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UC Regents Confirm Rich Lyons as Haas School Dean

Richard Lyons

Richard K. Lyons was confirmed by the UC Regents as the 14th dean of the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau announced Friday, July 18.

The appointment was approved by the UC Regents Thursday, July 17, and is retroactive to July 1. Lyons was selected after an extensive national search.

Lyons, who holds a professorship at Haas and served as acting dean from 2004 to 2005, returned to the school from Goldman Sachs, New York, where he had served as chief learning officer since 2006. He succeeds Tom Campbell, who led the Haas School since 2002.

"Professor Lyons is a respected scholar and an excellent teacher and mentor," said George Breslauer, executive vice chancellor and provost at UC Berkeley. "We look forward to working with him in coming years."

As chief learning officer of Goldman Sachs, Lyons' main responsibility was directing a part of Goldman Sachs called Pine Street, the group charged with developing leadership among the firm's managing directors and partners. Goldman Sachs is known for attracting and developing leaders, many of whom have gone on to public service or to run other firms.

"I learned that you can't overestimate the importance of great people in building great firms. And that's the business we're in here at Haas," Lyons said. "I'm also fortunate to have experienced where the leadership 'puck' is going. Haas, with its broad-based strengths, is in an excellent position to skate toward it."

Lyons served as acting dean while Campbell took a sabbatical to be the California finance director under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Lyons then held the Sylvan Coleman Professorship in Finance at the Haas School and served as executive associate dean from 2005 to 2006, before joining Goldman Sachs. He now holds the S. K. and Angela Chan Chair in Global Management.

"Just imagine getting the opportunity to come home to your alma mater, in the same department no less, and serve in this way," said Lyons, who earned his undergraduate business degree with highest honors at the Haas School in 1982 and joined the Haas School faculty in 1993. "My wife, Jen, and I couldn't be more excited."

As dean, Lyons oversees the Haas School's efforts to expand its faculty to its largest size ever, enhance student services, continue curriculum improvements, build the endowment, and plan for a new building.

Lyons says he will continue to sharpen the school's strategic positioning, which he spearheaded as executive associate dean. As chief architect of the new strategy, Lyons built a strong consensus within the Haas School community and helped begin implementing new initiatives to make it a reality.

Among academic peers, Lyons is best known for his pioneering work in international finance and foreign exchange. His book, The Microstructure Approach to Exchange Rates, published by MIT Press in 2001, broke away from the tradition of analyzing exchange rates using a macroeconomic approach. Instead, Lyons focused on the economics of financial information and offered new insights on how puzzling exchange rate behavior can be explained.

"Rich's impeccable credentials as researcher and teacher, combined with his successful past track record as associate and interim dean, will serve him extremely well in taking Haas to the next level of business school excellence," said Jim Lincoln, outgoing associate dean for academic affairs and a member of the dean search committee.

Lyons was awarded the Haas School's Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching six times by his students in the Full-time MBA, Evening & Weekend MBA, and Master's in Financial Engineering programs. In 1998, he received UC Berkeley's highest teaching honor, the Distinguished Teaching Award.

Lyons earned his Ph.D. in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987. He is fluent in French and is a talented musician with several musical copyrights. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children.

$4.5 Million Endowment Creates Garwood Center for the Management of Technology and Innovation

The Haas School is creating a center focused on developing new management strategies and technologies to promote innovation in American companies and help firms maintain a competitive edge in the global marketplace.

The Garwood Center for the Management of Technology and Innovation is being created with a $4.5 million endowment from Haas School alumnus Ed Garwood, BS 31, and his wife, Elsie. More than two decades ago, the Garwoods created an annuity trust to support the center and made their first gift of $54,000 in 1984. Haas received the final donation of $4.2 million from the sale of Elsie Garwood's estate after she passed away on Oct. 10, 2007.

"The Garwoods did not have children, and Eddie and Elsie came to the belief that they wanted the entire remainder of their estate to go toward supporting the faculty and student efforts Eddie saw us engaged in," says David Teece, director of the Institute of Management, Innovation, and Organization (IMIO). "The efforts of the consortium on competitiveness led by myself and Haas Professor David Mowery caught his fancy. Needless to say, his gift aligns perfectly with the Haas School's renewed focus on innovation."

Garwood had a successful career as a commodity trader and as an investor. He closely monitored issues around competitiveness and the management of technology in the 1980s and 1990s. He was not interested in contributing to bricks and mortar, but rather in supporting research on the business enterprise and on innovation strategy and policy. Garwood was deeply interested in helping US firms maintain and augment their competiveness through the development and commercialization of new technology.

At Ed Garwood's request, the Garwood Center will be housed within IMIO, which is the successor of the Center for Research on Management, founded in 1961 to advance research in the then emerging field of "management science." Today, the institute encourages, promotes, and facilitates interdisciplinary research on matters of management, organization, policy, and technology, especially as it relates to the impact of technological change, intellectual property regimes, and competition on the economy and society.

Planning and development of the Garwood Center for the Management of Technology and Innovation will continue over the next 18 months, starting with the appointment of a director.

Lester Center Receives $1 Million Gift from W. Howard Lester

The Haas School's Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation recently received a $1 million donation from Williams-Sonoma Chairman and CEO W. Howard Lester to continue cultivating and promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in management at UC Berkeley.

The gift will support operations at the center, a broad array of experiential learning, extracurricular activities for students, and academic research and entrepreneurial curriculum development across UC Berkeley.

In 1991, Lester made a significant gift to the Haas School's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which subsequently was named after him. The center hosts monthly Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forums, sponsors three business competitions, created the Berkeley Business Incubator, and has supported the founding of numerous ventures by Haas students and alumni.

Lester has been a Haas School board member since 1994, and served as the board's chairman from 2005 to 2007. He received the Haas School's Business Leader of the Year award in 2003 for his outstanding contributions to the school and the retail industry. He spent the first two decades of his career in the software industry and developed Centurex Corp., which became one of the leading suppliers of software systems to America's banks in the 1970s.

While searching for a new venture, Lester discovered Williams-Sonoma, purchased the tiny cookware retail chain, and transformed it into the country's premier specialty retailer of home furnishings. Today, Williams-Sonoma brands include Pottery Barn and West Elm.

For more information on the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation visit http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu.

Haas Welcomes Undergraduate Class of 2010, Launches Career Conferences

The 342 students in the Haas School undergraduate class of 2010 began their studies this July with a new career conference launched as a result of an alumnus's gift.

The incoming class arrived on campus for orientation July 7 and later attended a business career conference on July 18. A business career conference for the senior class will be held Aug. 29. At each day-long event, students work with alumni, career center staff, and employers on networking and career-building activities and successful search strategies.

"This is a greater enhancement of current services focused on preparing Haas students, and the first comprehensive career program geared to a specific college or school at UC Berkeley," says Tom Devlin, director of the UC Berkeley Career Center, which developed the conference.

The conference was made possible by a gift from Mark DiPaola, BS 99. DiPaola, president of D3 Ventures and founder and former president of Vantage Media, is sharing insights from his career journey at each conference.

In addition to attending the new career conference, entering students engaged in team-building activities; learned about the many resources available to them at Haas, such as advising and student services; and enjoyed an ice cream social sponsored by Haas Alumni Relations.

The incoming class was selected from a field of 1,952 applicants. Approximately 65 percent are continuing UC Berkeley students and 35 percent are transfer students. The class is 55 percent male and 45 percent female.

"The undergraduate students are an essential part of a Haas community that values diversity," says Erika Walker, executive director of the Undergraduate Program. "Our students are well-oriented toward adding value in collaborative ways and we look forward to their making a difference both in and out of the classroom."

76% of Faculty Make "Club 6" List in Spring

More than three-quarters of Haas School faculty during the spring 2008 semester landed on the "Club 6" list, a measure of teaching excellence based on student evaluations.

A coveted Club 6 rating from student evaluations means that a faculty member has an average of 6 or higher on a 7-point scale.

Ninety-one Haas faculty -- or 76 percent of instructors during the spring 2008 semester -- scored a median rating of 6 on student teaching evaluations, Senior Assistant Dean for Instruction Jay Stowsky announced Friday. Thirty-seven faculty -- or 31 percent of the total spring instructors -- earned median scores of 7 in at least one course.

Seventeen faculty earned membership in Club 6 in two or more distinct courses in two or more degree programs during the spring semester.

Five professors deserved special mention for consistently high teaching scores for courses during in the past five years:

  • Suneel Udpa earned an average median score of 7 for 35 courses.
  • Holly Schroth racked up an average median rating of 7 for 29 classes.
  • Megan Busse scored an average median of 7 for 13 courses.
  • Teck Ho received an average median rating of 7 for 12 courses.
  • John Morgan had an average median of 7 for 10 courses.

Berkeley MBAs Wrap Up Consulting Projects on Five Continents

Berkeley MBA students returned last month from 15 countries on five continents, where they completed projects ranging from a feasibility study for a world-class secondary school in Cambodia to a marketing strategy for a China-based wireless service provider.

From May 24 to June 14, teams of first-year MBAs consulted overseas as part of the Haas School's International Business Development (IBD) course. Seventy-five students began the projects during the academic year, when they were divided into 20 teams, assigned clients seeking to resolve real-world challenges, and worked together on developing solutions before going abroad to complete the on-site segments of their work. The students' destinations included Ghana, Vietnam, Finland, Zambia, Brazil, and El Salvador.

Will Wright, Kevin Casey, and Tony Duynstee, all MBA 09, traveled to the Falkland Island archipelago to assess the financial sustainability of conservation efforts on the Grand and Steeple Jason islands, remote lands that serve as home to numerous species including colonies of rare rockhopper penguins and the world's largest colony of black-browed albatross. The team worked with the Wildlife Conservation Society to devise a plan to promote and encourage donations from tourists to maintain the islands and support wildlife populations.

"Beyond being able to see a part of the world that I've never visited and obtaining invaluable experience with my classmates, the IBD program gave me a greater perspective on an intense school year and how it has helped me become a more effective problem-solver," says Wright, who also will earn a master's degree in public health in 2009.

After returning to the United States, Wright accepted a summer position with global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co., where he is applying the skills and experience acquired through the IBD program and learning new methods to solve challenges he identified during his Falkland Islands trip. "There is no better way to experience consulting, team dynamics, and international business drivers than to eat, sleep, and breathe them for three weeks," he says.

The IBD program is operated by the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy. The program, taught by Clausen Center Executive Director Sebastian Teunissen, has assigned teams of MBA consultants to projects for 18 years. For more information visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/HaasGlobal/IBDindex.htm. To read a blog about the IBD students' experiences, visit http://ibdclass.blogspot.com/.

Haas Business School Boot Camp Attracts Diverse Group of Undergraduates

Georgetown student Laura Chalfin was studying psychology last year when she applied to the Haas School's Business for Arts, Sciences, and Engineering (BASE) program. Since applying, Chalfin has changed her major to economics and now hopes the classes that she is taking through BASE will help her decide her path after college.

"I'm leaning toward business school or pursuing a Ph.D. in economics, but I still don't know. Hopefully BASE will clear that up for me," explains Chalfin, who will be a junior next year.

Chalfin is one of nearly 50 students from around the country who began the six-week BASE summer program at the Haas School on July 7. The BASE class of 2008 includes students from wide range of universities, including Princeton, Bowdoin, the University of Michigan, and the University of the South in Tennessee. Their majors range from film studies and religion to biology and physics.

The summer "boot camp" for non-business majors also attracted two international students -- from China and Canada -- this year.

BASE, now in its 11th year, is one of the few collegiate programs in which non-business school students can take business courses and earn academic credit. Students are taking introductory courses in organizational behavior, marketing, accounting. The program also includes a field trip to Google, workshops on negotiations and interviewing, and an all-day business simulation exercise.

BASE is proving to be more demanding that Chalfin expected, she acknowledges. "But I definitely think it will be worth it," Chalfin adds. "The professors are brilliant and have organized amazing classes. And I'm surrounded by almost 50 other students who are highly motivated, come from great schools, and are here to learn more about the business world, like I am."

The BASE Program will begin accepting applications for its 2009 class starting on Nov. 1. For more information, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/Undergrad/BASE/.

Berkeley MBA Graduate to Study Energy in Sweden on Fulbright

Katie Lindgren, MBA 08, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to spend ten months in Sweden exploring the innovations that have made the country a global leader in sustainable energy development.

Lund University's Environmental and Energy Systems Studies department will host Lindgren in southern Sweden as she studies best practices in Sweden's sustainable energy industry. The grant covers travel expenses and a monthly stipend. Lindgren leaves for Sweden at the end of August.

"Sweden is a small country, and it has a wholesale energy market while also interacting with the Nordic Electricity Exchange and the European Union," Lindgren says. "It's a very interesting case study for the state of California on what it means to be an effective collaborator."

Lindgren, a former Microsoft employee, came to Haas to gain the skills she needed for a career switch from high tech to energy. Upon her return, Lindgren plans to pursue a career in global sustainable energy development and will join Pacific Gas & Electric's MBA leadership program.

Although language study is not a requirement of the Fulbright program, Lindgren plans to study Swedish during her visit. She is also excited to reconnect with her Swedish heritage.

Lindgren is one of only a handful of MBA graduates in recent memory who have applied for and received a Fulbright grant. The Fulbright Program, founded in 1946 through the US Department of State, is the government's flagship international educational exchange program.

Research Spotlight: Prof. Morgan Finds Monetary Policy is no Game of Following the Leader

John Morgan

Before becoming chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke said it was a "top priority" to "maintain continuity" with Alan Greenspan's leadership. However, in a new study, Haas Professor John Morgan questions the power structure of the Federal Reserve and determines that a single, powerful leader may not be the wisest way to create sound economic policy.

In a paper titled "Do Monetary Policy Committees Need Leaders? A report on an Experiment," Morgan and coauthor Alan Blinder of Princeton University examine whether designated leaders of monetary policy committees make a difference. Their collaboration resulted in a surprising finding: "Groups without such leaders do as well as or better than groups with well-defined leaders" when making monetary policy decisions, Morgan and Blinder conclude in their article, which was recently published in the American Economic Review.

The topic first arose during a Princeton cocktail party ten years ago. Morgan, who holds the Gary and Sherron Kalbach Chair in Business Administration and is a member of the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group, and Blinder were talking and wanted to know if the Federal Reserve's "will of the maestro" approach is the right way to determine monetary policy. "Our results indicate a loosely led group may be the right strategy," Morgan says.

Morgan used the Xlab, an experimental social science laboratory at Haas, to conduct a four-month experiment to reach those results. Morgan, founding director of the Xlab, recruited 200 undergraduate students who had taken at least one macroeconomics course. First he studied committee size. Students were assigned to groups of four or eight, then given macroeconomic equations for inflation and unemployment, both resembling the US economy. Their job: pretend to be real-world central bankers and control the nominal interest rate. "The situation becomes very real when subjects are put in charge of monetary policy decisions," says Morgan.

The experiment then introduced a realistic "shock" to aggregate demand. Morgan studied how quickly the groups hit inflation and unemployment targets by raising or lowering the nominal interest rate. Raising the rate lowers inflation and raises unemployment; lowering the rate does the reverse. The larger groups barely outperformed the smaller groups. The lab scored the quality of each student's performance and the person with the highest score became the designated leader of the group.

In subsequent experiments, Morgan and Blinder found individual leaders worked just as fast as a group and more accurately. However, the group emerged stronger in terms of overall performance and skill. The paper explains, "While the leader may be the best player, he or she seems incapable of improving the performance of the group." Morgan adds, "There's a sort of magic to the group and it made better decisions systematically than the lone wolf decision maker model many Feds used for years."

The paper raises questions about the "strong leader" model of the Federal Reserve and its formal chairman. Morgan contemplates whether organic, more collegial leadership may be more effective. "Maybe the Senate's line of questioning for Bernanke and future chairmen shouldn't be so much about the intellective criteria but other criteria that facilitate group interaction," Morgan says. "Our results suggest that the European bank model of seeking compromise and consensus can, in fact, be highly performing."

Faculty News

Prof. John Quigley Takes Reins at Goldman School of Public Policy

Haas School Professor John Quigley was appointed interim dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy on July 1.

Quigley holds the I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professorship in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy at the Haas School. He is also the Chancellor's Professor of Economics in the Economics Department and a professor of public policy in the Goldman School.

As the Goldman School's interim dean, Quigley succeeds Michael Nacht, who served as dean of the school since 1998 before recently stepping down.

Quigley is a specialist in urban economics and the integration of real estate, mortgage, and financial markets. He serves as director of the Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban Policy.

Quigley still will teach his Housing and the Urban Economy course (MBA 286) and will co-teach a Ph.D. research seminar in real estate with Haas School Professor Nancy Wallace at the Haas School in the fall.

Prof. Ganesh Iyer named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Haas Marketing Professor Ganesh Iyer has been named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for a term that will run through the end of the 2009-2010 academic year.

Iyer succeeds Jim Lincoln in the associate dean position. Iyer is the Edgar F. Kaiser Professor of Business Administration in the Haas Marketing Group. He has been a faculty member at Haas since 2000. Iyer earned a bachelor of engineering and master's degree in engineering from the University of Bombay and earned a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Toronto.

Staff News

Kara Hayman Promoted to New Role in Full-Time MBA Program

Kara Hayman has been promoted to the new role of assistant director of admissions for the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program after serving as an admissions advisor since 2006.

As an admissions advisor, Hayman played a key role in advising prospective students and also won a Spot Award for excellence in recognition of her innovative re-design of one of the department's key yield materials.

"Kara has been a tremendous asset to our admissions team, and we are thrilled that she will be taking on greater responsibility as part of the Admissions Committee," said Stephanie Fujii, senior associate director of admissions of the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program.

Haas Says Farewell to Kurt Sarrica

Kurt Sarrica, affectionately known by some at the Haas School as "Kurt the Copy Guy," will officially retire on July 31 after 28 years at UC Berkeley, including 14 years at Haas.

For nearly 15 years, Sarrica worked for Campus Copy at its main and satellite offices, including ten years in LeConte Hall with the physics department. But it was the one year that he spent in Barrows Hall that led Sarrica to Haas. Although the drop-in copy center in Barrows was open to every department in the building, Sarrica primarily served Haas. So, when the school moved from Barrows to its current home in 1995, Kurt came too. Over the few months that the move took place, Sarrica personally ran copy orders between buildings.

"Kurt has been worth his weight in gold and has been a rock," said longtime supervisor Diana Burke, who worked closely with Sarrica for more than 13 years before her retirement in May. "He takes initiative and really runs his own part of the unit and does a really good job of it. He's been incredible."

Over the last three decades, Sarrica observes, "the amazing thing is not so much what's changed, but what hasn't changed." Copy jobs for course materials remain in high demand, as many students still prefer reading from paper rather than a computer screen. A gradual reduction in other types of print and copy jobs coupled with the school's steady growth has kept volume relatively stable since 1995. This makes Sarrica all the more proud of Haas' recent switch to 100% recycled paper.

In the future, Sarrica looks forward to exploring more creative outlets, particularly his longtime interests in producing graphic novels and composing music. He says he also will take time to reflect on all he can accomplish with the valuable life experiences he has gained over the last 28 years.

"While I was working at the Physics Department in LeConte Hall, I had the good fortune to meet two Nobel Laureates, Owen Chamberlin and Charles Townes. Since I have a keen interest in physics, this was a great thrill," Sarrica said. "But for the most part, I was squirreled away in the basement cranking out copies alone at night. Switching over to the Haas School really forced me to come out of my shell, and I have met a lot of wonderful and interesting people, including another Nobel Laureate, John Harsanyi."

Sarrica added, "Working with such great people was probably the best part about my time here at Haas."

Gary Peete Retires from Long Library

Gary Peete, head of reference services at the Haas School's Thomas J. Long Business & Economics Library, retired June 27 after 34 years with the University of California and 15 years at Haas.

Peete began his UC career at the Santa Barbara campus. From 1974 to 1987, he was an instructor in the Political Science Department and taught legal and tax research. He also taught a course on government documents for the Library and Information School at the University of Southern California, where he earned a BA and MA in history and an MS in library and information science. He also served as assistant department head in the Government Publications Department.

Peete came to Berkeley in 1987 and has been a frequent guest lecturer in the School of Information Management Systems. He also offers public workshops on such topics as legal research, genealogy, government information policy, and electronic information access issues. In the early 1990s, Peete helped design and establish a local area network of CD-ROM-based information within the UC Berkeley library system.

Peete came to the Haas School in 1993. While he officially worked for the library, he says he very much enjoyed working with the Haas faculty and staff.

"Peete has been a superb reference librarian with a vast knowledge of print and digital information resources. Haas faculty, students, and alumni received the 'best service there is' from Gary," said Milt Ternberg, head of the Long Library and Peete's supervisor. "He will also be remembered for teaching thousands of Haas students how to use and evaluate business information tools. He provided them with skills they could use for the rest of their lives."

Peete and his wife are retiring simultaneously so they may travel and relax together.

Halina Avery Joins Haas Development Office as Associate Director

Halina Avery joined Haas Development's Corporate and Foundation Relations unit as associate director on July 14.

Avery has a decade of experience working with family foundations, and recently helped form a young donors committee for Les Arts Decoratifs, the preeminent museum of design and decorative arts in Paris. She also enjoyed a previous career working nationally as a professional opera singer. Avery holds an MBA from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business, a master of music in Opera from Yale University's School of Music, and a bachelor of music in voice from the University of Texas.

Avery enjoys learning about the history of design and decorative arts, loves any day that does not have snow in the forecast, and has been accused of being a "cat person" now that she dotes on her two newly adopted cats.

Email: avery@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 510-643-4869
Office: Alumni Relations and Development - 2001 Addison Street

CED Hires Kyle Bashaw as Web Editor

Kyle Bashaw joined the Center for Executive Development on June 2 as Web editor.
Bashaw worked for two years as an editorial assistant for the Online Marketing Team in the Haas School's Marketing & Communications Department, while earning his degree at UC Berkeley. He previously worked on Web projects for an independent contractor.

Bashaw earned his bachelor's degree in linguistics in May. His outside interests include playing any instrument he can get his hands on (including household objects), attending as many concerts as possible for bands with really long names, and pretending to be a linguist at parties.

Email: kbashaw@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 642-0114
Office: S-460

Raymond Landin joins CED as Program Manager

Raymond Landin joined the Center for Executive Development on May 27 as program manager.

Landin recently graduated from Berkeley with a BA in history and Spanish language and literature. He attended Universidad de Alcala in Spain as part of the Education Abroad Program. He was also a conference clerk at the Foothill and Stern Student Dormitory.

Landin's outside interests include sports and the environment, and he loves Stevie Wonder.

Email: rlanding@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 643-0483
Office: S460

Haas in the News - As of 7/21/08

Several articles reported on former Dean Tom Campbell considering a run at the governorship:

+ Wall Street Journal, July 19, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121642764465066981.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

+ July 10, Daily Californian, http://www.dailycal.org/article/102058/former_haas_dean_may_make_gubernatorial_bid

+ July 9, CBS, http://cbs5.com/local/tom.campbell.governor.2.767057.html

+ July 9, San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/07/09/BAO211LPB7.DTL&type=politics

+ July 8, Mercury News, http://www.mercurynews.com/politics/ci_9815135?nclick_check=1

+ July 8, Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/1068194.html

+ July 7, CBS News, http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/07/10/politics/uwire/main4250158.shtml

The confirmation of Rich Lyons' appointment as the school's new dean on July 18 was picked up by the following news media outlets:

+ The Berkeleyan:

+ Bloomberg:

+ BusinessWeek Blog:

+ Contra Costa Times

+ Daily Californian

+ The Earth Times:

+ The Euro Investor:

+ Financial Times of London

+ The Houston Chronicle:

+ Marketwatch:

+ Reuters:

+ San Francisco Business Journal:

+ San Francisco Chronicle:

+ StreetInsider:

Tom Davidoff, an assistant professor in the Haas Real Estate Group, was quoted on foreclosure activity in a July 18 ABC News story titled "Group in Antioch helped put people in touch with Washington Mutual reps to help mortgages."

Abby Scott, director of MBA Career Services, was featured in a Q&A in BusinessWeek Online, titled Berkeley-Haas Careers Q&A, on Thursday, July 17.
http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/ (subscription required)

Jim Wilcox, a professor in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group and
Haas Finance Group, was interviewed on the failure of IndyMac Bank and mortgage losses in a July 17 KQED Forum program titled "Bank Solvency."

Dwight Jaffee, the Willis Booth Professor of Banking, Finance, and Real Estate, and Ashok Bardon, a senior research associate at the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, were quoted on foreign ownership of US Treasuries in a July 17 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "Concern grows over a fiscal crisis for U.S."

Jo-Ellen Pozner, an assistant professor in the Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group, was quoted on her research on how businesses behave emotionally in a July 17 San Francisco Business Times article titled "Cal Study: Human social behavior influences corporate witch hunts."

Wilcox was quoted on the tech industry and the recession in a July 17 BusinessWeek article titled "Recession-Proof Jobs."

Catherine Wolfram, an associate professor in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group, was featured for her study about MBA mothers in two articles:

+ Xin Hua Net, July 16, http://big5.xinhuanet.com/gate/big5/news.xinhuanet.com/world/2008-07/16/content_8553930.htm

+ Reuters, July 15, http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSN1435286220080715?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt

Laura Kray, associate professor of management philosophy and values, was quoted on her research with Professor Connson Locke about flirtatious sellers in a July 15 MSNBC News column titled "Flirts hurt, risky hires, b-school stories."

Davidoff was quoted on minimizing mortgage debt in a July 14 Orlando Sentinel article titled "Steppingstone to wealth: Minimize mortgage debt?"

Davidoff was quoted on the possibilities of bank failure in a July 14 ABC 7 News story titled "IndyBank CEO says Bank will remain open and functional."

Davidoff was quoted on the Housing Rescue Bill in a July 14 ABC 7 News story titled "Foreclosure help could be coming with Housing Rescue Bill."

An excerpt of an upcoming book by Kellie A. McElhaney, an adjunct assistant professor and executive director of the Center for Responsible Business, was published in a July 14 Irish Times article titled "Responsible Business Sense."

Pete Johnson, executive director of MBA Admissions, was quoted on the penalties MBA programs would apply if students were caught using Scoretop in a July 13 BusinessWeek article titled "MBA Schools on Scoretop Penalties."

Davidoff was interviewed about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by several media outlets:

+ San Jose Mercury News, July 12, "How Freddie, Fannie trouble affects you"

+ ABC 7 News, July 11, "Paulson: No Bail Out for Mortgage Giants"

+KQED Forum, July 11, http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R807110900

Debi Fidler, director of financial aid, was quoted about the Markowski-Leach Scholarship, which identifies students who show promise of becoming positive role models for other LGBT people, in a July 8 Rediff News article titled "Study Abroad: There could be a Scholarship for You!"

John Morgan, a professor in the Business and Public Policy Group, was featured for his study on whether designated leaders of monetary policy committees make a difference in a July 7 YubaNet article titled "Study Suggests Role of Chief Economist May Be Inflated."

David Robinson, a senior lecturer, answered questions in the workplace in a series of advice columns in the San Francisco Chronicle:

+ July 13, "Negotiating time off a new job, "http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2008/07/13/JOBSrobinson.DTL

+ July 6, "Breaking your Transfer to the Boss," http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2008/07/06/JOBSrobinson.DTL

+ June 29, "Buried in Business Cards," http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2008/06/29/JOBSrobinson.DTL

Johnson was quoted on using the MBA to transition back to a career in civilian life from involvement in the military, in a July 7 Financial Times article titled "From Barracks Back to Blackboard."

Paul Tiffany, a senior lecturer, was quoted on family involvement in family-owned enterprises in a July 4 San Francisco Business Times article titled "Passing the Baton." http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2008/07/07/focus1.html?b=1215403200%5E1664423

Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, was quoted on oil prices in several stories:

+ July 7, Market Watch,

+ July 3, Newport Daily Express, "Oil May Hug $130-$140 Range," http://www.newportvermontdailyexpress.com/content/view/87255/91/ (requires subscription)

+ June 23, NPR, "Soaring Oil Prices Put Focus on Speculators," http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91819074

+ June 13, ABC 7 News, http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/politics&id=6205222

Jerry Engel, executive director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, was quoted on the distinctions between global and local business plan contests in a June 30 Financial Times article titled "To the Winner a Chance of Stardom."

Davidoff was mentioned as a panelist in a Commonwealth Club forum on real estate by a June 29 article in the San Francisco Chronicle titled "Bay Area real estate: Buy, sell or wait."

Nancy Wallace, chairwoman of the Haas Real Estate Group, was quoted on Countrywide's practices in a June 26 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "State Attorney General Sues Countrywide."

A July 25 Daily Californian article titled "Dean of Haas School of Business to Step Down" reported on Campbell stepping down from his position as the 13th dean of Haas July 1 and Richard Lyons succeeding him as the new dean. http://www.dailycal.org/article/101984/dean_of_haas_school_of_business_to_step_down

Borenstein's research on the general economic problems of solar power was featured in several articles:

+ June 23, FrontPage Magazine, "Environmental Foolishness has made Nuclear Energy Radioactive," http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=7CB5042E-316B-47CF-AEED-732382FD7948

+ June 23, FreeRepublic.com, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2035342/posts

+ June 19, ABC 7 News, http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/politics&id=6216474

+ June 18, ABC 7 News, http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/politics&id=6214406

+ June 18, Heritage, http://www.heritage.org/Research/EnergyandEnvironment/wm1961.cfm

+ June 11, ABC News, http://abcnews.go.com/Business/PainAtThePump/story?id=5040887&page=1

Pozner was interviewed on the KPFA Radio June 23 morning show on the sub-prime mortgage crisis and the recent indictment of the Bear Stearns fund managers.

Campbell and Teck-Hua Ho, a professor in the Haas Marketing Group, were featured on connecting Asia's top business minds and Haas in a June 21 South China Morning Post article titled "Executives learn from link with Berkeley."
http://www.scmp.com (registration required)

Pete Bucklin, a professor emeritus, was quoted on the opening of a local supermarket using local produce and challenging big chains in a June 18 Half Moon Bay Review article titled "New Leaf opens doors."

Borenstein was interviewed on why he opposes President Bush's proposal to drill from offshore petroleum reserves in a June 18 CBS News interview titled "Expert Opposes Offshore Drilling."

Campbell was featured in a June 18 article titled "Former US Congressman takes visiting appointment at Chapman Law" in the National Law Journal.

Linda Kreitzman, executive director of the Masters in Financial Engineering Program, was quoted on her role in developing a strong relationship with the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the city-state's de facto central bank, in a June 16 Financial Times article titled "Singapore: Global links help talent pool flourish."

Terrence Odean, associate professor of finance, was featured in a June 12 Stockhouse article titled "Finance prof says investors are their own worst enemies."

Happening at Haas


Presentation by Professor Patrick Barwise, London Business School
Monday, July 21
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
London Business School, Park Road, NW1 4 SA, London
RSVP: http://forms.london.edu/form.asp?id=9760. Please return the reservation form to alumnievents@london.edu

Welcome Reception for New Admits and Recent Grads
Tuesday, July 22
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Ra Sushi Bar, 411 South Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ
RSVP: Theda Nunn, theda.nunn@earthlink.net

Presenter: Lane Ringlee, Principal, Towers Perrin, HR Services, San Francisco
Wednesday, July 23
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room C-420, Haas School of Business
Registration: http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=162907

Happy Hour at Javier's
Wednesday, July 23
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Javier's - Crystal Cove, 7832 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA
RSVP: Annie Schwab, annieschwab@yahoo.com, 949-439-2652

Supper Club with Alumni from Technology, Media and Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, July 23
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Stout NYC, 133 W 33rd Street, New York, NY
RSVP: Chris Phenner, chris.phenner@thumbplay.com
Cost: Approximately $40

Welcome Reception for New Admits and Recent Grads
Thursday, July 24
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Yarrow Bay Café, 1270 Carillon Point, Kirkland WA
RSVP: Andrea Sturzu, asturzu@alumni.haas.org

Welcome Reception for New Admits and Recent Grads
Thursday, July 24
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Israelit at the Namal, Tel Aviv
RSVP: Hagit Katz, hagitkatz@hotmail.com, 052-330-3037

Welcome Reception for New Admits and Recent Grads
Saturday, July 26
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Home of alumna Debra Eagle, 1317 Felder Road, Sonoma, CA
RSVP: Christina Hollingsworth, chollingsworth@pbllp.com

Berkeley-Columbia Monthly Silicon Valley Happy Hour
Thursday, July 31
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Nola's Restaurant & Bar, 535 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA

Welcome Reception for New Admits and Recent Grads
Friday, August 1
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Barista Café, Galleria Mall, Sushant Lok, Gurgaon, New Delhi
RSVP: Rahul Chandra, rahul@helionvc.com

Welcome Reception for New Admits and Recent Grads
Friday, August 1
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Leela Palace Library at the Leela Palace Hotel; 23, Airport Road, Bangalore
RSVP: Girish Venkatachaliah, girishv@us.ibm.com

Summer Picnic and Welcome Party for New Admits and Recent Grads
Saturday, August 2
noon to 3:00 p.m.
Rengstorff Park, 201 South Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View, CA
Registration: http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?binid=1&bevaID=160597

Welcome Reception for New Admits and Recent Grads
Tuesday, August 5
Time and place TBD
RSVP: Diego Groiso, diego.groiso@gmail.com

Welcome Reception for New Admits and Recent Grads
Thursday, August 7
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Kobe Sushi Bistro; 6375 South Rainbow Blvd, Suite 102-104 (@ I-215), Las Vegas, NV
RSVP: Kathleen Forsyth, Kathleen.x.forsyth@ampf.com

Haas Venture Capital Alumni Dinner
Monday, August 11
Contact organizer for time and location
RSVP: Alex Ortiz, MBA 07, Sierra Ventures, alex@sierraventures.com, or Nader Ghaffari, MBA 07, NetService Ventures Group, nader@nsv.com.

Welcome Reception for New Admits and Recent Grads
Tuesday, August 12
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe, 534 E. Colfax Avenue (Colfax & Pearl Streets), Denver CO
RSVP: Johan Smet, johan.smet@alumni.haas.org

Berkeley-Columbia Monthly Silicon Valley Happy Hour
Thursday, August 14
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Market Bar, 1 Ferry Building, #36, San Francisco, CA
For more information, contact Frances Mendez Kloes at frances.mendez@gmail.com.

Welcome Party for New Admits and Recent Grads
Saturday, August 23
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Lake Temescal Regional Park, streamside picnic area, Oakland, CA
Registration: http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=158104

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