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WINTER 2005

Obituaries

Professor Emeritus James Carman Dies at 73

James Carman, a professor emeritus at the Haas School and a pioneer in economics and the marketing of health care systems, died on Thursday, December 9, at his home in Kensington. He was 73 and had been diagnosed with prostate cancer two years prior.

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Carman served as a professor at Haas from 1962 to 1992. He also twice served as associate dean there and was acting dean in 1983. Carman was director of the Graduate Program in Health Management for four years after its establishment in 1991.

Carman's research focused on services management and marketing, distribution channels and health care delivery systems, customer satisfaction and quality management, public policy and strategic alliances, and the transition difficulties facing central European economies.

He contributed to 25 books and wrote "Marketing: Principles and Methods" in 1973. Carman also was the author or co-author of more than 60 articles in professional journals.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughters, Barbara Peschiera and Kathryn Fulton; son, Paul Carman; and four grandchildren.


Haas Alumnus Michael Hanna, MBA 04, Passes Away

Haas School alumnus Michael Hanna, MBA 04, passed away on Sunday, November 28, of an apparent heart attack. Hanna, 31, worked as an investment banker at Wells Fargo Securities. He leaves behind his wife, Sema, and infant son, Lucas.

Hanna earned a BA from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and then worked for several years in finance, investment banking, and mergers and acquisitions at Hambrecht & Quist LLC and Deutsche Banc Alex Brown. Prior to coming to Haas he founded CarBoulevard.com, a Paris-based online retailer of new and used automobiles.

At Haas he was a very active participant in the Management of Technology (MOT) program, winning three MOT fellowships, including the MOT China Fellowship in 2003. He also worked on the inaugural MOT/United Nations Conference in spring 2004.

A group of his friends and colleagues have created a memorial fund to provide resources for the future education and support of Lucas. For those interested in donating to the account, checks should be made payable to Lucas Hanna and sent to:

Scott R. Cutler
Attn: Lucas Hanna Education Fund
SG Cowen & Co.
Four Embarcadero, Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94111

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