Haas NewsWire


Haas NewsWire, October 30, 1998


CONTENTS
Accounting and Personnel Reps
Business Leader Award Dinner
Haas Undergrad Aces LSAT
NewsMakers
Staff Encounter: Zane Cooper
Awards & Achievments
Haas NewsWire Launches Monthly Print Edition
1999 MBA Program Guide Online
Blue News Online
Haas NewsWire Error Caused Delay
Happening Next Week

Haas NewsWire Archive
Contact Haas NewsWire



HAAS HEADLINES


ACCOUNTING AND PERSONNEL SERVICES CONTINUE CUSTOMER FOCUS

Curious to know which representative in the Accounting and Personnel office is your contact for accounting and personnel questions? Here's a review of recent changes.

Karen Hayes:

Computer Center
Business and Public Policy (BPP)
Marketing
Real Estate
Undergraduate
Marketing and Communications
East Bay Outreach Project

Helen Choi:

Dean
Assoc. Dean School Affairs and Initiatives
Assoc. Dean Instructions - Program/Student Activities
Assoc. Dean Academic Affairs
Assistant Dean Planning
Development/Alumni Relations
Career Center
Center for Financial Reporting & Management
Accounting
MIT

Carol Zalon/Nyassa Love:

Assistant Dean Budget and Operations
Administration
Full-Time MBA
Evening MBA
PhD
BCED
BPF
EAP
Finance
OBIR

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BUSINESS LEADER OF YEAR AWARD DINNER

136 Haas alumni, friends, faculty, and students gathered last Friday to celebrate another year of achievement for Haas alumni and to honor Business Leader of the Year Ned Spieker, BS 66. Dean Tyson welcomed the sold-out guest list that included William "Rick" (BS 65) and Janet Cronk and the Spieker family. Goldman Sachs, the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, and the Dick Bertero (BS 62) family bought tables at the dinner. Many generous alumni and friends of the school also sponsored students at the dinner. Victor J. Coleman, president and COO of Arden Realty, Inc. in Beverly Hills and member of the Fisher Center Policy Advisory Board, sponsored a table for the Haas School Real Estate Club. Other Haas student leaders were sponsored by Spieker, Tom Broderick, MBA 74, Paul Cortese, BS 48, Karen Pelham, BS 79, and Paul Stephens, MBA 69.

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HAAS UNDERGRAD GETS PERFECT LSAT SCORE

Haas senior Eric Wall was one of only 25 people to score a perfect 180 on the LSAT this year. Wall has been considering law school since his summer internship at KPMG, but he decided to take the LSAT just within the last few months. Wall is not sure where he wants to go to law school yet, but will apply to the top universities. Wall has plans to practice some sort of business or tax law.

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NEWSMAKERS

Russell Winer, professor of marketing and associate dean for academic affairs, was interviewed by ABC News on the role and effectiveness of companies' customer service programs. The news piece is slated to air nationally on November 1st or 2nd.

The November issue of Fortune magazine cites the research of Jennifer Chatman, associate professor of organizational behavior and industrial relations. The article, "The Perils of Culture Conflict," quotes Chatman and her research on corporate culture and organizational behavior.

Venture capitalist Peter Loukianoff, MBA 97, is featured in the November 2nd issue of The Industry Standard, an Internet economy news weekly.

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STAFF ENCOUNTERS

Recently promoted LAN administrator Zane Cooper is the Computer Center's first and only Programmer Analyst IV. Zane, who has been with Haas since January of 1997, was headed off to another position at Princeton University earlier this month when he decided that his heart was in Berkeley. He decided to stay and create more opportunities here. According to Cooper, "I am transitioning out of the email business." Cooper will be working with the web and database servers and be responsible for project management.

One of the activities Zane would have missed about his life on the west coast is year-round gardening. His technical aptitude for "figuring things out" extends to his backyard, which he "reconfigured" last summer, replacing everything with native drought-tolerant plants.

Zane, a California native, is also musically inclined. He went to University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music and toured with the Wurlitzer company during school breaks.

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AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Haas staff members Kathleen Valerio, customer service manager in the Computer Center and debi fidler, director of financial aid, received Chancellor's Outstanding Staff awards last Friday.

Kathleen was recognized individually for her customer service skills, positive attitude, and overall commitment to improving operations and communications.

debi was recognized as part of a team of university employees who are credited with bringing about the approval of domestic partner benefits coverage to UC Berkeley employees.

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HAAS NEWSWIRE TO LAUNCH PRINTED MONTHLY EDITION

A hard copy edition of weekly Haas NewsWire will be printed monthly beginning in November. Catch up on Haas community news previously distributed via email in the easy-to-read paper format. Haas NewsWire in print will be available in S545, the Dean's Suite, MBA, and Undergraduate lounges on Monday, November 2nd.

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MBA PROGRAM GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Check out the all-new 1999 MBA Program Guide now available on the Haas web site at http://web.haas.berkeley.edu/mbaguide/.

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FALL ISSUE OF BLUE NEWS IS ONLINE

The Blue News URL was incomplete in the last issue. Try again for the latest school and alumni news at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/main/publications/bluenews/bntoc.html.

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HAAS NEWSIRE "TECHNICAL PROBLEMS" NO FAULT OF COMPUTER CENTER

Haas NewsWire dispatched a notice about its tardy arrival last Monday that unintentionally implied blame on the computer center. Though well intentioned, HNW efforts to curtail inadvertant spams to the newswire community backfired, and Haas NewsWire temporarily prevented itself from using the haasnewswire list service. The delay was our fault -- we sincerely aplogize for any misunderstanding the notice may have caused.

Kelly Patton, editor, Haas NewsWire, & Richard Kurovsky, executive director, Marketing and Communications.

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HAPPENING NEXT WEEK

PH.D. SEMINARS
(free and open to interested students and faculty)

HAAS ALUMNI CHAPTER EVENTS

The activities of our globe-trotting alumni network have been added this week. If you find yourself in one of the chapter cities listed, please join the extended Haas family. [top of page]



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