$25 Million Gift to Add at least Five New Haas Faculty Members


Gerson Bakar


At least five new faculty positions will be created at the Haas School of Business with a $25 million gift from alumnus Gerson Bakar, a prominent San Francisco real estate developer.


The gift is the largest individual donation in the Haas School's history.


The gift enables the school to increase within a few years its full-time, permanent faculty roster to 86 members -- adding five positions to bring those ranks to an all time high. The search for the new faculty members, who will be drawn from areas such as accounting, public policy, economics, finance, marketing, operations and information technology, organizational behavior and real estate, will begin this fall.


To honor Bakar, the Haas School will name its faculty wing the Gerson Bakar Faculty Building.


"Gerson Bakar's extraordinary generosity will permit the school to hire the most talented scholars and teachers in the world," said Tom Campbell, Bank of America Dean of the Haas School. "With these additional faculty members, the school can improve its ratio of faculty to students -- a major goal of the school -- and offer more and a wider variety of courses to our students.


"This is an extremely powerful boost for the Haas School to remain among the very best business schools in the world," he added.


The new faculty members will be called "Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellows."


Campbell also noted that the gift will bring the Haas School closer to its goal of financial self-sufficiency by turning the funds into an endowment that will pay for the new faculty salaries in perpetuity. With state funds supplying less than 25 percent of the school's budget this year, the school must rely on private donations and student fees to pay salaries of many of its faculty and staff, and to provide essential academic and other student services.


When asked why he made this gift, Bakar said, "Just as I was helped by past benefactors to the university, I am pleased to be able to help the students who will be the future leaders of our society."


Bakar's gift was originally announced as an anonymous gift in August 2005. At the time, the gift was planned for the construction of a new building. In 2007, school officials, with Bakar's support, redirected Bakar's gift to faculty development.


Bakar received a Bachelor of Science degree from UC Berkeley's business school in 1948. He began his career in real estate right after graduating. The development that catapulted him into the national spotlight was Woodlake, a 1000-unit, multi-family housing complex in San Mateo completed in 1965. Since this was the first garden apartment community built with extensive recreational facilities, it was considered a breakthrough in American housing and has been copied many times.


Bakar subsequently developed new facilities for Levi Strauss & Co. in San Francisco that have been called "a gift to the city." Other landmarks include San Francisco's Northpoint Apartments and Mall, Stanford's Oak Creek Apartments, Carmel Plaza in Carmel, and Park Newport in Newport Beach.


Bakar has been an advisor and consultant to the Haas School for more than 20 years and has served several terms on the Haas School's advisory board. He also was a founding member and continues to serve on the advisory board of the Haas School's Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. In 2007 friends and colleagues of Bakar established the Gerson Bakar -- Fisher Center Policy Advisory Board Real Estate Scholarship in honor of Bakar. The fund provides one $10,000 merit scholarship per year for Berkeley MBA students with a passion for real estate and entrepreneurial drive.


In 1978, Bakar was the speaker at the Haas School graduation. Bakar was honored as the Haas School's Alumnus of the Year in 1991.


Bakar and his wife, Barbara, were actively involved in the university's Keeping the Promise Campaign (1985-1990) and the Campaign for the New Century (1993-2000). He is a lifetime member of the California Alumni Association and a supporter of UC Berkeley's athletics program and library.





McKinsey & Company Partners with Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership


The Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership and McKinsey & Company will create ten consulting teams this spring to help nonprofit organizations succeed with entrepreneurial ventures.


The partnership, Social Sector Solutions, or S3, includes a three-unit class that is focused on mission-critical nonprofit consultations. The class will be co-taught by Nora Silver, director of the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, and Paul Jansen, director of the Philanthropy Practice for McKinsey.


"We are delighted to collaborate with Nora Silver and the Haas School of Business on the Social Sector Solutions class," says Jansen. "Our consultant coaches and I are looking forward to sharing some of what we have learned in our work with nonprofits around the world as well as learn from Nora and the students who will be part of the project teams. I am confident this will be a great experience for everyone and can't wait to get started."


McKinsey will make a wealth of its research and data available to the teams. The teams of Berkeley MBA students, Haas undergraduate students, and other graduate students, plus a McKinsey coach, will consult with nonprofits in the health, environment, micro-enterprise, education, youth, and arts industries. They will, for example, tackle strategic planning for the international Green Belt Movement and will work to replicate the Bay Area's free surgical care for the uninsured at Operation Access.


"Social Sector Solutions will allow our students to create innovative solutions, make important contacts, and experience the world of professional consulting," says Silver.


A special application and interview process will take place during October. Applications will be available on October 11 and are due October 24. For more information, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/nonprofit/.





BusinessWeek Again Selects Haas as a Top Design School


For the second year in a row, the Haas School was one of only a handful of business schools noted on the list of top 40 schools around the world that stand out for teaching design. The list appears in the October 15 BusinessWeek article titled "Talent Hunt."


Haas joined Harvard Business School, the University of Toronto's Rotman School, and Northwestern University's Kellogg School as the only business schools that made the list.


Haas teaches several courses that incorporate design thinking in business. The cornerstone is a 12-year old "Managing New Product Development" course in which teams of business, engineering, and design graduate students research and develop new products and build prototypes. The course was co-developed and is being co-taught by Haas Senior Lecturer Sara Beckman and Mechanical Engineering Professor Alice Agogino in partnership with the California College of the Arts and San Jose State University's School for Art and Design.


Beckman also teaches a course in the Weekend MBA cohort on design thinking, titled Leading Innovation Strategy and Process in Firms.


Lecturer Trudy Kehret-Ward teaches an MBA course titled Design as a Strategic Management Issue. This course was inspired by then-MBA student Amy Lee Chen, MBA 93, who came to Haas as a New York fashion designer.


For the full BusinessWeek list and article, go to http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/di_special/20071005d-schools.htm.





Haas Ranks #6 in the EIU "Which MBA" Survey


The Haas School's Full-time MBA Program ranked #6 in the world, up from #10 last year in the 2007 EIU "Which MBA" ranking that was published on September 28. Among US schools only, Haas ranked #4.


In specialty categories, Haas ranked #3 among schools that open the most opportunities for new careers to their students.


The ranking is based on data supplied by participating business schools and a survey of MBA students. MBA programs are evaluated on four categories: (1) opening new career opportunities; (2) personal development and educational experience; (3) increase in salary; and (4) potential to network.


For the complete rankings, go to http://www.which-mba.com





Berkeley MBA Program Ranks in Princeton Review Survey


The Berkeley MBA program ranked in the top ten in three areas of the Princeton Review survey of business schools released today.


Among 290 schools reviewed, Haas ranked as follows:
#5 Best Career Prospects
#6 Toughest to Get Into
#10 Best Administered


The survey is based on MBA student responses and data supplied by participating schools. According to the Princeton Review, students also noted Haas for having a good social scene, a good peer network, and happy students.


The results and business schools profiles will also be publicized in the annual best business schools guide, titled Best 290 Business Schools: 2008 Edition which should be available in bookstores tomorrow.


For the full report, go to http://www.princetonreview.com/mba/research/rankings/rankings.asp.





Third Annual Conference Explores the Role of Diversity in Innovation, Friday Nov. 16


"Powering Innovation through Diversity" is the theme of the third annual Haas Diversity in Business Conference, Friday, November 16, at International House on the UC Berkeley campus.


Current and future managers will gather to learn how to foster innovation through diverse thought and perspective; how to apply diversity to advance product development, sales, and marketing; and how to navigate changing corporate politics.


"We'll hear from senior managers about the challenges of building diverse organizations and about the rewards to be gained from embracing diversity and using it as an asset," says Otto Williams, MBA 08, the conference co-chair.


Panelists include: Redia Anderson, chief diversity officer, Deloitte Consulting; Derek Gordon, chief marketing officer, Clorox; Patty Herrera, director of multicultural initiatives, Oakland Raiders; Lisa Ross, vice president, multicultural communications, Ogilvy PR; and Daphne Sorro, vice president, diversity, learning, and recruiting, Gap Inc. The conference will also feature keynote speakers, to be announced shortly, and a dialog with senior executives on the role that diversity plays in innovation and performance improvement within their organizations.


Haas School students from the Berkeley MBA program and from the undergraduate program organized the conference. Its sponsors include Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan, Clorox, and Google.


On November 17, the Haas School will host a Diversity Recruiting Workshop for prospective students. Sponsored by the Black Business Students Association, Latin American and Hispanic Business Club, and the MBA admissions offices, the workshop will provide an overview of the Haas curriculum, student life, the alumni network, application tips, and financial aid opportunities.


For more information on the Haas Diversity in Business Conference and the MBA Diversity Recruiting Workshop, visit http://diversity.haas.berkeley.edu.





Undergraduate Teams Analyze Case for Goldman Sachs in the 10th Annual Investment Banking Case Competition


Three undergraduate teams faced off in the 10th Annual Investment Banking Case Competition at the Haas School, sponsored by Goldman Sachs and the Haas School Undergraduate Program on Thursday, September 27.


Each year, the competition showcases one of Goldman Sachs' recent high profile transactions to give students an opportunity to demonstrate and further develop their knowledge and skill base.


This year the case focused on San Francisco-based Riverbed Technology, Inc., a leader in the wide-area data services market that provides products to increase performance and speed over wide-area networks. The teams were asked to evaluate whether or not Riverbed should pursue an initial public offering or sell the company. The students were also asked to estimate the company's current and future value and suggest next steps for the company's board of directors.


Goldman Sachs awarded prizes to the winning team: Sayshu Medicherla, BS 09; Aneesh Kadakia, BS 08; Mukund Ramachandran, an undergraduate math and economics student; and Xiufeng Andrew Huang, an undergraduate economics and operations research student. The finalists also won the opportunity to be considered for the spring 2008 Haas School external case competition team.


The judges gave the winning team high marks for creating a well-organized and concise presentation, for performing an accurate valuation, for the students' poise during the question and answer session, and for strong teamwork.


Riverbed Technology senior product marketing manager Apurva David, Senior Lecturer David Robinson, and Goldman Sachs representatives Nick Giovanni and Lev Finkelstein judged the competition.





18th Annual Conference on Financial Reporting Provides Industry Update, Nov. 9


Professionals who set accounting standards and those who enforce them will join industry accounting professionals for the 18th Annual Conference on Financial Reporting on Friday, November 9, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel.


Conrad Hewitt, chief accountant with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will deliver the morning keynote address. Hewitt will give an update on current issues at the SEC, where he has been chief accountant since August 2006. James Ratley, president of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, will speak at lunch on "Profiles of the Crooked." Ratley draws not only upon experience as a fraud examiner, but on previous work as a Dallas police officer.


Dean Tom Campbell will announce the recipient of the 2007 Berkeley Award for Distinguished Contributions to Financial Reporting. Every year, a committee of accounting standard-setters, corporate financial executives, and academics selects an award recipient who has demonstrated outstanding courage and leadership in providing financial information useful to investors in making investment decisions.


Numerous industry experts will weigh in on current issues via panel discussions. The panel topics include emerging issues, the implementation challenges of Fair Value Measurement, and the impact of International Financial Reporting Standards on US and non-US companies.


"This year's conference will focus on the emerging complex challenges of financial reporting given the trend toward adopting IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) as the single body of internationally accepted accounting standards," says Solomon Darwin, executive director of the Haas School's Center for Financial Reporting and Management, which is sponsoring the conference. "Financial executives should not underestimate their impact."


For more information on the conference and to register, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/accounting/conferences&programs/.





Sub-prime Mortgage Crisis Among Topics at 30th Annual Real Estate & Economics Symposium, Nov. 19


The 30th Annual Real Estate & Economics Symposium will address current issues in the real estate, housing, and finance markets on Monday, November 19, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.


Featured among an impressive roster of speakers is Kenneth T. Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, who will share his highly-regarded annual forecast outlining the current and future impact of recent economic shifts. Michael Nacht, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy, also returns to deliver an update on "U.S. National Security: What Next?"


This year's panels will address such topics as residential housing and the sub-prime mortgage crisis, managing catastrophic risk in real estate, and private equity and capital markets. Additionally, in honor of the symposium's 30th anniversary, a special session is being assembled featuring well-respected industry leaders discussing "lessons learned" during the course of their careers and where they believe real estate is headed in the future.


This full-day program of individual presentations examines current trends and critical issues in the real estate market, and particularly in California. National and local industry leaders will present their ideas and respond to questions from the audience. Full lunch and refreshment breaks (included in the registration fee) will provide time for networking with colleagues and with presenters.


The Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics sponsors this conference in cooperation with the Haas School of Business and the Berkeley Real Estate Alumni Association.


For more information or to register for the conference, visit http://haas.berkeley.edu/realestate.





Lester Center Launches 07-08 Entrepreneurial Best Practices Lecture Series


Berkeley MBA students with entrepreneurial aspirations can hear successful entrepreneurs and industry experts share wisdom on such topics as opportunity recognition, business models, and incorporation at the Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series organized by the Haas School's Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.


Now in its fourth year, the lecture series brings practitioners from the Berkeley and Silicon Valley communities to speak about the practical aspects of entrepreneurial activity. The series is timed to match the academic year and also the business plan competition season, particularly the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition and the Global Social Venture Competition.


The series begins on Monday, October 15, at 6:30 p.m. with a launch of the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition and a workshop on opportunity recognition. Enlai Chu, MBA 04, CTO and founder of 3Jam, a multi-person SMS startup; Andrew McCraith, MBA 05, CEO of Silicon Clocks and winner of the technology prize in the 2004 UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition; and Kirsten Tobey, MBA 06, co-founder of Revolution Foods, a startup delivering healthy lunches and nutrition education to schools, are the speakers.


The series was launched with a gift from the law firm of Reed Smith, where partner Donald Reinke felt there was a need for a practical "how to" series to help people create better business plans. It is co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition.


For more information on the Entrepreneurial Best Practices Series, visit http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/entbestpract.asp.





Innovation is Theme for Fall MOT Lecture Series


The 2007 Management of Technology (MOT) Lecture Series will begin on Wednesday, October 24. The theme of the fall series is "An Inside Track to What's Next."


Kim Polese, CEO of Spikesource, will open the series with a lecture titled "An Open Source World." At Spikesource, Polese drives the company's vision to enable businesses to harness the power of open source as a flexible, reliable, and cost-effective solution for business-critical needs. Polese was also the co-founder of Internet infrastructure management company Marimba and the original product manager for Java at Sun Microsystems.


"The overall theme for the lecture series this year is innovation in technology," said Andrew Isaacs, the executive director of the MOT program. "The five speakers are well-known individuals with a strong track record of innovation in a range of high tech industries."


After Polese kicks off the series, the following speakers will take the podium throughout the fall semester:


October 31: " Technology Innovation," with Lars Rabbe, CIO, Intuit


November 7: "Innovation and Investment," with Bill Elmore, Managing Partner, Foundation Capital


November 28: "The Future Is Not What It Used To Be," with Jean Paul Jacob, Technology Evangelist, IBM


December 5: "Global Technology Investing," with Michael Marks, member, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts


Lectures take place on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in C230 Cheit Hall at the Haas School. Admission is free and open to students, faculty, and the UC Berkeley community.


The lecture series is sponsored by the Management of Technology Program, a graduate research, teaching, and certificate program, managed jointly by the Haas School of Business, the School of Information, and the College of Engineering.


For more information visit:
http://mot.berkeley.edu/Berkeley_Students/News/Lecture_Series/FL07/FL_07.html





MBA Students Organize Reaching Out Conference in San Francisco, Oct. 11-14


Berkeley MBA students are among the organizers of this year's Reaching Out Conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) MBA students.


The conference takes place at San Francisco's Westin St. Francis Hotel October 11-14. Entirely student run, the annual Reaching Out conference promotes the education, visibility, and networking capabilities of LGBT business leaders in the United States and around the globe.


Full-time Berkeley MBA 08 candidates Brian Richardson, Alejandro Pardo, Erik Hebert, Melissa Ong, and Anuj Jenveja have teamed with Stanford MBA students to present this tenth anniversary conference. More than 20 first- and second-year Berkeley MBA students have volunteered time and several alumni are serving as panelists.


Chip Conley, founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, a boutique hotel company with 25 properties in California, and Lisa Sherman, general manager and senior vice president of Logo, a lesbian and gay network from MTV networks, are among the keynote speakers.


"Connect, Build, Achieve" is the theme for the four-day event, which also features career and networking panels, affinity events, a career expo, and case writing and case study competitions addressing contemporary LGBT issues. This year's career expo will be the largest ever, with over 70 participation organizations, 30 of which are new.


For more information and to register, visit http://www.reachingoutmba.org.





Haas in the News


Teck Ho, the William Halford, Jr. Family Professor of Marketing, and Eduardo Andrade, assistant professor, were mentioned in various news outlets regarding their recent research on the relationship between incidental feelings and strategic decisions:
+ October 3 Forbes article titled "Now They Know You Know." For the full article: http://www.forbes.com/leadership/2007/10/03/work-pay-boss-lead-careers-cx_tw_1003raise.html
+ October 1 Newswise Business News article titled "Asking the Boss for a Raise." For the full text: http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/533796/


Thomas Davidoff, assistant professor, was interviewed in a September 30 Contra Costa Times article titled "Plan aims to limit myriad foreclosures." For the full text: http://www.contracostatimes.com/portlet/article/html/fragments/print_article.jsp?articleId=7045467&siteId=571


Kellie McElhaney, the executive director of the Center for Responsible Business, and the Haas School were mentioned in various news outlets about a new socially responsible investment fund at the Haas School:
+ September 28 Financial Times article titled "Haas to launch socially responsible fund." For the full text: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/15725044-6da2-11dc-b8ab-0000779fd2ac.html
+ September 26 Daily Californian article titled "A Student-Run Fund With a Conscience." For the full article: http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=26135
+ September 18 Wall Street Journal article titled "Haas Takes New Tack on Investing." For the full article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119006887732630365.html


The Haas School was mentioned in several news outlets regarding the University of California's recent approval of an increase in MBA programs tuition:
+ September 25 BusinessWeek article titled "California O.K.'s Tuition Hikes." For the full article: http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/sep2007/bs20070925_024704.htm?chan=search
+ September 21 Daily Californian article titled " UC OKs Fee Hike for Professional Schools." For the full text: http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=26078
+ September 21 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "Higher pay = higher costs: UC regents raise salaries, student fees." For the full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/09/21/BA31S9QU3.DTL


Dean Tom Campbell was mentioned in a September 13 Economist article titled "News from the schools" about his announcement to step down as the dean of the Haas School. For the full text: http://www.economist.com/business/globalexecutive/PrinterFriendly.cfm?story_id=9786811





Happening at Haas


ALUMNI EVENTS


HAAS/ ALL BUSINESS SCHOOL ALUMNI - All Business School Social
Wednesday, October 10
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
HARLOT
46 Minna Street
San Francisco
Haas School alumni are cordially invited to The All Business School Social.
To RSVP, visit http://www.mbabayarea.com/event2007octsocial.php.


SINGAPORE HAAS/NUS MBA ALUMNI - Investment CEOs - Opportunities and Market Outlook Forum
Thursday, October 11
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (registration starts at 2:30 p.m.)
Singapore Business Federation Seminar Room 2
10 Hoe Chiang Road
#21-01 Keppel Towers
Singapore
Singapore alumni are cordially invited by the Young Business Leaders Forum and NUS MBA Alumni to a second installment of the well-received Investment CEOs Forum.
For more information and to register, visit http://www.nusmbaalumni.org.


ALL ALUMNI - Haas Homecoming special
Saturday, October 13
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Haas School
All alumni, students, faculty, staff, and guests are cordially invited to a day of spirited fun and networking. Alumni and guests of the Haas School will reunite for a festive day back on campus.
To register, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/groups/alumni/homecoming.


NEW YORK ALUMNI - Private Equity and Hedge Fund Networking and Charity Event
Tuesday, October 16
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Metro 53
307 E 53rd St. (53rd St. and 2nd Ave.)
New York
New York Haas alumni are cordially invited to an upcoming private equity event.
To register, visit http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=143183,


SAN FRANCISCO ALUMNI - Second Annual Evening of Networking
Thursday, October 18
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco
San Francisco alumni are cordially invited by the HAN San Francisco Chapter to join current students and faculty for an evening of networking.
To register, visit http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=140603.


BAY AREA ALUMNI - Speaker Panel and Book Signing for Mothers who are Redefining Success in the Workplace
Thursday, October 18
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Mission Bay Conference Center
1675 Owens Street
San Francisco
Bay Area alumni are cordially invited to join hundreds of other Bay Area professional women to connect, enjoy some cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and be truly inspired by a spectacular panel of mothers who have forged flexible work strategies that combine an interesting career with an enriching family life.
There will be no on-site registration. To register, visit http://www.FlexperienceStaffing.com/news.html.


JAPAN ALUMNI - A Reception with UC President Robert C. Dynes
Sunday, October 21
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Roppongi Hills Club, 51fl, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-6151
Tokyo alumni are cordially invited to join UC President Dynes as he continues to reach out to UC alumni worldwide, along with fellow UC alumni and friends for a conversation on the "Promise & Power of 10: The UC Impact."
To register, visit https://cougar.ucop.edu/alumni/tokyo_rsvp.html.


MARKETING SEMINARS
For more information, contact Maggie Smith at
maggiesmith@haas.berkeley.edu.


Shansby Marketing Seminar
Job Market Talks: Hilke Plassmann (CalTech)
Thursday, October 11
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C250 Cheit Hall


Shansby Marketing Seminar
Michal Strahilevitz, Professor, Golden Gate University
Thursday, October 18
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C250 Cheit Hall


OBIR
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at
houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


John Morgan, Professor, Haas School of Business
Wednesday, October 10
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C320 Cheit Hall

Max Bazerman, Professor, Harvard Business School
Wednesday, October 17
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C320 Cheit Hall


FINANCE SEMINARS
For more information, contact June Wong at
june@haas.berkeley.edu.


Michael Weisbach (University of Illinois)
Thursday, October 11
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C210 Cheit Hall


Martin Lettau (New York University)
Thursday, October 18
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C210 Cheit Hall


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOPS
For more information, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/imio/workshopf2007.htm.


The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis
(formerly IDS270)
Paul Gertler
Thursday, October 11
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
C325 Cheit Hall


The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis
(formerly IDS270)
"Durability, Reliability and the Limits of Reputation" Scott Masten (University of Michigan)
Thursday, October 18
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
C325 Cheit Hall


OITM SEMINARS
For more information, contact Maggie Smith at
maggiesmith@haas.berkeley.edu


Professor Gurhan Kok (Duke University)
Friday, October 12
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
C250 Cheit Hall


BOALT LUNCHEON SPEAKER SERIES


"Challenges and Opportunities for American Lawyers in China or with Chinese Companies"
Carmen Chang, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Tuesday, October 9
12:40 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
For more information and to RSVP, contact BCLBE@law.berkeley.edu or call Phyllis Martinez at 510-642-0532.


BERKELEY-COLUMBIA SPEAKER SERIES


Andy Bechtolsheim, Sun Microsystems co-founder and chief architect for the System Group
Friday, October 19
12:00 noon
Wells Fargo Room
Haas School
For more information, please contact Yen Tran at yentran@haas.berkeley.edu.


OTHER EVENTS
Veronica Belmont, "Blog-O-Sphere's Darling"
Thursday, October 11
7:00 p.m.
156 Dwinelle
Veronica Belmont, previously of CNET's Buzz Out Loud podcast crew is coming to speak about her experiences.
For more information, contact Laura Ku at lsku@berkeley.edu.






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