Haas NewsWire - January 29, 2007

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff to Deliver MBA Commencement Address, May 20

The innovator who envisioned the end of shrink-wrapped software, salesforce.com chairman and CEO Marc Benioff, will address this year’s graduates of the Full-time, Evening & Weekend, and Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA programs at their commencement, Sunday, May 20, at 2:00 p.m., according to an e-mail from Dean Tom Campbell.

"A visionary leader who has made innovation a hallmark of his career, Mr. Benioff personifies the Haas School’s emphasis on Leading Through Innovation," writes Campbell. "He and his firm also embrace giving back to the community, which is one of the core values of the school."

Benioff, a business leader known both for pioneering web-based enterprise applications and for his commitment to philanthropy, founded salesforce.com in 1999. At a time when companies historically bought or built and maintained their own IT infrastructures, Benioff’s goal was to offer subscriptions to services delivered on demand via the Internet. He coined the term "The End of Software" to describe the belief that his on-demand customer relationship management solution could replace traditional enterprise software technology. The company now helps more than half a million subscribers at some 27,000 companies manage sales, marketing, and customer service.

BusinessWeek named Benioff one of the 25 people responsible for turning e-business around and Fortune hailed him as one of its "Top 10 Entrepreneurs to Watch." Benioff also ranked number 11 on the "50 People Who Matter" list published by Business 2.0, which observed that Benioff’s vision "proved prophetic, foreshadowing the rise of the Web 2.0 phenomenonÿ"

In July 2000, Benioff launched the Salesforce Foundation, a multimillion-dollar global philanthropic organization. He also pioneered the "1 percent model," where the company contributes one percent of profits, one percent of equity, and one percent of employee hours back to the communities it serves. Benioff co-authored the 2004 book Compassionate Capitalism and edited 2006’s The Business of Changing the World, a collection of essays on philanthropy. In 2002 the World Economic Forum selected Benioff as a "Global Leader of Tomorrow" for his commitment to addressing social issues.

Prior to founding salesforce.com, Benioff spent 13 years at Oracle Corporation, working as an executive in sales, marketing, and product development. Before joining Oracle, Benioff worked at Apple Computer and founded Liberty Software, a Silicon Valley software consulting firm. Benioff holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

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Berkeley MBA Team Aces Kellogg Bioethics Challenge

By successfully balancing bioethical concerns and business needs a Berkeley MBA team took first place in the 2007 Kellogg Biotech Case Competition, held January 19 at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

The Berkeley team consisted of Maham Daher, a Full-time MBA 08 student pursuing a certificate in health management; Minh Dang, Full-time MBA 07; Cristin Gendron, MBA/MPH 07; Valeska Scharen-Guivel; Evening & Weekend MBA 07; and Joanna Sickler, MBA/MPH 07.

Haas beat out four other schools, including the Kellogg School of Management and the Wharton School, for the $1,500 first-place prize. The judges included biotech industry representatives and faculty from Kellogg and from other business schools.

The case was sponsored by Genzyme, a biotechnology company. The challenge examined the ethical and financial implications of designing a clinical trial to include a placebo or a "sham" surgery.

"Our strategy was to interlace a comprehensive ethical approach with a practical business approach," says team member Minh Dang. "I believe Haas’ emphasis on ethics really helped us win. The judges mentioned that we were the only team to present numerous ethical approaches and said that we had ‘the most, comprehensive…passionate…and creative solution.’"

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Haas School Kicks Off Peers@Haas Experiential Learning Program

As part of the school’s Leading Through Innovation initiative, the Haas School has launched Peers@Haas, a structured peer coaching program designed to enable students to make measurable, favorable changes in their behavior that will allow them to become more effective leaders.

Peers@Haas builds on the leadership course added last fall to the core curriculum of the Full-time Berkeley MBA program. As part of that course, students write a Leadership Self-Analysis Plan that details how they will augment their leadership capabilities. In Peers@Haas, students then select a single behavior from the leadership plan they will focus on changing. Berkeley Columbia Executive MBA and Evening & Weekend MBA students are also participating in the Peers@Haas program.

"Peers@Haas is attempting to allow every student to reach their potential by doing something groundbreaking: changing behaviors that are obstacles to becoming leaders," says Adam Berman, BS 85, the school’s executive director of curriculum innovation.

Each participant teams with a single peer partner for the length of the program, which began January 28, and runs through mid-December. Participants also form six-member coaching groups that meet at least once a month. These meetings provide participants the chance to receive coaching as well as practice their own coaching skills.

"Peer coaching is effective because of the accountability," Berman says. "When you commit to another person and work in a partnership to change behavior, the odds of accomplishing it go way up."

Marshall Goldsmith, an acclaimed author on the subject of effective leadership, opened the Peers@Haas program on January 28 with a six-hour workshop to teach participants the principles of coaching. Goldsmith has coached over 70 CEOs and management teams, including JP Garnier, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, and Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford Motor Company.

Early response to Peers@Haas has been overwhelming. Berman said they would have been pleased with 60 participants, but just days after the program’s announcement, more than twice that many had already registered.

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Economist Editor John Micklethwait to Speak at UC Berkeley, February 6

The newly-appointed editor-in-chief of The Economist, John Micklethwaite, will speak with Orville Schell, dean of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, in a talk titled "The View From Abroad: Is America Broken?"

The talk, presented jointly by the Graduate School of Journalism, the Haas School of Business, The Economist, the Institute of International Studies at Berkeley, and the World Affairs Council, will take place on February 6, in Wheeler Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.

The conversation will focus on the editorial direction of The Economist and on the role played by America in the world at large. Micklethwaite will also discuss the media’s role in many of the global issues covered by The Economist, such as American politics, international affairs, and the world economy.

Micklethwait, who has held numerous editorial posts at The Economist including editor of the US Section and the Business Section, has covered business and politics from the US, Latin America, Europe, Southern Africa, and Asia. His broadcast credits include appearances on CNN, ABC News, BBC, and NPR. Micklethwait is also co-author of several books including "The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea" and "The Right Nation," a study of conservatism in America.

Admission is free for UC Berkeley students with ID and $8 for the general public. Tickets for the event are available at http://tickets.berkeley.edu/.

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Federal Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct Coming to the Haas School, January 30

The Sherman Antitrust Act, which played a prominent role in Microsoft’s antitrust trial and is now making headlines in a class-action lawsuit involving Apple, Inc., will be the topic of discussion during public hearings at the Haas School on January 30 and January 31.

Hosted by the Competition Policy Center (part of the school’s Institute of Business and Economic Research), by the Berkeley Center for Law, and by the Haas School, the hearings will explore when business conduct constitutes federally prohibited monopolization, when certain business behavior is legitimately pro-competitive, and where further government guidance would be helpful. The hearings are part of a series organized by the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission.

On Tuesday, January 30, executives from the business community will speak at the hearings. The next day, law, economics, and business professors from UC Berkeley and Stanford University will make presentations.

The speakers scheduled for the hearings include Michael D. Hartogs, senior vice president and division counsel for QUALCOMM Technology Licensing; Microsoft Vice President and Deputy General Counsel David A. Heiner; Hewlett-Packard Senior Council Scott K. Peterson; Michael E. Haglund, partner at Haglund Kelley Horngren Jones & Wilder and counsel to Ross-Simmons; AMD Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs and Chief Administrative Officer Thomas M. McCoy; Broadcom President and Chief Executive Officer Scott A. McGregor.

The hearings begin at 9:30 a.m. each day in the Wells Fargo Room at the Haas School. They are open to the public and will be webcast live at http://iber.berkeley.edu/cpc.

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Study Shines Light on eBay Feedback Abuse

When Professor John Morgan looked to eBay to study how seller reputation affects sales prices, he found there was more to reputation than meets the eye.

Morgan discovered some eBay users are artificially boosting their reputations by buying and selling feedback – an abuse that he believes could ultimately threaten business on the giant Internet auction site.

"eBay harbors an active market for feedback, where users can buy a compliment to artificially boost their feedback status," Morgan explains. "Users enter this market to leverage their gains in reputation to get higher prices for other, presumably larger, transactions."

Under eBay’s reputation system, buyers and sellers can submit feedback to each other at the conclusion of each transaction. The feedback consists of a rating such as positive, neutral, or negative and a brief description of the quality of the transaction. The transaction is bilateral, meaning that both buyers and sellers exchange feedback – and can thus increase their own feedback ratings – through a transaction.

Working with UC Berkeley Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics doctoral student Jennifer Brown, Morgan found that some buyers and sellers are exchanging feedback after completing transactions for low-priced or seemingly valueless items, whose sales appear to be designed only to artificially enhance users’ feedback ratings. Morgan, who holds the Gary & Sherron Kalbach Chair in Business Administration, and Brown outlined their results in an article titled "Reputation in Online Auctions: The Market for Trust" in the Fall 2006 issue of California Management Review.

Morgan and Brown tested the feedback market by buying a one-cent "Positive Feedback Ebook" from three different sellers in the US, UK, and Australia. They received a three-page file that advised buying 100 different items on eBay that cost almost nothing in order to "get your feedback score up to 100 in just a few days."

They also found one seller who accumulated hundreds of feedback points in June 2005 by posting 304 offers for feedback enhancement on eBay. After his feedback rating reached 598, the user went on to try to sell several parcels of undeveloped land in the southern US on eBay. Opening bids ranged from $2,200 to $6,000.

"After receiving 100 percent positive feedback before entering the real estate market, the landseller mysteriously received no positive feedback in any of the land transactions," Morgan says.

During their research, Morgan and Brown found 526 sellers posted 6,526 unique feedback listings from June to December 2005. Seventy-six percent of the listings, or 5,127 items, resulted in a sale. A follow-up study found 398 feedback listings over 36 days in spring 2006. They noted that more than 80 percent of the listings studied in 2005 and nearly 88 percent of the 2006 listings had a Buy-It-Now option and a price of one penny, which automatically result in sellers losing 29 cents.

"Such a listing makes no economic sense unless the seller is trying to increase his feedback rating," Morgan says.

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Haas School Conference to Address the Business of Health Care, February 3

Consumer directed health care, corporate social responsibility, and initiatives aimed at increasing access to medicine in developing countries are some of the issues global healthcare professionals will address at the Haas School’s inaugural, student-organized Business of Health Care Conference on Saturday, February 3.

Organized by the Healthcare@Haas and the Berkeley BioBusiness Association clubs, the day-long conference will bring together academic, legal, scientific, and business professionals to share cutting-edge information and innovative approaches.

"Health care is such an interdisciplinary industry by nature, we wanted to create a conference that examined a broad range of issues affecting the business of health care from diverse perspectives," says Clare Carron, MBA 07 and conference chair.

Kevin Young, executive vice president of commercial operations for Gilead Science and 20-year-veteran of the biopharmaceutical industry, will be the conference’s keynote speaker. Later in the day, Mary Ann Thode, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals for the northern California region, will address the audience on the topic of integration. The closing remarks will be delivered by Dr. J. Carl Craft, chief scientific officer of Medicines for Malaria Venture, a private partnership funded by the Gates Foundation.

The conference will also feature panel discussions on subjects spanning the entire spectrum of the healthcare industry, including universal health care, international health, biotechnology, health care information technology, corporate social responsibility, medical device costs, venture capital, and corporate responsibility in health care.

The conference will take place at the Haas School. It is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Vascular, Amgen, Sutter Health, McKesson, Blue Shield of California, ZS Associates, Gilead, and Deloitte. For more information or to register, visit http://www.haashealthcareconference.org.

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Asia Business Conference Considers Growth and Sustainability in Expanding Markets, February 10

The seventh annual Berkeley Asia Business Conference will tackle the theme "Reflections on Asia: Growth and Sustainability" on February 10 at the Haas School. With rapid market expansion in Asia, this year’s conference will examine breakout growth opportunities for the region and the economic and social sustainability of these prospects.

At the daylong event, industry and regional experts will share their knowledge in panels covering entrepreneurship, real estate, finance, global operations management, health care, and the mobile industry.

Ron Hosogi, principal of Hosogi & Associates, will deliver the morning keynote speech. Hosogi entered the technology industry in 1983 when he joined Microsoft to develop the company’s Asian expansion and later founded Microsoft KK Japan, Microsoft CH Korea, and Microsoft Taiwan Corp. He went on to lead the software giant’s international original equipment manufacturer business. Following Hosogi in the afternoon will be Raj Jaswa, president of TiE Silicon Valley, a nonprofit organization dedicated to entrepreneurship. Dr. Edward Tse, Booz Allen Hamilton’s managing director for greater China, will give the closing keynote speech.

Each year Berkeley MBA students in the Asia Business Conference Club collaborate with the Management of Technology Program, the Clausen Center for International Business & Policy, and the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation to host nearly 400 students and business professionals at this event.

After February 1, registration costs $30 for students, $50 for alumni, and $70 for professionals. Before February 1, early bird registration will cost $25 for students, $40 for alumni, and $60 for professionals. The conference is sponsored by the Cultural Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco, Samsung, and the Institute of East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley. For more information or to register, visit http://www.berkeleyabc.org.

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Anders Geertsen, MBA 06, Wins Young Bear Award

Anders Geertsen, MBA 06, has been awarded the UC Berkeley Foundation’s Young Bear Award. The award is given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement on fundraising projects or campaigns and who have accomplished successful outreach to the community or alumni.

A native of Denmark, Geertsen came to the Haas School in 2004 as a Haas Merit Scholar recipient. As a member of the Berkeley Nanotechnology Club, an interdisciplinary, student-run organization at UC Berkeley, Geertsen played a significant role in organizing the Nanotechnology Forums in 2005 and 2006. These high-profile events drew hundreds of top scientists, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and others to campus to explore new research and innovation in the field.

Together with two other MBA students, Geertsen completed a powerful report on Haas that focused on enhancing the student experience and the school’s image among recruiters and prospective applicants. He also served as co-chair of the 2006 MBA Lifelong Connections Campaign. This effort raised $160,000 in pledges while securing participation from 93% of his class.

Known for his creative and dilligent work, Geertsen has been an inspiration to fellow students. In recognition of his efforts, Geertsen was previously honored with the Haas School’s prestigious MBA Service and Leadership Award in 2006.

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New Specialist for Haas School Undergraduates Joins Central Campus Career Center

Paul Savage has recently joined the central campus Career Center as an employer relations specialist for business students. His position, funded by the Haas School, focuses on undergraduate career programs and is similar to the account manager positions that have played a key role in enhancing career services for Berkeley MBA students.

Savage will work closely with employers seeking to hire Haas School undergraduates. He is also part of the Career Center team implementing a new four-point Career Management Program for undergraduates this spring. The program is designed to help undergraduates explore their career options, gain practical experience, market themselves, and land jobs.

Savage holds a BA from the University of Michigan and has ten years of marketing experience, including four years at A.T. Kearney Management Consulting. He also served as an assistant director at the University of Chicago’s MBA Career Management Center and was an undergraduate career counselor at Loyola University in Chicago.

For more information on the career management program for undergraduates, visit http://career.berkeley.edu/Business/HaasCMP.stm.

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CMR’s Accenture Award Winner to Speak on Strategic Innovation, February 13

On Tuesday, February 13, the California Management Review’s annual Accenture Award recipient Christopher Trimble will lecture on his research about the challenge of managing strategic innovation. His talk will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will take place in the Women’s Faculty Club Lounge.

A professor at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Trimble recently won the Accenture Award for an article he co-authored in CMR with Tuck School of Business professor Vijay Govindarajan titled "Organizational DNA for Strategic Innovation." Their article appeared in volume 47, number 3 of CMR. The pair’s work is based on research at ten organizations dealing with the challenges of simultaneously managing a mature business and a related new venture. Trimble’s lecture will focus on his ideas on innovation in the context of his award-winning article.

The lecture and the award are sponsored by Accenture. The award is given to authors of the article published in the previous year of CMR that has made "the most important contribution to improving the practice of management" and carries a $2,500 cash prize. The lecture is open to the public and will be followed by a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception.

For more information, please contact CMR at (510) 642-7159.

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Financial Times Releases 2007 MBA and Faculty Research Ranking

The Financial Times rated the Berkeley Full-time MBA Program #25 worldwide, down from #16 last year, and #14 among US programs, down from #12 last year, the Financial Times announced today, January 29.

Haas faculty rated as the eighth best researchers in the world, keeping Haas faculty in the top ten internationally, where they have ranked for six of the past seven years.

The Haas doctoral program was ranked #12 in the world, up from #15 last year. Haas again ranked in the top ten in two disciplines: economics and entrepreneurship.

The Financial Times rankings are primarily based on alumni salary and career progression data, which count for 55% and is culled from extensive surveys of alumni three years after graduation. The Full-time MBA Class of 2003 was surveyed for this year’s ranking.

Gender and international diversity of faculty, students, and advisory boards together account for 25% of the ranking. Another 10% of the rankings is based on faculty with doctoral degrees, and a doctoral program rating. The faculty research rating is based on publications in 40 international academic and practitioner journals and counts for 10% of the survey. These ratings are based on data submitted by participating schools.

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Faculty News

Professor Leland Awarded Honorary Doctorate from the University of Paris

Hayne Leland, the Arno Rayner Professor of Finance and Management, was awarded an honorary doctorate degree ("Docteur Honoris Causa") from the University of Paris – Dauphine on January 11.

Florian Zettelmeyer Receives the Paul E. Green Award

Associate Professor Florian Zettelmeyer received the Paul E. Green award for his article in the Journal of Marketing Research titled, "How the Internet Lowers Prices: Evidence from Matched Survey and Automobile Transaction Data." His article appeared in the May 2006 (Volume 43, Number 2) issue. The Green award is given annually to the JMR paper with the greatest potential to contribute significantly to the practice of marketing.

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Staff News

Milton Fong Assists Economics Professors

Milton Fong joined the Haas School as a faculty assistant on October 31 and became a full-time employee on December 20. Fong provides administrative assistance to the professors in the Institute of Business and Economic Research. Previously, Fong spent eight months at the UC Office of the President as a temporary financial assistant.

Fong graduated from San Jose State University with a bachelor’s degree in design. He specialized in flyer design and now designs club and nightlife advertisements. Fong’s hobbies include snowboarding, football, basketball, and weightlifting.

Email: mfong@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 510-642-3890
Office: F670

Emily Ross-Brown Joins Development and Alumni Relations

Emily Ross-Brown started on January 8 as an alumni relations assistant in Development and Alumni Relations. She assists the group’s director, assistant director, and events manager with the planning and coordination of all signature alumni events. Ross-Brown recently helped organize the third annual Haas Celebration in the East Bay.

Before joining the Haas School, Ross-Brown was a manager and customer service representative for iVillage.com, a news and lifestyle website for women. She grew up in Scotland and has lived in the Bay Area for 16 years. She has two children, ages 2 and 6.

Email: emily@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 510-643-1338
Office: 2001 Addison St.

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Haas in the News

Henry Chesbrough, executive director of the Center for Open Innovation Institute of Management, wrote a January 26 Forbes article titled "Productivity Crisis in R&D." For the full text:

Chesbrough was also mentioned in a January 24 Globe and Mail article titled "Veni, vidi, wiki," regarding mass collaboration. For the full text:

Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor in Public Policy and Business Administration, was interviewed by Michael Krasny on KQED’s January 26 Forum discussing "Energy and Global Climate Change," which assessed the current state of global warming policy. To listen to the program:

Borenstein was also quoted in a January 18 ABC story titled "Gov. Sets New Fuel Standards for California," regarding meeting the governor’s new fuel standard goals. For the full article: http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=business&id=4950258

Borenstein was also quoted in several news outlets regarding the recent oil and gas prices:
+ January 19 Oakland Tribune article titled "Oil drop won’t be felt for weeks." For the full text:
+ January 18 Scripps News article titled "Pump prices slow to budge." For the full text:
+ January 16 CBS story titled "California Gas Prices to Drop." For the full text: http://cbs5.com/local/local_story_016200445.html

Terrance Odean, the Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance I, was mentioned in a January 17 CNN Money article titled, "Keep cool in a hot market," regarding investing advice. For the full text:

Dean Tom Campbell was quoted a number of news outlets regarding California’s debt difficulties:
+ January 25 Contra Costa Times article titled "Scholar issues debt warning." For the full article:

+ January 25 Oakland Tribune article titled "UC Dean: Formula needed for debt." For the full text:

Campbell was also interviewed in a January 21 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "On the Record: Tom Campbell" about a wide array of topics ranging from business ethics to the state budget. For the full text:

Professor Laura D. Tyson was mentioned in a January 25 Time article titled "Economists’ Long Term Fears for the World," regarding the future of the world economy. For the full article:

Paul Otellini, MBA 74, was mentioned in a number of news sources regarding Intel’s new partnership with Sun Microsystems:
+ January 23 Wall Street Journal article titled "Business Technology: Why Intel Alliance Widens Sun’s Appeal."
+ January 23 New York Times article titled "Sun Microsystems Will Use Intel Chips." For the full text:
+ January 22 Wall Street Journal article titled "Sun Nears a Deal With Intel — Chip Accord Could Include A Solaris Endorsement; Possible Setback for AMD."
+ January 22 Business Week article titled "Sun, Intel to partner on server chips." For the full article:

David Vogel, the Solomon P. Lee Distinguished Professorship in Business Ethics, was quoted in a January 16 New Republic article titled "Is Socially Responsible Investing a Sham?" For the full article: http://www.tnr.com/doc.mhtml?i=w070115&s=plumer011607

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Happening at Haas

Saturday, February 3
8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Haas School
To register, visit: http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaID=122354.
For more information, visit: http://www.haashealthcareconference.org.

"Reflections on Asia: Growth and Sustainability"
Saturday, February 10
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Haas School
To register, visit: http://berkeleyabc.org/.
For more information: cochairs@berkeleyabc.edu.

Alumni Events

NEW YORK ALUMNI – The Art of Entrepreneurship: Creating Companies and Cashing Out
Wednesday, January 31
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Alston & Bird
90 Park Ave, New York
A panel of industry experts convenes to share insights on what it takes to win in the world of entrepreneurship.
For more information visit: http://www.cbsacny.org.

SOUTH BAY ALUMNI – Valuation and the Sale of your Start-Up Tech Business
Thursday, February 1
6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
For more information visit: http://www.whartonclub.com/article.html?aid=575.

HAN Alumni Council and Development Council Meeting
Saturday, February 3
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Clark Kerr Campus, Garden Dining Room
2601 Warring Street, Berkeley
HAN Alumni Council and Development Council Joint Mid-Year Strategy Meeting
For more information, contact alumni@haas.berkeley.edu.

LONDON ALUMNI – Annual Distinguished Lecture with Nobel Prize Winner J. Michael Bishop
Monday, February 12
6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Royal Society of Medicine
Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne Street, London
The University of California Trust (UK) and Regent-designate Philip J Bugay invite alumni to the UC Trust’s inaugural Annual Distinguished Lecture with Nobel laureate and UCSF Chancellor J. Michael Bishop. Dr. Bishop will speak on "Genes and Human Welfare."
To RSVP or for more information, contact matthewdaines@californiahouse.org.uk or 020 7079 0563.


Marketing Seminars

Shansby Marketing Seminar
Yakov Bart, Ravi Shanmugam, Jamie Sawhill
Haas School of Business Mini Research Camp
Friday, February 2
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.

Shansby Marketing Seminar
Fabio Caldieraro, Santa Clara University
Friday, February 9
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Room C320 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


OBIR Colloquium
Henrich Greve, Norwegian School of Management
Wednesday, February 7
4:00 pm to 5:30 p.m.
Room C330 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.

Finance Seminars

Pierre-Oliver Gourinchas, UC Berkeley Department of Economics
Thursday, February 15
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Room C220 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

Research Seminar in Accounting Workshop
Christo Karuna, UC Irvine
Friday, February 2
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Room C325 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Joseph Cadora at cadora@haas.berkeley.edu.

Research Seminar in Accounting Workshop
"Management Forecasts, Disclosure Quality and Market Efficiency"
by Irem Tuna, Wharton School
Friday, February 9
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Room C325, Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Joseph Cadora at cadora@haas.berkeley.edu.

Annual Accenture Award Lecture
Presented by California Management Review
Tuesday, February 13
4:00 p.m.
Women’s Faculty Club lounge
For more information call 510-642-1759.

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