New Asia Business Center to Bolster Haas School's Offerings in Asia


Teck-Hua Ho


The Haas School is launching a new center focused on significantly increasing its leadership training for Asian business managers and expanding its research collaborations with Asian universities.


Several new partnerships with the National Taiwan University and the City University of Hong Kong will kick off the launch of the new Berkeley Asia Business Center this week. The center will build on and expand existing joint programs with the National Singapore University and Nanyang Technological University.


Professor Teck-Hua Ho launched the center and will serve as its director. He is traveling with Dean Tom Campbell throughout Asia from February 15 through March 1, 2008, to promote the center and to sign agreements for new programs.


The new center will enable the Haas School to expand its outreach to Asian alumni, business leaders, and academic communities. It will provide executive leadership training, advanced management programs, certificates on risk management, and business networking opportunities. Future targeted regions include mainland China, India, Japan, and South Korea. The advanced management programs will be offered in collaboration with the Center for Executive Development.


"In recent years, the Asian markets have taken the world by storm. They are now a critical part of the world's economy," says Professor Ho. "While there is great demand for management expertise and training, these markets also offer innovations that are changing the way business is done elsewhere. For the academic community this offers rich grounds for joint research."


Additional Haas faculty dedicated to teaching in the Berkeley Asia Business Center include Ganesh Iyer (marketing); Laura Kray and James Lincoln (organizational behavior); John Morgan and Andrew Rose (economics); Laura Tyson (public policy); and Xiao-Jun Zhang (accounting).


New programs being offered as part of the center's launch include:


Berkeley Asian Fellows:


A three-month executive training program taught at UC Berkeley for academic, business, and government leaders from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan. The 2008 participants will be known as the Wang Fellows, thanks to Stanley Wang, chairman, founder, and president of Pantronix Corporation, Fremont, Calif., whose gift will support this program in its first year starting in fall 2008.


Two new Advanced Management Executive Programs:


The National Taiwan University will host Haas School senior faculty members at its campus to promote research collaboration and to teach an annual one-week program in Taipei on the topics of leadership, marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship.


The City University of Hong Kong will partner with the Haas School to bring 60 business managers to Berkeley for five days of executive leadership training in marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship.


Berkeley Asia Leadership Conference:


An annual Berkeley Asia Leadership Conference will bring together the region's business leadership and feature outstanding CEO speakers and UC Berkeley business professors. The conference will be held in a different region in Asia each year. The first conference will focus on "The Family Business Challenge" and is scheduled to take place in Singapore in December 2008.


For more information, visit http://asiabusiness.haas.berkeley.edu/.





US Treasury Secretary Paulson to Address Haas Community, March 6


Henry Paulson, US secretary of the treasury, will speak at a special Deanís Speaker Series event for the students, faculty, and staff of the Haas community on March 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium. Paulson will give general remarks on the economy and career insights. He will spend the majority of his talk addressing questions from students.

This event is not open to the public. Registration is required. Students, faculty, and staff will receive an invitation with information on how to register. Doors will open at 3:00 pm and close at 3:20 pm sharp.

Henry Paulson was nominated by President George W. Bush to be the 74th secretary of the treasury in 2006. Paulson is the President's leading policy advisor on a broad range of domestic and international economic issues.

Before becoming treasury secretary, Paulson served as chairman and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1974 and rose through the ranks. In 1994, he was appointed president and chief operating officer. In 1998, he was named co-senior partner, and with the firm's public offering in 1999, became chairman and CEO.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Paulson was a member of the White House Domestic Council, serving as staff assistant to the President from 1972 to 1973, and as staff assistant to the assistant secretary of defense at the Pentagon from 1970 to 1972.




Associate Dean Tadelis Gives Update on Strategic Plan and Brand


Steve Tadelis, associate dean for strategic planning, has provided an update on the school's efforts in implementing the Leading Through Innovation brand and strategic plan in an open letter to the Haas community.


The letter announces that the new Institute of Business Innovation is taking shape under its newly appointed director, Adam Berman, who previously served as director of curriculum innovation.


Tadelis also highlights the notable progress the school has made in implementing the "two revolutionary experiential learning programs." Peers@Haas, the MBA peer-to-peer coaching program, kicked off its second year in January. Haas@Work, which teaches MBA students to innovate inside client companies, has scaled up significantly to allow more students to participate in the program. In addition to Cisco Systems and SunPower Corporation, Disney and Lam Research Corporation have signed on to host Haas@Work teams this spring.


The Leading Through Innovation brand is a part of the strategic plan that was adopted by the Haas School faculty in 2005.


Read Tadelis' letter at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/news/tadelisupdate.html.





Wine Pioneer Michael Mondavi to Speak February 22


Michael Mondavi, co-founder of the Robert Mondavi Winery and Folio Wine Company, will share his business insights with the Haas School on Friday, February 22, at noon, in the Wells Fargo Room.


The Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Speaker Series event is free and open to the Haas School community. Seats are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.


Mondavi co-founded the Robert Mondavi Winery with his father, Robert Mondavi, in 1966. He worked as vice president of production at age 23 and was responsible for winemaking until 1974. He became CEO in 1990, took the company public in 1994, and served as chairman until 2004.


In 2004, Michael Mondavi co-founded Folio Wine Company with his wife and children. Folio is an importer, agency, and winegrower, and also provides consulting services to brands from California, Italy, Spain, and Austria. Mondavi has received several industry awards, including the "Who's Who in Food and Wine" award from the James Beard Foundation.





Gates Foundation Agricultural Officer to Talk on Global Development, February 25


Lutz Goedde, a senior agricultural program officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will speak about the accelerating pace of global development on Monday, February 25, at 6 p.m. in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium.


The event, sponsored by the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy, is free and open to the Haas community.


Goedde is a senior officer in the Gates Foundation's Agricultural Development Program, which works on efforts to help small farmers improve crop production and market access to lift themselves from poverty. With its $38.7 billion endowment, the Gates Foundation focuses on improving health and educational opportunities in the United States and 100 other countries.


As the former CEO and president of Alta Genetics, Goedde led the turnaround of the world's largest privately owned cattle genetics and artificial insemination company. Prior to that, he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company who specialized in agriculture, food, and healthcare, and marketing manager for Bayer's crop protection business in Central America.


Goedde holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Bonn, Germany, and an MBA with honors from the Tuck School of Business.


For more information, go to http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/HaasGlobal/events_
clausenspeaker_goedde.htm
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Top Restaurateur, Retail Executives Headline Women's Conference, March 1


Executives from Chez Panisse, Williams-Sonoma, and Nintendo will give keynote addresses at the sold-out Women in Leadership Conference, Saturday, March 1, at the Haas School.


The 12th anniversary conference will focus on how women can make their mark professionally and personally. Three keynote speakers will address the topic: Laura Alber, president of Williams-Sonoma, Inc.; Cammie Dunaway, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Nintendo of America; and Alice Waters, chef, author, and proprietor of Berkeley's Chez Panisse restaurant.


Alber is responsible for leading the Pottery Barn brands as well as William-Sonoma's global supply chain, distribution, and worldwide logistics strategies. Dunaway oversees Nintendo sales and marketing for the US, Canada, and Latin America. Waters pioneered a culinary philosophy based on using only fresh, seasonal organic products. She also created the Edible Schoolyard and Chez Panisse Foundation to teach, nurture, and empower young people through food traditions.


The full-day event will also feature interactive workshops on such topics as salary negotiation and leadership presence, along with industry-specific panels on fields including consulting, finance, and entrepreneurship. Women in Leadership is the Haas School's longest-running student-organized conference and regularly sells out well in advance.


"Ultimately making your mark means making a contribution by making the best use of your talents," says Christine Vleck, MBA 08, conference co-chair. "At this conference we strive to highlight all of the different ways that women make their marks in the office, home, and in their communities."


The conference is already sold out. For more information, visit http://www.wilconference.org/2008/.





Dean Campbell to Moderate Panel on Nation's Fiscal Challenges, March 5


The fiscal challenges facing the next president will be the focus of a panel discussion sponsored by the Concord Coalition and moderated by Haas School Dean Tom Campbell on Wednesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium.


Titled "The Economy and the Federal Budget," the event is part of the Fiscal Wake-Up Tour, a series of public forums across the country organized by the Concord Coalition to focus attention on the country's long-term fiscal challenges. The event is open to the general public and admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.igs.berkeley.edu/events/president2008/.


The panel will include David Walker, US comptroller general; Alison Acosta Fraser, director of the Heritage Foundation's Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies; Alice Rivlin, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former director of the Congressional Budget Office; and Robert Bixby, executive director of the financially conservative Concord Coalition.


Panelists will analyze the country's fiscal situation, explain the breakdown of the federal budget, and examine the national debt, which has climbed to $50 trillion when including the federal government's future financial obligations, according to the US Government Accountability Office.


The Haas School and UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) are co-sponsors of the event. The panel session is also part of the speaker series titled "Choosing the President: Campaigning and Governing in War and Peace," presented by IGS, the Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley School of Law, the Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, and California Magazine.





Global Climate Change to be Topic of Energy Symposium, March 7


The 2008 UC Berkeley Energy Symposium will bring together experts in the sciences, law, policy, and business on March 7 to address one of the hottest issues of our time: global climate change.


The second annual symposium, "Leadership at the Nexus of Science, Policy and Business," will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union. The symposium is open to the public, but registration is required for admission to any of the events. For more information and to register, go to http://berc.berkeley.edu/symposium.html.


The event is organized by the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC), an interdisciplinary organization created by Berkeley MBA students in 2005 to highlight energy research at the university. BERC, which now has about 450 members from across campus, provides a forum for cross-pollinization of research in the schools of engineering, natural resources, law, public policy, and business, as well as the private sector.


David Sandalow, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and an expert on energy policy and global warming, will give the keynote address. Sandalow is a former assistant secretary of state and the author of Freedom from Oil, a 2007 book that explores what would happen if the next president tried to break our nation's oil addiction.


The afternoon keynote speaker will be John Doerr, a partner with venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers who specializes in green technology innovation. Session topics include bioenergy research at Berkeley, nuclear power, carbon-neutral technologies, and green construction.


Last year's symposium was attended by more than 400 people, including Berkeley's leading researchers in energy technology, economics, and policy as well as top clean-tech investors, industry experts, and entrepreneurs.





Asia Business Conference to Explore "Global Ambition, Regional Transformation," March 15


Industry and regional experts will discuss the theme of "Global Ambition, Regional Transformation" during the eighth annual Berkeley Asia Business Conference Saturday, March 15, at the Haas School.


The daylong event features six panels covering finance, technology, global operations management, entrepreneurship, the mobile industry, and corporate social responsibility. Discussion topics will range from the social, cultural, and environmental repercussions of fast growth in Asia to financial questions about investing in Asian companies. The conference will conclude with a career fair and networking reception.


Amitabh Chaudhry, CEO of Infosys BPO, the business process outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Technologies, will deliver the morning keynote speech. Chaudhry joined Infosys BPO in 2003 as head of transition and became CEO three years later. Prior to working for Infosys, he was head of the investment banking franchise for Southeast Asia for Credit Lyonnais Securities in Singapore and held several positions at Bank of America, including head of technology investment banking for Asia.


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.


Before March 1, early bird registration costs $10 for students, $20 for alumni, and $30 for professionals. After March 1, registration will cost $15 for students, $30 for alumni, and $40 for professionals. For more information or to register, visit http://www.berkeleyabc.org.





Ernesto Rodriguez, MBA 09, Wins National Marketing Competition


Ernesto Rodriguez, MBA 09, joined forces with MBA students from three other business schools to win the UNC Marketing Challenge, an annual competition hosted by the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.


Rodriguez was part of a four-member team that included students from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC Chapel Hill, and the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. The February 1-2 competition challenged 48 students from 13 schools to develop recommendations for the Kraft Cheese Nips brand.


Rodriguez and his winning team received a cash prize of $2,000. The team developed a two-pronged plan to build market share: discontinue the Cheese Nips brand and instead leverage the Mac N' Cheese brand to appeal to children and the Wheat Thins brand to appeal to adults, especially women. The judges -- two Kraft executives, one executive from computer maker Lenovo, one executive from Microsoft, and two UNC faculty members -- praised the team's solid strategy for growth.


The competition mimics real business interactions by requiring individuals from diverse backgrounds to quickly demonstrate leadership and teamwork to solve a "live" marketing case. Participating students did not meet their teammates until the competition began. "It was definitely a challenge to quickly develop strategy with people from different schools and backgrounds," says Rodriguez.





Haas NewsWire Gets a New Managing Editor


The Haas School's Ronna Kelly has been promoted to managing editor of Haas NewsWire. Kelly started her new role on February 4.


Kelly joined the Marketing & Communications department in 2006 after a successful career in journalism. At Haas she has written about faculty research for internal publications and has promoted new research to the news media. Kelly graduated from the Haas undergraduate program in 1992.


In her new role, Kelly will also serve as managing editor of the CalBusiness alumni magazine and the school's Annual Report of Private Giving.


She can be reached at 510-643-0259 or rkelly@haas.berkeley.edu. In addition, news contributions, events, and comments can be emailed to haasnews@haas.berkeley.edu.





Staff News


Four Haas Staff Honored for Exceptional Service


Four 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 $250. Another program, HEART awards, honors employees represented by unions.


Aija Gamburg, admissions coordinator for part-time MBA admissions, earned her Spot award for simultaneously filling multiple roles in her department. Gamburg continued her work as receptionist while stepping into her new position as admissions coordinator. While still learning the coordinator role, she then stepped in to help when the admissions manager position became vacant, keeping the office running smoothly throughout.


Allison Greenwood, new program coordinator for the Institute for Business Innovation, received a Spot award for work in her previous position as administrative specialist for the Dean's Office. Greenwood was recognized for her assistance with preparations for October's Barbara and Gerson Bakar Dedication Ceremony, including decorations, catering, furniture, room arrangements, and distribution of commemorative mugs to faculty and staff.


Christina Henri, assistant director in the Master's in Financial Engineering (MFE) Program, was honored for leadership and customer service skills. In particular, she was recognized for taking a proactive approach to the 2009 application process. Beyond reviewing applicants' skills and preparation for the program, Henri also evaluated their expectations regarding job placement.


Gundar Strads, production editor of the California Management Review (CMR), received a Spot award for his work on producing the journal's 50th anniversary issue. Strads edited and produced the journal on schedule even though it was more than double the size of a normal quarterly issue. Strads also played an important role in assisting in November's successful Inside Innovation Conference.


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



YEAH Director Glynn Washington Gets a Shot at Radio Stardom


Glynn Washington, director of the Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH) mentoring program targeted to low-income youths, loves telling stories. Now he may get the chance to spin tales for a national public radio audience.


Washington was one of three finalists -- out of 1,400 contestants -- chosen for their "original and compelling voices" in the Public Radio Talent Quest for a new generation of hosts last September. He received $10,000 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to produce a pilot for his show, Snap Judgment. He'll hear in March whether it will be funded as an ongoing series.


"I've always loved public radio, but I had gotten frustrated with its irrelevance," Washington says. "I figured if I applied, at least I had tried to change that."


Snap Judgment's theme is "that fork in the road, where you could go left or right," Washington says. It tells stories of regular people forced to make quick, life-changing decisions.


The pilot, which can be heard at http://www.snapjudgmentradio.com, has already been picked up by a half-dozen stations from Oregon to Massachusetts. Washington is now hard at work on a five-show miniseries.


Even so, Washington has no plans to quit his day job at Haas, where he remains keenly focused on helping young people gain entrée into the world outside their neighborhoods. "I have the greatest job in the world. YEAH provides real opportunity to kids, many of whom have overcome great hardship to get where they are. They have amazing stories to tell," he says. "That's the vibe I want to keep on the show."



Dennis Fritzinger Publishes His First Poetry Book



Earth National Park

Dennis Fritzinger, mailroom services coordinator, has published his first book of poems, Earth National Park. The 80-page book features 60 poems, which draw from his keen interest in nature. It can be ordered at Amazon.com.


Below is the first poem in his book, titled "a new pledge."


a new pledge


i pledge allegiance to the Earth,
the precious sphere that gave me birth;
and to the waters and the air,
that every day sustain me there;
and to the animals and plants,
that lift my spirits when they dance;
and every season, every weather,
rain, hail and wind and sun together;
and lastly, from each dawn to dawn,
the very ground i walk upon--
i'll fight for it for all i'm worth!
i pledge allegiance to the Earth.



Tony Ganger Hired as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations


The Development and Alumni Relations Office welcomed Tony Ganger February 1 as the new director of corporate and foundation relations for the Haas School.


Ganger comes to Haas after many years of working in the YMCA organizations, at the local, regional and national levels. He recently served as vice president of operations for the Mt. Diablo Region YMCA in Contra Costa County. Before that, Ganger was associate director of YMCA of the USA in Chicago. Ganger has a BS from Miami University of Ohio and an MS in human services with a concentration in organizational management and leadership from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass.


Ganger's outside interests include hiking and skiing and he enjoys discovering the "off the beaten path" secrets of the greater Bay Area. He also volunteers at the John Muir Historic Site in Martinez.


Email: tganger@haas.berkeley.edu


Phone: (510) 642-1907


Office: 2001 Addison St.





Haas in the News - As of 2/19/08


The Education Leadership Case Competition was the focus of a February 15 Daily Cal article titled "Business Student Competition Tackles New Orleans Schools." The article quoted Hans Cole, MBA 08, vice president of the Leadership in Education Club, and David Mannix, MBA 09. Full article: http://www.dailycal.org/article/100406/business_student_
competition_tackles_new_orleans_s


The Haas School's renovation efforts were mentioned in the San Francisco Chronicle on February 12. Full article: http://chronicle.com/blogs/architecture/1647/shop-talk-high-profile-projects-at-berkeley-and-penn-and-a-high-profile-kickoff-in-little-rock


The same topic was the focus of a February 1 article in the Berkeley Daily Planet: http://www.berkeleydaily.org/text/article.cfm?issue=02-01-08&storyID=29077


A team of Berkeley MBAs was mentioned as the second-place winners of the 2007 Inaugural Africa MBA Business Plan Competition in a February 12 article titled "KLI Contest Focuses on Africa Business" in Black Star News. Full article: http://blackstarnews.com/?c=121&a=4227


The public radio show proposed by Glynn Washington, director of the Young Entrepreneurs at Haas program, was mentioned in a February 10 San Francisco Chronicle Radio Waves column titled "Tall Stories." Full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/10/PKQ4UOIFF.DTL


James Wilcox, professor in the Economic Analysis and Policy Group, was interviewed on KCBS News in a February 7 segment titled "Economic Stimulus and Home Sales." Listen to his analysis: http://www.kcbs.com/pages/303578.php


Michael Blumenthal, BS 51, former secretary of treasury under President Jimmy Carter, was quoted on his endorsement of Barack Obama in an article in the New York Times on February 7 titled "Who is More Electable?" Full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/07/opinion/07kristof.html


Henry Chesbrough, adjunct professor and executive director of the Center for Open Innovation, was interviewed in a February 3 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "Silicon Valley Firms: From Wow to Woe." Full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/03/BUA6UQHR7.DTL


Merrian Fuller, MBA 08, was quoted about green procurement in the UC system in a February 1 article on KCBS News titled "Cal Calls for Action on Climate Change." Full article: http://www.kcbs.com/pages/1580991.php





Happening at Haas


Berkeley-Columbia MBA Speaker Series
Michael Mondavi, Founder and Coach of Folio Wine Company

Friday, February 22
12:00 noon
Wells Fargo Room


Clausen Center Speaker Series
Lutz Goedde, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Monday, February 25
6:00 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium


Dean's Speaker
Randy Nelson, Dean, Pixar University
Thursday, February 28
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
POSTPONED


Women in Leadership Conference
Making Your Mark
Keynote speakers Chez Panisse Founder Alice Waters; Williams-Sonoma President Laura Alber; and Cammie Dunaway, executive vice president for sales and marketing at Nintendo of America
Saturday, March 1
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Haas School
For information and registration, go to http://www.wilconference.org/2008/


Clausen Center Speaker Series
Kannan Pashupathy, Google

Monday, March 3
6:00 p.m.
Arthur Anderson Auditorium
For the Haas community only


Fiscal Wake-Up Tour
The Economy and the Federal Budget
With moderator Dean Tom Campbell and panelists David Walker, US comptroller general; Alison Acosta Fraser, director of the Heritage Foundation's Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies; Alice Rivlin, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former director of the Congressional Budget Office; and Robert Bixby, executive director of the financially conservative Concord Coalition
Wednesday, March 5
7:00 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
For information, visit http://www.igs.berkeley.edu/events/president2008/


2008 UC Berkeley Energy Symposium
Leadership at the Nexus of Science, Policy & Business

Friday, March 7
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
For information, visit http://berc.berkeley.edu/symposium


Asia Business Conference
Global Ambition, Regional Transformation

Saturday, March 15
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
For information, visit http://www.berkeleyabc.org


SEMINARS


Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at
houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


Jeanne Brett, Northwestern University
Wednesday, February 20
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C320 Cheit Hall


Caneel Joyce, Sebastien Brion
Haas Ph.D. student presentations
Wednesday, February 27
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C320 Cheit Hall


Cecilia Ridgeway, Stanford University
Wednesday, March 5
4:00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
C320 Cheit Hall


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


Tim Johnson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Topic TBA
Thursday, February 21
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C110 Cheit Hall


Doyne Farmer, Santa Fe Institute
"What Determines Market Impact? How Efficient Prices Coexist with the Heavy Tails of Supply and Demand"
Thursday, February 28
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C110 Cheit Hall


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


Thomas Griffiths, UC Berkeley Psychology Department
Thursday, February 21
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C250 Cheit Hall


George Akerlof, Daniel E. Koshland, UC Berkeley Economics Department
Thursday, February 28
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C250 Cheit Hall


Melanie Wallendorf, University of Arizona
Thursday, March 6
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C250 Cheit Hall


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOPS
For more information, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/imio/workshopf2007.htm.


The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis
Bob Hall, Stanford University
"The Incentives to Start New Companies: Evidence from Venture Capital"
Thursday, February 14
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
C325 Cheit Hall


LESTER CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION
Entrepreneurial Best Practices Workshop
"How to Write a Great Business Plan"
Steve Tennant, Tennant Consulting
Tuesday, February 19
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Stanley Hall Room 106
For more information, go to http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/entbestpract.asp.


Open Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship
Presented with the Center for Open Innovation and the Center for Executive Development
Monday, February 25, to Friday, February 29
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information, go to
http://execdev.haas.berkeley.edu/ApplicationFiles/web/WebFrame.cfm?web_id=854.


UC Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum
Entrepreneurial Opportunities Enabled by Open Innovation
Thursday, February 28
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
For more information, go to http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/feb08.asp.


Best Practices Workshop
"Financial Modeling and Management"
Monday, March 3
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
C230 Cheit Hall
For more information, go to http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/entbestpract.asp.


ALUMNI EVENTS


ASIA ALUMNI
Haas Celebrations in Asia
February 18 to February 28
Various times and locations in Asia
For information and registration, go to http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/asia.


SEATTLE ALUMNI
An Evening with Haas Professor Frank Schultz
Tuesday, February 19
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Attachmate, Inc. (South Lake Union), 1500 Dexter Avenue North,
Seattle, Wash.
Registration: https://www.acteva.com/go/haas-sea
Cost: $20


SAN FRANCISCO ALUMNI
Two-Day User Conference with Prosper.com
Monday, February 25, to Tuesday, February 26
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Parc 55 Hotel, 55 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco
Registration: http://www.prosperdays.com
Cost: $25.00 for alumni, free for students


BAY AREA ALUMNI
"The Business of Green Building" Panel Discussion at Gap Inc.
Wednesday, March 19
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Gap Inc. Corporate Headquarters, Two Folsom Street, San Francisco


ALL ALUMNI
Haas Alumni Reunion Conference
"Clean Tech Innovation"
Saturday, April 26
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Haas School of Business


BAY AREA ALUMNI
15th Annual Business Forecast Luncheon
Wednesday, May 13
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
For more information, contact events@haas.berkeley.edu or 510-642-7790.






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