Haas NewsWire


Haas NewsWire, May 4, 1999


CONTENTS
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 tturner@uclink4.berkeley.edu.

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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:


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

ON CAMPUS

Ph.D. SEMINARS
(Free and open to interested students and faculty)

ALUMNI EVENTS

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