Venture Capitalist John Doerr to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award, February 27


One of the most influential venture capitalists of his generation and a regular on Forbes Magazine’s annual "Midas Touch" list, John Doerr, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in Entrepreneurship and Innovation on Tuesday, February 27, from the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Haas School.


"John Doerr’s career has been at the epicenter of the information revolution," said Jerome Engel, executive director of the Lester Center. "He has a unique talent for finding and working with great entrepreneurs to build enterprises that shape the world we live in."


The Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals who succeed in multiple dimensions, including personal entrepreneurship, helping others succeed, and giving back to the community through civic leadership and philanthropy. Honorees are roles models who can teach future generations of entrepreneurs by the examples they set. Recent recipients of the award include Gordon E. Moore, co-founder of Intel Corporation; Arthur Rock, principal of Arthur Rock & Co.; Richard Kramlich, co-founder and general partner of early Silicon Valley venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates; and Warren Hellman, chairman and co-founder of Hellman & Friedman, LLC, a private equity investment firm based in San Francisco.


Since joining Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1980, Doerr has helped launch some of the world’s most innovative and successful technology companies, including Amazon.com, Google, Netscape, and Sun Microsystems. He was once described as the "the single best venture capitalist in the world" by Cisco chairman and CEO John Chambers. Doerr recently co-founded the New Schools Venture Fund, a venture philanthropy firm that invests in the education system, and helped created TechNet, a voice of representation for the interests of the technology industry. Doerr has also recently been an outspoken advocate of green technologies.


Brook Byers, one of Doerr’s partners at Kleiner Perkins; Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems and an affiliated partner at Kleiner Perkins; Gordon Davidson, chairman of Fenwick & West; Bill Campbell, chairman of Intuit; and Haas School Dean Tom Campbell will speak, among others, in Doerr’s honor at the award ceremony, which begins at 8:15 p.m. in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium.


A catered student reception, beginning at 7:00 p.m., precedes the award ceremony in the Bank of America Forum. Members of the UC Berkeley community are welcome to attend. If you plan to attend, please e-mail Tony Mak at tony_mak@haas.berkeley.edu.



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Berkeley Energy Symposium on March 21 Puts Energy Researchers in Spotlight


When MBA students at the Haas School established the Berkeley Energy Resources Collaborative in 2005, their goal was to spotlight the cutting-edge research in energy and natural resources happening at UC Berkeley. Their efforts have culminated in the Berkeley Energy Symposium, which will be held on Wednesday, March 21, at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Student Center.


The symposium will highlight work in the energy and natural resources area of 150 leading researchers in the university community. It will open with a keynote address from Steven Chu, the 1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics and the director of Lawrence Berkeley Lab. Chu will highlight the work going on at the lab, particularly its Helios solar energy project. The symposium also features panel discussions that will assess the impact that research at Berkeley – in areas ranging from alternative fuels to energy economics – could have on industry. Haas School professors Severin Borenstein and Catherine Wolfram will participate in the discussions. UC Berkeley students needed only two days to fill the 100 spots in the symposium reserved for them.


The symposium’s timing is fortuitous given British Petroleum’s recent $500 million grant to another UC Berkeley-led collaborative to fund energy research.


Organizers hope the symposium does more than facilitate partnerships between the private sector and the UC Berkeley research community. With students and faculty who deal in the energy and natural resources sector spread throughout the College of Engineering, Energy and Resources Group, College of Natural Resources, Boalt School of Law, and Haas, the organizers say they also hope to provide a venue to bring these individuals together and promote collaboration within Berkeley’s research community.


Working diligently since last October, members of the symposium’s planning committee have devoted 10 to 15 hours each week organizing the event and ensuring it will match the high quality of the energy research taking place in the UC Berkeley community. The committee, which has grown to 18 students and represents half a dozen schools at Berkeley, has spent hundreds of hours reviewing the extensive energy research at Berkeley and recruiting the right mix of government officials, entrepreneurs, and clean technology investors for the event.


The Berkeley Energy Symposium may be attended by invitation only. For more information, visit http://berc.berkeley.edu.



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Aaron Brown to Give MFE Commencement Address, March 16


Aaron Brown, author and executive director of risk methodology at Morgan Stanley, will give the commencement address to the Master’s in Financial Engineering class of 2007 on Friday, March 16, at 10:30 a.m. in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium.


Brown’s book, The Poker Face of Wall Street, which looks at the interaction of gambling and finance, was listed among the ten best books of 2006 by BusinessWeek. His corporate governance website, www.eRaider.com was named Best of the web in Theory and Practice of Investing by Forbes.


Over his 25 year career, Brown has worked as a trader, portfolio manager, head of mortgage securities, risk manager, and finance professor. He holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University and a degree in finance from the University of Chicago. Brown serves on the editorial board of the Global Association of Risk Professionals and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. He speaks and writes frequently on quantitative finance and risk management.


The commencement is an invitation-only event. For more information, contact mfe@haas.berkeley.edu or visit http://mfe.haas.berkeley.edu/.



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Prof. Mas Finds Pay Affects Police Performance


In a study examining police department pay raises, expectations, and performance, Haas School Assistant Professor Alexandre Mas found that police performance declined sharply when officers’ unions lost wage disputes. His research suggests police department management needs to carefully manage expectations when they are negotiating union wages.


Mas found that per capita number of arrests were 12 percent higher in the months following arbitration when arbitrators ruled in favor of police officers compared with when they ruled against them. His findings are outlined in an article titled "Pay, Reference Points, and Police Performance" in the August 2006 of the Quarterly Journal of Economics.


Mas found that when arbitrators ruled in favor of the union, police forces on average made five more arrests per month per 100,000 capita after arbitration than before arbitration. But when unions lost in arbitration, he found police officers averaged 6.8 fewer arrests per month per 100,000 capita after arbitration compared with before arbitration.


Officers did not appear to alter enforcement in murder and rape cases, but did make fewer arrests for assault, robberies, and property crimes if they lost arbitration.


To reach his conclusions, Mas studied 383 final offer arbitration cases involving compensation disputes between New Jersey police unions between 1978 and 1996.


"Losing arbitration affects productivity, even when the stakes are small," says Mas, a member of the Haas School’s Economic Analysis and Policy Group. "For employers in any organization, the results imply that it’s really important to manage worker expectations when considering wage policy."


Mas also found that the magnitude of a union’s arbitration loss was strongly correlated to how much the arrests declined. According to his findings, a union that asks for a larger raise and receives less of its request will be less productive than will a union that asks for a smaller raise and receives more of the smaller raise.


"How a pay raise impacts productivity is a function of the expectations that workers had about the pay raise," Mas says.


Mas also found that defendants arrested after unions lost arbitration were 22 percent less likely to be incarcerated than defendants arrested after unions won arbitration.


"Perhaps police collected less evidence, or provided less evidence to prosecutors, following arbitration losses," Mas suggests.


For more details on the study, visit http://haas.berkeley.edu/news/faculty/Mas.html.



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Panel Discussion to Address Youth Entrepreneurship, February 27


Industry pioneers and academic experts will explore the trends and innovations in youth entrepreneurship education during a two-hour panel discussion titled "Teaching Entrepreneurship – The Trailblazers" on Tuesday, February 27.


Sponsored by the Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH), the discussion is part of "EntrepreneurshipWeek USA," which celebrates the impact of private enterprise on the US economy and showcases the positive effects of teaching young America about entrepreneurship.


Addressing students, parents, and educators will be Tim Draper, managing director of Draper Fisher Jurveston; Steve Mariotti, founder and president of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship; Richard Caruso, founder and chairman of Integra LifeSciences; Haas School Dean Tom Campbell; and Jerome Engel, executive director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.


"Our society is changing and education needs to keep up," says Draper, who also founded BizWorld Foundation, a nonprofit that provides curricula and activities for third through eighth grade classrooms. "Entrepreneurship programs teach our children valuable lessons while still relating to their basic academics."


The panel discussion will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium. The public is invited to attend. The event is co-sponsored by BizWorld Foundation, the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, the Uncommon Individual Foundation, and Merrill Lynch.



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BASE Program Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary


This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Business for Arts, Sciences, and Engineering (BASE) program. For the past decade, undergraduate students studying science, engineering, or the arts and humanities have flocked from around the country to attend this business boot camp at the Haas School.


BASE is a six-week total business immersion program run by the Undergraduate program office that enables non-business majors to take business courses while earning nine units of academic credit. Some former BASE students have gone on to earn MBA degrees, while others have accepted jobs in marketing, product development, and consulting with Google, McKinsey & Co., IBM, and others.


The secret to the program’s success lies in its format, which combines career skills with academic lectures on management fundamentals, according to Andrew Shogan, associate dean for instruction and founder of the BASE program.


"The program gives students a mini-MBA in some sense," says Shogan. "Students learn skills to gain a competitive edge in their first job, develop a better understanding of today’s global economy, and are exposed to a business school course load so they can decide if obtaining an MBA is the right career choice in the future."


This year, BASE will run from July 2 to August 11. It includes introductory courses in organizational behavior, marketing and financial accounting, and finance. Students will learn to conduct business research, analyze product and financial markets, and examine human resource management issues. In addition to lectures, the program offers weekly lunches with Haas administration and faculty; workshops on job search tools, negotiations, and public speaking; and trips to Bay Area companies. In the past, students visited Cisco Systems, Goldman Sachs, and Mervyns Corporation.


Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis and there is no fee to apply. For more information, visit http://haas.berkeley.edu/Undergrad/BASE/.



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Four More Days to Register for Women in Leadership Conference


There are four more days to register for the 2007 Women in Leadership Conference. The conference, titled "Innovation: Beyond Business as Usual," will be held on Saturday, March 3, at the Haas School.


The theme of the eleventh annual conference is how women can find original and personal ways to innovate in their careers and lives.


The conference will feature keynotes by Jennifer Maxwell, BS 88, co-founder of PowerBar, and Mitchell Baker, CEO of Mozilla Corporation and "chief lizard wrangler" for the Mozilla Project.


For more information or to register, visit http://www.wilconference.org/2007/index.html.



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Growth Capital Conference to Explore Energy and the 2007 Economy, March 1


Industry experts will join with Haas School faculty and alumni to share their perspectives on the 2007 economic outlook and the US dependence on foreign oil at the Fourth Annual West Coast Growth Capital Conference at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco on Thursday, March 1.


Ben Stein, the actor and author, will give a keynote address titled "What’s Right and Wrong in the World of Profits." The conference’s morning panel discussion is titled "Our Energy Future: Can the US Break Its Dependence on Foreign Oil?" An afternoon panel is titled "A Look Ahead at the 2007 Economy: Interest Rates, Inflation, Growth, or Bust?"


The conference is organized by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) San Francisco and the Haas School of Business. Among the speakers are Haas professors Severin Borensein, the E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, and James Wilcox, the Kruttschnitt Family Professor of Financial Institutions.


The conference was the vision of alumnus Stephen Etter, BS 83, MBA 89, partner at Greyrock Capital Group. Approximately 20 current MBA students helped plan the event.


For more information or to register, visit http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=8e82578c-b8de-4f95-938f-43465915a8c3.



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Executive Program to Teach Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance and Reconciling Accounting Standards


The Center for Financial Reporting and Management will kick off a two-part "Executive Accounting Program" for financial executives designed to teach Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and reconciling international financial reporting standards on March 19.


The series is designed to equip chief financial officers, controllers, and executives in a similar capacity, with the current knowledge and the best practices in the accounting industry, as well as to foster professional development in a changing business world.


The first session, to be held on March 19, is titled "SOX Compliance Strategies for Financial Executives." Over the course of three days, attendees will address topics such as planning and organizing strategies for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, implementation strategies for compliance, and cost reduction strategies.


On March 22, the second program tackles reconciling international financial reporting standards with US generally accepted accounting principals. The program will include a one-day "tools" session and a second day of case discussions.


For more information, contact Dayna Haugh at 510-642-6334 or at haugh@haas.berkeley.edu. To register, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/accounting/conferences%26
programs/Exec07/
.



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California Management Review Special Issue Focuses on Workplace Design


"Workplace Design" is the theme of the February 16 issue of the California Management Review. Complimentary copies of CMR are available for all Haas School students in the student lounges and program offices.


Sara Beckman, a senior lecturer at the Haas School, served as co-editor with Peter Lawrence, the chairman and founder of the Corporate Design Foundation. Beckman’s introductory article in the special issue, "Workplace Design: A New Managerial Imperative," builds on existing research in workplace design to put forth a model that describes the various influences and challenges associated with workplace design. She co-authored the article with Jeffrey K. Chan, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley, and with Peter Lawrence.


Alumni interested in receiving a complimentary copy of a previous issue of CMR should send an e-mail to cmr@haas.berkeley.edu. Alumni can also receive a special CMR alumni subscription at the rate of only $40. The international alumni rate is $60. Alumni who subscribe now will receive the special issue. To subscribe, please e-mail cmr@haas.berkeley.edu with mailing details.


CMR is also available on the web at http://cmr.berkeley.edu.



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Center for Executive Development to Launch Leadership Series in May


The Center for Executive Development is launching an executive leadership series designed to teach its participants about strategic execution, the leader’s mindset, change management, and innovation.


These building blocks of successful leadership will be taught over the course of four week-long sessions hosted at the Haas School, starting in May.


The first session, "Leading Strategic Execution," runs from May 7 to May 11 and focuses on using strategy as a tool in all decision-making processes, from hiring to organizational structure to resource allocation. During the program, attendees will learn to use strategy effectively in daily decisions, to use a strategic plan to make decisions about staffing and sourcing, and to use corporate control systems to execute strategy profitably. They will also engage in a simulation designed to force participants to make business decisions in different contexts.


In the following session, "The Leader’s Mindset," running from May 14 to May 18, participants will identify their leadership style and study what styles work best in a variety of circumstances. Participants will study the link between leadership and strategy, and explore different methods to motivate employees. Finally, the session will assess how power is conferred and given away in the workplace.


The leadership series, which replaces the Berkeley Executive Leadership Program, will continue in October with its "Leading Change" session and will conclude with a "Leading through Innovation" session, also in October.


A minimum of seven years management experience is required to attend. For more information, visit http://execdev.haas.berkeley.edu.



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Undergraduate Team Nabs Third at the Marshall International Case Competition


A team of Haas School undergraduates recently placed third at the Marshall International Case Competition in Los Angeles. The competition ran from February 13 to 17 at the University of Southern California, where the Haas School team competed against 29 other teams representing business schools from around the world.


The team members were Anna Dickstein, BS 07; Lisa Murphy, BS 08; Brian Ouyang, BS 08; and Justin Wang, BS 07. The students were trained by George Cluff, a lecturer in the Economic Analysis and Policy Group, and Erika Walker, acting executive director and director of admissions and operations for the Undergraduate program. Student Services Coordinator Dinko Lakic accompanied the team to Los Angeles.


The competition is an invitation-only event that is extended to top-ranked business schools. In the competition, the teams must work under pressure to solve a real business problem, using simulated business conditions such as time-critical deadlines and incomplete information, to formulate workable, action-oriented recommendations. The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business and the USC Marshall School of Business took first and second place, respectively.



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The View from the Top: Talks by High-Level Executives Keep Students Ahead


Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, and George Lucas are among the executives who have taken the lectern in Haas School classes over the past year to share lessons and forecasts from the frontlines.


Each semester, the dean, faculty members, and student organizations invite chief officers, founders, and senior government officials to enrich Haas School classrooms with real-world expertise.


"We are fortunate to draw so many outstanding CEOs and leading minds to our school," said Dean Tom Campbell. "The ability to ask questions of these executives in an unmediated class environment allows students to learn from their many years of management experience."


Joining Khosla, Mackey, and Lucas are a host of other high-level speakers, including Howard Lester, chairman and CEO of Williams-Sonoma; Don Paul, chief technology officer of Chevron; Tyler Johnston, chief marketing officer of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream; and Lisa Earnhardt, president of cardiac surgery, Boston Scientific Corporation.


For a look at more top-level executives coming this spring and to see who has already visited the Haas School this year, go to http://haas.berkeley.edu/news/spring07speakers.html.



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Staff News


Sandra Charfauros is New Alumni Relations Staff Assistant


Sandra "Sandy" Charfauros has joined the Alumni Relations group as its new staff assistant. Her responsibilities include overseeing local alumni chapter events and handling membership applications for the online job network LinkedIn. She is the first point of contact for people who phone Alumni Relations.


Before coming to Haas, Charfauros was the assistant to the dean at UC Berkeley’s School for Social Welfare. She has also worked as an assistant to the vice principal for the San Leandro Unified School District, as an advertising coordinator at the Wall Street Journal in San Francisco, and as a reporter/news assistant. She loves to travel and hopes to visit all 50 states by the time she turns 50. Charfauros and her son live in San Leandro.


Email: sandra@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 510-642-7790
Office: 2001 Addison St., Cubicle 107A


Leslie Kanberg is a New Director in Alumni Relations


Leslie Kanberg, who comes to Haas from UC Berkeley Extension, is a new director in the Alumni Relations group.


Kanberg started at the UC Berkeley Extension as director of Business English and was promoted over the years to her most recent position as director of international programs.


Before joining UC Berkeley, Kanberg spent several years abroad working as an academic coordinator and English teacher in Chile, Bulgaria, and Japan. She also has worked in Vermont as a trainer in executive English and in Arizona as an English-as-a-second-languages instructor. She holds a BA from Michigan’s Albion College, an MA from the University of Arizona, and professional certificate degrees in business administration and management from the UC Berkeley Extension. Kanberg lives in San Francisco with her husband and numerous pets.


Email: leslie@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 510-642-7757
Office: 2001 Addison St., Room 107



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Haas in the News


Terrance Odean, the Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance I, was quoted in a February 22 Wall Street Journal Ahead of the Tape article titled "Why Investors Still Get Caught In Subprime Trap."


Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor in Public Policy and Business Administration, was quoted in a February 22 ABC story titled "Debate Over CA Home Solar Energy". For the full text: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=assignment_7&id=
5060551


Borenstein was also quoted in a February 22 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "Fueling a Revolution," regarding biodiesel fuel’s potential to move into mainstream usage. For the full text: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/02/22/
MNGC2O92C71.DTL


Priya Raghubir, associate professor, was quoted in a February 22 Oakland Tribune article titled "Retailers embrace Chinese New Year," concerning the increasing popularity of Chinese New Year in America. For the full article: http://www.insidebayarea.com/business/ci_5279730


The Haas School’s "Personal Finance" course was mentioned in a February 20 BusinessWeek article titled "Facing Down Form 1040," regarding several schools’ efforts to help their undergraduates with taxes. David Robinson, senior lecturer, was also quoted. For the full text: http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/feb2007/
bs20070220_037378_page_2.htm


Jerome Engel, the executive director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, was quoted in a February 20 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "Still managing to soar," regarding entrepreneurial drive and spirit. For the full text: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/02/20/
BUGIJNT88D42.DTL


David Vogel, professor of business ethics, published an e-letter titled "Eco-Concious Companies: Irrelevant Or Inevitable?" in the February 19 issue of BusinessWeek, regarding the lack of relationship between corporate social responsibility and corporate financial performance. For the full text: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/07_08
/c4022018.htm?chan=search


Henry Chesbrough, the executive director of the Center for Open Innovation Institute of Management, was quoted in a February 15 Computing Business article titled "Processes at the core," regarding advice on corporate survival in the 21st century. For the full article: http://www.computingbusiness.co.uk/computing/analysis/
2183894/processes-core


Chesbrough was also mentioned in a February 15 Computing Business article titled "Summary of business model approaches," regarding research and development ideas with innovative business models. For the full article: http://www.computing.co.uk/computing- business/analysis/
2183233/processes-core-summary


Steven Gary Blank, a lecturer, was mentioned in a February 14 All American Patriots article titled "California: California Governor Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments to California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley," regarding his appointment to the California Coastal Commission. For the full text: http://www.allamericanpatriots.com/m-news+article+storyid-
19636.html


Louis Bucklin, professor emeritus in the Haas marketing group, was quoted in a February 14 Contra Costa Times article "Christian book market a David and Goliath tale," regarding the distinguishing factors of Christian bookstores. For the full article: http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/16695146.htm


Terrance Odean was mentioned in a February 13 The Motley Fool article titled "Companies You Should Buy Right Now," regarding advice for stock market investors. For the full text: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2007/02/13/companies-
you-should-buy-right-now.aspx


David Vogel wrote a February 13 Los Angeles Times op-ed titled "When do good firms go bad?" highlighting the shades of grey in corporate America. For the full text: http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-oe-vogel13
feb13,1,2966670.story?coll=la-news-a_section


Vogel was also quoted in a February 12 Financial Times article titled "Business schools warming to environmental concerns," concerning business schools’ increasing attention on ethics and social responsibility courses. For the full text: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-ft-warming12feb12,1,48266
73.story?ctrack=1&cset=true


Alexandre Mas, assistant professor, was mentioned in a February 11 U.S. News & World Report article titled "A Shareholder Option: Sell; Yes, You Get What You Pay For; But We’re Huge in Poughkeepsie," regarding his research on the relationship between wage rates and employee productivity. For the full text: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/biztech/articles/070211/
19briefcase.htm


Severin Borenstein was quoted in a February 10 Ventura County Star article titled "Summit takes a look at a world without oil," regarding the politics of oil and the future of energy. For the full article: http://www.venturacountystar.com/vcs/county_news/article/
0,1375,VCS_226_5342995,00.html



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Happening at Haas


ALUMNI EVENTS


BAY AREA ALUMNI – BERC Fuel Cells Roundtable
Tuesday, February 27
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Helzel Board Room, Haas School of Business
Bay Area Alumni are invited to listen to industry leaders in a roundtable discussion on current and future applications of fuel cells.
To register, contact Jane Hsieh at jane_hsieh@haas.berkeley.edu or at 917-770-8802.
For more information, visit: http://berc.berkeley.edu.


SINGAPORE ALUMNI – Business Forecast Lunch
Thursday, March 1, 2007
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Chicago GSB Asia Campus
The House of Tan Yoke Nee
101 Penang Road, Singapore
Haas Alumni are invited to join the University of Chicago Singapore Alumni Club for an annual Business Forecast Lunch event and enjoy an interactive discussion on Asia’s sizzling economy.
To register, visit: http://bflsingapore-Dual.eventbrite.com.


SOUTH BAY ALUMNI – Night of Shanghai 2007
Saturday, March 3
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Grand Palace Restaurant,
1628 Hostetter Road, San Jose
South Bay Alumni are cordially invited to the much-anticipated Night of Shanghai 2007.
For more information, contact Emily Ross-Brown at emily@haas.berkeley.edu.


SINGAPORE ALUMNI – Chinese New Year Celebration Lunch with LSE Alumni Association of Singapore
Saturday, March 3
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Royal China @ Raffles
328 North Bridge Road
Raffles Hotel Arcade #03-19
Singapore
The LSEAAS is proud to organize another gathering for our LSE Alumni over this festive Chinese New Year period and cordially invites DUAL members to join the celebration.
To register, email alexanderphua@gmail.com and collin.cy.tseng-liu@sg.pwc.com by Wednesday, February 28.


LOS ANGELES ALUMNI – Wine Tasting Dinner Event
Monday, March 5
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Santa Monica Bar & Grille
3321 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica
Los Angeles Alumni are invited to another great wine event featuring outstanding 90+ point, highly rated wines from Cobblestone Vineyards.
To register, visit: www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaID=125678.


BAY AREA ALUMNI – Connections Event: Investment Strategies with Professor Christine Parlour
Tuesday, March 6
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Pyramid Alehouse
901 Gilman Street, Berkeley
Christine Parlour, associate professor of finance Haas will be speaking on investment strategies.
To register, visit: http://acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaID=129274.
For more information, contact Dean Suzuki at dean.suzuki@ubs.com,925-212-1137. Space is limited to 40 people.


BAY AREA ALUMNI – 3rd Annual Wine Tasting and Benefit at Trefethen Vineyards
Saturday, March 10
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Trefethen Vineyards
1160 Oak Knoll Avenue, Napa
Join fellow Haas alumni and their guests for an afternoon of wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction to raise money for the Haas Annual Fund.
To register, visit: www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/trefethen.
Please contact Karen Jaworski for more information at karen@kjaworski.com, or Steve Peletz at steve@peletzco.com.


SINGAPORE ALUMNI – DUAL Challenge First Organizational Meeting
Saturday, March 10
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The American Club
Location TBD
Singapore
Singapore Haas Alumni are invited to the first organizational meeting for the First Annual "DUAL Challenge."
To RSVP, contact Ms. Ng Hau Yee at elohyn@pacific.net.sg.


SINGAPORE ALUMNI – St. Patrick’s Day International Business Cocktails
Monday, March 12
7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The Asian Civilization Museum River Room and River Terrace
Singapore
Singapore Haas Alumni are invited by DUAL and the Irish Business Association of Singapore to the 2007 St. Patrick’s Day International Business Cocktails.
To RSVP, contact Ms. Ng Hau Yee at dual@irishbusinessassociation.com.


PARIS ALUMNI – An Evening with Dean Tom Campbell
Wednesday, March 14
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
UC Paris
89, rue du faubourg St-Antoine, Paris
The Haas School of Business and the Haas Alumni Network cordially invite you to an evening with Dean Tom Campbell. Dean Campbell will give an update on the School and lead a dialogue on the impact of the recent US elections at home and abroad.
To register, visit www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/paris.
For more information, please contact Haas Alumni Relations at events@haas.berkeley.edu.


LONDON ALUMNI – An Evening with Dean Tom Campbell
Thursday, March 15
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
British Telecommunications Business Showcase,
British Telecommunications Centre
81 Newgate Street, London
The Haas School of Business and the Haas Alumni Network cordially invite you to an evening with Dean Tom Campbell. Dean Campbell will give an update on the School and lead a dialogue on the impact of the recent US elections at home and abroad.
To register, visit: www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/london.
For more information, please contact Haas Alumni Relations at events@haas.berkeley.edu.


MARKETING SEMINARS


Shansby Marketing Seminar
Uri Simonsohn, Wharton School
Friday, March 2
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
C320 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


Shansby Marketing Seminar
Aimee Drolet, Anderson School at UC Los Angeles
Friday, March 9
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
C320 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu


Shansby Marketing SeminarSteven Huff, Haas School
Friday, March 16
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
C320 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


OBIR


OBIR Colloquium
Daniel Ames, Columbia Business School
Wednesday, February 28
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C330 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


OBIR Colloquium
Michele Gelfand, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland
Wednesday, March 7
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C330 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


OBIR Colloquium
Joe Porac, Stern School of Business, New York University
Wednesday, March 14
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C330 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


FINANCE SEMINARS


"On the Return to Venture Capital"
Boyan Jovanovic, New York University
Thursday, March 1
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C220 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


Michael Rebello, Tulane University
Thursday, March 8
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C220 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


Joint seminar with Law School
"Optimal Property Rights in Financial Contracting"
Kenneth Ayotte, Columbia University
Thursday, March 15
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C220 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOPS


The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis (formerly IDS270)
Thursday, March 1
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
C325 Cheit Hall
For more information: http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/imio/workshops2007.htm.


The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis (formerly IDS270)
Thursday, March 8
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
C325 Cheit Hall
For more information: http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/imio/workshops2007.htm.


OTHER EVENTS


"The WTO and International Trade Law After Doha: Where do we go from here?"
Friday, March 2
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Booth Auditorium, Boalt Hall
This Symposium will feature three panels and a keynote address by Alejandro Jara, the Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Panels will focus on what happened during the recent WTO negotiating round, the role of international economic law in shaping the global economy, and the future of the international trade regime.


Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series: Incorporation and Compensation
Monday, March 5
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
The Best Practices Series brings the top practitioners from Berkeley and the Silicon Valley Community to speak about the practical aspects of entrepreneurial activity.


2007 E-Business Case Competition Final Presentation
Monday, March 12
6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
The Haas Undergraduate Program, in association with Cisco Systems, Deloitte Consulting and the Schlinger Family Foundation, is proud to present its 7th annual E-Business Case Competition to undergraduate students of all majors and levels.
For more information, visit: http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/Undergrad/studentservicescasecompinternal.html#ebusiness.


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