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Haas NewsWire, October 17, 2005



Berkeley MBA Student on the Winning Team for DARPA's Robotic Vehicle Challenge


Berkeley MBA Student Wins DARPA's Robotic Vehicle Challenge

First-year Berkeley MBA student Cedric Dupont is a lead member of the Stanford Racing Team that won the $2 million DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Grand Challenge, an off-road robotic vehicle competition that took place on October 8.


The Grand Challenge consists of building a robot capable of navigating through desert terrain in less than ten hours, with no human intervention.


Dupont's involvement in the winning team began while he was a research engineer at the Volkswagen Electronics Research Lab, the position he took after earning a master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford. "I put together a team of Volkswagen engineers to design and build the team's vehicle, named Stanley, the robotic Touareg," says Dupont. "The vehicle we built needed to be able to brake, steer, accelerate, and shift gears electronically. We worked closely with Stanford’s software engineers for 15 months during which Stanley came to life, and grew into a truly autonomous machine."


Stanley came first among 23 finalists in DARPA’s Grand Challenge in the Mojave desert. "Once the vehicle rolls out of the starting chute, no human interaction can influence its actions," says Dupont. "After close to seven hours of nerve-racking waiting, seeing Stanley cross the finish line without a scratch after 132 miles of grueling desert terrain was worth every second of the hard work each team member put into this project."


For more information on the team, visit http://www.stanfordracing.org/.



Assistant Professor Cameron Anderson Delves into Power and Self-Perception


Political figures, such as former US Secretary of State Alexander Haig, provide fertile ground for Assistant Professor Cameron Anderson’s research into the disparity between how people in power view themselves and how they are viewed by others in the organization.


Anderson is one of five new professors who joined the Haas School this fall. He is in the Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations group.


The public behavior and eventual resignation of Haig, who is remembered by many for inappropriately claiming executive power after the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981, serves as the prime example for Anderson's research.


According to Anderson, Haig's inflated sense of self led his colleagues to alienate him, and ultimately, after working for Reagan for just 18 months, Haig resigned. In Anderson's latest paper, "Knowing Your Place: Self-perceptions of Status in Social Groups," he uses Haig's tenure in office to provide a clear example of an individual who suffers because of his over-inflated sense of self.


Anderson worked with a group of colleagues from several universities, including Haas Professor Jennifer Chatman, to find a way to measure and analyze an individual’s self-perception of importance within a group. The researchers conducted interviews with undergraduate students, MBA candidates, and corporate employees. They found that, like Haig, individuals who form an over-inflated sense of status and influence within a group are quickly ostracized and alienated by fellow group members.


To avoid Haig’s fate, most people tend to underestimate their status and how much regard they have in groups. “It’s such an aversive and offensive thing when someone comes across as too confident," says Anderson. "People are very wary of being ostracized -- being a part of a group and being well liked is more important than having status and power. People are willing to be humble when it comes to status so that they can maintain belongingness in groups.”


Even though the individuals Anderson surveyed downplayed their status, he found that they showed narcissism in other ways. For one, individuals overestimated how well liked they are, he says. “While people underestimate their power they vastly overestimate how well liked they are in groups time and time again.”


Why can people get away with this form of egoism? Anderson says that it is not as socially aversive when people overestimate how much others like them: “It might be awkward when someone thinks you are closer and better friends than you actually are, but it is not as aggravating as when someone gives unwanted advice or bosses the group around."


Anderson, who comes to Haas from the Stern School of Business at New York University, is teaching a class in negotiations in the Full-time MBA Program in the spring.



First-Year MBA Students Get a Head Start at the Career Management Conference


Just two months into their time at the Haas School the first-year Berkeley MBA students in the full-time program will be spending this Thursday and Friday at the annual MBA Career Management Conference, focusing their thoughts on preparation for their summer internship search and ultimately, what they will do after graduation.


"This two-day career management conference allows students to take a break from their studies and focus on their careers," says Abby Scott, executive director of Career Services. "We have been getting terrific feedback from recruiters on our students. This sort of intensive student preparation plays a major role in the recruiter's experience at the school."


Many members of the Haas School community pitch in for the event, from Berkeley MBA alumni returning to share their industry-specific knowledge to second-year students acting as interview coaches. Alumnus Peter Loukianoff, MBA 98, a partner at Alloy Ventures, will open the conference at the kick-off brunch on Thursday morning. He will be followed by six concurrent industry-based Interview for Success Workshops, some of which will be conducted by returning Berkeley MBA graduates including Mark Greenbaum, MBA 00, director of the Perseus Group; Laura Billings, MBA 03, project manager at JC Wallace; and Manuel Brachet, MBA 98, director of marketing at Visage Mobile.


The conference includes small group interview practice sessions lead by second-year MBA student career coaches, workshops on salary negotiations, and a strong slate of alumni panels focusing on marketing, technology/biotech, consulting, and financial services.


This year's alumni panels, organized by the Haas School's Alumni Relations office are:


Technology / Bio-tech Panel
Mark Gervase, MBA 04, product marketing manager, Cisco Systems
Chris Barton, MBA 00, strategic partnerships - mobile, Google
Charlene Son, MBA 00, executive director for sales operations, Siebel Systems
Bonnie Elgamil, MBA 03, manager of PayPal New Marketplaces, eBay, Inc.
Geeta Chawla, MBA 03, product manager, Roche Molecular Diagnostics


Many Faces of Marketing Panel
Jason Daniel, MBA 03, associate brand manager for New Products, Del Monte Foods
Lynn Yako Graham, MBA 04, co-founder, Lightfull Foods
Steffany Lee, MBA 04, assistant brand manager, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
Linda Ng, MBA 02, merchandise planning manager, Gap Inc.
Siddharth Sanghvi, MBA 03, co-founder and marketing director, World of Good


Finance Panel
Brian Krawez, MBA 02, portfolio manager, Belden and Associates
Kathryn Song, Banker, MBA 02, banker, Citigroup Global Corporate and Investment Bank
Michael F. Ehrlich, MBA 01, principal, The Access Fund
Kathy Poettcker, MBA 04, associate for real estate, RBC Capital Markets


Consulting Panel
Chris Baker, MBA 03, principal, Wanderlust Partners
Sharon Karlsberg, MBA 04, consultant, ZS Associates
Sara Filipek, MBA 02, consultant, Analysis Group
Rob Jacoby, MBA 04, senior consultant, Deloitte Consulting


For more information on the Career Management Conference, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/careercenter/.



Register Today to Attend the Fourth Annual Haas School Gala


Registration closes tomorrow, October 18, for the fourth annual Haas School Gala, "Rhapsody in Blue & Gold" being held on Friday, October 21, at the San Francisco Marriott Hotel.


The event will honor alumnus Barclay Simpson, BS 66, 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 a special keynote address on "Housing Bubbles and Monetary Policy."


This black-tie-optional event begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. 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. To register, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/haasgala/.



David Vogel to Speak on Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility


David Vogel, the Solomon P. Lee Distinguished Professorship in Business Ethics, will discuss his latest book, The Market for Virtue: the Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility at a special event on Tuesday, October 18, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Cheit Hall 210.


The Center for Responsible Business and NetImpact are sponsoring the events and will raffle off five signed copies of the book. Light refreshments will be served. This event is open to the entire Haas community. No registration is required.



Access Haas School Photo Archive Through the Web


Members of the Haas School community looking for promotional images of the school need look no further than the web-based Haas School Photo Archive.


Housed at http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/haas/photos.html, the archive contains eight photos of the school and its environs; four photos of faculty, and an area map that shows the school in relation to regional landmarks. All images are available for download in high- and low- resolution versions.


The archive is available to the general public. No special permissions or reuse fees are necessary if the photos are used to promote the school, but there are limitations on the use of the images. All photographs must be identified as portraying the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and must be used in a manner consistent with University of California policy. Commercial use is not permitted without permission of the school. The images are protected by copyright law.


The archive was built by the staff of the Haas Marketing and Communications office. Questions about the archive should be sent to inquiries@haas.berkeley.edu.



Center for Responsible Business Report Available Online


The Center for Responsible Business has published its first annual report which highlights the center's activities and accomplishments for the last academic year, 2004-2005. A PDF of the report is available at www.haas.berkeley.edu/responsiblebusiness.



Staff News


Brooke Giddings to Support Part-Time MBA Career Services


Brooke Giddings joined Haas as a program coordinator assistant in for career services for part-time MBA students and MBA alumni. Giddings will assist with career management events, marketing materials, intranet updates, and service evaluation. Previously, she worked in event planning and conference coordination at Stanford University and in human resources and customer service management at the Teachers' Curriculum Institute. She holds bachelor’s degrees in English and psychology from the University of California, Davis, and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in career development at John F. Kennedy University. She is an avid equestrian and newly married.


E-mail: giddings@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 510-643-3108
Office: S420



Haas in the News


John Morgan, professor in the Economic Analysis and Policy Group, was quoted in an October 11 Washington Post article titled “Retired U-Md. Economist Wins Nobel” on his views of the Nobel Prize in economics. For full text: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/ 2005/10/10/AR2005101000188.html?sub=AR.


Cynthia Kroll, the senior regional economist at the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, was quoted in an October 11 Reuters article titled “Signs of a Slowdown in US Housing Market.” She commented on the slowing of home sales due to rising mortgage rates. For full text: http://today.reuters.com/business/newsarticle.aspx?type=reutersEdge& storyID=2005-10-11T123740Z_01_EIC145370_RTRIDST_0_PICKS- PROPERTY-SLOWDOWN-DC.XML


Professor Janet Yellen, currently on leave to serve as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, was quoted in an October 10 Wall Street Journal article titled “The Outlook: Interest-Rate Expectations Rise as Fed Picks Up More Signs of Inflationary Pressure.” She commented on the progress of the US economy in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


Kenneth Rosen, the chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, commented in an October 7 New York Times article titled “Home-sales Slowdown Spreads Across Nation” on the tightening of credit standards by mortgage lenders. For full text: http://www.theday.com/eng/web/news/re.aspx?re=ad61468c-5862-47b7-99ab-5dc743d3f8f1



Happening at Haas


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 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. Yellen 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.
To register, go to www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/haasgala. For more information, contact Haas Alumni Relations at alumni@haas.berkeley.edu.


CONSUMPTION FUNCTION FUNDRAISER
”Mardi Haas”
Friday, October 21
5:30 p.m.
Haas Courtyard
$10.00 minimum donation (includes food, drink, and raffle ticket)
All proceeds will go towards rebuilding the Gulf region recently affected by hurricanes, with a portion of proceeds going to assist victims of the recent earthquake in Pakistan.
For more information, please contact Marcy Scott Lynn at Lynn@haas.berkeley.edu.
To volunteer please contact Gabrielle Scheer at Scheer@haas.berkeley.edu.


MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY LECTURE
"Technology in the Developing World" by Theogene Rudasingwa, visiting scholar in the Management of Technology Program
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.


UC BERKELEY ENTREPRENEURS FORUM
"The Wireless Revolution: Finding Business Opportunities"
Thursday, October 27, 2005
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
This panel will discuss opportunities in the Mobile Value Chain, from Carriers to Carrier infrastructure hardware and software to handsets, handset components, software and applications, as well the role value-added services play in improving the ever expanding role and functions of wireless devices in a consumer's life. Please plan on attending this interesting panel on next generation wireless opportunities.
For more information on this month's forum please visit: http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/forum.asp


DIVERSITY IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Friday, October 28
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Haas School of Business
The Haas School will bring industry leaders and business students together to discuss the challenges and successes to building diverse organizations at the first-ever Haas Conference on Diversity in Business, to be held Friday, October 28. Speakers will include George A. Strait, Jr., an award-winning journalist and assistant vice chancellor for public affairs at UC Berkeley, and Dr. Freada Kapor Klein, founder of the Level Playing Field Institute. Monica Stevens, MBA 96, vice president and recruiting director for Wells Fargo, will also address the full-day conference. Panel discussions will focus on fostering diversity through recruitment and management of employees as well as through customer service.
To register, visit http://diversity.haas.berkeley.edu/conference.


CENTER FOR FINANCIAL REPORTING AND MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
16th annual Conference on Financial Reporting
Friday, November 4
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Marriott San Francisco Airport Hotel
This conference brings together accounting standard-setters, enforcement officials, corporate financial executives, and professional and academic accountants to discuss current issues in financial accounting and corporate reporting. The format is an open one so that members of the audience can address their concerns to the speakers and panelists.
For more details on the conference and to register, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/accounting/cfrm/conferences/16annual/index.html.


>play:THE UC BERKELEY DIGITAL MEDIA CONFERENCE
Saturday, November 5.
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Haas School of Business
>play is a unique event that will bring together creative professionals, industry leaders, and students to discuss the emergence and implications of the digital lifestyle. Participants will be exposed to new ideas and will have the opportunity to connect with key players in digital media. Driven by Berkeley’s legacy of creativity and its emergence as the center of digital media technology, >play will combine creative and consumer viewpoints to spark countless ideas for growth and new product development.
For more information, visit www.playconference.org.


VENTURE CAPITAL VENTURE CAPITAL ROUNDTABLE
Monday, November 14
6.30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Ming's in Palo Alto
The Venture Capital Roundtable is an annual event that introduces Haas students to the venture capitalists. It allows students to get a sense of what working in the venture industry might be like. It also provides an opportunity to build contacts that may lead to internships, jobs, and funding. This event is sponsored by the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
For more information, contact Vijay Raghuraman at raghuram@haas.berkeley.edu.


SEMINAR


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” by 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
"Liquidity and the Law of One Price: The Case of the Futures/Cash Basis" by Richard Roll, UCLA
Thursday, October 20
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C210
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


OPERATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
"Markov Perfect Industry Dynamics with Many Firms" by Benjamin Van Roy, Stanford University
Friday, October 21
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
C325


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


TELECOMMUNICATIONS GUEST SPEAKER (MBA 244D)
"Opportunities and Challenges in IP- based Communications: Equipment Provider Perspective" by Don Proctor, senior vice president, 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.


TELECOMMUNICATIONS GUEST SPEAKER (MBA 244D)
”Opportunities and Challenges in IP- based Communications: Service Provider Perspective” by Kevin O’Hara, COO, Level 3 Communications
Wednesday, October 26
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.


OBIR COLLOQUIUM
“A New Look at Sex Harassment” by Jennifer Berdahl, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Wednesday, October 26
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?" by 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.


OBIR COLLOQUIUM
”A Negotiated Order Approach to Market Stability and Change: The Case of Energy Efficiency and Commercial Building Practice” by Nicole Biggart, Professor and Dean, Graduate School of Management, UC Davis
Wednesday, November 2
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C135
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


OBIR COLLOQUIUM
”The Maturation of Institutional Theory” by W. Richard Scott, Department of Sociology, Stanford University
Wednesday, November 9
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C135
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


TELECOMMUNICATIONS GUEST SPEAKER (MBA 244D)
”Fiber in the Last Mile,” by Ralph Ballart, VP Broadband Infrastructure & Services, SBC Labs
Monday, November 9
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 pm.
C330
For more information, visit http://mot.berkeley.edu/Berkeley_Students/Students/ Courses/Course_Descriptions/telecomm_bz_models.html.


OBIR COLLOQUIUM
”Irresponsibility in Measuring Corporate Social Responsibility” by David Levine, Haas School
Wednesday, November 16
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C135
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


ALUMNI EVENTS


EAST BAY ALUMNI
Evening of Networking and Financial Planning
Tuesday, October 18
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
UBS Financial Services, 2185 N. California Blvd., Suite 400, Walnut Creek
The East Bay Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network invites you to attend a special networking and financial planning event. Wine, soft drinks and light hors d'oeuvres will be served courtesy of the East Bay Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network. The evening will be a great way to meet other Haas alumni, and there will be an informal discussion on investment options, diversifying portfolios, stock options, and much more. To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=96978. For more information, contact Dean Suzuki at dean.suzuki@ubs.com or Oliver Cruz at cruzon54@yahoo.com.


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 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.


LOS ANGELES ALUMNI
Panel Discussion, “Human Stem Cells: Biotechnology’s Next Generation”
Wednesday, October 19
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Los Angeles Music Center, 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
Join Los Angeles Haas Alumni for the Discover Cal in Southern California Lecture Series at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion. The panel discussion will be on "Human Stem Cells: Biotechnology's Next Generation." Join Professors Randy Schekman and Robert Knight to explore the complexities and promise of stem cell biology and how it might contribute to major breakthroughs in human health. Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau, a member of the state's Proposition 71 stem cell oversight committee, will introduce the lecture.
To register, go to http://www.urel.berkeley.edu/socal/.


SAN FRANCISCO ALUMNI - OKTOBERFEST HAAS CONNECTION EVENING
Thursday, October 20
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Schroeder's Cafe, 240 Front St, San Francisco
Join the San Francisco Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network for a great networking event with top business school alumni in the Bay Area. Meet and greet over 100 MBAs from a cross-section of top Bay Area firms. Oktoberfest Haas Connection welcomes Insead, Columbia, London Business School, Wharton, Harvard, MIT, and Women in Leadership.
For more information, contact alumni@haas.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 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. Yellen 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.
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
Noon to 1:15 p.m.
The Cornell Club – New York, 6 East 44th Street, New York
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 , DC – LUNCHEON WITH DEAN RICHARD LYONS
Thursday, October 27
Noon to 1:15 p.m.
City Club of Washington at Columbia Square, 555 13th 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
10:00 a.m. to noon
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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