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Haas NewsWire, March 20, 2006



Haas to Provide Multi-Year Leadership Training to Norwegian Oil Company


Haas School of Business

The Haas School’s Center for Executive Development (CED), in partnership with the College of Engineering, will provide multi-year, comprehensive leadership development and project management training to top executives and project managers of the Norwegian oil group Statoil.


The program, called the Project Leadership Academy, will draw on faculty expertise from across the campus, including business, engineering, political science, and international studies. Civil Engineering Professor William Ibbs will serve as the program’s faculty director.


Statoil is an oil and gas company with more than NOK300 billion (Norwegian Kroner) in annual revenues. The government of Norway owns 71% of the company.


Participants will consist of Statoil project managers who oversee $1-10 billion capital projects. Their training will focus on how to balance innovation and risk, project leadership, excellence, and working in complex geopolitical environments.


A key component of the Project Leadership Academy is UC Berkeley’s ability to work across campus disciplines and departments.


“We are delighted at this opportunity to partner with Statoil,” said Haas School Dean Tom Campbell. “Statoil is a most distinguished company, and we are grateful for its having selected UC Berkeley’s business and engineering faculty for the Project Leadership Academy, reflecting Berkeley’s leadership position in interdisciplinary research and innovation.”


Statoil considered fifty universities for this project, and Berkeley was chosen after an overall assessment, according to Margareth Øvrum, executive vice president for Statoil’s Technology & Projects.


“The objective of our curriculum is to enable participants to manage risk and execute strategy on a daily basis even within an uncertain environment,” said Assistant Dean of Executive Learning Whitney Hischier.


The Project Academy will span three years, with an option for Statoil to extend it. Instruction will start in September 2006 with the first cohort of 20 Statoil executives at UC Berkeley. Subsequent sessions will be taught at UC Berkeley, at Statoil’s head offices in Norway, and at a field site outside Norway.


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Jennifer Maxwell, Co-Founder of PowerBar, to Speak at Hellman Award Event, March 23


Jennifer Maxwell, co-founder of PowerBar, will be the lead speaker at the UC Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum honoring San Francisco financier Warren H. Hellman this Thursday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium.


Hellman, co-founder of Hellman & Friedman, is the 2006 recipient of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation's Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Award is presented annually by the Lester Center to recognize entrepreneurial leaders who have encouraged innovation and fostered the success of others.


Tickets are still available for this special event, which will start with a reception in the Bank of America Forum. Because of special sponsorship for this event, UC Berkeley students will be admitted free of charge. For more information, go to http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/mar06.asp. Haas faculty, staff and students, who are eligible for free entry, may register for calling the Lester Center at 510-642-4255 or stopping by F450.


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Video Offers Prospective Full-time Berkeley MBA Students a Taste of Haas


The faculty, students, and alumni of the Haas School are showcased in a new 14-minute promotional video that gives prospective applicants to the full-time Berkeley MBA program a rich picture of life at Haas.


The school's Full-time MBA Admissions and the Marketing and Communications offices and the UC Berkeley Office of Public Affairs teamed up to produce the video, which was used during part of this year’s MBA recruiting efforts. The video is available online at http://webcast.berkeley.edu:8080/ramgen/events/haas/haas2005.rm .


“The goal was to serve those individuals who are unable to visit Haas,” says Jett Pihakis, co-director of full-time MBA admissions. “We hoped to capture the passion and excitement that pervades our community. The response from prospective students has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic."


The on-camera faculty talent for the project included Professor and Executive Associate Dean Richard Lyons; Professor John Morgan; and Kellie McElhaney, executive director of the Center for Responsible Business. They were joined by full-time MBA 06 students Corrine Chow, Christine Chun, Anders Geertsen, and Rufus McClain. Alumni perspectives were provided by Mark Greenbaum, BS 93, MBA 00 and director of the Perseus Group; Diego Melazzi, MBA 05 and associate at McKinsey & Co (Buenos Aires); Arun Sarin, MBA 78 and CEO of Vodafone; and Ben Sommers, MBA 05 and client executive for IBM Corporation. All helped to portray the environment at Haas as innovative, cooperative, and in the words of Arun Sarin, “magical.”


The team working behind the scenes included Dan Mogulof, executive director of Public Affairs for UC Berkeley as the director; Jigar Mehta, videographer and editor; and Dan Krauss, as chief videographer. Krauss was nominated for an Oscar this year for his documentary short film The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club. Debra Goldentyer, Haas School web editor, served as producer, and Richard Kurovsky, the Haas School's executive director of Marketing and Communications, served as executive producer.


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Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum Explores Big Future of Tiny Technology, April 15


The third annual Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum 2006 (BNF06) will focus on where nanotechnology is being used today and explore promising future applications at an all-day forum on Saturday, April 15, at the Haas School of Business.


The theme for this year’s forum is "Nanotechnology: Living up to the Promise." The keynote speakers will be Stan Williams, director of quantum research for Hewlett Packard Labs, and Matthew Nordan, president of Lux Research. Panel discussions for the day include Future Funding for Nanotechnology Innovation, Nano-Energy Applications, and Nano-Bio Applications. The panels will be populated by representatives from companies and research organizations including IBM, GE Research, Nanomix, Excellin Life Sciences, Harris & Harris Group, MDV, the National Cancer Institute, and the Office of Naval Research. The event will also showcase student research in a poster session with more than 50 posters from Bay Area universities and research centers.


Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of nanotechnology, the forum brings together students and faculty from across the Berkeley campus and from several Bay Area universities including Stanford University, UC Davis, UC San Francisco, and UC Santa Cruz, and the Lawrence Livermore Lab as well as entrepreneurs and public and private sector sources of funding. The Nanotechnology Forum was founded by business and engineering students three years ago to leverage the many activities, innovations, and startups in nanotechnology that have sprung from UC Berkeley.


The event is sponsored by the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Berkeley Nanosciences & Nanoengineering Institute, the Management of Technology Program, the College of Chemistry, the College of Engineering, the College of Letters & Science, the Department of Physics, the Haas School of Business, CITRIS, and the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.


Attendees receive a continental breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt. Visit http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~nano/ for more information.


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Branding Guru David Aaker to Speak at the Haas School, April 19


The entire Haas School community is invited to learn the latest thinking on building brands from one of the world's leading authorities on the subject, Haas School Marketing Professor Emeritus David Aaker, at a special lecture on Wednesday, April 19, at 12:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room.


Aaker is the E.T. Grether Professor of Marketing and Public Policy Emeritus at the Haas School. He now serves as vice chairman of Prophet Brand Strategies, a San Francisco consulting firm founded on the basis of Aaker's brand principles by two of his former students, Scott Galloway and Ian Chaplin, both from the MBA class of 1992. The lecture is part of the David Aaker Distinguished Lecture Series in Marketing, which was launched in spring 2001.


Seats will be available on first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Sarah Benson at benson@haas.berkeley.edu.


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Save May 5 to Celebrate at Annual End-of-the-Year Party


All Haas School faculty, staff, and students are invited to the dean's annual End-of-the-Year Party on Friday, May 5, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Haas courtyard.


Hosted by Dean Tom Campbell, the celebration features food, fun, and music, and pays tribute to the hard work of faculty, staff, and students over the past academic year. Winners of the Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, the GSI Award, the MBA Service Award, the Ph.D. Hayase Award, and the Outstanding Staff Award will be announced.


For more information, contact Carlis Crowe at carlis@haas.berkeley.edu.


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New Workshops from Career Services Help Polish Students for Job Search Process


MBA Career Services is offering a slate of new workshops this year aimed at helping both full-time and part-time Berkeley MBA students gain a competitive edge in the interview process.


“Students have asked to be equipped with even more tools for success in the intense job search process,” says Abby Scott, director of MBA Career Services. “This led to a series of workshops designed to give students confidence through all phases of presenting themselves to prospective employers.”


The workshops include a Real World Practitioners series, which gives students inside information on fields of interest. Training the Street, a New York firm that handles training for many major Wall Street investment banks, delivered a 12-hour workshop on “MBA Valuation 101.” Two consulting firms, Bain and A.T. Kearney, led case interview workshops for second- and first-year students respectively. Other workshops have included one on branding with consultants from Wolff-Olins, and a session on financial modeling with Ted Janus, MBA 94, partner with Palo Alto Investors. On April 4 there will be an overview of the hedge fund industry workshop with Banc of America Securities.


Students have also been polishing their communication skills with the popular "Leadership Presence" and “Contemporary Business Etiquette” workshops. A new workshop on “Achieving Verbal Clarity” is taught by certified speech pathologists to address common pronunciation issues, intonation, and pitch. This workshop was also offered in the South Bay for Evening & Weekend MBA students.


In addition to the workshop on verbal clarity, international students took advantage of the panels and workshops offered during Career Services’ International Week, held in early February. These included hearing from recent alumni about their job search experiences, an open forum to connect with Career Services directors, and a workshop on H1-Bs visas from an attorney specializing in US immigration law.


For part-time MBA students who are interested in career transition and advancement offerings have included workshops such as “Career Shifting for Engineers," “Marketing Yourself Online,” and “How to Work a Room.” To meet the logistical needs of part-time students, many workshops have been presented as “webinars,” allowing them to attend workshops online.


For more information on MBA Career Services, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/careercenter.


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Nine Teams Head to the Finals in the Global Social Venture Competition


Two teams with members from the Haas School are among the nine finalists in the 2006 Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC), having beaten out 51 other semifinalist teams.


Semifinal rounds were held at each of the competition’s partner schools, the Haas School of Business, Columbia Business School, and the London Business School, in February and March to choose the finalists from their regions. Venture capitalists, social entrepreneurs, and leaders in the philanthropic community comprised the judging panels at each school.


The nine teams advancing to the final round are:


Adura Technologies (University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business) provides a lighting management solution for commercial buildings that can be scaled from single offices up to large campuses and save businesses over 50% on lighting electricity costs. 


Advanced Transit Enterprises (Dartmouth College , Tuck School of Business) seeks to commercialize heavy truck aerodynamics technology that improves fuel efficiency of trucks by 8% and could reduce global oil consumption by over 20 million barrels annually.


African Leadership Academy (Stanford University, Graduate School of Business) aims to develop future generations of African leaders and entrepreneurs at an academy in South Africa where talented 15-to-18-year-old students from all 54 countries in Africa will spend two years developing their skills in preparation for entering the world’s finest universities.


Aqua Siam (Mahidol University, College of Management, Thailand) seeks to solve the problem of untreated industrial wastewater, initially in the pulp and paper industry, and to promote continuous improvement in environmentally sustainable industrial practices.


eSafal (Indian School of Business) deploys information technology to develop a virtual community that will increase farmer income in rural India plans by linking agricultural industry players to each other and to knowledge resources .


The Highland Tea Company (Columbia University, Columbia Business School) is an importer, manufacturer, and distributor of Kenyan specialty teas with the goal of contributing to Kenya’s economic growth through a Fair Trade for Tea program.


MicroPlace (formerly SeedCapital.org) (University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business) endeavors to provide a web-based marketplace for microfinance investments.  


Mobile Medics (Columbia University, Columbia Business School) is a traveling healthcare service providing private sector, high quality, and affordable medical care through mobile clinics to villagers in rural India.


Strategems (Indian School of Business) plans to cultivate energy plantations on wasteland, creating jobs and converting agricultural and other wastes into reliable and affordable electricity for rural India.


Founded in 1999 by Berkeley MBA students, the GSVC was the first in the nation to reward business plans with quantifiable social, as well as financial, goals. The GSVC is now a global partnership with support from The Goldman Sachs Foundation and Omidyar Network.


The competition finals will award more than $45,000 in prizes on April 7 at Columbia Business School in New York. For more information on the GSVC, visit http://socialvc.net.


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MBA Student to Compete with Berkeley Team in Urban Design Competition Finals


A multi-disciplinary UC Berkeley team that includes a full-time Berkeley MBA student is one of four finalist teams selected in the fourth annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition.


Carmen Paoli, MBA 06, teamed with UC Berkeley graduate students from landscape architecture, architecture, and city planning for the competition. The group emerged as finalists from an original field of 81 teams representing 30 universities from the US and Canada. Professor Dwight Jaffee served as advisor to Paoli on her independent study project. Steve Chamberlin, adjunct professor in the Haas Real Estate Group, and Elizabeth Macdonald, assistant professor of City and Regional Planning, serve as faculty advisors to the team.


The finalist teams were chosen by a jury of real estate development, architecture, urban planning and design experts. The winning team will collect $50,000, with $30,000 being split among the remaining finalist teams.


Two teams from Harvard University and one from Columbia University are the other three finalists. The teams have been challenged to create a master development plan for a 100-acre site in Saint Louis, Missouri. For their entry, the UC Berkeley team introduced north-south connections throughout the site that weaves the greenway into the surrounding communities.


The finalist teams visited St. Louis on March 10 to tour the site and refine their presentations, which they will present to the competition jury at the March 31 finals at Saint Louis University.


The Urban Land Institute ( www.uli.org) is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members and with a mission of providing responsible leadership in the use of land. For more information on the competition, visit www.udcompetition.uli.org.


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Haas School Selected to Pilot Energy Efficiency Program


The Haas School of Business is one of four facilities at UC Berkeley that have been chosen to participate in a pilot program that will use education and weekly monitoring to encourage staff to conserve energy.   The program, supported by the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS), will monitor energy usage at the Haas School during the month of April and report on that consumption in May. CACS is part of the larger sustainability movement within the University of California, for which the UC Regents issued a 2003 mandate to reduce energy consumption from 1999/2000 levels by 10% by 2014. A 10% reduction could equal as much as $2 million in annual savings for the UC Berkeley campus alone.


To support this goal, Chancellor Birgeneau has funded student interns to work directly with the campus community on reducing energy consumption. The energy intern for the Haas School is Hilary Near ( energyintern@berkeley.edu) who shares the following tips for conserving energy in the office:


+ Set your monitor and laser printer on “power save” mode
+ Put appliances on a power strip and turn them off daily
+ Consider sharing a printer and fax machine among small offices
+ Wear a sweater and ditch your space heater
+ If you have a window, use natural light instead of overhead lights
+ Turn off lights whenever you leave a room or cubicle


The Haas School currently uses 1,659,687 kilowatt-hours per year, which makes it the 17th highest consumer out of 113 buildings on campus. In addition to heightening awareness of usage through monitoring and reporting, the program seeks ideas on energy conservation from the campus community. Send your ideas to energyintern@berkeley.edu for the chance to win a lunch with Vice Chancellor Beata Fitzpatrick.


For more information on CACS and the program, go to http://sustainability.berkeley.edu.


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Haas E-Business Case Competition Winners to Tackle Two More Competitions


The undergraduate team that won the Haas School's Deloitte-Cisco E-Business Case Competition last week is now scheduled to compete in both the Deloitte-Cisco regional competition against Stanford and San Jose State in April and the McGill Management International Case Competition in Montreal, Canada this week.


The team members, Wilson Chang, BS 06; Greg Huang, BS 07; Amy Liang, BS (economics) 06; and Anna Linetskaya, BS 06, gave their winning presentation at the March 14th finals for the competition. The competition was judged by senior management from Cisco Systems and Deloitte Consulting.


Cisco and Deloitte designed this year's case based on a currently unresolved situation faced by Cisco. Teams were asked to address the challenges that telecomm companies will face as more customers use their broadband Internet connections for phone service. This competition is presented by the Haas Undergraduate Program and sponsored by the Schlinger Family Foundation, Cisco Systems, and Deloitte Consulting.


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Strategic Innovation Article Wins CMR's Accenture Award


Dartmouth College ’s Tuck School of Business Professors Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble are the recipients of the 2005 Accenture Award for their article, “Organizational DNA for Strategic Innovation,” published in the spring 2005 issue of the California Management Review.


The award, which carries with it a cash prize of $2,500, is given annually to the author(s) of the article published in the preceding volume of CMR that has made “the most important contribution to improving the practice of management.” Govindarajan and Trimble will be invited to the Haas School this fall to give a public lecture based on their award-winning article.


This year's decision was made by a panel of seven distinguished executives: Jack Caouette, MBIA Insurance Corporation; Thomas Davenport, Babson College; Barbara Desoer, Bank of America; William R. Hambrecht, W.R. Hambrecht & Co; Stephen B. Herrick, SBH Associates, Inc.; Nancy K. Lusk, The Lusk Company; and Robert Thomas, Accenture.


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Haas in the News


Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, was quoted in various news outlets regarding high gasoline prices:
+ March 15 in an Anchorage Daily News article titled “Exxon, BP deny blocking gas line.” For full article: http://www.adn.com/money/story/7534745p-7446447c.html
+ March 15 in a Forbes article titled “Turning Up the Heat on Big Oil.” For full article: http://www.forbes.com/business/energy/2006/03/15/exxon-shell-senate-cx_jh_0315energy.html
+ March 14 in a Contra Costa Times article titled “Senate may tighten laws on oil firms.” For full article: http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/14094112.htm
+ March 14 in a MarketWatch article titled “Oil execs defend industry mergers.” For full article: http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/Story.aspx?guid=%7B396F40BF%2DAC89%2D4F7D%2D87D0%2D0365D43253D6%7D&siteid=google
+ March 14 New York Times article titled “Congress Challenges Oil Executives on Profits.” For full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/14/business/14cnd-oil.html?hp&ex=1142398800&en=3364b395f8ea13f8&ei=5094&partner=homepage


Terrance Odean, professor in the Finance Group, was mentioned in a March 15 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette article titled “Men’s trading habits can affect health, earnings.” For full article: http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/14103111.htm


Vanessa DellaPasqua, Berkeley MBA 07, was mentioned in a March 14 BusinessWeek article titled “MBAs Gone Wild – For Travel.” For full article: http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/mar2006/bs20060314_9022_bs001.htm


Andrew Isaacs, adjunct professor and executive director of the Management of Technology program, was quoted in a March 13 San Francisco Chronicle article titled “ A Hail Mary against global warming peril - Cal grad student working on thin solar panel.” For full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/03/13/BAG73HMU9C1.DTL&type=printable


James Wilcox, the Kruttschnitt Family Professor of Financial Institutions, was quoted in a March 10 San Jose Business Journal article titled “Banking on diversity,” regarding the banks’ abilities to see profitable markets in Hispanic, Asian, and other communities. For full article: http://sanjose.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2006/03/13/focus1.html?jst=cn_cn_lk


Peter Sealey, adjunct professor in the Marketing Group, was quoted in a March 10 BusinessWeek article titled “Gauging Google’s Gaffes,” regarding Google’s weaknesses. For full article: http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/mar2006/tc20060309_009568.htm


Former Dean Laura Tyson was featured in a March 9 BusinessWeek news article titled “Heard on Campus,” regarding her decision to return to her faculty position at the Haas School. For full article: http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/mar2006/bs2006039_4210_bs001.htm


Borenstein was quoted in a March 8 USA Today article titled “ California taking power of sun mainstream,” regarding the need for solar energy research and development. For full article: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techinnovations/2006-03-08-california-solar_x.htm?POE=TECISVA


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Happening at Haas


NET IMPACT FIRM NIGHT
Tuesday, March 21
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The annual Net Impact Firm Night, co-sponsored by the Center for Responsible Business, is a great opportunity for companies to connect with exceptional MBA students who are the future leaders in combining corporate citizenship and social responsibility with business strategy.
Send e-mail to firmnight2006@hotmail.com for more information on the event. Firm Night is only for current Haas School Net Impact members. Berkeley graduate students can get a one-year membership at the door for $15.


BERKELEY ENTREPRENEURS FORUM
"Warren H. Hellman, co-founder of Hellman & Friedman, Receives the 2006 Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Award”
Thursday, March 23
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


ARTHUR ANDERSEN AUDITORIUM
Jennifer Maxwell, co-founder of PowerBar, will be the lead speaker at the UC Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum honoring San Francisco financier Warren H. Hellman. Tickets are still available for this special event, which will start with a reception in the Bank of America Forum. Because of special sponsorship for this event, UC Berkeley students will be admitted free of charge.
For more information, go to http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/mar06.asp.
Haas faculty, staff and students, who are eligible for free entry, may register for calling the Lester Center at 510-642-4255 or stopping by F450.


BERKELEY CONFERENCE ON HOUSING AND URBAN POLICY
"Risking House and Home: Managing Catastrophe in the American Metropolis"
Friday, March 24
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
For more information, visit http://urbanpolicy.berkeley.edu/2006conference.htm or contact housing@haas.berkeley.edu.


3rd ANNUAL UC BERKELEY UNIDO BRIDGING THE DIVIDE CONFERENCE
Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8
500 scholars, practitioners, representatives from non-government organizations, policy-makers, and business leaders will be discussing innovative technologies and business models for healthcare, energy, and the environment in developing regions.
Special rate for students.
To register go to http://bridge.berkeley.edu.


Seminars


SEMINAR IN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND POLICY
“US News Rankings and College Competition” by Ginger Jin
Wednesday, March 22
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Carol Chapman at cchapman@haas.berkeley.edu.


SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Stephen R. Barley, Stanford University
Wednesday, March 22
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 330
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


FINANCE SEMINAR
“On the Relation Between the Credit Spread Puzzle and the Equity Premium Puzzle” by Robert Goldstein, University of Minnesota
Thursday, March 23
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Cheit Hall 220
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
"Impact of Labor Contracts on Property Rights: Commercial Fisheries" by Sylvia Brandt, University of Massachusetts and UC Berkeley
Thursday, March 23
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR SERIES
K. Sudhir, Yale University
Friday, March 24
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Nydia MacGregor, Erika Henik
Wednesday, April 5
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 330
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


FINANCE SEMINAR
“Securities Auctions under Moral Hazard: Theory and Experiments” by John Morgan, Haas School of Business
Thursday, April 6
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Cheit Hall 220
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
Make or Buy in Movies by Richard Gil, UCSB
Thursday, April 6
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR SERIES
“Neural antecedents of financial decision-making” by Brian Knutson, Stanford University
Friday, April 7
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Andrew Hargadon, UC Davis
Wednesday, April 12
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 330
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


FINANCE SEMINAR
Clemens Sialm, University of Michigan
Thursday, April 13
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Cheit Hall 220
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
Succession Rules and Leadership Rents by Stergios Skaperdas, UC Irvine
Thursday, April 13
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.


JOINT ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT/FINANCE SEMINAR
Martin Weitzman, Harvard University
Monday, April 17
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Room TBA
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
The Limits of Equality: Insights from the Israeli Kibbutz by Ran Abramitzky, Stanford
Thursday, April 20
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR SERIES
Jordan Holzman, Haas School of Business
Friday, April 21
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


Alumni Events


SAN FRANCISCO BREA/HAAS ALUMNI
First Annual Investment Outlook: Debate between Ken Rosen and Peter Linneman, "Real Estate Market: Boom or Bust?"
Tuesday, March 21
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Colonial Room, Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco
A debate between the nation’s two most prominent real estate economists, Ken Rosen and Peter Linneman. Evening includes a cocktail reception and debate. Sponsored by Berkeley Real Estate Alumni Association, Wharton/Penn Real Estate Group of Northern California and San Francisco Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network.
For more information, contact Eric Cress at eric@pacbayinv.com.


EAST BAY ALUMNI
Career Transition Series: Finding Your Right Path Forward
Tuesday, March 28
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
S489, Haas School of Business
The East Bay Alumni Chapter invites all alumni to the Career Transition Series: Finding Your Right Path Forward. The speaker Ron Elsdon, Ph.D. is the founder of Elsdon Organizational Renewal and New Beginnings Career and College Guidance. Elsdon specializes in the career and workforce development fields, providing individual coaching and career counseling, organizational consulting, public speaking, publishing and lecturing. The cornerstone of career fulfillment is clarity about what is important and meaningful and then translating that into action. In this session we will explore various approaches to building clarity about future paths drawing on past experience to inform present and future decisions.
To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=105854. Space is limited, so register soon.
For more information, contact Jason Chang at jasonchang@mba.berkeley.edu or 510-264-4136.


NEW ENGLAND ALUMNI
Cross-Business School Happy Hour
Tuesday, April 4
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Julien Bar and Lounge, Langham Hotel, 250 Franklin Street, Boston
Join alums from Wharton, Sloan (MIT), INSEAD, IMD, Stanford, Stern, (NYU), Tuck (Dartmouth), SOM (Yale), London Business School, Johnson (Cornell), Fuqua (Duke), Harvard, and Columbia for the monthly Cross-Business School Happy Hour. It is a great way to meet and mingle with alums from Haas and other business schools.
For more information, contact Karen O'Brien at karen_obrien@usa.net.


BAY AREA ALUMNI
Eighth Annual Haas Nonprofit and Public Management Student-Alumni Leadership Dinner
Tuesday, April 11
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Save the date for the Eighth Annual Haas Nonprofit and Public Management Student-Alumni Leadership Dinner. This event connects students, alumni and community leaders. The keynote speaker will be James E. Canales, President and CEO, The James Irvine Foundation. Hosted by the Nonprofit and Public Management Program in conjunction with Net Impact and the Alumni Relations Office at the Haas School of Business. More details to come soon.
For more information, please contact Nora Silver at silver@haas.berkeley.edu or Simona Chin at sichin@haas.berkeley.edu.


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