow Haas faculty and staff members at the school's annual holiday gathering on Friday, Dec. 12, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Bank of America Forum.


As always, the gathering - open to all staff and faculty - will feature great food and entertainment. More details about the event will be coming soon by email from the Dean's Office.





Berkeley MBA Ranked Top Ten in BusinessWeek


The Haas School ranked #10 in this year's BusinessWeek ranking of full-time MBA programs, released online Thursday, Nov. 13.


The ranking is based on polls of recent graduates and of corporate recruiters, each weighing 45 percent toward the final ranking, as well as an assessment of the school's faculty research, called Intellectual Capital, weighing 10 percent.


Haas ranked #5 in the Intellectual Capital assessment, which is based on the number of articles a school's full-time faculty published in 20 peer-reviewed publications chosen by BusinessWeek over the last three years. That was up from #11 in 2006, the last year BusinessWeek conducted a full-time MBA ranking.


Haas ranked #8 in the graduate poll, compared to #7 in 2006. This year, BusinessWeek surveyed the full-time MBA graduates from the class of 2008. Corporate recruiters ranked Haas #11, compared to #7 in 2006. Haas ranked #8 overall in BusinessWeek's last full-time MBA ranking in 2006,


Lisa Feldman, director of recruiting in the Haas School's MBA Career Services, was quoted in the main article accompanying the rankings results, "The Millennials Invade the B-Schools." She commented on successful and resource-effective ways in which Haas connects recruiters with this new generation that has started to arrive in the workforce and in MBA programs.


The full report is available at http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings.





Staff News


Eight Haas Staff Members Honored for Exceptional Service


Eight Haas staff members were honored with Spot awards for going above and beyond the call of duty in serving their departments or the school as a whole.


Spot awards are part of a university-wide program recognizing deserving managers, supervisors, and non-represented members of the school. Recipients receive a cash award of $400 - recently increased from $250. Another program, HEART awards, honors employees represented by unions.


Lisa Feldman, MBA Career Services director of recruiting, and Faye Lawson, student advocate for instruction, were recognized by Senior Assistant Dean Jennifer Chizuk for easing the pain of parking brought about by closure of the Kleeberger lot. As chair of the Parking Solutions Committee, Feldman carefully reached out to a variety of Haas constituents, resulting in smooth internal communications. Lawson worked diligently with the UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation office to secure "C" permits for faculty in need of central campus parking and arrange for the Underhill lot to remain open for evening students and faculty.


A campus-wide collapse of CalAgenda on September 29 could have resulted in many a missed meeting were it not for the efforts of Miguel Riva, lead staff support technician, and Nick Mulrean, staff support technician, in Haas Computing Services. According to Jerry Stone, technical support manager, Riva compiled a quick fix for the CalAgenda issue, helping many to solve the problem on their own. Mulrean completed 35 customer visits, an all-time service record for the department.


When Business Services Project Manager Kerrie Andow suggested using instantaneous electronic transfers to disburse annual grants to alumni chapter bank accounts, she streamlined the work of many, according to Alumni Relations Director Leslie Kanberg. "The electronic transfers will better serve our alumni constituencies and allow multiple administrative offices to better direct resources," says Kanberg.


Christine Blaine, Operations Manager, MBA Career Services, contributed even more this year than she has in the past to the ever-growing Career Management Conference, according to Abby Scott, executive director of MBA Career Services. Blaine suggested and helped to execute a tented courtyard lunch with keynote speaker, a Career Management Conference website to market the event, and small group practice sessions in the Recruitment Center.


Louise Severy, event manager for Development and Alumni Relations, routinely pulls off top-notch events, according to Kanberg of the Alumni Relations team. But Severy really saved the day when she navigated last-minute red tape to procure liability insurance and a liquor license for this year's "A Taste of Haas," a successful event netting more than $6,400.


Julie Shapiro, senior program manager for the Center for Executive Education (CEE), was nominated by CEE Client Services Manager Cheryl Stiles for professionally and calmly handling a two-week custom program that required frequent changes to be made in real time and on very short notice. For her smooth handling of the additional and unexpected work requests, Shapiro received a warm letter of thanks from the client.


For information on how to nominate a colleague for a Spot or HEART award, visit http://recognition.berkeley.edu.


Haas Business Services Hires Senior Buyer


Ron Griffith joined Haas Business Services Nov. 12 as the department's new senior buyer.


As the school's dedicated, in-house buyer, Griffith will handle all requisitions, professional services contracts, and other buyer functions for Haas. Griffith comes to Haas from central campus procurement, where he worked for more than 20 years. He graduated from Cal with a degree in English.


In his spare time, Griffith loves drawing and painting, playing piano, writing stories and poetry, reading fiction and watching movies, and hiking.


Email: ron_griffith@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 381-4308
Office: S260


New Major Gifts Development Director Joins Development and Alumni Relations Office


Kerri Harnett has joined the Haas School Development and Alumni Relations Office Oct. 27 as senior development director, major gifts.


Hartnett came to Haas with more than 12 years experience in business development, most recently with Fireman's Fund in Seattle, Wash., as a senior business development manager. She also has worked for The Hartford and Liberty Mutual in similar roles in the Pacific Northwest. Hartnett earned a BS in business management, with dual minors in communication and accounting, from Dickinson State University.


Outside of work, Hartnett enjoys watching foreign films, gardening, and spending time outdoors exploring the urban landscape


Email: kerri_hartnett@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 642-5798
Office: 2001 Addison Street





Haas in the News - As of 11/17/08


Adobe Systems CEO Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93, was featured in a Q&A in the technology section of the San Francisco Chronicle on Nov. 17.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/17/BUCL143U7M.DTL


Severin Borenstein, director of the UC Berkeley Energy Institute and a member of the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group, wrote an op-ed Nov. 17 in the Sacramento Bee titled "My View: Gas surcharge could help deficit, environment."
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/1402967.html



Robert Edelstein, co-chaiman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, appeared on CNBC's Closing Bell Nov. 14 to comment on current plans to help home owners in distress.
http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=928544384&play=1


Cynthia Kroll, a senior regional economist with the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, was interviewed about the federal and state governments' plans to modify mortgage loans to prevent more foreclosures in a Nov. 13 KQED Forum show.
http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R811130900



Borenstein was quoted about the lowering of gas prices in a Nov. 13 San Diego Union Tribune article titled "Gas prices at lowest since January 2007, and going down."
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20081112-1743-bn12gas.html


Martin Lettau, a professor in the Haas Finance Group, was quoted in a Nov. 13 Daily Californian article titled "UC Berkeley Professors Face High Home Prices, Limited Housing." http://www.dailycal.org/article/103506/uc_berkeley_professors_face_high_home_prices_limit


Laura Tyson, a professor in the Haas Business and Public Policy Group, was quoted about her research on the worsening global economic climate and its effect on the equality between the sexes in several media outlets:
+ Nov. 12, CNBC, http://www.cnbc.com/id/27674429
+ Nov. 12, Irish Times, http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2008/1112/breaking32.htm
+ Nov. 12, Caribbean 360, http://www.caribbean360.com/News/Caribbean/Stories/2008/11/12/NEWS0000006556.html


Kenneth Rosen, co-chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, was quoted on the Federal Housing Finance Agency's loan-workout efforts in a Nov. 12 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "US, lenders ease delinquent loan workouts." http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/12/BUS0142DJ1.DTL


Rebecca Lynn, MBA/JD 08, was featured for being named principal of the information technology team of Morgenthaler in two articles:
+ Nov. 12, MarketWatch, http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/Morgenthaler-Closes-Ninth-Fund-400/story.aspx?guid={B3F01C1B-6E67-4B09-A40E-348A89FADF42}
+ Nov. 13, International Business Times, http://www.ibtimes.com/prnews/20081112/ca-morgenthaler-fund.htm


Thomas Davidoff, a member of the Haas Real Estate Group, was quoted Nov. 11 on KPCC about a new plan to help homeowners renegotiate mortgages Nov. 11 on KPCC.
http://www.publicradio.org/columns/kpcc/kpccnewsinbrief/2008/11/federal-housing-finance-agency.html


Jennifer Chatman, a professor in the Haas Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group, was quoted about executives trying to create the impression that they're in control in the recession in a Nov. 11 Fortune article titled "Laid off? No, you've been 'simplified.'"
http://money.cnn.com/2008/11/10/technology/layoff_terms.fortune/index.htm


Rosen's book, Investing in Income Properties: The Big Six Formula for Achieving Wealth in Real Estate, was featured in a Nov. 10 Miami Herald article titled "Business Books Abound at Fair."
http://www.miamiherald.com/business/story/762157.html


Jim Wilcox, a member of the Haas Finance Group and Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group, was interviewed on an Obama presidency's effect on credit markets and the banking industry in a Nov. 9 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "Tighter Oversight of Financial Services Needed."
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/08/BU9K13VR9P.DTL


Rosen was quoted on Obama's plans for the nation's housing market in a Nov. 8 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "The Market for Homeowners Looking to Sell." http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/08/REFR13VJHL.DTL


Holly Schroth, a senior lecturer, was quoted suggesting that Yahoo! should sell to Microsoft in a Nov. 7 San Jose Mercury News article titled "Microsoft and Yahoo: A Tale of Two Web Giants." http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_10929122?source=rss


Priya Haji, MBA 03, and her startup, World of Good, were profiled in several media outlets:
+ McNeil Lehrer News Hour, http://www.pbs.org/newshour/video/share.html?s=news01n16ecq525
+ Nov. 7, CNBC, http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=918442560
+ Nov. Issue, Oakland Magazine, http://www.oaklandmagazine.com/media/Oakland-Magazine/Nov.-2008/Commerce/


Wilcox was quoted on the housing sector and the economy in a Nov. 5 San Jose Mercury News article titled "Turning economy around a daunting task for Obama." http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_10908504?nclick_check=1


Wilcox was quoted on the need for bold moves from a new US treasury secretary in a Nov. 5 story on ABC 7 News titled "Possible picks for Treasury Secretary."
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/business&id=6491262


Alfonse Upshaw, BS 94, was featured for being honored in the Contra Costa College Hall of Fame 2008 in a Nov. 5 Contra Costa Times article titled "City gets nod from college." http://www.contracostatimes.com/columns/ci_10908208?nclick_check=1


Rosen was quoted on Deutsche Bank's RREEF Alternative Investments buying a stake in his investment company in two media outlets:
+ Nov. 5, Financial Standard, http://www.financialstandard.com.au/news/view/24429/
+ Nov 4, HedgeWeek, http://www.hedgeweek.com/articles/detail.jsp?content_id=273752


MFE students Aya Bellicha, Rajic Bhutani, Sandeep Bhutani, Priyanshu Mutreja, Matthieu Brunet, Peter Chromiak, and Margit Zwemer were featured as picks in Advanced Trading's Quant Goldbook, a list of 18 exceptional individuals expected to shape the future with their wide bases of knowledge and experience, in an article titled "Gold Book Honorees are the Street's Future Stars."
http://advancedtrading.com/quant-gold-book/;jsessionid=ETLT4DVD2A21MQSNDLPCKH0CJUNN2JVN


Fritz Van de Kamp, MBA 09, was profiled about winning a Silicon Valley Marathon and his battle with cancer in a Nov. 3 San Jose Mercury News article titled "Time to quit your excuses: He's beating cancer and winning marathons."
http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_10861616?IADID=Search-www.mercurynews.com-www.mercurynews.com


Jerry Engel, director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, was quoted about his participation in the Haas panel of economists and veteran venture capitalists competing for "how-bad-things-are" award in an October 27 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "A real-world lesson in venture financing." http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/27/BUKR13NMH9.DTL


Karlene Roberts, a professor in the Haas Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group, was quoted about how the cost of preparing for an asteroid threat in a Nov. 2 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "Astronomers hunt for Earth-bound killer rocks."
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/02/BAAO12NGMF.DTL


Rosen was featured on housing foreclosures and job losses in a Nov. 2 article in The Day titled "Bargain Hunters help to reduce the housing glut." http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=eca2436f-73ac-4f00-b623-e2d1ccb9bd29


Borenstein was quoted on Chevron and the price of oil in a Nov. 1 istockAnalyst article titled "Chevron Profits Hit New Record of $7.89 Billion." http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews+articleid_2758263.html


Adjunct Lecturer Henry Chesbrough was quoted about open innovation and called the "father of open innovation" in an October 22 article in soitu.es. http://www.soitu.es/soitu/2008/10/22/info/1224682575_620926.html


Professor Emeritus Janet Yellen was mentioned for participating in the Berkeley symposium titled "Mortgage Meltdown, the Economy and Public Policy" in an October 31 Imperial Valley News article titled "Housing Finance Experts to Gather for Symposium on Mortgage Meltdown." http://www.imperialvalleynews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3177&Itemid=1


Davidoff was quoted on the future regulation of the mortgage industry and home ownership in an Oct. 30 KPCC interview with Patt Morrison.
http://www.scpr.org/programs/pattmorrison/listings/2008/10/pattmorrison_20081027.shtml


David Vogel, the Solomon P. Lee Distinguished Professor in Business Ethics, wrote a column for Forbes Oct. 16 titled "CSR Doesn't Pay."
http://www.forbes.com/leadership/2008/10/16/csr-doesnt-pay-lead-corprespons08-cx_dv_1016vogel.html


Tyson was featured for being a member of President-elect Barack Obama's 17-person Transition Economic Advisory Board in the following news outlets:
+ Nov. 12, Reuters, http://www.reuters.com/article/joeBiden/idUSN12277609
+ Nov. 12, Santa Fe Reporter, http://sfreporter.com/stories/the_dream_team/4228/
+ Nov. 12, New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/13/us/politics/12web-tyson.html
+ Nov. 11, Reuters, http://www.reuters.com/article/vcCandidateFeed2/idUSN0629124220081111
+ Nov. 11, Bloomberg, http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&sid=aNCFKvAMUQ6w&refer=home
+ Nov. 11, Forbes, http://www.forbes.com/finance/2008/11/11/goldman-google-warner-pf-ii-in_jl_1111soapbox_inl.html
+ Nov. 11, Hot Air, http://hotair.com/archives/2008/11/11/bloomberg-new-obama-econ-team-not-exactly-change/
+ Nov. 11, Business Sheet, http://www.businesssheet.com/2008/11/shocker-there-are-influential-women-still-working-in-finance
+ Nov. 10, The Dong-A Ilbo, http://english.donga.com/srv/service.php3?bicode=050000&biid=2008111077298
+ Nov. 10, Inside Higher Ed, http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/11/10/qt
+ Nov. 10, Financial Planning, http://www.financial-planning.com/asset/article/1571791/obama-pledges-assistance-calls-stimulus-plan.html?pg=
+ Nov. 10, Daily Californian, http://www.dailycal.org/article/103486
+ Nov. 9, Contra Costa Times, http://www.contracostatimes.com/nationandworld/ci_10942659
+ Nov. 9, Wall Street Journal Blogs, http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2008/11/08/who-will-be-obamas-treasury-secretary/
+ Nov. 8, Vanguard, http://www.vanguardngr.com/content/view/21339/148/
+ Nov. 8, Monterey County Herald, http://www.montereyherald.com/local/ci_10934438
+ Nov. 8, Reuters, http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE4A675C20081108
+ Nov. 8, Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/408/story/307582.html
+ Nov. 7, Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-transition8-2008nov08,0,5045336.story
+ Nov. 7, San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/07/MNKH140AAL.DTL
+ Nov. 7, Daily Californian, http://www.dailycal.org/article/103472
+ Nov. 7, New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/06/us/politics/08transition.html?em
+ Nov. 7, Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/07/AR2008110702324.html?hpid=topnews
+ Nov. 7, San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/category?blogid=14&cat=2070
+ Nov. 7, AFP, http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5h7iI3CDOcYAzGFvtq23QDfok_HtA
+ Nov. 7,The Swamp--Tribune's Washington Bureau, http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2008/11/obamas_economic_team_has_clint.html
+ Nov. 7, The Age, http://www.theage.com.au/world/us-election-2008/security-rules-in-wartime-transfer-20081107-5k7h.html+ Nov. 7, Economic Times, http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/International_Business/Buffett_Schmidt_among_17_Obamas_adviser/articleshow/3686035.cms
+ Nov. 7, Associated Press, gle.com/article/ALeqM5hb6g_wKYjHnc2vdVkk1WGF_N0k9AD94AD37G0
+ Nov. 6, RTTNews, http://www.rttnews.com/ArticleView.aspx?Id=767798&SMap=1
+ Nov. 6, BusinessWeek, http://www.businessweek.com/election/2008/blog/archives/2008/11/obama_biden_to.html
+ Nov. 6, The Age, http://news.theage.com.au/world/bush-obama-to-meet-monday-at-white-house-20081107-5jic.html
+ Nov. 6, ABC 7 News Blogs, http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/11/obama-skeds-mee.html
+ Nov. 6, San Francisco Chronicle Politics Blog, http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=14&entry_id=32381
+ Nov. 6, Conde Nast Portfolio, http://www.portfolio.com/news-markets/national-news/reuters/2008/11/06/obama-to-meet-with-economic-team-stocks-slide
+ Nov. 6, Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-clemons/will-obamas-first-term-re_b_141741.html
+ Nov. 6, Reuters, http://www.reuters.com/article/vcCandidateFeed1/idUSTRE4A55D320081106
+ Nov. 6, New York Times, http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/06/summers-and-geithner-handicapped-for-treasury-post/
+ Nov. 6, CBC News, http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2008/11/06/obama-team.html
+ Nov. 6, Alibaba, http://news.alibaba.com/article/detail/finance/100020684-1-factbox-obama-meet-economic-advisers.html
+ Nov. 6, PolitickerCA, http://www.politickerca.com/benvandermeer/3124/several-california-names-mentioned-obama-administration
+ Nov. 5, San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/05/BUF613UUT2.DTL&type=politics
+ Nov. 5, ABC 7 News,
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/business&id=6491262
+ Nov. 4, Family Security Matters,
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.1670/pub_detail.asp
+Nov. 3, TNR's The Plank, http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2008/11/02/mccain-changes-his-tax-argument-it-s-still-wrong.aspx
+Nov. 3, eTaiwan News: http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=779350
+Nov. 3, Middle East Times, http://www.metimes.com/Security/2008/11/03/walkers_world_americas_choice/ae93/
+Nov. 3, Financial News, http://www.efinancialnews.com/tradingandtechnology/index/content/3352352283/restricted (registration needed)





Happening at Haas


Matthew Bishop, US Business Editor, The Economist
Co-Author, Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World
Schwab Charitable Philanthropy Speaker
Wednesday, Nov. 19
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/nonprofit/community.asp



Fourth Annual BioEntrepreneurship Roundtable
"The Personalization of Health Care"
Thursday, Nov. 20
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay, Redwood City
http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=168599



Rohit Bhagat, Global Chief Operating Officer
Barclays Global Investors
Berkeley Finance Conference
Friday, Nov. 21
8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Haas School
http://www.haasfinanceconference.org


John Chiang, California State Controller
Kenneth T. Rosen, Co-chairman
Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics
31st Annual Real Estate and Economics Symposium
Monday, Nov. 24
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco
http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/realestate/ExecEd/symposiuminfo31.htm


Asia Business Center Conference
Monday, Dec. 1
Ritz-Carlton, Singapore
http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/groups/alumni/abc


LESTER CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION


Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series: Internet Marketing and Business Strategies
Tuesday, Nov. 18
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Stanley Hall, room 105
Open to the public.
http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/resources/bestpractices.html


Fourth Annual Intel+UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge (IBTEC)
Tuesday, Nov. 18, through Thursday, Nov. 20
http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/bef/nov08forum.html


Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum: Technology Entrepreneurship on the Global Stage
Public presentations of the Intel+UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge finalist teams.
Thursday, Nov. 20
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
For more information and to register: http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/bef/nov08forum.html


MARKETING SEMINARS
For more information, contact Donna Seaward at dseaward@haas.berkeley.edu.


Ting Zhu, University of Chicago
Nonlinear Pricing and Competition in the Auto Rental Industry
Thursday, Nov. 20
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250


OLIVER E. WILLIAMSON SEMINAR ON INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS


Brian Knight, Brown
Thursday, Nov. 20
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 325


FINANCE SEMINARS
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


Holger Mueller, New York University
Does Corporate Governance Matter in Competitive Industries?
Tuesday, Nov. 18
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Cheit Hall 210


Yael Hochberg, Northwestern University
Thursday, Nov. 20
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Cheit Hall 210


ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS SEMINARS
For more information, contact Clifford Mak at cliff_mak@haas.berkeley.edu.


Caneel Joyce, Nydia Macgregor, Haas Ph.D. candidates
Wednesday, Nov. 19
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 330


MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY/FISHER IT CENTER LECTURE SERIES


Bill Elmore
General Partner, Foundation Capital
Wednesday, Nov. 19
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room


ALUMNI EVENTS


BEIJING ALUMNI
US-China Green Energy Conference
Monday, Nov. 17, through Tuesday, Nov. 18
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
South ZhongGuanCun Street, Haidian District, Beijing
Registration: http://ucgef.org/en/activities/beijing08/registration
For more information, see the event homepage at http://ucgef.org/en/activities/beijing08/overview.


LONDON ALUMNI
Berkeley MBA Information Session
Monday, Nov. 17
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
BT Business Showcase, BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London


Alumni Networking Social at the Loose Cannon Club
Friday, Nov. 21
7:00 p.m. to midnight
13-16 Allhallows Lane
London EC4R 3UL
Attire: Black Tie, 1920s Hollywood Glamour
Registration: http://londonalumni.blogspot.com/
Cost*: £ 40 for registration before October 14, £ 50 after Oct. 14
* Cost includes dinner, drinks, dancing, music, and gambling


Haas Fall Firm Night
Monday, Nov. 24
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Crown Room at the Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco
RSVP: brecrsvp@haas.berkeley.edu


NEW YORK MBA ALUMNI
Directed Job Search Team for HAN MBA Alumni
Wednesday, Nov. 19,
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
STAMBOULIE CAREER CONSULTING - CHELSEA WEST LOCATION, 313 West 22nd Street, Suite 2C, New York, NY 10011
Registration: http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=169172


Directed Job Search Team for HAN MBA Alumni
Wednesday, Nov. 19
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Stamboulie Career Consulting - Chelsea West Location, West 22nd Street, Suite 2C, New York
Registration: http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=169172


ORANGE COUNTY ALUMNI
Haas Professor James Wilcox Addresses the Current Financial Crisis, "Financial Tsunami Aftermath: What's Next for Investing, Borrowing, & Real Estate"
Wednesday, Nov. 19
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
University Faculty Club, University of California: Irvine, 801 East Peltason Drive, Irvine
Cost: $55 at the door, $20 for students
Registration: register online at www.acteva.com/go/Whatsnext or RSVP to Annie Schwab at 949.784.2194 or email haasocalumni@yahoo.com.


BAY AREA ALUMNI
Big Game Tailgate Party at Haas
Saturday, Nov. 22
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Haas courtyard
Registration: www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/biggame
Cost: $25 alumni/guest, $15 faculty/staff/students, $10 children (5-17 years old)


LONDON HAAS/LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL ALUMNI
"Getting to Plan B"; Discussion with John Mullins, Associate Professor of Management Practice in Marketing and Entrepreneurship.
Thursday, Nov. 20
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
London Business School, Park Road, NW1 4 SA, London (Nearest tube: Baker Street)
RSVP: http://forms.london.edu/form.asp?id=9760. Please return the reservation form to alumnievents@london.edu.


"Women on boards in Norway"; Discussion with Elin Hurvenes and Anna Holst
Thursday, Nov. 27
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
London Business School, Park Road, NW1 4 SA, London (Nearest tube: Baker Street)
RSVP: http://forms.london.edu/form.asp?id=9760. Please return the reservation form to alumnievents@london.edu.


BAY AREA BCEMBA ALUMNI
Berkeley-Columbia Monthly Silicon Valley Happy Hour
Thursday, Nov. 27
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Nola's Restaurant & Bar, 535 Ramona Street, Palo Alto


HONG KONG ALUMNI
Cal/Stanford -Annual Big Game Viewing Party
Friday, Nov. 28
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Bulldogs, G/F 17 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
Cost: $100






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