Haas NewsWire


Haas NewsWire, October 3, 2005



Haas School to Host Teach-In on the Impact of Hurricane Katrina, Oct. 14


Impact of Hurricane Katrina

Academic experts from the Haas School and the UC Berkeley campus will lead a "Teach-in on the Economic and Business Impact of Hurricane Katrina" on the Gulf Coast and on the nation on Friday, October 14, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room.


The event, sponsored by Dean Rich Lyons, is free and open to the Haas School community. Spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration is required.


Dean Lyons is bringing together the best minds from the Haas School and other UC Berkeley departments to share their insights. In addition, select alumni with related expertise have been invited to join the panels, whose topics range from economic impact to rebuilding to effective management.


As of Monday, the roster of Haas faculty taking part in the panel discussions includes:
   + The Economic and Business Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the United States: Moderator Dean Richard Lyons, the Sylvan Coleman Professor of Finance; Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy; and Jim Wilcox, the Kruttschnitt Family Professor of Financial Institutions.
   + Rebuilding New Orleans and the Gulf Coast: Moderator Dwight Jaffee, the Willis Booth Professor of Banking, Finance, and Real Estate, and Thomas Davidoff, assistant professor in the Haas Real Estate Group.
   + Effective Managing and Leadership During and After a Crisis: Moderator Pino Audia, assistant professor in the Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations


Group, and Karlene Roberts, professor in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group.


As additional panel participants are being confirmed, the agenda remains subject to change. For updates please watch for the October 10 issue of Haas NewsWire or visit the web site at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/news/Katrina_teachin.html.




Berkeley-Columbia Students Explore the Opportunities and Risks of Global Business


Select groups of Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA students have been traveling the globe to learn about international business through the Berkeley-Columbia program's International Seminars, which this year offered courses in Germany, Great Britain, China, and Argentina.


"These students have gained a broad exposure to international business strategies, opportunities, and risks through a mix of corporate visits and classroom work," says Robert Gleeson, executive director of the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program.


This year's seminars include a course in Berlin in May on behavioral decision making and economics, taught by Columbia Professor Eric J. Johnson and one in August in London on globalization and markets, taught by Columbia professors Bruce Greenwald and Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz.


Students are just returning from fall trips to Shanghai where they studied emerging markets and the economy of China. The trip included corporate visits to HSBC Bank and Economic Park, an industrial park that is home to a number of electronics and textile companies. Students also traveled to Munich to explore branding with executives from BMW and Siemens and to Buenos Aires to learn about emerging markets and the economy of Argentina. 


The international seminars take place in the fourth or fifth term of the 19-month-long Berkeley-Columbia program. Merging the strengths of two top business schools, the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program offers instruction at and degrees from both the Haas School of Business and Columbia Business School and membership in two worldwide alumni networks. For more information on the program, visit http://www.berkeley.columbia.edu/.



28th Annual Real Estate Symposium to Address Strategies for Uncertain Times


"Real Estate Realities in Unreal Times" is the topic of the 28th annual Real Estate & Economics Symposium, which brings together industry and academic leaders to discuss current and future issues in the real estate arena on Wednesday, November 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at San Francisco's Westin St. Francis Hotel. 


"The symposium will provide a comprehensive overview of real estate and financial markets as well as discussion of timely issues on everyone's mind today," says Bob Edelstein, co-chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics, which sponsors the symposium.


With an eye toward hurricane-wrought havoc and the Bay Area's own special place on shaky ground, a panel will explore disaster preparedness and response from the perspective of real estate professionals and policy makers. Experts will analyze the effects of disaster on real estate activity, address the risks and preparedness of the Bay Area, and share information on protecting buildings, cities, and citizens. 


Two popular speakers from past symposiums return this year: Professor Ken Rosen, who also co-chairs the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics, will share his always sought-after outlook on the economy and the US real estate markets; and Tony Downs, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, will present his latest research on California housing policy, along with some humorous insights. Panelists from both the public and private sectors will address such topics as the impact of economic shifts and political policies on real estate markets, the long-term prospects for California's housing boom, and the ten best bets for real estate investing in 2006.


Early registration is recommended as the Real Estate & Economics Symposium consistently attracts large audiences. For more information, or to register, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/realestate.



Over 90% of Master's in Financial Engineering Students Land Top-Tier Internships


More than 90% of the students in the Haas School's Master's in Financial Engineering program have landed internships with major firms on the West Coast, and in New York, London, Japan, and the Netherlands for their winter break, with the average monthly salary now topping $6,500.

The internship program, which matches MFE students to firms with challenging projects in quantitative finance, lasts 10 to 12 weeks over the MFE winter break from mid-October to mid-January.


Linda Kreitzman, director of the MFE program, oversees the placement process and works diligently to help MFE students and financial firms make the right match. This year she placed 28 students with New York firms.


"Linda Kreitzman's dedication to understanding individual students' strengths and placing them using her vast network of contacts has resulted in almost 50% of us landing internships with top Wall Street firms in New York," says Shinjit Ghosh, MFE 06.  Thirty-one students were placed in internships in Europe, in Asia, on the West Coast or in the Mid West.


So far this year, MFE students have been hired into internships with Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan, AIG, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Dow Jones, BNP Paribas, Barclays Global Investors, MSCI BARRA, Allianz Hedge Fund Partners, Axa Rosenberg Capital Management, and Wells Capital Management, among other firms.


For more information on the MFE program, visit http://mfe.haas.berkeley.edu.



Young Entrepreneurs at Haas Celebrates 15 Years of Achievement


Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown will deliver the keynote address this week at a special celebration honoring the Young Entrepreneurs at Haas Program, which for 15 years has engaged at-risk Bay Area youth and encouraged them to pursue both business and academic goals.


The special invitation-only 15th Anniversary Celebration and Dinner at the Haas School on October 6 also includes presentations by both current and former YEAH participants and Haas School students who have acted as YEAH mentors.


"This event is YEAH's opportunity to thank the many individuals and organizations, who have enabled YEAH and the Haas School to prepare hundreds of at-risk youth over the past fifteen years to make the leap to college," says Oscar Wolters-Duran, executive director of YEAH. "When I hear about the extremely low graduation rates in many of the urban East Bay school districts, I know that YEAH and the more than fifty Haas mentors involved in YEAH each year, are having a critical impact on program participants."


YEAH is currently running four programs: the After-School Business Clubs for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students; the Saturday Business Academy for 9th and 10th grade students; the Springboard to College for 11th and 12th grade students; and Peer Leadership Projects for 11th and 12th grade students.


For more information on YEAH or this event, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/yeah/.



Berkeley MBA Students Take Second Place at Energy Finance Challenge


A team of Berkeley MBA students beat out teams from ten other schools to claim second place in the inaugural energy finance case challenge, which took place at the University of Texas at Austin's McCombs School of Business on in mid-September.

The Haas team, which called itself "Nodding Donkey," included Paul Murphy, MBA 06, Margaret Rhee, MBA 06, Nick Spicer, MBA 07, Stefan Seidl, MBA 06, and Darren Miao, MBA 06.


For the case, students acted as members of a corporate negotiations team for a fictional company called Nomad Petroleum. Teams were asked to address strategic options for Nomad's license agreement and the long development cycle for new oil pumping projects.
The University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business took first place in the challenge and MIT took third. Other teams hailed from Cornell University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, the McCombs School of Business, the University of Michigan, the University of Washington, the University of Virginia, and the Wharton School.



Faculty News


McElhaney Joins Net Impact Board


Kellie McElhaney, executive director of the Center for Responsible Business and adjunct assistant professor, was recently elected to be on the Net Impact National Board of Directors. Net Impact is a network of more than 12,000 MBA students and young professionals committed to using the power of business to improve the world. The Net Impact National Board is a team of business and nonprofit leaders providing strategic advice and development capabilities to the organization. The Haas School chapter of Net Impact boasts 80 members.



New Staff


Stephanie Fujii, MBA 04, Returns to Haas to Recruit New MBAs


Stephanie Fuiji, MBA 04, returned to Haas on August 29 as associate director of Full-time MBA Admissions. Fujii has been working part-time and begins full-time work today, having wrapped up her previous position as a marketing consultant and executive director for a nonprofit company that owns and operates an assisted living facility. Prior to pursuing her MBA, Fujii worked as an executive compensation consultant with Mercer Human Resource Consulting. She also holds a BA in cultural anthropology from Brown University. When not providing management and leadership in the recruitment, evaluation, and selection of full-time Berkeley MBA students, Fujii may be found singing karaoke, traveling, or cheering on the San Francisco Giants.


office:  S440E
e-mail: sfujii@haas.berkeley.edu
phone: 510-643-0272


Amy Hornstein Joins Haas as Director of Full-time MBA Student Affairs


Amy Hornstein joined Haas on September 2 as director of student affairs for the Full-time MBA Program, where she will focus on managing student leadership and community-building activities, such as clubs and conferences. Hornstein is a familiar face at Haas, having previously worked in the admissions and student services offices for the Evening & Weekend MBA Program. Her prior experience also includes serving as a marketing director for an educational software company and as the academic advisor at the University of San Francisco's Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management. She holds a BA in Latin American literature from New York University and is delighted to be back in Berkeley, home to some of her favorite bookstores and restaurants.


office: S430
e-mail: amyh@haas.berkeley.edu
phone: 510-642-1408


Molly Lohman to Manage Academic Affairs


Molly Lohman joined Haas on September 26 as academic administrative manager for the Academic Affairs office. Lohman, who performed a recent analysis for the Haas School on the topic of financial self-sufficiency models, will supervise the Academic Affairs staff. She will also oversee the annual academic budget and manage the academic affairs database. Her first project will be preparing for the school's upcoming reaccreditation. Her prior work experience includes working at the Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy and in the San Francisco Board of Supervisor's Budget Analyst Office. She holds a master's degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy and a BA in English from the College of William and Mary. Lohman is a competitive swimmer who trains with the US Master's team at UC Berkeley and competes in long-distance events in the San Francisco Bay and Lake Tahoe.


office: S522B
e-mail: molly@haas.berkeley.edu
phone: 510-642-0192


Betsy Quayle to Coordinate Development Efforts


Betsy Quayle joined the Haas School's Development and Alumni Relations team on September 26 as development coordinator. Quayle, who comes to Haas after serving as an academic coordinator for UC Berkeley's College of Engineering, will be working on projects that include stewardship plans for individual and corporate donors. She has worked as a litigation and research attorney and holds a JD from Golden Gate University and a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts. She likes to hike, swim, and dance with her kids.


office: 2001 Addison St., 1st floor
e-mail: quayle@haas.berkeley.edu
phone: 510-642-2844


Mike Rengel to Analyze Data for Development 


Mike Rengel joined Haas on September 12 as a database analyst for Development and Alumni Relations. Rengel, who previously worked with Lockheed Martin in Illinois as a software tester and test automation engineer, will be writing queries, consolidating databases, and analyzing donor data. Rengel holds a BS in computer science from Southeast Missouri State University and enjoys travel, photography, and music.


office: 2001 Addison St., 1st floor
e-Mail: mrengel@haas.berkeley.edu
phone: 510-642-3235



Haas in the News


Professor Janet Yellen, on leave 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 28 The Australian article titled "Dollar Recovers Some Ground." For full text: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0, 5744,16747446%5E1702,00.html + A September 28 The Clarion-Ledger article titled "Fed Sets Tone of Caution About Economic Stabilty." For full text: http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/sep2005/nf20050923_9955_db081.htm
+ A September 27 MSN Money article titled "Fed's Yellen Hints More Rate Hikes Ahead." For full text: http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/provider/providerarticle.asp? feed=OBR&Date=20050927&ID=5146500
+ A September 27 Canada.com News article titled "Financials Bolster TSX, NY Heads Lower on Economic Data, Higher Gasoline." For full text: http://www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/financialpost/ story.html?id=b0ee0d46-5c1e-4bf0-a838-abc7a10363fb


Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, has appeared in numerous news media commenting on the issue of rising gasoline prices, including:
+ A September 28 SignOnSanDiego.com article titled "State Gas Prices Are Said to Be Insulated." For full text: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20050928-9999-1b28gasoline.html
+ A September 27 San Jose Mercury News article titled "$3 Gas Barely Budging Our Driving Habits." For full text: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/12751900.htm
+ A September 23 San Jose Mercury News article titled "Energy Impact: Car Fuel, Natural Gas Prices Could Soar." For full text: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/12720766.htm
+ A September 22 San Jose Mercury News article titled "Who Profits From Rising Gas Prices?" For full text: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/ gas_prices/12710856.htm


Kenneth Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, was quoted in a September 28 Contra Costa Times article. He explained his perception of the reasoning behind steadily rising home loan rates and the tightening of credit standards. For full text: http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/12761246.htm


Hal Varian, economics professor, was quoted in a September 27 article of the International Herald Tribune. He expressed his pleasure with Google's recent predictive market system, which allows its employees to "bet" on the likelihood of possible events. For full text: http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/09/27/business/google.php


David Levine, economics professor, commented in a September 27 SocialFunds.com article titled "New Study Wins Prize: Stock Market May Put Higher Value on Environmentally Responsible Companies" on the importance of understanding the extent to which environmentally friendly technologies and products are profitable. For full text: http://www.socialfunds.com/news/release.cgi/4482.html


Rosen was interviewed in a September 25 Contra Costa Times article titled "Economist says low rates drive local marketing profile," regarding his predictions for the near future of the real estate industry. For full text: http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/12738113.htm


Borenstein was quoted in a September 23 Cincinnati Post article titled "Why Airlines Fail: Bankrupt Air Carriers Just Keep On Flying." He evaluated the current financial situation of the airline industry. For full text: http://news.cincypost.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050923/ BIZ/509230337/1001


Dawna Stone, BS 90, was mentioned in a Tampa Tribune article on September 23, titled "One Bay Area Wanna-Be Apprentice Works Out; Another Is A Misfit" about her appearing on the new Martha Stewart Apprentice TV show.



Happening at Haas


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/.


TELECOMMUNICATIONS GUEST SPEAKER (MBA 244D)
"Opportunities and Challenges in Optical Networking" by Jagdeep Singh, MBA 90, founder and CEO, Infinera
Monday, October 10
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C330
For more information, visit http://mot.berkeley.edu/Berkeley_Students/Students/Courses/ Course_Descriptions/telecomm_bz_models.html.

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


TELECOMMUNICATIONS GUEST SPEAKER (MBA 244D)
"Opportunities and Challenges in IP- based Communications: Equipment Provider Perspective" by Don Proctor, Senior VP Voice Technology Group, Cisco Systems
Monday, October 24
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C330
For more information, visit http://mot.berkeley.edu/Berkeley_Students/Students/Courses/ Course_Descriptions/telecomm_bz_models.html.

MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY LECTURE
"Technology in the Developing World"
Theogene Rudasingwa
Wednesday, October 26
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
“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.
C250
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.


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.


ALUMNI EVENTS


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: the Haas School, Chicago, Columbia, Darden, Harvard, Kellogg, MIT/Sloan, Stanford, UCLA-Anderson, USC-Marshall and Wharton.
For more information contact John Bernard, BS 83, at jb@kdfcommunities.com.


SAN FRANCISCO ALUMNI
MBA & 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.


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 China, 47 Pei An Road, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
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 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 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 a 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 106th 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. Guests at the mixer will include: Jett Pihakis, director, MBA Domestic Admissions, and Pete Johnson, director, MBA International 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
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 of Simpson Manufacturing Co. Janet Yellen will be the featured keynote speaker. Janet is the president and CEO of the 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.


NEW YORK ALUMNI – LUNCHEON WITH DEAN RICHARD LYONS
Wednesday, October 26
12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
The Cornell Club – New York, 6 East 44 th Street, New York, NY
Please join fellow alumni for a luncheon with Dean Lyons in New York. Dean Lyons will provide New York alumni with an update on the school, as well as talk briefly about his area of expertise. He will speak on the value of the US dollar, what is currently influencing it and where he sees it going.
To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=95308.
For more information, contact Haas Alumni Relations at alumni@haas.berkeley.edu


WASHINGTON , D.C. ALUMNI
Luncheon with Dean Richard Lyons
Thursday, October 27
12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
City Club of Washington at Columbia Square, 555 13 th Street NW, Washington, DC
Please join fellow alumni for a luncheon with Dean Lyons in Washington, DC Dean Lyons will provide Washington, DC alumni with an update on the school, as well as talk briefly about his area of expertise. Dean Lyons will speak on the value of the US dollar, what is currently influencing it and where he sees it going.
To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=95309. For more information, contact Haas Alumni Relations at alumni@haas.berkeley.edu


EAST BAY ALUMNI
Private Tour of the Paramount Theater
Saturday, October 29, 2005
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Paramount Theater, 2025 Broadway, Oakland
The East Bay Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network invites you to join an exclusive group of fellow Haas alumni for a unique, private tour of the historic landmark in Oakland, the Paramount Theater. See the art deco décor in all its splendor, amazing ornaments, and a mighty Wurlitzer movie organ. Attendees will get to see the stage, audience space, grand staircase, the "underbelly" - even the powder rooms you normally don't go to. If you can, join your fellow alumni for a no-host lunch afterwards at the famed Vietnamese restaurant Pho 84, 354 17th Street, Oakland
RSVP for the tour at http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=96071. For information, contact Marina Gracias at 415-222-7711 or Franziska Raedeker at fraedeker@alumni.haas.org.



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