Haas NewsWire, May 4, 1999
Haas-Columbia Launch MBA Student Exchange
Laura Brehm Receives Campus Excellence Award
Meese Resigns From Haas Faculty
Don't Miss the Dean's End-Of-The-Year Party!
Haas MBAs Beat Faculty and Staff In Softball
Happening This Week
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HAAS-COLUMBIA LAUNCH MBA STUDENT EXCHANGE
The Haas School of Business and Columbia Business School in New York are launching a student exchange program starting this fall. Much like the international exchange programs, this domestic exchange will allow students of each school to benefit from the cultural and business climates of their exchange partner.
"Our students are being attracted to Columbia by its proximity to Wall Street and in one case to the media/entertainment aspects of NYC," said Andrew Shogan, associate dean of instruction at Haas. "Columbia's students come to Haas for its proximity to Silicon Valley's technology and entrepreneurship."
The students will be on exchange for the fall semester of their second year. The Haas School is sending its first three MBAs -- Jaime Alfaro, Pascal Hoffman, and David Porter -- to Columbia for one semester this fall in exchange for three students coming to Haas from Columbia.
The Haas School currently is not aware of any domestic exchange programs offered at other business schools across the country.
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LAURA BREHM RECEIVES CAMPUS EXCELLENCE AWARD
Laura Brehm, assistant dean for development & alumni relations, has received an award for Excellence in Management by the Berkeley Staff Assembly. Brehm was nominated by her staff for her efforts in fostering community on campus. Chancellor Berdahl will honor Brehm and other award winners at a special award ceremony on Thursday, May 13, 12:00 to 1:30 pm in the Lipman Room (8th Floor/Barrows Hall). If you are interested in joining members of the Alumni Relations / Development Office at this special award ceremony, please RSVP by Wednesday, May 5, to Tammy Turner at 642-4088 or email@example.com.
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MEESE RESIGNS FROM HAAS FACULTY
Richard Meese has decided to resign from the Haas School effective July 1, 1999, after serving 17 years on the faculty. In addition to his academic appointment in the Economic Analysis and Policy group, Meese held several key administrative positions at Haas, including those of undergraduate director and associate dean for faculty. "I will miss my talented colleagues at UCB," said Meese in a farewell message to faculty and senior staff. Meese will stay at Barclays Global Investors, where he has spent this past year of his sabbatical. "At BGI we will always be interested in your most talented students, so keep in touch."
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DON'T MISS THE DEAN'S END-OF-THE-YEAR PARTY
Dean Tyson invites all Haas faculty, students, and staff to the annual Haas End-of-the-Year Party this Friday, May 7, 4:30 - 6:30 pm in the Haas School Courtyard and BankAmerica Forum. Please join your colleagues and peers for complimentary beer, soda, and appetizers. The program will begin promptly at 4:30 pm.
The Dean will announce the winners of the:
- Cheit Awards for Excellence in Teaching (Undergraduate, MBA, Eve MBA, and Ph.D.)
- Haas School Outstanding GSI Awards (Undergraduate & MBA)
- Berkeley Campus Outstanding GSI Awards
- MBA Service Awards
- Hayase Award
- Miles Organizational Behavior Case Competition
- plus the results of the undergraduate Feed the Bear and the MBA Class of 1999 Giving 101% campaigns
No RSVP required. The event is organized by the Haas School Alumni Relations & Development Office.
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HAAS MBAS BEAT FACULTY AND STAFF IN SOFTBALL
The MBAs beat the faculty/staff team at softball on Friday evening with a final score of 11-8. Dean Tyson
, on a mad dash from development council and alumni board meetings to a black-tie UC Berkeley development function in San Francisco, started the game throwing the first ball for the faculty/staff team. Although in the end the team lost to the MBAs, general opinion called the event a winner for all, with some describing it as one of the best social events sponsored by Haas.
"We had a fantastic turn-out of players and spectators," said Dan Sullivan
, one of two umpires of the game. Special thanks go to Dan and Teresa Costantinidis
for serving as umpires, Nyassa Love
and Jennifer Berdahl
for organizing the faculty staff teams, to Sam Enoka
for organizing the MBA team, and to Diana Burke
for publicizing the event. The Haas NewsWire will keep you posted on future games and practices.
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HAPPENING THIS WEEK
- Wednesday, 5/5/99 5:00 pm. The last Berkeley Business Incubator Happy Hour of the year. Berkeley Business Incubator, under the Bancroft Hotel, next to Cafe Strada at the corner of College and Bancroft. As an informal start to the Berkeley Business Competition's celebration week, this may be the last time you can talk to some of the companies that have recently received funding and will be moving on. Provided: drinks, snacks, music, information about starting a business, fun, and tips on how to snag the spots that are being vacated. Sponsored by zipRealty.com, The Big Network, MarketHome, and anybody who brings some food or beverage.
- Friday 5/7/99 4:30 pm (awards ceremony) 5:15-6:30 pm, (Party), THE DEAN'S END-OF-THE-YEAR PARTY. In the Haas School Courtyard. Students, faculty and staff are invited. The winners of the Cheit Teaching Awards, GSI Awards, MBA Service Awards and Hayase Award will be presented along with the results of the Miles Organizational Behavior Case Competition, Feed the Bear Campaign, and MBA's Giving 101%. Complementary appetizers, beer, and soda will be served.
- Saturday 5/8/99 THE UC BERKELEY BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION. Students and alumni will be given the opportunity to develop ideas and test business plans. A panel of distinguished judges will determine the winning entry, with cash prizes totaling over $10,000. Judges include venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and faculty from the Haas School and UC Berkeley. This event is hosted by the Haas School of Business, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and MBA Entrepreneurs Association. For more information, please visit the web site, send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Melissa Daniels at 1-510-594-9316.
(Free and open to interested students and faculty)
- Monday 5/3/99 12:00 pm, OBIR SEMINAR (presented jointly with School of Public Health). 2305 Tolman Hall. "A Taxonomy of Health Networks and Systems: Bringing Order Out of Chaos" by Steve Shortell, School of Public Health, University of California. For more information, contact Lorraine Seiji at email@example.com.
- Thursday 4/29/99 4:00-6:00 pm, IDS270 INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS SEMINAR. C325, Cheit Hall. Speaker, Michael Littlechild, Former Director, UKOE. For more information, contact Anita Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thursday 5/6/99 4:15-5:450 pm, FINANCE SEMINAR. C110 Cheit Hall. "Topics in Finance," by Stephen Ross, MIT. For more information, contact June Wong at email@example.com or visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/finance.
- Friday 5/7/99 12:30-2:00 pm, ACCOUNTING SEMINAR. Room C337, Cheit Hall. "Continuing Value Determinants in Accounting Based Valuation Models," by Luis Palencia, UC Berkeley. For more information, contact Carol Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Friday 5/7/99 3:30-5:00 pm, MARKETING SEMINAR. Room C250, Cheit Hall. "Incompatibility and Exclusion by a Dominant Firm: The Evolution of Round-Trip Ticket Restrictions in the U.S. Airline Industry?" by Severin Borenstein, UC Berkeley. For more information, contact Gwen Cheeseburg at email@example.com.
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- Tuesday 5/4/99 TOKYO CHAPTER MONTHLY DINNER MEETING. Join your fellow alumni in Tokyo for an informal dinner and networking gathering. For location information, contact Mrs. Sachiko Furukawa at the UC Berkeley Asia Office phone: 03-5489-5761, fax: 03-5489-5762, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuesday 5/4/99 6:00 pm reception; 7:00 pm program, NEW YORK CHAPTER PRESENTS: H. LEE SCOTT, JR, VC & COO WAL-MART STORES, INC. The Harvard Club, 27 West 44th Street, New York. Special Guest Speaker: H. Lee Scott, Jr. vice chairman, chief operating officer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. H. Lee Scott, Jr. has played an integral role in the operations and merchandising that made this revolution possible. Cost: FREE for 94 to 98 graduates, $5 for other alumni, $20 guests. RSVP to Thierry d'Allant, MBA 87 at email@example.com, then call HBSC/NY at 1-212-947-RSVP.
- Wednesday 5/5/99 6:00-8:00 pm, NEW YORK CHAPTER RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH. Gather with fellow New York Haas alumni for an evening of intelligent conversation, light fun, and intense networking at a great (and affordable) New York location. For location information, please contact Thierry d'Allant, MBA 87, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Friday 5/7/99 7:00 pm, JAPAN ALUMNI CLUB 'FIRST FRIDAY' SOCIAL GATHERING. The Fungo in Shibuya, Tokyo. Join Cal alumni in Japan on the first Friday of every month for an informal and fun no-host social gathering. Just show up, RSVPs are not required. For more information, please contact Mrs. Sachiko Furukawa at the UC Berkeley Asia Office at email@example.com or 03-5489-5761, or Fax at 03-5489-5762.
- Friday 5/7/99 SWITZERLAND CHAPTER BAR OF THE MONTH. Socialize with Haas Alumni from around Europe at Switzerland's monthly gathering at the James Joyce Pub in Zurich. For more information, please contact Jennifer Pelz, BA 91, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sunday 5/9/99 11:00 am bike, 1:00 pm lunch, PORTLAND CHAPTER MOUNTAIN BIKING IN FOREST PARK. Forest Park is the largest city park in America, with lush trails. This is another no-fee event, a chance to stretch out our rain-bound muscles. All interested persons will meet at the Fat Tire Farm at 11am. Bikes may be rented from Fat Tire Farm if the participants do not have one. The group will meet at 1 pm at the McMenamins, 1716 NW 23rd, Portland, for lunch. For more information or to RSVP contact Devin Tau, BS 97, w 1-503-685-0712 or email@example.com.
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