Dean Lyons reflects upon the deep impact of the culture initiative launched at Haas in February 2010.

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February 13, 2015
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Berkeley MBA Ranks in the Top 10 Worldwide

The Berkeley MBA ranked #10 in the world, and #7 in the U.S., in the latest Financial Times Global MBA Ranking of full-time programs. Faculty research ranked #6 again worldwide. In the specialty rankings, the Berkeley MBA ranked #2 for e-business, #3 for CSR/ethics, and #4 for entrepreneurship worldwide. Haas also ranked #10 for its MBA placement success and whether alumni would recommend their program.

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Rollout Begins for New Logo
The Haas School has created a new wordmark that visually links the name of UC Berkeley with the school's name. It will take weeks for the new visual to filter into every online instance of Berkeley Haas. Watch for the new logo atop the next edition of this newsletter.

Five Years of the Haas Defining Leadership Principles

Dean Rich Lyons, BS 82, reflects on the deep impact of the culture initiative launched in February 2010.

Thomas Clayton, BS 99

Asia Business Conference: Converging on a New Global Norm
Thomas Clayton, BS 99, VP of International Operations at Houzz will headline the 15th annual Berkeley Haas Asia Business conference in San Francisco on March 6. The conference includes a networking reception for Haas community and Bay Area professionals interested in Asia.

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Keep Your Enemies Close?
Encouraging adversaries to have more interpersonal contact to find common ground may work on occasion, but not necessarily in the U.S. Senate, according to new research by Asst. Prof. Sameer Srivastava. The research discovered distinct patterns of U.S. Senators' interactions spanning several decades.

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Berkeley MBA for Executives Program Graduates First Class
Honors, accolades, and a musical performance by Haas Dean Rich Lyons, BS 82, marked the historic graduation of the first 68 students in the inaugural Berkeley MBA for Executives (EMBA) program.

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Join Us for Cal @ SXSW 2015
The Cal Alumni Association will host panel discussions, followed by a networking reception at the South By Southwest Conference and Festivals in Austin on March 14.

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Dean Lyons to Visit London Alumni
Rich Lyons, BS 82, returns to London on March 12 to visit with alumni, their guests, and newly admitted students. BPP University Chairman Richard Simmons, MBA 72, will host the Dean and Berkeley Haas Professor Kristi Raube.

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B-BAY Seeks Alumni Help to Recruit Youth
During a series of two-week sessions this summer, the Berkeley Business Academy for Youth (B-BAY) will introduce middle and high school students from around the world to the business world. To recommend a student to experience campus life at UC Berkeley, contact Olive Davis at B-Bay.

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You Make the Difference
Read about the amazing people behind a new fellowship and institute—and the impact they're having on our students—in the annual report of private giving. See where gifts to the Haas Fund went and how they were used. Don't forget to look for your name in the honor rolls!

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Happy Year of the Goat!

Regional Event Calendar

Feb 18—Palo Alto—Crowdfunding Panel Discussion
Feb 18—San Francisco—UC Berkeley Startup Networking Night
Feb 26—Denver—Mexico: Investment Opportunities & Challenges
Feb 26—Chicago—Joint Happy Hour with Stanford GSB & Kellogg
Feb 26—Palo Alto—Haas Happy Hour
Feb 26—Salt Lake City—Dinner with Hoby Darling, Skullcandy CEO
Feb 28—Martinez—Habitat for Humanity Build Day
Mar 4—San Francisco—Board Match: Nonprofit Board Volunteers
Mar 4—San Francisco—Entrepreneurship Failures Panel Discussion
Mar 5—Palo Alto—Creating Brand Names Panel Discussion
Mar 6—San Francisco—Berkeley Haas Asia Business Conference
Mar 12—Berkeley—Career Networking & Interactive Workshop
Mar 12—London—Alumni Reception with Dean Lyons
Mar 14—Austin—Cal @ SXSW 2015
Mar 14—Berkeley—Berkeley Haas Women in Leadership Conference
Mar 18—San Francisco—Berkeley Haas Celebration in San Francisco
Apr 23-26—Berkeley—MBA Reunion Weekend
Apr 25—Berkeley—All-Alumni Conference
Apr 27—Berkeley—Berkeley Angel Network Pitch Event

Webinars—MBA Career Management Group
For MBA alumni—Register in MBA CareerNet under workshops:

Elevator Pitch
Tues, Feb 17, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Effective Info Interviewing vs Networking—What's the Difference?
Tues, Mar 3, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

How to Ace Your Behavioral Interview
Tues, Mar 17, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Be the Boss: Franchise Ownership Options & Resources
Thurs, Mar 17, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

For all alumni:

Navigating Working Parenthood: 5 Essential Tips with Heather Wasielewski, MBA 12
Tues, Mar 17, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Make It a Ritual: Saturday Morning Coffee With AlumniJobs
Every Saturday morning, the Berkeley Haas Alumni Network sends the latest list of jobs posted at Haas, exclusively for Haas graduates. No need to wade through old jobs; we filter it for you. And we share the sharpest job seeking tips we can find. No login ID is required. Simply subscribe. Sign Up NOW!

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