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Haas NewsWire, October 24, 2005

Kellie McElhaney Wins Beyond Grey Pinstripes' Faculty Pioneer Award

Kellie McElhaney Wins Beyond Grey Pinstripes' Faculty Pioneer Award

Kellie McElhaney, the executive director of the Center for Responsible Business, won the Faculty Pioneer Award for Institutional Leadership – an award presented by the Aspen Institute and the World Resources Council as part of their biennial Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey of MBA programs.

(For results of the Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranking see article below.)

McElhaney, who also serves as the John C. Whitehead Faculty Fellow of Corporate Responsibility at the Haas School, was one of six Faculty Pioneers honored for achievement at an awards ceremony in New York last Wednesday.

The award recognizes McElhaney as an “agent of change” pointing out the impact of the Center for Responsible Business on Haas, her pioneering teaching methods, her success in creating recruiter demand for her students, and the close ties she has formed between scholarship and business practice.

“In her short tenure at Haas, Kellie has had a tremendous impact on students across all our degree programs,” says Dean Richard Lyons. “We are very proud that Beyond Grey Pinstripes has honored her with its prestigious Faculty Pioneer Award, but most of all we’re just really happy to have her here at Haas.”

McElhaney is perhaps best known for her teaching method that combines theory and strategic corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects at organizations including Microsoft, Nike, Gap Inc., Hewlett-Packard, and Altria. She has made her mark on students across all degree programs, teaching CSR to undergraduate and Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA students, and advising doctoral-level CSR Fellows. She also spearheaded research with students in the Master’s in Financial Engineering program on the impact of socially responsible corporate performance on bottom-line benefits.

She is now raising funds to launch a “Social Performance Metrics” research project to capitalize on UC Berkeley’s and the Haas School’s strengths to create groundbreaking research in CSR metrics.

For more information on the Faculty Pioneer Awards, watch the Faculty Pioneer video profile of McElhaney (RealPlayer required) or go to http://www.beyondgreypinstripes.org/faculty_pioneers/2005_winners.cfm.

Haas School Ranks #11 in Beyond Grey Pinstripes Survey

The Haas School ranked #11 in the world and #8 among US schools in the 2005 Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranking that is organized by the Aspen Institute and the World Resources Council and was released on October 19.

The Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey seeks to assess how well MBA programs prepare students for social and environmental stewardship. This is the third time Beyond Grey Pinstripes rated business schools and the first time it assigned ordinal rankings, as opposed to grouping schools in tiers. Haas ranked in the second tier of schools in both 2001 and 2003.

Of the 590 accredited business schools around the world invited to participate, 91 responded with data on MBA coursework, faculty research, and institutional support for extracurricular activities. Of those, 30 were ranked.

The ranking gave equal weight (25% each) to each of these four areas:
+ The number of courses with social and environment content available at a school
+ The proportion of coursework dedicated to considering social and environmental issues compared to the total number of hours in the MBA program
+ The degree to which each course emphasizes the role of business as a force for positive social, environmental, and economic change
+ The number of articles that examine business in a social and environmental context that are published in a set of 96 leading peer-reviewed management journals

For more information, go to http://www.beyondgreypinstripes.org/.

More than Fun and Games at >play: The Berkeley Digital Media Conference, Nov. 5

A venture capitalist will ponder the future of digital media with a music mash-up DJ, a Yahoo! technologist will discuss the long-tail of the demand curve with a colleague from Google, and designers will lead the discussion on product differentiation, to name just a few of the highlights at the inaugural >play Digital Media Conference at the Haas School on November 5.

A limited number of tickets are still available for the conference, which is drawing students from Stanford, Columbia, and Darden. Conference organizers continues to add panelists to an already stellar line-up that includes Marissa Mayer, director of consumer products at Google; Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine; Brett Lovelady, president of Astro Studios (the designer of the Xbox 360); and Party Ben, a mash-up producer and disc jockey with Live 105 FM. New panelists have been added from companies such as Amazon.com, Business 2.0, Lucas Arts, and RealNetworks. According to Brian McMullin, MBA 06, one of the conference organizers, “not only are these companies coming to speak at the event, but many (including sponsors Yahoo! and Google) will be actively recruiting business school students for internships and full-time positions.”

The new panelists join keynote speakers Cammie Dunaway, chief marketing officer of Yahoo!, Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93, president and COO of Adobe Systems Inc., and Neil Young, vice president and general manager of Electronic Arts’ Los Angeles studio. >play will also host an expo of digital media technologies and an interactive gaming center, as well as an after-party displaying digital media artwork at Fluid in San Francisco.

For tickets and more information, visit www.playconference.org.

New Professor Finds that Repricing Non-Executive Options Doesn't Improve Performance

Companies may increasingly be repricing employee stock options after their stock price declines, but they are not always reaping long-term improvement in operating performance, according to research by Assistant Professor Nicole Bastian Johnson.

Johnson is one of five new professors who joined the Haas School this fall. She is in the Accounting Group.

Repricing, which changes the price at which the underlying shares of stock may be purchased, is a great boon to employees holding options that have lost value due to their company's stock price declining. But according to Johnson, such a strategy generally does not translate into financial benefits for the company.

Johnson and her co-authors hypothesized that executives who controlled the fate of a company would work harder than non-executive employees to improve the company when provided with an extra financial incentive. Conversely, they thought that repricing alone probably wouldn’t be enough to make non-executives work as a group to change the firm’s financial fate.

Through her research, with UCLA professor David Aboody and Stanford professor Ron Kasznik, Johnson looked at companies with stock prices that had dropped significantly, leaving many employees holding stock options that were priced higher than the current stock price. Of 1,345 companies they examined, the group found 396 examples of repricing at publicly-traded firms during a period from 1990 to 1996. Johnson says she was surprised by the number of firms that repriced, considering that the move is often opposed by corporate governance experts who warn that doing so rewards poor performance and hurts shareholders.

In her research, Johnson collected repricing information from firms’ financial statements and determined whether the repricing had any impact on the company’s operating income over the course of five years. She found that when firms repriced executives’ options, the company performed better over the five year period than similar firms that didn’t reprice. But Johnson says her results are inconclusive. “It’s difficult to draw a cause-and-effect relationship between executive option repricing and firm performance, because executives often have influence over these types of decisions."

In addition, Johnson’s assumption about the impact of repricing non-executive options proved correct. Companies that did so reported a small boost in performance during the first year, but little improvement afterward. She also found that any boost in employee retention after a company repriced options did not impact a firm’s performance.

Johnson, who earned her Ph.D. in accounting from Stanford University, is teaching undergraduate “Introduction to Managerial Accounting” and a Ph.D. research seminar in accounting.

New Opportunities for Berkeley MBA Students to Study and Travel Over Winter Break

Both Full-time and Evening & Weekend MBA students have more opportunities for overseas learning that accommodate their busy schedules thanks to two new winter break seminars in international business being offered in India and Brazil.

The seminars are less than two weeks in length, and meet different demands for each MBA program. For Evening & Weekend MBA students, the trips complement a popular International Business Seminar that takes place in the summer and usually fills quickly. Jennifer Chizuk, executive director of the EWMBA Program, says, “We’ve always had students on the waiting list for the summer course. We added these opportunities to accommodate the demand from students who want to learn about global business first-hand.”

For full-time MBA students, the winter break option adds an experience with less time commitment to an already rich selection of global learning opportunities, such as International Business Development consulting work and UNIDO fellowships. “We heard from students who wanted more opportunities for global exposure – but in a shorter timeframe,” says Julia Min, executive director of the Full-time MBA Program.

One group of 5 full-time MBA and 17 Evening & Weekend MBA students will travel to Hyderabad, India, from December 30 through January 11 with Sebastian Teunissen, adjunct professor and executive director of the Haas School’s Clausen Center for International Business and Policy. A second group of 6 MBA students and 15 Evening & Weekend MBA students will study in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from January 1 to January 11 with Lecturer Frank Schultz. Both courses will feature guest lectures from local leading executives and visits to corporations and government agencies.

While registration has closed for the two winter break seminars, general information on the Seminar in International Business can be found at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/HaasGlobal/ewmba.html.

Join the Discussion on Building and Leading Diverse Organizations, October 28

Space is still available to join industry leaders in exploring why diversity matters and how to leverage diverse workforces and markets at the first-ever Haas School “Diversity in Business” conference, being held Friday, October 28.

Keynote speakers include Dr. Freada Kapor Klein, founder of the Level Playing Field Institute, and George A. Strait, Jr., an award-winning journalist and assistant vice chancellor for public affairs at UC Berkeley. 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.

he conference ends with a reception and corporate sponsor fair. An MBA Diversity Recruiting Workshop for prospective MBA applicants follows the conference on Saturday, October 29. For more information on the conference or the recruiting workshop, visit http://diversity.haas.berkeley.edu/conference.

Evening & Weekend MBA Students Enjoy more Opportunities to Build Community

The students in the Evening & Weekend MBA (EWMBA) Program are enjoying a slate of new events that are tailored to their schedules and offered by the EWMBA program office, the EWMBA Association (EWMBAA), and the Career Services Office this fall.

At work in high-powered careers by day and in class on varying schedules at night or on the weekends, many Evening & Weekend MBA students have had fewer opportunities to network with students from all Haas programs until now.

“These students are eager to connect with fellow program members, as well as with other Haas students and alumni," says Jennifer Chizuk, executive director of the EWMBA Program. “We are working to make sure that we support them with a broad array of events offered at times and locations that allow as many people as possible to attend.”

Students in the program, which has nearly doubled in size over the past three years, have participated in the following fall events: a networking event featuring alumni panelists from the EWMBA and Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA programs, a review of the core finance curriculum with Assistant Professor Mark Seasholes, a group volunteer effort at the annual Komen Race for a Cure, and EWMBAA happy hours held around the Bay Area. Upcoming events for EWMBA students include a workshop on PowerPoint and Excel on Sunday, November 13, and a December holiday party.

“Evening & Weekend MBA students represent a great wealth of knowledge and experience,” says Amity Balbutin, secretary of the EWMBAA. “Our aim is to harness that power to enrich the Haas experience for EWMBA students outside the classroom as well as inside.”

Fourteen YEAH Graduates Headed Off to College this Fall

Fourteen local high school students who completed all four years of the Young Entrepreneurs at Haas program headed off to college this fall to study at institutions around the country, from UC Berkeley to Texas A&M.

For the past two years, these students have been in the Springboard to College program, participating in workshops and activities geared toward college preparation, career readiness, and personal development. Through the program the students explored various college choices; learned how to prepare a successful college application; wrote a competitive resume; took part in an SAT prep courses; learned the fundamentals of financial literacy; and learned how to obtain scholarships and financial aid. 

“The Springboard to College program provides 11 th and 12 th grade students with an opportunity to apply the skills they’ve acquired though YEAH to achieve academic success, develop leadership skills, and prepare for college," says Ramona Ellerbe, program director for Springboard to College.

Prior to Springboard to College, while attending 9th and 10th grade, the students took part in the Saturday Business Academy where they created plans for their own small businesses.

Four students enrolled in the University of California system, including one student at UC Berkeley and another at UCLA ; five students are attending California State universities; and four students are starting at out-of-state universities, namely Oregon State, North Carolina A & T, Texas A & M and Texas, Prairie View.

For more information on YEAH programs, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/groups/yeah/.

Staff News

Tammy Spath is New Associate Director of the Haas Annual Fund

Tammy Spath joined Haas on October 12 as associate director of the Haas Annual Fund, for which she will develop reunion and class gift efforts and student campaigns. Spath previously worked as associate director of Alumni Relations for the Stanford Law School and as a senior program officer for the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. She holds a BA in East Asian Languages and Civilization from the University of Chicago and likes to travel, dance, and stay current on world affairs.

E-mail: tspath@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 510-642-6860
Office: 2001 Addison, #113

Karan Shah Joins CED as Information Systems Strategist

Karan Shah began work on October 5 as an information systems strategist with the Center for Executive Development ( CED). Shah will serve as the liaison between CED and a custom database vendor, as well as train CED staff on the database for program management, accounting, and marketing uses. Currently a senior majoring in Business Administration as Haas, he has worked as a technology trainer and web developer at Cerritos Community College and enjoys parasailing and dealing poker and blackjack.

E-mail: kshah@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 510-642-3108
Office: S460

Haas in the News

Hal Varian, professor in the Operations and Information Technology Management Group, wrote an article titled “Is Affordable Housing Becoming an Oxymoron?” published in the October 20 issue of the New York Times. He discussed the dynamics of trends in housing costs. For full text: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/20/business/20scene.html?oref=login.

Ezra Roizen, Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA 04,  has begun weekly coverage of technology trends and startups for AlwaysOn.  His most recent posting can be seen at: http://www.alwayson-network.com/comments.php?id=12503_0_39_0_C.

Professor Janet Yellen, on leave to serve as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, commented on historically low neutral Fed funds and the necessity of the central bank to remain vigilant against inflation in several news media, including:
+ An October 19 Australian Financial Review article titled “Skittish Market Southbound Again.” For full text: http://afr.com/articles/2005/10/19/1129401289971.html
+ An October 19 Investors.com article titled “Dollar Falls Back After Hitting Three-Month Euro High.” For full text: http://www.investors.com/breakingnews.asp?journalid=32333663&brk=1
+ An October 18 CNBC News article titled “Intel, Yahoo! Earning Don’t Excite.” For full text: http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/CNBCTV/Articles/Dispatches/P132990.asp
+ An October 18 Bloomberg.com article titled “U.S. Economy: Producer Prices Rise By Most in 15 Years.” For full text: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=aagEHPH0BIkg&refer=top_world_news#
+ An October 18 Reuters article titled “Treasuries Resistant to Surge in Producer Prices.” For full text: http://today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?type=bondsNews& storyID=2005-10-18T200601Z_01_N18568047_RTRIDST_0_MARKETS-BONDS-UPDATE-3.XML
+ An October 18 Investors.com article titled “Broadly Higher Dollar at Two-Year Peak vs. Yen.” For full text: http://www.investors.com/breakingnews.asp?journalid=32304301&brk=1
+ An October 17 Dayton Business Journal article titled “Will the Fed Push 4%?” For full text: http://dayton.bizjournals.com/bizwomen/dayton/content/story.html?story_id=1177307
+ An October 17 KGET.com article titled “Inflation Talk Unsettles Stocks.” For full text: http://www.kget.com/business/story.aspx?content_id=B3D045E3-C3A2-48A7-A7AA-A87D5157F336
+ An October 17 Bloomberg.com article titled “Dollar Gains on Fed Rate Speculation, Further Inflation Signs.” For full text: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000101&sid=ajS8OskgqL.g&refer=japan#

Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, was quoted in an October 17 Los Angeles Times article titled “Energy Answers Blowing in the Wind.” He commented on the limited use of wind as an alternative source of power. For full text: http://www.mailtribune.com/archive/2005/1017/biz/ stories/02biz.htm.

Borenstein also discussed this topic in an October 15 Los Angeles Times article titled “Windfall? No,but Savings Ahead.” For full text: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-power15oct15,0, 4319994.story?coll=la-home-nation.

Borenstein was quoted in an October 17 Daily Californian article titled “Professors Survey Storm’s Economic Consequences.” He explained several of Hurricane Katrina’s impacts on the energy industry and on the nation’s economy as a whole as well. For full text: http://www.dailycal.org/article.php?id=20015.

Dwight Jaffee, professor of banking, finance, and real estate, was quoted in an October 16 New York Times article titled “A Bad Writer? Or Just a Lawyer?” He commented on the influences of mortgage interest deduction on people’s choice to buy a home. For full text: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/16/weekinreview/16basic.html?adxnnl=1 &oref=login&adxnnlx=1129676830-gjfNKbJiLYGHdWmxhYndyQ.

Henry Chesbrough, adjunct professor and executive director for the Center for Open Innovation, was mentioned in an October 14 Financial Review article titled “Another Good Idea From Eric” for having said that a great idea turns into bottom-line results only if a suitable business model is developed.

The Center for Responsible Business at the Haas School was recognized in an October 13 SocialFunds.com article as the host of the Moskowitz Prize, awarded annually to the best empirical research in the field of socially responsibly investing (SRI). For full text: http://www.socialfunds.com/news/print.cg?sfArticleID=1833.

Kenneth Rosen, the chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, commented in an October 13 Contra Costa Times article titled “Mortgage Tax Break May be Cut” on the negative effects that capping tax deductions for home mortgages, a plan being discussed by President Bush’s tax panel, would have on California.

Terrance Odean, professor in the Finance Group, was quoted in an October 12 Dow Jones News Service article titled “Getting Personal: Public Isn’t Embracing Need For Advice.” He commented on the advantage held by investors holding a well-diversified portfolio of low-cost mutual funds.

Rosen was quoted in an October 13 San Francisco Chronicle article titled “Mortgage Deduction on Block?” He expressed his opinion that the plan for a change in the deduction for home mortgage interest by President Bush’s Federal Tax Reform Advisory Panel, which will likely be proposed in the near future, will have little chance of passing. For full text: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f= /c/a/2005/10/13/BUG8VF7E901.DTL&feed=rss.business.

Jim Rogers, a Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program graduate, was featured in an October 7 Enterprise article called “Jim Rogers: Master of Data; Nextrials’ Rogers Combines Science, Sales.” He discussed the success of his business, Nextrials Inc., as well as his experience in the joint executive MBA program run by UC Berkeley and Columbia University. For full text: http://eastbay.bizjournals.com/eastbay/stories/2005/10/10/smallb1.html

Borenstein was mentioned in an October 3 Fortune article titled “The Truth About Oil” in reference to his recent study, which claimed that gas stations actually profit most when gas prices are falling.

Happening at Haas

"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.

"The Wireless Revolution: Finding Business Opportunities"
Thursday, October 27
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.
For more information on this month's forum visit: http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/forum.asp.

Friday, October 28
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
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.

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.

Saturday, November 5.
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
>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.

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 a select group of 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.


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

”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.
For more information, visit http://mot.berkeley.edu/Berkeley_Students/Students/ Courses/Course_Descriptions/telecomm_bz_models.html.

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

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

"Predictable Reversals, Cross-Stock Effects, and the Limits of Arbitrage" by Mark Seasholes, Haas School; and "Firm Size and Capital Structure" by Ilya Strebulaev, Stanford
Thursday, November 3
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
S151 Stanford Business School
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

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

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

Ravi Bansal, Duke University
Thursday, November 10
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

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

Alexander Ljungqvist, New York University
Thursday, November 17
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


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.

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.

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.

Thursday, November 10
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley
Bay Area Haas Alumni are invited to the 2005 All UC Alumni Career Networking Event. Connect with alumni from all UC campuses and share your career leads and experiences. Hear about the successful career of keynote speaker and Cal alumnus Robert Riccardi, partner with Goodby, Silverstein and Partners, the premier advertising agency and creators of “Got Milk?” ads. A panel of career professionals will discuss current career trends and strategies. The evening begins with a one hour networking reception, followed by a keynote address, and panel presentations and Q & A. Five-minute resume critiques by career counselors are available throughout the evening.
To register and for more information, contact events@ua.ucop.edu or 510 987-9145.

Wednesday, November 16
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The St. Francis Hotel, The Grand Ballroom, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco
Haas alumni are invited to the 28th Annual Real Estate & Economics Symposium at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. This conference will be a great opportunity to join your fellow alumni and contribute to the Cal presence. The Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics is proud of our real estate alumni and pleased to be working with BREA to fulfill our mutual goals of strengthening real estate education at UC Berkeley and supporting continuing education in the real estate community. BREA members can register at the special discounted rate. Alumni who are not BREA members can obtain membership information and join by contacting Eric Cress at ericcress04@mba.berkeley.edu. To register for the symposium, go to http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=26983&RegTypeID=57133.
For more information, contact Eric Cress at ericcress04@mba.berkeley.edu.

Wednesday, November 16
6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Strata, 915 Broadway, New York
Save the date for this year's upcoming all-MBA soiree in New York. More information to come soon.
For details, contact Gwendaline Mazzara at gmazzara@mba.berkeley.edu.

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