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Haas NewsWire, April 9, 2001

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Cisco and the Internet: the Second Annual E-Business Case Competition
Submit Your Suggestions for the First Annual Haas Staff Award
The Future of Digital Music
Ninth Annual Youth Venture Capital Competition at Haas
Distinguished Faculty and Alumni Discuss Global Issues
UC Berkeley Symposium in Tokyo: Technology and Entrepreneurship
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Predicting the future of high-tech companies may be tricky business, but UC Berkeley students are up to the task. Next Monday, April 16, five teams of UC Berkeley undergraduate students will make their best case for the future of Cisco Systems' use of the Internet at the E-Business Case Competition. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium.

Cisco Systems and Deloitte Consulting created this case to give students an opportunity to recommend solutions to Cisco for using the Internet to help its channel partners focus on their core-competencies and create a competitive advantage. In addition to the judges from Cisco, Deloitte Consulting, and the Haas School, the audience will vote for the winning team out of the 5 finalists. Over $2,500 in cash awards will be given to the finalists. The Haas School of Business, Cisco Systems, Deloitte Consulting, and the Schlinger Family Foundation sponsor the event.

The final teams were chosen from more than 20 submissions to the undergraduate program office. Each team is composed of UC Berkeley students from any field of study and must include at least one non-Haas major. The finalists teams are:



The competition and the reception that follows offer an opportunity to meet representatives from Cisco Systems and Deloitte Consulting. The entire UC Berkeley community is welcome to attend the final presentation night. A Palm Pilot will be raffled off at the end of the event.

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Inaugurated by Dean Laura Tyson to recognize the tremendous contribution of the staff at the Haas School, the 2000-2001 Outstanding Staff Awards will be presented at the End of the Year Party on May 4, 2001. Members of the Haas community are invited make nominations. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, April 25, 2001.

The guidelines for nomination are:



The guidelines for the award and the form for submission are available at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/news/outstandingstaff.html.

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The Management of Technology Program is joining Boalt Hall for a roundtable discussion on "Digital Music and Copyright Issues" on Wednesday, April 18, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium.

"This year's Digital Music Conference is taking place in a different landscape for both Napster and peer services than last year's conference," says Drew Isaacs, executive director of MOT. "Although the 'shutting down' of Napster has had limited effect on the swapping of free music files on the Internet, it has brought to universal awareness the complex business and legal environment for digital music publishing and distribution. This is the core issue to be examined at this year's event."

The event is free and open to the UC Berkeley community. The panel includes Robin Gross, Electronic Frontier Foundation; Gerd Leonhard, Licensemusic.com; Milt Olin, Napster; Barry Simmons, Simons and Stern; John Simson, Recording Industry Association of America; Carol Smith, Listen.com; and Peter Menell, executive director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, as the moderator.

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The Haas School's extremely successful youth outreach program, Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH), is holding its ninth annual Venture Capital Competition on Saturday, April 28, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Wells Fargo Room. This competition brings students from local middle and high schools to Haas to present their business plans to a volunteer "venture capital" board.

YEAH allocates over $10,000 to top performers for business startup or educational costs through this competition. The competition offers participating youth a chance to demonstrate their new skills, pitch their business ideas to a panel, and compete for grants of up to $500 for business startup or college costs.

YEAH is an academic preparation program for educationally disadvantaged middle and high school students who express an interest in business. With the support of 40 MBA volunteer mentor/business coaches, YEAH teaches teens how to develop their business ideas, draft business plans, and turn their ideas into entrepreneurial opportunities. The program also introduces youth to the stock market, the global economy, and teaches them how to improve test taking and study skills that are critical to admission to the UC system.

Due to increased public and private funding, the YEAH Program has tripled in size to reach more than 170 youth from middle schools and high schools in the Oakland, Berkeley, Emery, and West Contra Costa Unified School Districts this year. For more information on YEAH, visit www.haas.berkeley.edu/yeah.

The organizers are still looking for a few more volunteer panelists. Please contact Ajuah Helton at 510-643-0923 for more information.

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The annual Faculty Alumni Colloquium on May 5 features Haas faculty and alumni discussing current economic issues and global management trends in the new economy.

Keynote speaker Patricia C. Dunn, BA 75, will speak on "Investment Management in an Era of Individual Retirement Planning." Dunn is global chief executive of Barclay's Global Investors and chairman of the firm's Global Management Committee. Dunn is also a member of the Haas School of Business Dean's Advisory Board.

There will be two faculty panel sessions, each with two concurrent panels. The morning session offers "Does the New Economy Need a New Anti-Trust" by Michael Katz and "The National and Bay Area Economic and Real Estate Outlook" by Ken Rosen. During the afternoon session, Severin Borenstein will speak on "The California Electricity Crisis: Are Policymakers Learning the Right Lessons?" and Homi Bahrami will discuss "Managing the Knowledge Worker."

Dunn joins a distinguished list of prior keynoters for the Colloquium, a day-long event that enables alumni to come back to campus and interact with current faculty. Past speakers include Alex Mandl, MBA 69, chairman and CEO of Teligent; Roger Siboni, BS 76, president & CEO, E.piphany; Arun Sarin, MBA 78, then CEO of InfoSpace; Laura D'Andrea Tyson (before she became the Haas School's dean); and M. Anthony Burns, MBA 65, chairman, president, and CEO of Ryder Systems.

Please visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/colloquium for online registration options and fees.

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Several hundred alumni, scholars, and corporate executives from Japan and throughout Asia will hear a distinguished list of speakers and panelists address technology, venture capital, marketing, and cross-cultural relationships in the 21 century at the UC Berkeley symposium in Tokyo from May 31 to June 2.

On Friday, June 1, the symposium is open to the public. Confirmed keynote speakers included Dr. Keiji Tachikawa, president & CEO, NTT DoCoMo; Masayasu Kitagawa, governor of Mie Prefecture; and Dr. Hisashi Kaneko, counselor and former president, NEC Corporation. Haas School Dean Laura D'Andrea Tyson and College of Engineering Dean A. Richard Newton will also address the audience. Faculty members Jerry Engel and Andrew Isaacs will lead panel discussions on entrepreneurship and technology.

On Saturday, June 2, attendees will hear about "Cultural Challenges to Negotiating Business Transactions" from Glen Fukushima, president and CEO, Cadence Design Systems, Japan, and former president, The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. In this eye-opening session, Fukushima will share perspectives on different cultural approaches to business negotiations while focusing on the hidden dimensions of culture that can prevent a business relationship from succeeding.

The Saturday session will close with a sneak preview of a major documentary about the history and impact of International House at UC Berkeley, soon to be aired on PBS throughout the U.S. and in selected countries.

Following the symposium will be a two-day seminar: UC Berkeley Executive Education in Tokyo -- Technology and Entrepreneurship Management. This special program, offered for the first time in Japan, will share and examine UC Berkeley's most fundamental lessons on the creation of new technology ventures for the new century.

The Haas School of Business, along with UC Berkeley's College of Engineering and International House, are co-presenting the symposium. All Cal alumni and their associates who live or work in Asia, or who may be traveling in the area at that time, are invited to attend the symposium and post-symposium seminar.

For more information, contact the Haas School Alumni Office at 510-642-7790, e-mail alumni@haas.berkeley.edu, or visit the symposium website at http://www.ucb-symposium.com/.

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Dean Laura Tyson was mentioned in the Financial Times on April 9 in an article titled, "Inside Track Business Education."

The Haas School was mentioned on the MSN homepage on April 9 in an article titled, "MBAs are Sizzling." The article also quotes Haas alumnus John McCray-Goldsmith, MBA 97, on how his MBA helped him switch careers. Read the full text at http://encarta.msn.com/gradArticles/MBASizzle.asp.

Jennifer Chatman, the Harold Furst Professor of Management Philosophy and Values, was in the April 2001 issue of Working Mother magazine on managing diversity.

On April 5, David Teece, the Mitsubishi Bank Professor of International Business and Finance and the director of the Institute of Management, Innovation, and Organization was mentioned KGO Radio for his work on the Energy Manifesto.

Dean Tyson; Janet Yellen, the Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Professor of Business Administration; and Ken Rosen, the California State Professor of Real Estate and Urban Economics and chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, were quoted on April 5 in the Contra Costa Times. The article quoted all three professors on some of the comments they made at the economy panel that was held at Haas last week.

Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor in Public Policy and Business Administration and the director of the University of California Energy Institute, was in the media quite a bit in the past two weeks. He was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News in "Cheap, abundant coal eyed with new interest" on April 9. Read the full text at http://cgi.mercurycenter.com/premium/local/docs/coal09.htm. He was also quoted in the Mercury News on April 4 in the article, "Already a power giant, state may build plants." Read the text at http://cgi.mercurycenter.com/premium/local/docs/calpower04.htm. He was also quoted in the Mercury News on April 6 in the article "Electric-Rate Hikes, Blackout Threats Not Limited to California." Borenstein was also quoted in the Oregonian on April 6 in an article titled, "Development of Smart Appliances Gives Hope to Energy-Starved Norhtwest."

Borenstein's comments on the California energy crisis were heard on: KPFK Radio on March 26, KGO Radio on March 26, KNX Radio on March 27, NPR Marketplace on March 27, NPR KCRW "To the Point" on March 28, KPFA (Pacifica radio) "Flashpoint" on March 27, KGO Radio on April 5, KCBS Radio on April 5, KCBS Radio on April 6, and CNN on April 7.

Business 2.0 ran an article in its April 3 issue which mentions the student-run wine class at Haas. Read the full text at http://www.business2.com/content/insights/getalife/2001/03/26/28471.

Hal Varian, a professor in the Manufacturing and Information Technology Group and dean of the School of Information Management and Systems, was quoted in Information Week on April 2 in an article titled, "Radial Simplicity."

Chatman was in the February 2001 issue of the MBA Jungle in an article called, "The Take-Away: America's Best B-School Profs Share the One Thing They Hope their Students will Remember after Graduation."

Steve Schultz, MBA 01, was featured in the San Francisco Business Times on March 30 in an article titled, "MBAs' Appetite for Startups Waning."

Debi Fidler, Director of Financial Aid, was interviewed for BusinessWeek Online. http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/feb2001/bs20010227_539.htm

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