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Jennifer Aaker and Santiago Oliveros Join the Haas Faculty

Jennifer Aaker, Santiago Oliveros

The Haas School is bolstering its faculty lineup this fall with the addition of Jennifer Aaker from Stanford University and Santiago Oliveros from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Aaker joins the Haas Marketing Group as a professor after teaching at Stanford for seven years and UCLA for four years prior to that. Aaker has a Ph.D. in marketing and a Ph.D. minor in psychology from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She also has strong ties to Berkeley and Haas: She is a Cal alumna, BA 89, who majored in psychology and the daughter of Marketing Professor Emeritus David Aaker.

"Attracting Stanford Marketing Professor Jennifer Aaker to Haas was a real recruiting coup for the Haas School this year," say James Lincoln, associate dean for academic affairs and the Warren E. and Carol Spieker Professor of Leadership. "Stanford, needless to say, is a formidable competitor, and we are delighted that Jennifer decided to shift her scholarly and teaching career to Haas and Berkeley. She's a terrific addition to our faculty."

Aaker will teach a new class in the spring for full-time MBA students called "Creativity and Innovation in Marketing," which will complement the school’s new initiatives on innovation. Her research focuses on culture and consumer behavior, the psychology of consumer-brand relationships, and the impact of emotions on decision-making.

"I’m thrilled to be here and am excited about the opportunities at Haas," Aaker says.

Santiago Oliveros, an assistant professor originally from Argentina, adds to the international breadth of the Haas faculty. Oliveros joins the Economics and Analysis Policy Group and is teaching a new course, "Game Theory for Negotiations," to undergraduates in the fall. In his course, he plans to make use of experiments and games to teach the most basic tools of game theory that allow the student to understand bargaining and negotiating. He will also teach a game theory course at the graduate level in the future.

Oliveros, a microeconomic theorist, uses game theory in all of his research. He studies voting practices, defensive strategies, and dirty political campaigns, with implications for political economies as well as businesses.

"We are delighted that Santiago Oliveros has joined one of the best groups of economists at any business school," says Professor Jonathan Leonard, chair of the Haas Economics and Analysis Policy Group and the George Quist Chair in Business Ethics. "His research on how decisions are made in groups shows the subtle but critical importance of the rules that govern decision-making and participation. This has direct implications for any business concerned with getting the right decisions made with the right information, while recognizing that a manager's time is scarce."

The total number of full-time equivalent faculty at the Haas School is now 73.

EPA and Wired Chiefs to Speak at Berkeley-Columbia MBA Speaker Series

Carol Browner, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine and author of the best seller The Long Tail, will speak at Haas as part of the Berkeley-Columbia MBA Speakers Series this fall.

Browner will present her views on energy policy for the twenty-first century on Friday, September 15, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Browner served as administrator of the EPA for eight years during the Clinton administration. She became known for building partnerships with business leaders, community advocates, and all levels of government in an effort to address the nation's environmental and public health challenges.

Wired's Anderson will discuss his recent book on Friday, November 17, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Anderson first coined the term "long tail" in an October 2004 Wired article to describe the shift "away from a focus on a relatively small number of 'hits' (mainstream products and markets) at the head of the demand curve toward a huge number of niches in the tail," according to his web site. He is also writing a blog on the topic. Prior to Wired, Anderson served at The Economist magazine as technology editor and US business editor.

Both events will take place in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium. They are open to the greater Haas School and UC Berkeley communities on a first-come, first-served basis.

Previous speakers in the Berkeley-Columbia MBA Speaker Series include George Lucas, chairman of LucasFilm, and Dave Olsen, co-founder and senior vice president for Culture and Leadership Development at Starbucks. The Berkeley-Columbia MBA program is a partnership between the Haas School of Business and Columbia Business School offering an MBA degree to mid-to-senior-level executives.

Berkeley MBA Students Help Make 50 Million Daily Meals More Sustainable

Following field trips to feedlots and slaughter houses, six Berkeley MBA students shared their insights on the beef supply chain with senior executives of McDonald’s, making recommendations that could result in cleaner streams, safer cattle feed, and improved working conditions for laborers.

Full-time MBA students Renu Bhatt, Jennifer Feldman, Eric Potts, and Kirsten Tobey, all MBA 06, Francois Perrot, MBA fall 05, and David Kwok, MBA 06, from the Evening & Weekend program, advised the company as part of the McDonald’s Research Fellows Program in Corporate Social Responsibility, a partnership between the Haas School’s Center for Responsible Business (CRB) and McDonald’s Corporation. Their efforts culminated with a report and presentation to McDonald’s senior management in April 2006.

McDonald’s featured the students’ recommendations as a special "Fork to Farm" report in the company’s newly issued 2006 Worldwide Corporate Responsibility Report. The report also featured a response from Catherine E. Adams, McDonald’s corporate vice president of worldwide quality, food safety and nutrition, who noted, "We take the recommendations in the CSR Fellows’ report seriously and pledge to look into each one." For the report, go to http://www.csr.mcdonalds.com. A video podcast documenting their experiences will soon become available on McDonald's web site.

The students spent three months interviewing stakeholder groups, such as suppliers, non-governmental organizations, and trade organizations, and making on-site visits. The resulting recommendations include implementing preferred purchasing partnerships with suppliers that prevent runoff pollution and meeting certain standards for the care and feeding of cattle. These would build upon on existing McDonald’s efforts such as its supplier code of conduct for labor and its animal welfare audits.

"It was extraordinary to work closely with such a highly visible multinational corporation to help it tackle a key business challenge," says Berkeley MBA graduate Potts. "This was the pinnacle of the experiential learning that Haas encourages and that CRB offers."  

CRB Executive Director Kellie McElhaney also played a key role with McDonald’s this past year, facilitating a roundtable discussion among the company’s top executives on corporate responsibility. The Haas School’s partnership with McDonald’s is underway again this year, as McElhaney continues to work in an advisory capacity and four full-time MBA students will be selected as fellows for the spring semester. The Haas School is the only business school to offer the McDonald’s Research Fellows Program.

"There may well be no better place for MBA students to learn firsthand the power and challenges of a large multinational corporation and its ability to have profound positive social impact while managing financial profit," says McElhaney.

Haas School Conference and Prospective MBA Workshop to Focus on Diversity, October 13 and 14

Accelerating career ascension for under-represented minorities and managing culture shock for foreign nationals are among the topics that students, business leaders, and alumni will explore at the second Haas Diversity in Business Conference, being held on Friday, October 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the UC Berkeley International House auditorium.

Sid Reel, director of culture and diversity for Hewlett-Packard, will deliver the morning keynote address. Reel is responsible for the global implementation of diversity, inclusion, and work-life strategies for Hewlett-Packard employees. She will share the company's efforts to use the diversity within its organization and the business case for diversity that the company is building.

Panel topics will include breaking through the glass ceiling in the absence of mentorship or role models, the foreign national perspective on working in America, managing unfamiliar social settings in business, and leading and managing diverse organizations. The day will also feature a welcome from Dean Tom Campbell, a talk on the new Haas strategic initiative by Executive Associate Dean Richard Lyons, and a networking reception and career fair.

The conference is organized by MBA and undergraduate students at the Haas School, and co-chaired by Robin DeGracia, MBA 07, and Colin Mark Da Cunha, BS 07. E.J Gallo Winery and PricewaterhouseCoopers are sponsoring the event.

Diversity also tops the agenda at the Haas School’s second MBA Diversity Recruiting Workshop on Saturday, October 14, which starts at 9:00 a.m. in the Wells Fargo Room at the Haas School and ends at 3:00 p.m.

Prospective MBA applicants are invited to learn about the Berkeley MBA curriculum, student life, and alumni network. Attendees will also get tips on preparing a strong application, attend a mock case study, and hear about scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

The workshop is hosted by the Admissions Offices of the Full-time, Evening & Weekend, and Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA programs as well as the Haas School's Black Business Students Association and Latin American and Hispanic Business Association.

For more information on the conference and the recruiting workshop, visit http://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/workshop06.html.

DeMasters to Oversee Expanded Career Services for Students, Alumni

Pat DeMasters was hired recently to lead the expansion of career services for the Evening & Weekend MBA students, Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA students, and all MBA alumni.

DeMasters, who serves as director of these services, joined a team that includes Associate Director John Morel and Program Coordinators Gael Meraud and Brooke Giddings.

MBA Career Services now offers Evening and Weekend and executive MBA students access to the same services as full-time MBA students. Many workshops are being designed in a webinar format, or in person, and then recorded as streaming videos to accommodate the busy schedules of these working professionals. Additionally, a new web site was just rolled out for EWMBA students and can be accessed at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/EWMBA/careers/.

"Whether you are looking for career advancement or a career switch, Haas has programs to target both," says Abby Scott, executive director of MBA Career Services.

DeMasters recently recorded a podcast about career services for Evening and Weekend MBA students, available at http://ewmba.haas.berkeley.edu. More specific programs for the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA students and alumni are now being developed.

DeMasters came to Haas with 15 years experience providing outplacement and career development services. Most recently she was the senior director for the North Bay practice of Spherion Human Capital Consulting where she focused on coaching and counseling senior- and mid-level clients from the financial services, biotech, manufacturing, and technology industries.

"As we are expanding our offerings into new areas, I really want to know from our customers -- the students and alumni -- what works and what does not," says DeMasters.

Those wishing to contact DeMasters can do so at pdemasters@haas.berkeley.edu or at (510) 643-1173. Her office is in S420K.

Haas Ranked Well in Four International Surveys

Haas Named Second Best Business School for Hispanics

Hispanic Business ranked the Haas School #2 again in a ranking featuring the top ten business schools for Hispanic students, published in the magazine's September 2006 issue.

The survey ranks business schools on a variety of factors including the number of Hispanic students and faculty, recruiting and retention services for Hispanic students, retention rate, and the school's reputation (based on the US News & World Report ranking, in which Haas ranked #7). Hispanic Business magazine considers Hispanic faculty and students from both the US and abroad.

Read the full story at http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/news/newsbyid.asp?id=45434&cat=
Magazine&more=/magazine
.

Haas School Ranks #8 in Mexican Business Magazine

A new survey by Expansión, a Mexican business magazine, ranked the Haas School #8 in the world, tied with Columbia Business School, according to a new ranking published in the August 23, 2006, issue.

Expansión magazine's ranking is based on factors such as selectivity in admissions, faculty research publications (as reported by the Financial Times), graduates' financial return on investment, job placement success within three months of graduation, recruiter preferences, salary bonuses, and teaching methods (cases, lectures, simulations, work in teams).

AméricaEconomía Magazine Ranks Haas #12

Latin American business magazine AméricaEconomía ranked the Haas School #12 in the world, according to a survey published in the August 2006 issue.

Haas moved up from #14 in the 2005 AméricaEconomía ranking. Among US schools, Haas ranked #8 this year.

The ranking is based on a school questionnaire and a faculty poll. The ranking factors in GMAT scores, selectivity, strength of a school's regional network, curricular innovation, and faculty reputation. The rankings article highlights Haas as an innovative school in connection to the work being performed in its Center for Responsible Business.

Net Impact Ranks Haas School as a Leader in Social Responsibility

The Haas School ranked #7 in the first-ever ranking conducted by Net Impact, a network of business students who seek to use "the power of business to make a positive net social, environmental, and economic impact."

The ranking is based on an online survey in which students were asked to evaluate their school's program by answering 20 questions. The overall ranking reflects the number of times a school's student responses appeared in the top ten.

Haas ranked in the top ten eight times:

#3 in social enterprise
#3 in corporate social responsibility
#4 in active student clubs
#5 in helpfulness of fellow students
#7 in student support of Net Impact themes in extracurricular events and activities
#8 in preparing students for ethical and socially responsible leadership
#8 in student support of Net Impact themes in the curriculum
#10 in community development

FACULTY NEWS

Kauffman Foundation Renews Funding for Research in Entrepreneurship

The Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has received a $500,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to support the second half of a four-year project to investigate the causes and consequences of entrepreneurship in the United States. 
 
Professor John Freeman, who serves as the Lester Center's director of research and has been administering the grant, has been leading an interdisciplinary team of UC Berkeley researchers at the Haas School, the School of Law, and the departments of economics, sociology, and political science as well as the School of Public Health and School of Information. Freeman holds the Helzel Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
 
During the initial two-year phase of the project, the center granted research awards to 17 UC Berkeley researchers that have resulted in 23 working papers so far. The research examines opportunities for women, minority, and immigrant entrepreneurs. It also investigates the effects of patent law, venture capital investment strategies, social networks, and organizational growth on entrepreneurial activity.
 
The new grant will allow the Lester Center and Freeman to award more than 15 grants to UC Berkeley researchers whose work touches entrepreneurial activities during the next two years.
 
Professor Tetlock Wins Best Book Award from Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Professor Philip Tetlock's new book, Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know?, has won the 2006 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the best book in 2005 on government, politics, or international affairs.

The Woodrow Wilson Award is granted annually by the American Political Science Association and is supported by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation at Princeton University. It includes a cash prize of $5,000.

In his book, Tetlock, the Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair II in Leadership and Communication, outlines the results of a 20-year study of 82,361 forecasts from 284 experts on issues as diverse as the future of Russia under Yeltsin and the prospects for continued rule by the Saudi royal family. Tetlock concludes that "humanity barely bests the chimp" -- the proverbial dart-throwing chimpanzee -- at predicting such events. The award committee -- professors from the University of Chicago, UCLA, and University of Pennsylvania -- called Tetlock’s book a "fascinating, powerful, sustained, and slightly unnerving study of how much of a contribution expertise makes to the quality of political predictions."

Elfenbein Receives NSF Grant to Study Cross-Cultural Understanding of Emotions

Assistant Professor Hillary Anger Elfenbein was recently awarded a grant of nearly $206,000 by the National Science Foundation to research cultural differences in the expression and judgment of emotions.

STAFF NEWS

Harrington Assists Major Gifts Team

Selina Harrington joined the Development Office on July 17 as major gifts assistant. This new position supports the Major Gifts team, which currently includes Amy Franklin-Willis and Chris Good, and looks to add two more members in coming months. The Major Gifts team manages top current and prospective donors to Haas. Harrington's responsibility is to conduct donor research and to provide internal administrative assistance.

Previously, Harrington worked at UC Davis for a non-profit called California AgrAbility Project, which aids individuals employed in agriculture who have permanent conditions that hinder their work. As a media and outreach specialist, she wrote a newsletter, met with clients, gave presentations, and traveled the country promoting the project. Harrington attended school at Davis, where she studied international relations. She also took classes in studio art, including one from acclaimed pop artist and SFMOMA contributor Wayne Thiebaud. Aside from studio art, she’s interested in international travel and local sports, and proudly backs the A’s and the Warriors. Harrington grew up in Berkeley. Her mother also works at Cal.

Email: selina@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 510-643-5106
Office: 2001 Addison Street, Room 119A

Hillman Joins CED as Senior Program Manager

Leta Hillman is the Center for Executive Development's new senior program manager. She started on July 24 and works with faculty, other program managers, and Haas and UC campus logistical personnel to organize executive programs for CED. This involves everything from planning menus and campus tours to arranging client stays at local hotels. Leta has a 20-year background in hotel and corporate event management. In fact, while previously working at the Doubletree Hotel in Berkeley, she counted other CED program managers among her clients.

Leta holds a degree in culinary arts and food service management from Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island. She grew up in New Jersey and has lived in Israel, Georgia, Florida, and California. Recently married, she moved to the Bay Area two years ago. Leta enjoys shopping for antiques and working on her new home, in addition to hiking and cooking (vegetarian is her specialty). At CED she succeeds Sabine Holub, who moved to Tennessee where her husband was recently appointed Vice Chancellor and Provost of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Email: lhillman@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 510-643-4481
Office: S460

Reminder: Haas NewsWire Now Publishes Every Other Week

Haas NewsWire has moved its publication schedule from weekly to every other week during the school semester. Please note that the next issue will come out on September 25, and every two weeks after that.

If you wish to publicize events or share your news with us, keep the new publication schedule into account. To send us news and events information, contact haasnews@haas.berkeley.edu.

HAAS IN THE NEWS

The Haas School was mentioned in news outlets for publishing a position paper about stock option expensing in the California Management Review:

+ September 11 BusinessWeek article titled "How the Options Mess Got So Ugly - And Expensive." For full article: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_37/b4000068.htm?chan=search

+ August 30 Wall Street Journal article titled "Stock Option Fiends Revealed." For full article: http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/wsj/access/1115008881.html?dids=1115008881:1115008881
&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Aug+30%2C+2006&author=Holman+W.+Jenkins+Jr.
&pub=Wall+Street+Journal&edition=Eastern+edition&startpage=A.11&type=8_90&desc=Business
+World%3A+Stock+Option+Fiends+Revealed
(requires subscription)

The book The Market for Virtue, The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility by David Vogel, who holds the Salomon P. Lee Chair in Business Ethics, was mentioned in news outlets:

+ September 6 Inside Green Business Weekly Report article titled "Limited Corporate Virtues." For full article: http://insidegreenbusiness.com/igb_issues/igb_09062006.pdf (requires login)

+ August 31 Ethical Corporation article titled "Financial returns and corporate responsibility - The elusive business case - What’s the real benefit of ethical practice?" For full article: http://www.ethicalcorp.com/content.asp?ContentID=4478 (requires subscription)

Kristin Groos Richmond, MBA 06, and Kirsten Tobey, MBA 06, were featured in news outlets for forming Revolution Foods, a startup company that aims to provide healthier food in schools:

+ September 5 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "Investors go healthy for munchies" For full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=19&entry_id=8554

+ August 28 Oakland Tribune article titled "Schools serving up new lunches." For full article: http://www.insidebayarea.com/search/ci_4249040

Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, was mentioned in a September 5 Channel 7 News segment titled "Chevron Shareholders: The Big Winner?" regarding Chevron’s oil discovery. For full story: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=business&id=4532302

Borenstein was quoted in various news outlets regarding oil prices:

+ September 4 Fortune article titled "What Pipeline Problem?" For full article: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2006/09/04/
8384706/index.htm

+ September 1 Sacramento Bee article titled "Gas price sinks, but it's above last year's." For full article: http://www.sacbee.com/content/business/story/14314294p-15222625c.html

+ August 31 Contra Costa Times article titled "Gas price dip isn't easing drivers' pain." For full article: http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/
15405087.htm

+ August 25 KCBS article titled "Prices at Gas Pump on the Rise Again." For full article: http://kcbs.com/pages/73903.php?contentType=4&contentId=194417

Borenstein was quoted in a September 1 Los Angeles Times article titled "Global Warming Plan Could Be Costly." For full article: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-fi-warm1sep01,0,5381947.
story?coll=la-story-footer

Laura Kray, associate professor in the Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group, was quoted in a September 1 Irish Times article titled "Science helps to tackle gender stereotypes." For full article: http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/finance/2006/0901/1156791307712.html (requires login)

Jett Pihakis, admissions co-director for the Berkeley Full-time MBA Program, was quoted in the September edition of the Hispanic Business Magazine regarding the Haas School’s commitment to diversity and reputation of activism. For full article: http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/news/newsbyid.asp?id=45425&cat=
Magazine&more=/magazine/

Karlene Roberts, professor in the Graduate School, was quoted in an August 31 San Diego Union Tribune article titled "Overworked eyes watching the sky" regarding air traffic controllers. For full article: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20060831-9999-lz1n31control.html

Henry Chesbrough, executive director of the Center for Open Innovation, was mentioned in an August 30 CNW Telbec article titled "InnoCentive Appoints New Advisory Board Members; Thought Leaders to Assist Open Innovation Company's Growth Strategy" after being appointed to the company's new advisory board. For full article: http://www.cnw.ca/fr/releases/archive/August2006/30/c9506.html

Borenstein was quoted in an August 29 Marketplace story titled "Another Big Problem for BP" regarding the possibility that BP might have manipulated oil and gas prices. For full story: http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2006/08/29/PM200608291.html

James Wilcox, Kruttschnitt Family Professor of Financial Institutions, was mentioned in an August 29 American Banker article titled "In Brief: Credit Unions Seen Consolidating Faster." For full article: http://www.americanbanker.com/article_search.html?articlequeryid=356491227&hitnum=2 (requires login)

Dean Tom Campbell was featured in an August 27 Oakland Tribune article titled "This 'puddy-cat' trains boardroom tigers" regarding what Haas has in store for the next school year and reveals his thoughts on the Bay Area economy, the state's budget and the stock options scandal. For full article: http://www.insidebayarea.com/business/ci_4236175

Kray was quoted in an August 27 Financial Times article titled "How managers manipulate." For full article: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/a5f5fff2-35e1-11db-b249-0000779e2340.html

Hal Varian, professor in the Haas Operations and Information Technology Management Group, was quoted in an August 25 Moneyweb article titled "Hoping to overtake its rivals, Yahoo! stocks up on academics." For full article: http://www.moneyweb.co.za/shares/international_news/960687.htm

HAPPENING AT HAAS

NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM: A PANEL DISCUSSION
Wednesday, September 13
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Free Speech Movement Cafe at Moffitt Library, UC Berkeley

In fighting today's war on terror, how do the new post-9/11 national security laws, executive orders and policies infringe on our traditional freedoms of inquiry? Are they an important weapon in keeping Americans more secure? Do they benefit society and do they help keep us a free people? UC Berkeley faculty will discuss these issues in an evening that celebrates and honors the US Constitution of the 18th century.

The panelists are:

+ Tom Campbell, Dean of the Haas School of Business, formerly California State Senator and US Congressman
+ Michael Nacht, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and national security scholar
+ Tom Goldstein, Professor, Graduate School of Journalism and Director of the Mass Communications Program
+ Moderator: Tom Leonard, University Librarian and Professor, Graduate School of Journalism

All are welcome to participate. Admission, beverages, and snacks are free. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. Sponsored by UC Berkeley Library's Free Speech Movement Cafe Educational Programs. For more information, send email to fsm-info@lists.berkeley.edu.

CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, September 14
3:00 pm to 5 p.m.
F414-418 Faculty Wing
The Center for Responsible Business (CRB) will host its annual open house on Sept. 14. Meet faculty, staff, and students involved in CRB to learn about the best road map of CRB classes, programs, fellowships, and projects. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Joanna Trammell at joannat@haas.berkeley.edu.

DEAN'S SPEAKER SERIES
Kirk Hachigian, CEO and Chairman of Cooper Industries
Thursday, September 21
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
S480 Student Services Wing
Hachigian will speak as part of Professor Cameron Anderson's class "Power & Politics in Organizations," but the event is free and open to all.

SECOND ANNUAL "INVESTING IN EMERGING MARKETS: CHINA, INDIA, RUSSIA" CONFERENCE
Friday, October 6
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium, Haas School of Business
Sponsored by the Clausen Center for International Business & Policy and the Institute of Management, Innovation & Organization. For more information and to register: http://haas.berkeley.edu/HaasGlobal/emergingmarketsconference.html

SECOND ANNUAL HAAS DIVERSITY IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Friday, October 13
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
UC Berkeley International House auditorium
Organized by MBA and undergraduate students at the Haas School of Business. For more information or to register, go to http://diversity.haas.berkeley.edu/conference/index.htm.

MBA DIVERSITY RECRUITING WORKSHOP
Saturday, October 14
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Haas School of Business
The workshop is hosted by the MBA Admissions Offices and the Haas School’s Black Business Students Association and Latin American and Hispanic Business Association for prospective MBA applicants. For more information or to register, go to http://diversity.haas.berkeley.edu/conference/mbaagenda.htm.


Alumni Events

NEW ENGLAND ALUMNI - An Evening with Richard Lyons, Executive Associate Dean
Tuesday, September 12
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Union Club, 8 Park Street, Boston
Join fellow Haas alumni for a lively discussion on the recent work of Thomas Friedman, Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times titled "Is The World Flat?" The discussion will be led by Richard Lyons, executive associate dean and Sylvan Coleman Chair of Finance. To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=116799.com. For more information, contact Celine Pan at 617-283-1562 or celine_pan@yahoo.com

BAY AREA BCMBA ALUMNI - 2nd Annual Berkeley-Columbia Gala and Benefit Auction
Saturday, September 16
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Runnymede Farms, 980 Runnymede Road, Woodside, California
Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA alumni and guests are invited to the 2006 Berkeley-Columbia MBA Gala. We will celebrate five successful classes of Berkeley-Columbia MBA students, continuing our legacy of socializing and beginning a legacy of leading fellow alumni in giving back to our alma maters. Runnymede Farms in Woodside features outdoor sculpture gardens and an astounding collection of art. You will have the chance, through a silent auction, to make a donation that will be counted towards your annual giving. Distinguished guests include the Haas School's Dean Tom Campbell and Executive Associate Dean and Sylvan Coleman Chair in Finance Richard K. Lyons as well as Ethan Hanabury, associate dean and acting dean of EMBA programs at Columbia University. To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=115114. For more information, contact bcgala@gmail.com.

LOS ANGELES ALUMNI - Real Estate Presentation: "Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble: Trends in California Real Estate"
Monday, September 25
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Luxe Hotel, 11461 Sunset Boulevard (near the 405), Los Angeles, California
The Haas Alumni Network of Los Angeles in association with The Brentwood News presents: "Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble: Trends in California Real Estate." Professor Robert Edelstein will lead a panel that includes Dr. Chris Thornberg, Principal of Beacon Economics and former senior economist of UCLA's Anderson Forecast, and Paul Wylie, CEO of Metrocities Mortgage, addressing the factors affecting the fragile nature of California real estate. Speakers will discuss the effects of the multi-faceted and international macroeconomic issues and expectations of the degree and speed at which real estate, residential and commercial, will deflate in value due to these factors.
To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaID=115886. For more information, contact Brian Saltsburg at (818) 995-8729.

SAN FRANCISCO ALUMNI - INSEAD Speaker Series: Peter Jacobs, "Succeeding in Your First 90 Days on the Job" Tuesday, September 26
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Alliance Francaise, 1345 Bush Street, San Francisco
We've all seen that "it's not our parents' workplace anymore." The "social contract" between employers and employees has changed: employers no longer provide a lifetime job in exchange for hard work and loyalty, and employees have become free agents - willing and able to go where the challenges are interesting and the compensation is competitive. If we want a career, it's up to us to manage it - from day one, and even before.
Peter Jacobs, an INSEAD alum and career coach, will take you through a 10-step process from before you begin a new job to beyond the first 90 days that will enable you to take control of both your performance and your future. You'll leave the session with the raw material for the short- and long-term plan that will guide your future success.
To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=117572

NEW ENGLAND ALUMNI - Cross Business School Happy Hour
Tuesday, October 3
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Julien Bar and Lounge, Langham Hotel, 250 Franklin Street, Boston
Join alumni 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 Happy Hour (first Tuesday of every month). It is a great way to meet and mingle with alumni from Haas and other business schools. For more information, contact Celine Pan at 617-283-1562 or celine_pan@yahoo.com

ALL ALUMNI - Haas Homecoming Celebration
Saturday, October 7
1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Haas Courtyard
All alumni, faculty, students and guests are invited to the Haas 2006 Homecoming. The annual Haas Homecoming Celebration starts with a special lecture by Dean Tom Campbell discussing his predictions for California's economy and the November state-wide election. This will be followed by a pre-game Mexican fiesta in the Haas courtyard with live music and special activities for kids. Then, it is off to Memorial Stadium to watch the Cal Golden Bears play football against the University of Oregon Ducks. Join us for a great afternoon at Haas. To register, go to www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/homecoming. For more information, contact events@haas.berkeley.edu.

Seminars

Institutional Analysis Workshop
Andrei Shleifer, Harvard
Tuesday, September 12
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Room 611 Evans Hall
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.

OBIR Colloquium
Damon Phillips, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago
Wednesday, September 13
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Room C325 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.

Finance Seminar
Tarun Chordia, Emory University
Thursday, September 14
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Room C210 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

Accounting Seminar
Maria Nondorf, Haas School of Business
Friday, September 15
Noon to 2:30 p.m.
Room C330 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Joe Cadora at cadora@haas.berkeley.edu

Shansby Marketing Seminar
"Distribution Intensity and New Car Choice" by Randy Bucklin, Anderson School, UCLA
Friday, September 15
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Room C250 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.

OBIR Colloquium
Mike Haselhuhn, Haas Ph.D. candidate
Wednesday, September 20
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Room C325 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.

Finance Seminar
Ravi Bansal, Duke University
Thursday, September 21
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Room C210 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

Institutional Analysis Workshop
"The Cost of High Powered Incentive Systems: Gaming Behavior in Enterprise Software Sales" by Ian Larkin, Haas School of Business
Thursday, September 21
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.

Shansby Marketing Seminar
Xuanming Su, Haas School of Business
Friday, September 22
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Room C250 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.

OBIR Colloquium
Margaret Ormiston, Haas Ph.D. candidate
Wednesday, September 27
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Room C325 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.

Finance Seminar
"Which Firms Follow the Market? An Analysis of Corporate Investment Decisions" by Toni Whited, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Thursday, September 28
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Room C210 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

Institutional Analysis Workshop
Evan Rawley, Haas School of Business
Thursday, September 28
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Room C325 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.

Shansby Marketing Seminar
"Using Expectations Data to Infer Managerial Objectives and Choices" by Tat Chan, Washington University
Friday, September 29
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Room C250 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.

OBIR Colloquium
Chris Rider and Caneel Joyce, Haas Ph.D. students
Wednesday, October 4
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Room C325 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.

Finance Seminar
"Family Firms, Paternalism, and Labor Relations" by Holger Mueller, New York University
Thursday, October 5
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Room C210 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

Institutional Analysis Workshop
Steven Klepper, Carnegie-Mellon University
Thursday, October 5
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Room C325 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.

Shansby Marketing Seminar
Matt Osborne, Stanford University
Friday, October 6
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Room C250 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.

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