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Haas NewsWire, September 26, 2005



Berkeley Full-time MBA Program Jumps to #7 in the Wall Street Journal Ranking


Haas School of Business - MBA Program

The Haas School was rated #7 in the world and the best full-time MBA program in the western United States in the latest Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive rankings of corporate recruiters' favorite MBA programs worldwide. The rankings were published on Wednesday, September 21.


The Haas School moved up eight places in the overall ranking from last year's survey. Among western US business schools, Haas placed ahead of Stanford (#15), UCLA's Anderson School (#19), and USC's Marshall School (#10).


The Wall Street Journal said that the school "received its highest ratings for students' ability to work well in teams, analytical and problem-solving skills, and personal ethics and integrity."


The article continued:  "'My impression of the Berkeley MBA candidates is that they are more seasoned -- with more real-life experience -- than past classes,' says recruiter John Pollard, who works in corporate finance at computer-networking equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc. 'There were also more people from different parts of the world than I have seen in the past. It's not a regional or even a national school anymore. They've gone world-wide.'"


"We have made great strides in the one area that the Wall Street Journal ranking is designed to capture: the success of our students in impressing recruiters," says Dean Richard Lyons. "We've introduced new programs in recent years to increase our student preparedness, and this ranking reflects that. This is a big win for our students."
Some of these program changes include requiring full-time Berkeley MBA students to complete three written assignments and attend four workshops to take part in on-campus recruiting; recruiting second-year MBA students to volunteer to help first-year students with their career search; and arranging for second-year students who had summer internships with various companies to hold special breakfast sessions to help interviewees prepare for company-specific interviews. In addition, the school has increased the number of industry-specific account managers and assigned every MBA student a career advisor who works with them for their two years at Haas. 


Corporate recruiters also ranked the Berkeley MBA Program 2nd best among public business schools, and 5th for hiring of women and minorities among the top 50 ranked MBA programs. Haas was ranked 6th best for graduates with "strong ethical standards."


Haas was cited by recruiters for having the 4th best entrepreneurship program and the 5th best information technology program.


The annual Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive ranking is based on surveys completed by 3,267 recruiters whose names were submitted by 186 accredited US and 79 international business schools. The scores were based on how recruiters rated each business school on 20 attributes,as well as the number of respondents who said they recruited at the school.


For more on the Wall Street Journal rankings, go to http://online.wsj.com/public/page/0,,2_1181,00.html?mod.



>play Digital Media Conference Attracts Stellar Keynote Speakers


Cammie Dunaway, chief marketing officer of Yahoo! and Neil Young, vice president and general manager of Electronic Arts' Los Angeles studio have been added to the already impressive roster of keynote speakers for >play, the UC Berkeley Digital Media Conference, which takes place on Saturday, November 5.


These speakers join Haas School alumnus Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93, president and COO of Adobe Systems Inc., who will be speaking about the intersection of technology, business, and content creation in the digital media space.


Panel speakers and moderators include Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine; Marissa Mayer, director of consumer web products at Google; Akio Tanaka, vice president of technology and mobile devices of Macromedia; and Dan Rose, director of digital media at Amazon. The panels will cover issues relevant to the digital media industry including "Life after P2P-the Fight for Music’s Digital Future;" "Mobile Multimedia for the Masses;" and "Games, Virtual Worlds, and Digital Economies."


>play has also welcomed Yahoo! as the official sponsor for the conference. Google, RealNetworks, Amazon, Partech International and the Fisher Center for the Strategic Use of Information Technology are also event sponsors. These sponsorships will allow the organizers to implement innovative use of digital media during the event. There will also be an exposition of cutting-edge digital media technology during the day.


Tickets for >play go on sale this week with discount tickets available for students and alumni. For more information, visit www.playconference.org.



Economist Intelligence Unit Ranks Full-Time MBA Program #10


The Full-time Berkeley MBA Program was ranked 10th best in the world in the fourth annual ranking of MBA programs by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which released its report on September 23. The school ranked 19th best last year.


Among US programs, the Berkeley MBA program ranked #8 this year, compared to #16 in last year's ranking.


The ranking is based largely on career and salary data covering students and recent alumni of the full-time Berkeley MBA Program. About a third of the survey is focused on "personal development and educational experience,” including student opinions about the academic experience, as well as metrics covering GMAT, student diversity, ratio of faculty to students, the number of overseas exchange programs, the number of languages offered in the curriculum, and similar categories.


Data from alumni and students, who are polled in the spring, accounts for 20% of the total survey. The remaining 80% is based on the data provided by the schools themselves.


The EIU is the business and information arm of The Economist Group, which also includes The Economist magazine. Last year, the magazine did not print the results of this survey.


To view the EIU ranking, visit www.which-mba.com.



Haas Moves to #2 in Hispanic Business Ranking


Hispanic Business magazine rated the Haas School #2 in its 2005 annual ranking of top business schools for Hispanic students, published in September.


This marks the Haas School's return to the list after not appearing last year. Previously, the school ranked #6 in 2003, #10 in 2002, #4 in 2001, and #2 in 2000.


The survey ranks business schools based on 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 #6).


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=25205.



The Haas School Celebrates at the Fourth Annual Haas Gala


The entire Haas community is invited to attend the fourth annual Haas Gala, "Rhapsody in Blue and Gold," on the evening of Friday, October 21, at the San Francisco Marriott to celebrate Barclay Simpson, BS 66, who will be honored as the Haas School's Business Leader of the Year.


Professor Janet Yellen, currently on leave to serve as the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, will give the keynote address on "Housing Bubbles and Monetary Policy."


There will be a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. The gala is black tie optional. The cost of the evening is $135 per person, with current students and recent graduates (2000-2005) receiving a special rate of $85 per person. Register for the gala at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/haasgala/.


For more information, contact alumni relations at alumni@haas.berkeley.edu.



Save the Date for the Haas School Teach-In on the Economic Impact of Hurricane Katrina


The economic and business impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast and the nation will be discussed and debated at the Haas School's "Teach-in on Katrina" on October 14, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room.


The event, sponsored by Dean Rich Lyons, will feature Haas and other UC Berkeley faculty, as well as alumni. More details for the event will be announced in early October.



Haas Hosts Eighth Annual Investment Banking Competition Tonight at 6:00 p.m.


Tonight three teams will go head to head in the e ighth annual Investment Banking Case Competition, hosted by Goldman Sachs and the Haas School's Undergraduate Program, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., in the Wells Fargo Room.


Each year this event showcases one of Goldman Sachs' recent high profile transactions to give interested students an opportunity to demonstrate and further develop their knowledge and skill base. This year's case for the competition is about Sun Microsystems' possible expansion, through acquisition, into the enterprise storage arena.


The members of the finalist teams are:
+ Wilson Chang, BS 06; Amy Liang, BS 06 (econ); Ken Kan, BS 06; and Raphie Syed, BS 06.
+ Arjun Arora, BS December 05 (EECS); Romish Badani, BS 06; Devang Bhuva, BS 07 (econ); and Sammy Obeid, BS 06.
+ Alice Chong, BS 06; Mei Hu, BS 08; Greg Huang, BS 07; and Brian Lee, BS December 05.


The finalists will present their conclusions in writing and through a 15-minute presentation before a panel of judges, which will include company management, investment bankers, and faculty from the Haas School of Business. This event is open to the public.



Haas Alumni Inducted into Bay Area Business Hall of Fame


Three great friends of the Haas School, Barbara and Gerson Bakar, BS 48, and William "Rick" Cronk, BS 65, will be inducted into the Bay Area Business Hall of Fame by the Bay Area Council on September 28 at the Council's 60th annual dinner.


Inductees are chosen for advancing Bay Area-based businesses to positions of national and international prominence and enriching the civic life of the Bay Area community. Cronk is retired president of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and Gerson Bakar is CEO of Filbert Management in San Francisco.


Previous Haas friends and alumni inducted into the Bay Area Business Hall of Fame include members of the Haas Family; Don Fisher, BS 50, chairman of Gap Inc.; and Tom Clausen, chairman and CEO, retired, of Bank of America. For a full list, visit http://www.bayareacouncil.org/site/pp.asp?c=dkLRK7MMIqG&b=246791.


For more information on the event, visit http://www.bayareacouncil.org/site/pp.asp?c=dkLRK7MMIqG&b=816521.



Peter Georgescu Speech Available on the Haas Web Site


The speech given by Peter Georgescu, chairman emeritus of Young & Rubicam, as part of the Dean's Lecture Series during the full-time Berkeley MBA orientation week is now available online in the Haas School's video room at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/haas/video_room/.


On his visit to the Haas School, Georgescu spoke on the guiding principles necessary to succeed in the ever-changing world economy and drew examples from his new book, The Source of Success: Five Enduring Principles at the Heart of Real Leadership. The book is based on his experience working with Young & Rubicam clients over the years, including Ford, Colgate, Chevron/Texaco, AT&T, Xerox, Ericsson, and Johnson & Johnson.



Take a Virtual Tour Through the New Panoramic Views of Haas


Visitors to the Haas School web site can now take a virtual tour of the school through a set of panoramic images available at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/haas/pano/.


The site has panoramic views of the Haas School, UC Berkeley, and the San Francisco Bay from the Berkeley hills; the Haas School through the Cronk Gate; the Haas executive classroom; the BankAmerica Forum; the Haas courtyard; the Haas School library; and the Berkeley hills from the Haas School.


A high speed connection and a fast computer are recommended to receive optimal performance from the panoramic images.



HaasGear Giving Away Haas Baseball Caps with $50 Purchase


Customers who spend $50 or more either online or in person at the HaasGear store will receive a free navy blue or gold Haas School baseball cap as past of a new fall promotion.


This offer is good for purchases made online or in the HaasGear store at S545A in the Student Services Building through November. The HaasGear store has a wide selection of shirts, outerwear, and other Haas-logo items available year-round. The hours for HaasGear store at the Haas School are 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


To check out the full selection of HaasGear online, visit http://store.yahoo.com/haas-store/.



Faculty News


Engel Speaks to San Francisco Rotary Club


On Tuesday, September 20, Jerome Engel, executive director, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, gave a speech at the Rotary Club of San Francisco on "The Importance of Entrepreneurship to the San Francisco Bay Area and the Role of the University of California in Supporting It."



Haas in the News


Dean Richard Lyons commented on the notable post-graduate success of Haas School MBAs in a September 21 East Bay Business Times article titled “Haas MBAs Reaping Rewards.” For full text: http://eastbay.bizjournals.com/eastbay/stories/2005/09/19/daily27.html?t=printable


Professor Janet Yellen, currently on leave to serve as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, was quoted by several news media discussing the likelihood of rising US dollar rates in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, including:
+ A September 20 Telegraph ( Calcutta, India) article titled “Hurricane Out of Rate-Rise Path.” For full text: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050921/asp/business/story_5262932.asp#
+ A September 20 Bloomberg.com article titled “Dollar May Gain as Traders Bet Fed Will Raise US Rates Today.” For full text: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=71000001&refer=us&sid=at0B9ArGG7wE
+ A September 20 Financial Express ( India) article titled “Fed Seen Raising Rates For 11 th Time Despite Katrina.” For full text: http://www.financialexpress.com/print.php?content_id=103167
+ A September 20 SmartMoney.com article titled “Fed Sets Quarter-Point Rate Hike.” For full text: http://www.smartmoney.com/bn/smw/index.cfm?story=20050920023518


Ken Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, was quoted in a September 20 San Francisco Examiner article titled “Commercial Real Estate Outlook Brightens” on several recent positive developments in commercial real estate in San Francisco over the course of the last year.


Rosen was quoted in a September 20 San Francisco Chronicle article titled “Bubble Won’t Burst: Study Finds Bay Area Housing Prices in Line with Economic Growth.” He predicted the decline of housing prices in the Bay Area with the increase of mortgage interest rates. For full text: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/09/20/BUGA7EQCSS1.DTL&type=printable


Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, was quoted in a September 20 Energy Policy & Markets article titled “Solar Power; Rising Fuel Prices, Legislative Initiatives Buoy Industry’s Sunny Outlook.” He expressed his skepticism about the effectiveness of lawmakers’ recent initiatives in addressing pressing energy needs.


Borenstein was quoted in a September 20 Asian Wall Street Journal article titled “US Airline Industry Runs Into Turbulence in its Shakeout Course.” He evaluated the current financial situation of the airline industry.


Rosen discussed in a September 19 San Francisco Examiner article titled “Act 2 for Multimedia Gulch” his optimistic ideas about the promising future of digital media companies in San Francisco’s South of Market area.


For full text: http://www.sfexaminer.com/articles/2005/09/19/business/20050919_bu01_editorial.prt



Happening at Haas


INVESTMENT BANKING CASE COMPETITION
Final Presentations
Monday, September 26
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
For more information, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/Undergad/casecomp.html


EIGHTH ANNUAL UC BERKELEY BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION PUBLIC LAUNCH EVENT & OPPORTUNITY RECOGNITION WORKSHOP
Tuesday, September 27
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
This is a great opportunity to meet past winners of the competition, including Priya Haji, MBA 05, CEO of World of Good, which placed second in last year's competition. Come listen to the past winners talk about their startup ventures, and their views on recognizing business opportunities in the marketplace. The 2006 competition organization team will be introduced, the rules and key dates will be outlined, and attendees will be able to network with other entrepreneurs from all over the Bay Area. Food and refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit http://bplan.berkeley.edu or e-mail bplan@haas.berkeley.edu.


MASTER'S IN FINANCIAL ENGINEERING
"How I Became a Quant: Leading Professionals Give Personal Views of their Careers in Quantitative Finance"
Wednesday, September 28
5:30 p.m. registration
6:00 p.m. program begins
7:30 p.m. reception
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
Speakers Include: Alessia Falsarone, Citigroup Investment Research; Stephen Kealhofer, Diversified Credit Investments; Robert Mark, Black Diamond Risk; and Matthew O’Hara, Barclays Global Investors.
Moderated by: Domingo Tavella, HypoVereinsbank Global Derivatives
This is a free event, but space is limited. All attendees must register in advance by Monday, September 26. To register, please sign up online at www.iafe.org.


BERKELEY ENTREPRENEURS FORUM
“Open Source: From Cradle to Growth – Key Performance Indicators"
Thursday, September 29
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
Panelists include Paul Doscher, president and CEO of JasperSoft; Allan Leinwand, operating partner at JP Morgan Partners and adjunct professor with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences department at UC Berkeley; and Zack Urlocker, vice president of marketing for MySQL. Event organizer Phillipe Cases of Partech International serves as moderator.
For more information on the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum, visit http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/bef.asp.


HAAS HOMECOMING
Saturday, October 1
11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The annual Haas Homecoming kicks off with a special lecture by Dean Richard Lyons on the state of the school and his perspective on the value of the dollar. Then, it's a Mexican fiesta luncheon in the Haas School courtyard with live music and special activities for kids. Finally, it's off to Memorial Stadium to watch the Golden Bears defeat Arizona. All Haas alumni, faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend.
To register for the Haas Homecoming lecture and luncheon, and/or to purchase reduced-price football tickets in the Haas block of seats, register at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/homecoming/registration.html.


CLAUSEN CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND POLICY
Investing in Emerging Markets: China, India, Russia Conference
Friday, October 7
All day
Berkeley Art Museum, UC Berkeley
Top experts in finance, investment, trade, tax and intellectual property law will discuss the challenges and opportunities for business growth and investment in China, India, and Russia, three of the fastest growing economies in the world. There will be keynote speakers and panelists as well as case study discussions to explore these growing opportunities.
For more information, visit http://emergingmarkets.berkeley.edu/.


MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY LECTURE
“An Open Source World”
Kim Polese, CEO, SpikeSource
Kim Polese has founded several of the highest profile Silicon Valley software startups of the past 15 years. Recognized for her energetic leadership, Polese today leads a successful software enterprise built on open standards.
Wednesday, Oct 12
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
For more information, contact Susan Reneau at sreneau@haas.berkeley.edu


Seminars


OBIR COLLOQUIUM
Terry Odean, Haas School of Business
Wednesday, September 28
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C135
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


FINANCE SEMINAR
"Default Risk, Shareholders' Advantage and Stock Returns" by Lorenzo Garlappi, University of Texas-Austin
Thursday, September 29
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C210
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
"Core and Periphery in Endogenous Networks" by Adam Szeidl, UC Berkeley
Thursday, September 29
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
C325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR
Michael Schwarz, UC Berkeley
Friday, September 30
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at Lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


OBIR COLLOQUIUM
“Emergent Institutionalism: The UK’s Response to the BSE Epidemic”
Chris Ansell, Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley
Wednesday, October 5
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C135
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
"Efficient Kidney Exchange" by Tayfun Sonmez, Boston College
Thursday, October 6
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
C325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.


FINANCE SEMINAR
“Leasing, Ability to Repossess, and Debt Capacity”
Adriano Rampini, Northwestern University
Thursday, October 6
4:10 pm. To 5:40 p.m.
C210
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR
Xiang Yi, INSEAD
Friday, October 7
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at Lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


OBIR COLLOQUIUM
”In Working Order: Coordinating Across Occupational Groups in Organizations”
Beth Bechky, Graduate School of Management, UC Davis
Wednesday, October 12
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C135
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


FINANCE SEMINAR
TBA
Espen Eckbo, Dartmouth College
Thursday, October 13
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C210
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR
Uri Simonhson, Wharton School
Wednesday, October 14
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at Lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


OBIR COLLOQUIUM
”Diffusion and Agency in the Construction of Institutional Environments: The Adoption and Repeal of State Prohibition Regulations in the United States 1850-1918”
Anand Swaminathan, Graduate School of Management, UC Davis
Wednesday, October 19
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C135
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


FINANCE SEMINAR
“What Can Rational Investors Do About Excessive Volatility and Sentiment Fluctuations?”
Raman Uppal, London Business School
Thursday, October 27
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C210
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR
Karsten Hansen, Northwestern
Friday, October 21
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at Lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


ALUMNI EVENTS


SAN FRANCISCO ALUMNI
Discussion with Geoffrey Moore at the Commonwealth Club
Tuesday, September 27
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor - Blue Room, San Francisco
The San Francisco Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network and the Commonwealth Club of California present a discussion with Geoffrey Moore, best selling technology author; venture partner, Mohr, Davidow Ventures; Managing Partner, TCG Advisors. Geoffrey will discuss his upcoming book, Dealing with Darwin, which addresses how companies can and should continuously reinvent themselves in order to prevent becoming marginalized or worse. There will be a reception, followed by the presentation.
To register, call (415) 597-6700 and mention Haas Alumni Network. For more information, go to http://www.commonwealthclub.org/mlf.html#moore.


LOS ANGELES ALUMNI
Welcome Reception and Dinner with Dean Richard Lyons
Wednesday, September 28
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Napa Valley Grill, 1100 Glendon Avenue, Westwood
Please join fellow Haas Alumni in a welcome reception and dinner with Dean Richard Lyons. Dean Lyons will give Southern California Haas alumni an update of the school as well as talk briefly about the fluctuation in the value of the US dollar and where he sees it going. Please join us for this wonderful stand-up feast and no-host bar. Sponsored by the Haas Southern California Alumni Association.
To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=93691. For information, contact Aaron Schechter at 310-477-6694 or aaron@splusc.com.


ALL HAAS ALUMNI
Haas Homecoming
Saturday, October 1
11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Haas School of Business and Memorial Stadium, UC Berkeley
Join the tradition of coming back to Haas for the annual Haas Homecoming. Join your fellow alumni, students, faculty, and guests to hear Dean Rich Lyons discuss international finance, enjoy a Mexican fiesta luncheon in the Haas courtyard with live music and special activities for the kids, and cheer on the Cal Bears at the Cal vs. Arizona football game at Memorial Stadium.
To register, go to http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/homecoming/. For more information, contact Haas Alumni Relations at alumni@haas.berkeley.edu.


NEW YORK ALUMNI
International House 75 th Anniversary Luncheon at the United Nations – Honoring I-House Alumnus of the Year – Jan Egeland
Saturday, October 1
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
UN Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Plaza, New York
The Berkeley International House invites New York Haas School alumni to a special luncheon at the United Nations to honor 2005 I-House Alumnus of the Year Jan Egeland, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Effort and Emergency Relief Coordinator. I-House Director Joe Lurie will host this champagne luncheon joined by current I-House residents including Rotary World Peace Scholars, members of the board of directors, and alumni and friends from throughout I-House's distinguished 75 year history.
To register, go to http://ihouse.berkeley.edu/nyreunion/ or call 510-642-4128.


ORANGE COUNTY ALUMNI
An Evening of Fine Beer, Eclectic Art and Live Jazz
Thursday October 6
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Meet at Brussels Bistro, 222 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach
Orange County Haas Alumni are invited to join OC MBA for An Evening of Fine Beer, Eclectic Art and Live Jazz in Laguna Beach. We will meet at Brussels Bistro in Laguna Beach for networking and cocktails, then we will soak in art from local artists at Southern California’s finest galleries during Laguna Beach’s Art Walk. Following this, we will conclude the evening with live jazz back at Brussels Bistro. After the extraordinary success of the OC MBA kick-off event in July, you won’t want to miss this! OC MBA is a network of alumni groups in OC from 11 leading MBA programs: Berkeley, Chicago, Columbia, Darden, Harvard, Kellogg, MIT/Sloan, Stanford, UCLA-Anderson, USC-Marshall and Wharton.
For more information contact John Bernard ( Berkeley 83) at jb@kdfcommunities.com.


 SAN FRANCISCO ALUMNI
M BA & Venture Capitalist Night at San Francisco Opera
Thursday October 6
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
The San Francisco Opera is pleased to offer Haas MBAs and venture capitalists an evening at the opera that includes a complimentary hors d’oeuvres reception and tickets to a performance of the opera "Italiana in Algieri." Network and mingle with fellow MBAs from top universities and venture capitalists from the San Francisco Bay Area at a special networking reception before the performance, then enjoy a wonderful evening of opera at the War Memorial Opera House.
To purchase tickets, go to http://sfopera.com/offer and enter offer code "MBAVC."


BAY AREA ALUMNI
BREA Tour of Fort Baker Project
Saturday, October 8
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Building 602, on Murray Circle (the one-way loop around the parade ground), Fort Baker, Sausalito
Bay Area alumni are invited to join a BREA tour of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area's Fort Baker project. If you are interested in the proposed new $70 million project along one of the bay's most scenic water fronts and curious about the intricacies of a project on a former military base, join us for this fascinating tour. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area's Fort Baker project is located at the base of the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. The tour will focus on the proposed Retreat and Conference Center Development, a 40-acre historic rehabilitation and adaptive reuse project. Steve Kasierski, Project Manager, Haas MBA Class of 1992, will lead the tour. This will be a great adventure for kids, who are welcome to join us on the tour then stay on for a trip to the museum.
To RSVP and for information, go to http://www.evite.com/pages/invite/viewInvite.jsp?inviteId=INUZONMSVFZYHGYQJCBH&li=iq&src=email.


SAN FRANCISCO ALUMNI
Renew the Zoo Volunteer Event
Saturday, October 8
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
San Francisco Zoo; meet by the gate on Sloat Blvd. at 45th Avenue
Tasks will be mainly landscaping including weeding, digging, and raking. It will be a great way to spend your morning helping to improve the zoo and all volunteers will get a free pass to enjoy the zoo afterwards. All are welcome and families are encouraged to attend. Make sure to wear something you don't mind getting dirty and if you have a pair of work or gardening gloves, please bring them.
To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=93612. Please sign up by October 2, so we can tell the zoo how many are coming.
For more information, contact Teresa Hegdahl of the San Francisco Haas Alumni Network at thegdahl@yahoo.com.


BEIJING ALUMNI
Reception with UC President Robert Dynes
Sunday, October 9
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Grand Hotel Beijing, Zijin Hall, No. 35 East Chang An Avenue, Beijing
Beijing alumni are invited to join other UC alumni for a special reception with UC President Robert Dynes. The reception is hosted by the Alumni Association of the University of California and the University of California Office of the President.
RSVP by October 1 st as space is limited.
To RSVP, go to https://cougar.ucop.edu/alumni/alumni_rsvp.html or fax your reservation request to 510-987-9181.
For more information, contact Mr. Rocky T. Lee at rocky.lee@lovells.com or by telephone at 86-10-8518-7168.


SHANGHAI ALUMNI
Reception with UC President Robert Dynes
Friday, October 14
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
One Xintiandi, Unit A, House 1, Lane 181, Taicung lu North Block, Xintiandi Plaza, Shanghai
Shanghai alumni are invited to join other UC alumni for a special reception with UC President Robert Dynes. The reception is hosted by the Alumni Association of the University of California and the University of California Office of the President.
RSVP by October 10 as space is limited.
To RSVP, go to https://cougar.ucop.edu/alumni/alumni_rsvp.html or fax your reservation request to 86-21-6257-0590 ( Shanghai) or 510-987-9181.
For more information, contact Selena Liu at lillyjill@163.com or by telephone at 86-21-6223-2217/2030.


HONG KONG ALUMNI
Reception with UC Senior Vice President Bruce Darling
Saturday, October 15
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Regal Hong Kong Hotel, 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Hong Kong alumni are invited to join other UC alumni for a special reception with UC Senior Vice President Bruce Darling. The reception is hosted by the Alumni Association of the University of California and the University of California Office of the President.
RSVP by October 10 as space is limited.
To RSVP, go to https://cougar.ucop.edu/alumni/alumni_rsvp.html or fax your reservation request to 510-987-9181.
For more information, contact Jason Chu, president, UCAA, Hong Kong, Chairman, APCSC at ucaa@hkcsc.com or by telephone at 852-2174-1428.


TAIPEI ALUMNI
Reception with UC Senior Vice President Bruce Darling
Sunday, October 16
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The American Club in China47 Pei An RoadTaipei, Taiwan ROCThe American Club in China, 47 Pei An Road, Taipei
Taipei alumni are invited to join other UC alumni for a special reception with UC Senior Vice President Bruce Darling. The reception is hosted by the Alumni Association of the University of California and the University of California Office of the President. RSVP by October 10th as space is limited.
To RSVP, go to https://cougar.ucop.edu/alumni/alumni_rsvp.html or fax your reservation request to 510-987-9181.
For more information, contact Phoebe Lee at lee.phoebe@pbworld.com or by telephone at 886-2-8913-1118, ext. 600.


SOUTH BAY ALUMNI
Entertainment and New Media Law Reception and Discussion
Wednesday, October 19
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw and Pittman, 2550 Hanover Street, Palo Alto
The South Bay Haas Alumni Chapter and South Bay Boalt Alumni invite you to a reception and special talk on entertainment and new media law. Boalt Professor Peter Menell, co-founder of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, will give a lecture addressing “Indirect Copyright Liability: From Betamax to Grokster.” Reception is at 6:00 p.m., followed by the discussion at 7:00 p.m.
For more information and to RSVP, contact rsvp@law.berkeley.edu.


SEATTLE ALUMNI
Fall Mixer
Wednesday, October 19
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tap House Grill, 550 106 th Avenue, N.E., Bellevue, Washington
Join fellow Seattle-area Haas alumni at an informal Fall Mixer at the Tap House Grill in Bellevue. Meet and congratulate new-to-Seattle Haas alumni and mingle with fellow classmates and local alumni. Appetizers happily supplied by Seattle HAN Chapter – Cash bar. Guests at the mixer will include: Jett Pihakis, director, MBA Domestic Admissions, and Pete Johnson, director, MBA Int'l Admissions.
For more information and to RSVP, contact Niandong Wang at niandongwang04@mba.berkeley.edu.


ALL HAAS ALUMNI
Fourth Annual Haas Gala: Rhapsody in Blue and Gold
Friday, October 21, 2005
6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
San Francisco Marriott, 55 Fourth Street, San Francisco
Join us for the fourth annual black tie gala at the San Francisco Marriott. We will honor the Haas School's Business Leader of the Year, Barclay Simpson, BS 66. He is Chairman of the Board, Simpson Manufacturing Co. Janet Yellen will be the featured keynote speaker. Janet is the President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Professor of Business Administration, Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group; Professor, Department of Economics and former Chair, President's Council of Economic Advisors. There will be a reception at 6:30 p.m, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. The Gala is black tie optional. Parking details will be forthcoming.
To register, go to www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/haasgala. For more information, contact Haas Alumni Relations at alumni@haas.berkeley.edu.



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