Barbara Desoer, MBA 77, Receives Business Leader of the Year Award at Haas School Gala, Nov. 2

Barbara Desoer, MBA 77

Barbara Desoer, MBA 77, the chief technology and operations officer at Bank of America, received the Haas School's Business Leader of the Year Award at the Haas School Gala on November 2. The Gala, which sold out and attracted over 525 guests, was held at the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco

Desoer was given the mantle for her vision and for her leadership at Bank of America. Business Leaders are selected for their career accomplishments, their dedication to and involvement with the school, and for their stature as role models for alumni and students.

"Honest, wise, and kind, Barbara Desoer is a model leader and is an example for all of our students here at Haas," says Dean Tom Campbell. "We are fortunate to count Barbara as an active and very giving member of our community."

Desoer is at the nexus of technology and bank operations, where she is accountable for the quality of some 400 customer transactions per second---literally billions of customer interactions yearly at the core of the customers' brand experience. In this role, Desoer leads more than 35,000 associates across 29 US states and around the world.

"I constantly have the opportunity to meet new leaders, and to engage their hearts and minds," says Desoer. "I love painting a vision and getting others excited about being a part of it."

Under Desoer's watch, Bank of America enhanced a check-processing system that handles 15 million checks per day, an online-banking system that draws 2.3 billion visits per year, and a network that connects 6,100 banking centers and 18,500 ATMs. Desoer is also directing a strategy for a payments system that handles one-quarter of all transactions in the US.

Desoer lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, Marc Desoer, MBA 76, and their 14-year-old-daughter. Marc Desoer is a trustee for the UC Berkeley Foundation, and was also on the board of the Cal Business Alumni Association and on the Haas School Development Council. Barbara Desoer is on the Haas Board.

Desoer is profiled in the fall issue of CalBusiness, which is available this week.

Dean's Search Committee Announced

The committee to lead the search for a new dean for the Haas School has been formed, Sheldon Zedeck, vice provost for Academic Affairs and Faculty Welfare, announced to Haas faculty, students, and staff on Friday, November 2.

The search committee was formed in response to Dean Tom Campbell's announcement in August that he will step down as of July 15, 2008. The committee will recommend candidates to Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, who will select the final candidate.

The members of the search committee are:

Art Boman, Haas Ph.D. student
Jennifer Chatman, Haas Professor
Cliff Dank, MBAA President and MBA Candidate 2008
Steve Etter, BS 83, Partner, Greyrock Capital, and Lecturer, Haas School of Business
Robert Haas, BA 64, Chairman of the Board, Levi Strauss & Co., and Haas Board member
Benjamin Hermalin, Professor, Haas School of Business, and Professor and Chair, Department of Economics
Teck Ho, Professor, Haas School of Business
Alice Kubler, Assistant Dean -- Budget and Operations, Haas School of Business
Jim Lincoln, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, Haas School of Business
Shmuel Oren, Professor, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
Carl Shapiro, Professor, Haas School of Business
Steve Tadelis, Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Professor, Haas School of Business
Eric Talley, Professor of Law, Chair of the Search Committee
Nancy Wallace, Professor, Haas School of Business
Arline Wyler, Assistant to the Dean, Haas School of Business

Professor Talley will serve as committee chair.

The committee will consult with the Haas School community for both suggestions and views on candidates. Instructions on how to submit suggestions to the committee will be announced at a later time.

UC Berkeley Assistant Vice Provost Stowsky Named Senior Assistant Dean for Instruction

Jay Stowsky, assistant vice provost for academic planning and facilities at UC Berkeley, and senior research associate at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE), has been named the new Senior Assistant Dean for Instruction (ADI) at the Haas School, according to an announcement by Dean Tom Campbell. Stowsky will begin his duties on January 2.

Stowsky served as the Haas School's Associate Dean for School Affairs and Initiatives (chief operating officer) from 1998 through 2003.

In the new position, which reports to the Dean, Stowsky will supervise the school's six academic degree programs, as well as several centers and interdisciplinary programs. The position also oversees recruitment and retention of non-tenure track faculty and works with all faculty members to formulate strategic changes to and innovations in the curriculum.

"We are fortunate to have Jay back with us in this critical position, where he will bring to bear his excellent managerial skills and leadership abilities, and his deep knowledge of business schools and higher education," says Campbell. "Jay has a strong record of innovation and success in handling challenging assignments."

After leaving Haas in 2003, Stowsky joined the Goldman School of Public Policy where he taught courses in science policy and the management of government agencies and conducted research into the commercial implications of federal investments in homeland security technology. In 2005, he led a study of UC Berkeley's investments in academic and administrative computing. He was then named to his current job as assistant vice provost for academic planning, where he was put in charge of academic program reviews.

"My experiences reviewing the graduate and undergraduate programs of 24 top-ranked schools and departments led me directly back to Haas," says Stowsky. "Nowhere else on campus is there a more intense commitment to innovation in the classroom and the curriculum, and nowhere is the level of investment in technology and student services higher. I wanted to be part of that super-charged entrepreneurial environment again."

Previously, Stowsky served in the administration of President Clinton as senior economist for science and technology policy on the staff of the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), then chaired by Laura Tyson, a Haas professor and former dean. He was also Director of Research Policy for the University of California system.

Stowsky received both undergraduate and doctoral degrees from UC Berkeley (BA 82 in political economy, Ph.D. 90 in urban and regional planning). He earned a master's degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 1984.

Stowsky will succeed Prof. Andy Shogan, who is retiring as the school's ADI after serving for 16 years.

New 'Sustainable Solutions' Program Created with $10 Million Dow Gift

With an initial $2 million gift announced last week, the Haas School's Center for Responsible Business will establish a new program aimed at providing students educational and research opportunities in the area of sustainable products and solutions.

The Sustainable Products and Solutions (SPS) Program is being established in partnership with UC Berkeley's College of Chemistry. It is being financed initially with $2 million in seed money from the Dow Chemical Co. Foundation. The foundation intends to provide a total of $10 million over the next five years and to help the program secure additional foundation and corporate sponsors.

The program will focus on sustainability issues involving society, science, engineering, the environment, and finance. Its interdisciplinary nature will enable students to take into account all aspects of a product's life, including those related to finance, environment, production, and its interactions with people.

A steering committee comprised of faculty from disciplines across campus will govern the program and make funding decisions. The Haas School's Kellie McElhaney, executive director of the Center for Responsible Business and program director for the SPS Program, and Sara Beckman, senior lecturer, will serve on the steering committee.

A request for proposals will be issued later this fall seeking research and education ideas, primarily from master-level and doctoral students at UC Berkeley. Funding for the first round of research and education projects will likely be announced in early 2008. Learning opportunities will also reach undergraduate students who assist with graduate student projects.

Projects funded within this program could be as wide-ranging as expanding clean drinking water supplies to exploring how to measure a product supply chain's environmental footprint.

"This program gives us the opportunity to offer seminars, student competitions, research, internships, field projects, and fellowships that will help graduate students bridge research, theory and practice in sustainability," said Kellie McElhaney, executive director of the Center for Responsible Business and program director for the SPS Program.

Tony Kingsbury, on loan from Dow Chemical Co. for two years, will serve as executive-in-residence at the Center for Responsible Business. He said funding the education and research program in sustainability is a first for his company's foundation, which contributes more than $18 million to charities every year. One of his immediate goals will be to help generate additional funding from other foundation and corporate partners.

The Dow Chemical Co. will not be involved in the SPS Program decision-making. All research will be funded by the new program will be the property of UC Berkeley.

Upcoming events and news related to the Sustainable Products and Solutions Program will be posted at

Professor Emeritus Frederick E. Balderston Passes Away

Haas School Professor Emeritus Frederick E. Balderston, an authority on the savings and loan industry, as well as on university administration, and an early experimenter with computer simulation of banking and marketing decisions, died at the age of 84 on October 18.

Balderston passed away at his Berkeley home following a battle with emphysema, according to family members.

Balderston was the first director of the former Center for Research in Management (now the Institute for Management Innovation and Organization), guiding it through its formative period from 1961-1963. He also headed the center from 1965-1966 and from 1970-1979.

A native of Philadelphia, Balderston came from a longtime Quaker family and was a conscientious objector during World War II. After attending Deep Springs College in California, he was a volunteer American Field Service ambulance driver and lieutenant attached to the British Army in Italy, Egypt, Palestine, Yemen, and India from 1943 to 1945. After the war, he was one of the founders of the American Field Service education exchange program.

He earned his AB in economics at Cornell University in 1948, and his MA in 1950 and Ph.D. in economics in 1953 from Princeton University. He joined UC Berkeley as an assistant professor in 1953.

Balderston served as vice president of business and finance for the University of California system-wide offices from 1966-1968 and as the UC's vice president of planning and analysis from 1968-1970. From 1966-1969, he chaired the California State Committee on Public Education. He also served as a special assistant to the UC president from 1970 to 1975.

Balderston twice aided the business school's management, first as associate dean for the Graduate School of Business Administration from 1979-1981 and then as associate dean for academic affairs for the School of Business Administration in 1983. He also chaired a committee overseeing design for the school's current facilities, which opened in 1995, as well as the building campaign to fund it.

"Administrators and faculty committees relied on his judgment and competence on issues ranging from selecting an architect or citing a large sculpture to structuring a major student aid program," says Haas School Dean Emeritus Earl F. Cheit. "In the business school and in the business world, Balderston was highly respected for the depth of his scholarship in strategic planning and management."

Balderston received the Berkeley Citation, the campus's highest honor, upon his retirement in 1991, and continued to teach for several years after.

"You could always count on Fred to do not only his part, but also his part as a good citizen of the school," said former Dean and Professor Emeritus Raymond Miles.

Leo Helzel, Haas adjunct professor emeritus, recalled Balderston's "winning personality and absolutely fantastic smile" that added to his campus-wide popularity as an instructor and as a colleague. Said Helzel, "He loved people, people loved him, and the students were crazy about him."

Balderston was also described as a lover of the outdoors and owned ranch property in the Sierra community of Loyalton, north of Truckee. Relatives said he was devoted to building community and peace around the world.

Balderston is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of Berkeley; four children, Daniel Balderston of Iowa City, Iowa, Sara Balderston of Columbus, Ohio, Thomas Balderston of Ardmore, Penn., and Jonathan Balderston of Berkeley; five grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Balderston of Baker City, Ore. His first wife, Judith, died in 1993, and he remarried in 2001.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Nov. 11 at the UC Berkeley Faculty Club. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Balderston's name to the Feather River Land Trust, P.O. Box 1826, Quincy Calif., 95971, or to AFS Intercultural Programs, 71 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10010.

Tesla Motors Co-Founder Shares Insight on Innovating the Electric Car, Dec. 7

Martin Eberhard, co-founder and president of electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors, will speak at the Haas School as part of the Berkeley-Columbia Speaker Series on Friday, December 7, at noon in the Andersen Auditorium.

Eberhard -- who says he remembers every car he's ever purchased, how much it cost, and how many miles were on it when he got it -- co-founded Tesla Motors with Marc Tarpenning, now the company's vice president of engineering. The mission was to make electric vehicles a viable alternative by making them "gorgeous and thrilling to drive."

The pair also co-founded NuvoMedia, creating the market for electronic books with the 1998 launch of the Rocket eBook and the necessary infrastructure to sell and deliver electronic content securely over the Internet. Gemstar-TV Guide International purchased NuvoMedia for $187 million in 2000. Before NuvoMedia, Eberhard co-founded and served as chief engineer of Network Computing Devices and developed high-volume terminals for Wyse Technology.

The entire UC Berkeley community is invited to this Berkeley-Columbia Speaker Series event.

Berkeley-Stanford Clean Tech Conference Series to be Held on November 19

Bhavik Joshi, MBA 09, zoomed down to Cisco Systems in a battery-powered Toyota Prius at lunchtime recently to show the car off to his friends. To Joshi, the car is more than a way to get around. It's part of his mission as chairman of the Berkeley-Stanford Clean Tech Conference Series to promote cleaner automobile technology.

"I wanted to show (my friends) that this technology exists today," he said of the Prius, which he had leased for a week from a PG&E supervisor. "This is not rocket science."

The Prius will be among a fleet of the latest electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, and electric scooters taking the stage November 19 at the Berkeley-Stanford Clean Tech Conference's first conference, titled the "Electrification of Vehicles." The conference, which runs from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., is being held in the Krutch Theater at UC Berkeley's Clark Kerr Campus.

Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board, will give the keynote presentation. Nichols has worked on the state's landmark climate change program and steered the Air Resources board on its efforts to curb diesel pollution at ports and on passing regulations aimed at providing cleaner air for Southern California and the San Joaquin Valley.

Speakers focusing on California's policy leadership include Diarmuid O'Connell, director of corporate development for Tesla Motors; Felix Kramer, founder of; Sven Thesen of PG&E's Clean Air Transportation Department and Dan Adler, vice president of the California Clean Energy Fund. Will Coleman, MBA 06, of Mohr Davidow Ventures will moderate the panel discussions.

Joshi, who grew up in India, says the passion for saving the environment is personal. "My family suffered a six-year drought," he says. "I had to walk a mile to get water every day for family survival. We were cutting down trees at a rapid rate."

At Berkeley, Joshi saw a way to connect his passion for environmental change with real business ideas by merging the best minds in academia from two innovative institutions, Stanford and Berkeley. The forum will be used to accelerate specific green tech solutions, he says, and to keep momentum going throughout the year among the people who are passionate about the subject. "This issue is so grave," he says. "Competition is great, but we really need to join forces and collaborate."

Future conference topics will include energy storage and distribution, as well as energy generation for consumers, such as rooftop solar and water heaters.

The CleanTech series is organized with the support of students from the UC Berkeley Center for Energy & Environmental Innovation, the Berkeley Energy Resources Collaborative (BERC), and Stanford University Energy Crossroads. In addition to Joshi, who is the conference chair, the organizing team includes John Boyle, MBA 09, John Burns, MBA 09, Ernesto Rodriguez, MBA 09, and Sameer Singh, MBA 09.

The cost to attend is $15 for students and $25 for non-students. For more information, visit

Berkeley-Columbia Students Gain Global Business Knowledge through International Seminar

Students from the fifth Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA class learned firsthand about the global economy, world trade, and international business management on International Seminar trips to China, Germany, and Argentina in October, and to India in August.

In India, China, and Argentina, students studied emerging markets through lectures, discussions with local business and government leaders, and site visits.

Students on the India trip with Haas Lecturer Maura O'Neill met with:
- Whistling Woods Film School
- Wipro
- Google Bangalore

Students on the China trip visited Shanghai with Columbia Professor Ronald Schramm on October 22 to October 26. Those interested in an in-depth examination of Latin America's economy journeyed to Buenos Aires with Columbia Adjunct Associate Professor Carlos Singer on October 22 to October 26.

Another group studied brand management in Munich, from October 1 to October 5, with Columbia Professor Bernd Schmitt.

In Munich, the students met with:
- Audi
- Siemens
- Spaten-Lowenbrau Group.

International seminars take place in the fourth or fifth term of the 19-month-long Berkeley-Columbia program, with students choosing a seminar that matches their current or anticipated business interests.

For more information, visit

50th Anniversary Issue of California Management Review Explores Innovation

The fall 2007 issue of the California Management Review (CMR) is now available. The issue celebrates the 50th anniversary of CMR and focuses exclusively on research about innovation by Haas School faculty.

The topics of the articles in the issue range from meta-technologies and innovation leadership to innovation in the service industry. A complete list is available at

Complimentary copies are available for all Haas School students in the student lounges and program offices. Alumni interested in receiving a complimentary copy of this issue of CMR should go to

Alumni can also receive a special CMR alumni subscription at the substantially discounted rate of $40. The international alumni rate is $60. To subscribe, visit

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of CMR, the Haas School is hosting the Inside Innovation conference on November 17. The all-day event will highlight new Haas faculty research on the role of innovation in business. Panel sessions will cover a range of topics, from commercializing new ideas to the intersection of innovation and globalization. For more information, visit

Berkeley MBA Students Take Third at Hewlett-Packard Case Competition

A team of Berkeley MBA students took third place at the second annual play case competition, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard (HP) and hosted by the Haas School on October 27.

The event challenged 10 teams from leading business schools around the country to develop a proposal for branding the HP gaming division's new desktop video game and to devise strategies for making the company a major competitor in the gaming industry.

The winning team members are Keith Eadie, MBA 08; Jason Kibbey, MBA 08; Will Reusch, MBA 09; and Jung-Gong Kim, MBA 09.

The team suggested HP strengthen its credibility in the game industry, utilize software from HP Labs to extend the gaming division ecosystem and boost sales, and position its products as premium game titles infused with the technical sophistication and brand value of the HP gaming division. The team's presentation won praise from judges and $2,500 in prize money.

At the competition, Paul Campbell, the founder of HP gaming, said the Haas team nailed the company's strategy and that the quality and professionalism of the students' presentation was ready for the boardroom.

The first prize ($10,000) was awarded to the team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. UC Los Angeles took the second prize ($5,000), and Columbia tied with Haas for third place.

The competition was part of the play Digital Media Conference, an annual event bringing together creative professionals, industry leaders and academics to discuss the trends and challenges that face technology and digital media industries. At the day-long event, Campbell and CEO of Electronic Arts John Riccitiello delivered keynote speeches, and attendees participated in nine panel discussions focusing on digital music, Asian markets, entrepreneurialism, mobile, politics social networking, and other issues.

Reminders: Finance Conference on Nov. 9 and Diversity Conference on Nov. 16

The Berkeley Finance Club will hold the Haas School's first-ever finance conference on November 9. The inaugural Berkeley Finance Conference, which will be held on campus, will focus on "Balancing Risk and Return Through Innovation."

For more information, or to register for the event, visit

The third annual Haas Diversity in Business Conference, which focuses on diversity in innovation, will be held on Friday, November 16, at International House on the UC Berkeley campus. Fred Reid, the CEO of Virgin America, will be the keynote speaker.

For more information on the Haas Diversity in Business Conference, visit

Haas in the News

Henry Chesbrough, the executive director of the Center for Open Innovation, wrote a November 1 BusinessWeek article titled "Behind the Hollywood Strike Talks," about new opportunities for the Internet and digital media as a result of the changing landscapes of the movie business. For the full text:

Terrance Odean, the Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance I, was mentioned in a November 1 Motley Fool article titled "Stop Being Greedy and You'll Make More Money," regarding ideas on making more profit from investing. For the full article:

The Haas School was mentioned in several news outlets regarding its collaboration with Dow Chemical on launching a "Sustainable Products and Solutions" program:
+ A November 2 The Berkeley Daily Planet article titled "Dow's Presence Triggers Berkeley Campus Protest." For the full text:
+ An October 31 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "Cal given $10 million by Dow Chemical to work on sustainability." For the full article:
+ An October 30 The Berkeley Daily Planet article titled "Dow Comes to Berkeley, Sparking Student Protest." For the full article:

The Haas School was mentioned in different blogs regarding Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitello's, BS 81, remarks about the current gaming industry at the recent play digital media conference:
+ November 1 MCV blog titled "Riccitiello: Software prices must come down." For the full entry:
+ October 31 Fortune blog titled "What EA's CEO learned from playing Madden NFL for 11 straight years." For the full text:
+ October 31 GamingIudustry blog titled "Games industry needs new business model, says Riccitiello." For the full entry:
+ October 31 Gamastura blog titled "EA CEO Riccitiello Talks Game Pricing, Creativity." For the full text:

Laura Tyson, professor, wrote an October 30 Wall Street Journal article titled "Some No-Brainer Savings Ideas," about preparing financially for retirement. For the full text:

Tyson was also mentioned in an October 29 Guardian Unlimited article titled "Behind the curve," regarding America's gradual deceleration in scientific and technological innovation. For the full article:

The Haas School was mentioned in an October 30 The New York Times article titled "The Right Places to Learn Entrepreneurship." For the full article:

Catherine Wolfram, assistant professor, and Andrew Isaacs, the executive director of the Management of Technology Program, were mentioned in an October 29 The Daily Californian article titled "New Center to Explore Marketing and Use of Green Technology," regarding their efforts to drive the commercialization process of alternative energy research. For the full article:

The Haas School was mentioned in an October 26 Oakland Tribune article titled "Abandoning UC is no answer to state deficits." For the full article:

Dwight Jaffee, the Willis Booth Professor of Banking, Finance, and Real Estate, was quoted in an October 25 ABC7 story titled "Is Southern California Ready To Rebuild?" regarding the effects of the recent wildfires on California's urban planning and housing construction industry. For the full article:

Pat DeMasters, director of career services for the Evening & Weekend MBA Program and the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program, was mentioned in an October 24 BusinessWeek article titled "Part-Time MBAs: Job Fairs for Us, Too" about part-time students' growing request for the same access to recruiters traditionally reserved for full-time students. For the full text:

Glynn Washington, director of Young Entrepreneurs at Haas Program, was mentioned in an October 24 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "Oakland's Glynn Washington a finalist in public-radio talent search." For the full story:

International Business Development (IBD) teams from the Haas School were mentioned in several news outlets regarding their business plan for stopping poachers:
+ October 23 The Seattle Times article titled "Conservationists giving poachers real jobs." For the full text:
+ October 23 The Christian Science Monitor article titled "A cheaper plan to stop poachers: give them real jobs." For the full article:

Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, was quoted in an October 23 Contra Costa Times article titled "Gas prices expected to follow crude leap." For the full text:

Thomas Davidoff, assistant professor, was quoted in an October 18 ABC news story titled "NorCal Home Sales Hit 20-Year Low for September," regarding the timing of housing purchases in light of the recent housing slump. For the full article:

Happening at Haas

Technology Entrepreneurship Education: Global Faculty Colloquium
November 5-16
Haas School of Business
The Global Faculty Colloquium provides faculty from around the world with details on how to create and operate a multi-disciplinary, multi-functional entrepreneurship center.
For more information, visit
To register, visit

Innovation in Emerging Economies
Tuesday, November 13
8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Taj Krishna Hotel
Road No 1, Banjara Hills
Hyderabad, India
For more information and to register, please visit

Intel+Berkeley Technology Challenge (IBTEC)
November 13-15
For more information, visit

Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum
3rd Annual Intel+Berkeley Entrepreneurship Challenge Finals and Awards
November 15
For more information, visit

Haas Inside Innovation Conference 2007
Saturday, November 17
8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Andersen Auditorium
Inside Innovation 2007 celebrates California Management Review's 50th Anniversary issue on "Leading through Innovation." The special issue focuses entirely on Haas faculty research exploring various aspects of innovation and practical application.
For more information, visit


ORANGE COUNTY ALUMNI - "Green Meets Green: The Commercialization of Clean Energy"
A Panel Discussion with Haas School Professor Severin Borenstein
Tuesday, November 6
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
University Club
UC Irvine
Orange County alumni are cordially invited to attend a panel discussion led by Professor Severin Borenstein.
To register, visit

NEW ENGLAND ALUMNI - Cross Business School Happy Hour
Tuesday, November 6
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Julien Bar and Lounge
Langham Hotel
250 Franklin Street
Join alums from Wharton, Sloan (MIT), INSEAD, IMD, Stanford, Stern, (NYU), Tuck (Dartmouth), SOM (Yale), London Business School, Johnson (Cornell), Fuqua (Duke), Harvard, and Columbia for the monthly Cross Business Happy Hour.

ALL ALUMNI - Webinar: Working the Room
Tuesday, November 13
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Walking into a room full of strangers and coming away with new friends, good contacts, and leads to opportunities takes learned skills and practical methods. These can be acquired by even the shyest of people to enable them to feel comfortable mingling while outgoing types can perfect and polish their abilities to make contacts.
To register, visit

BAY AREA HAAS/EW/BCMBA ALUMNI - Haas Dinner Club San Ramon
Friday, November 16
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Mudd's Restaurant
10 Boardwalk
San Ramon
Bay Area alumni are cordially invited to join Evening & Weekend and Berkeley-Columbia MBA students, along with Haas alumni from the Tri-valley area, for dinner and networking.
To register, visit:

HONG KONG ALUMNI - SAVE-THE-DATE! - "A Starry Night" Hong Kong Berkeley Ball 2007
Sunday, November 18
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Ballroom
1 Harbour Road
Hong Kong
Hong Kong alumni are cordially invited to "A Starry Night" Hong Kong Berkeley Ball 2007. Enjoy an evening featuring lively conversation with Berkeley Professor George Smoot III, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physics, and entertainment by the Berkeley Men's Octet.
To RSVP, please visit
For more information, please email

For more information, contact Donna Seaward at

Shansby Marketing Seminar
Thomas Gilovich, Professor, Psychology Dept, Cornell University. Combined seminar with OBIR.
Wednesday, November 14
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C320 Cheit Hall

For more information, contact Deborah Houy at

Nydia MacGregor, PhD candidate, Haas School of Business
Wednesday, November 7
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C320 Cheit Hall

Thomas Gilovich, Professor, Psychology Dept, Cornell University
Wednesday, November 14
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C320 Cheit Hall

For more information, contact June Wong at

Ronnie Sadka (University of Washington)
Thursday, November 8
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C210 Cheit Hall

Jessica Wachter (University of Pennsylvania)
Thursday, November 15
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C210 Cheit Hall

For more information, visit

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis
(formerly IDS270)
"Institutional Determinants of Vertical Integration: Evidence from China"
Bernard Yeung (NYU)
Thursday, November 8
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
C325 Cheit Hall

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis
(formerly IDS270)
"Worker Mobility, Process Knowledge Spillovers and Productivity: Evidence from Employment Microdata"
Lorin Hitt (Wharton)
Thursday, November 15
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
C325 Cheit Hall

For more information, contact Maggie Smith at

Prof. Lode Li (Yale)
Friday, November 9
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
C250 Cheit Hall


"Ethics and the Business Lawyer"
Dana Welch '87
Monday, November 5
12:40 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
Boalt Hall, Room 105
For more information and to RSVP, contact or call Phyllis Martinez at 510-642-0532.


Market Research / Marketing / Sales
Tuesday, November 13
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Andersen Auditorium
For more information, visit

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