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Haas Alumnus Aaron Sahagun Named One of BusinessWeek's Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25

Left: Aaron Sahagun; Right: Allan Sahagun

Aaron Sahagun, BS 06, was named one of the "Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25" by BusinessWeek on October 30 for launching Alumwire, a career resources and social networking web site. Sahagun shares the honor with his brother Allan, who is a student at Harvard University.

The Sahaguns created Alumwire to address the challenge of transitioning from college to the job market. Alumwire is a social networking site designed to connect job seekers with fellow alumni and prospective employers. The site also aggregates job listings from partner Careerbuilder.com and hosts articles offering career advice for job hunters from Dow Jones.

"Alumwire allows students to see that there are so many options out there that it is really just a matter of following your dreams," says Aaron Sahagun.

While Alumwire is available to more than 1,000 four-year universities, at present the brothers are focusing their marketing efforts on UC campuses and Ivy League schools. Aaron Sahagun is working with the UC Office of the President to expand Alumwire's reach to additional UC campuses.

All of the entrepreneurs selected by BusinessWeek, including Alumwire, have clear revenue models, ideas that fill gaps found in their own lives, and are operating on small budgets.

For the complete BusinessWeek article, visit http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/special_reports/20061030specialrepo.htm. Alumwire is available at http://www.alumwire.com/.

Aurora Biofuels Team Wins Global Intel, Berkeley Tech Challenge

Aurora Biofuels, a company co-founded by Berkeley MBA students that aims to make bio-diesel a mainstream energy source, won the second global Intel+UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge on Thursday, October 26, at the Haas School. 

The competition was sponsored by Intel and hosted by the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The 19 participating teams were culled from the winners and finalists of business plan competitions worldwide that are affiliated with the Intel+UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge. This year's competition featured teams from ten affiliated business plan competitions, up from five last year.

Aurora Biofuels won the grand prize of $25,000 for its alternative to petroleum-based fuels that can be distributed via existing infrastructure and used in unmodified diesel engines. The team consists of CEO Matt Caspari and Vice President of Engineering Guido Radaelli, both MBA 06; Vice President of Research and Development Bert Vick, a UC Berkeley Ph.D. student in molecular and cell biology; and Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operations Officer David Hansmann, who joined Aurora after its founding.

The second-place prize of $10,000 was awarded to Richcore Lifesciences from Bangalore, India, for its proprietary technology that imparts hygroscopic properties to paper, enabling it to remain perpetually moist. Chilight from Peking University, People's Republic of China, and Watel Solutions from Arizona State University tied for the third-place prize of $5,000. Chilight developed an energy-saving LED lighting source. Watel Solutions harnessed solar-power to produce potable water by condensing humidity from the air.

The winners were selected by a panel of judges drawn from venture capital firms including Intel Capital, Partech International, Newbury Ventures, Capital Valley Ventures, and Alloy Ventures. This contact with potential funders is one of the major rewards for participating teams.

For more information, visit the Challenge web site at www.entrepreneurshipchallenge.org/.

Undergraduate Team Takes Second at Citigroup Case Competition 2006 in Hong Kong

Competing against 16 teams from top business schools around the world, the Haas School's undergraduate team took second place at the fourth Citigroup Case Competition 2006, held on October 16 to 19 in Hong Kong.

The team consisted of Ilene Chau, BS 06; Jeffrey Chung, BS 07; Victor Ho, BS 08; and Eric Hsiao, BS 07.

The competition was sponsored by Citigroup Foundation and jointly organized by Citigroup and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's (HKUST) School of Business and Management. The competition attracts representatives from schools throughout North America, Asia, Australasia, and Europe.

To secure its place, the team was required to perform an in-depth analysis and to provide strategic recommendations to the case company, Café de Coral Holdings Ltd., within 30 hours. Café de Coral provided the team with information and support. Team performances were evaluated by a judging panel of 19 members comprising senior executives from Café de Coral and Citigroup, HKUST professors, and business leaders from different industries.

"The participating teams' performance was impressive," says T.C. Chan of Citigroup. "I trust they will be able to take home with them some valuable lessons and experience of lifelong value."

For more information, visit http://www.bm.ust.hk/news/citigroup_case_competition_2006/.

Haas School Launches New MBA Core Course on Leadership Skills

On October 23 first-year, full-time MBA students began taking a new course to assess each student's leadership skills and give the student a roadmap for strengthening their skills. The new course, "Leadership" (MBA205L), was developed by Professor Jennifer Chatman and Assistant Professor Pino Audia.

In a move closely aligned with the school's "Leading Through Innovation" strategy, the course has been added to the full-time core MBA curriculum. The course is also available as a three-unit elective in the Evening & Weekend MBA program.

The centerpiece of the class is a comprehensive assessment of each student's leadership skills, based on nine confidential evaluations completed by former bosses, co-workers, peers, and clients before the class begins.

"We are a school of innovation, and innovation requires immense leadership talent," says Chatman, the Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management. "The school's commitment to developing successful leaders is dramatically demonstrated by this new core course."

The course objective is for students to develop an understanding of their strengths and opportunities as leaders and to use that knowledge to identify actions that will advance their leadership potential. At the end of the course, students must develop a "Leadership Self-Analysis Plan," a specific and measurable plan for strengthening their leadership skills. Individual plans will be based on analysis of each student's feedback and a comparison of themselves to leaders studied during the course.

"In most classes, students are asked to examine other leaders," says Audia. "What's new about this class is that we shift the lens from other leaders onto the students themselves. The goal is to increase self-awareness and create conditions for better self-management."

Three guest speakers will present live cases to the class based on situations they faced as a leader. The speakers this semester will be Nathan Brostrom, vice chancellor of administration at the University of California, Berkeley, and formerly managing director and manager of the western region public finance group for JPMorgan; Lisa Earnhardt, president of cardiac surgery at Boston Scientific Corp.; and Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93, president and chief operating officer of Adobe Systems.

Haas Custom Executive Education Ranks #8 in AméricaEconomía

The Haas School's Center for Executive Development (CED) ranked #8 worldwide among custom executive program providers according to an executive education survey published by the Latin American business magazine AméricaEconomía in its October 20 issue.

Among US custom program providers, CED ranked #3, after programs at Stanford University and Northwestern University. The ranking focused primarily on custom, company-specific programs.

AméricaEconomía also listed the top open-enrollment program providers. Haas was named among the top eight global schools that provide open-enrollment executive education programs around the world.

The ranking is based primarily on data provided by business schools and on some publicly available data. The methodology gives equal weight to the scope of the program's managerial network, the internationalization of the program, the expert resources of the ranked school, and its expertise in executive education.

Real Estate & Economics Symposium to Explore Opportunities in the California Market

Experts will discuss how to navigate the California real estate market at the 29th Annual Real Estate and Economics Symposium. The full-day event, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., will take place on Monday, November 20, at the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco.

The conference is sponsored by the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics, in cooperation with the Haas School of Business and Berkeley Real Estate Associates.

In addition to forecasting the future and health of the Bay Area business and real estate, distinguished speakers will also address issues affecting the market. Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics (FCREU) Chairman Kenneth Rosen returns to the symposium to offer his outlook on the economy and the nation's real estate markets. The event's keynote speaker, Dean Tom Campbell, will address the impact of the national and California state deficits. FCREU co-chair Robert Edelstein will open the symposium, and Richard Wollack, co-CEO of Premier Pacific Vineyards, will end the day with a session on profiting from vineyard development.

Other speakers represent the best business minds and decision makers from the real estate, financial, and academe sectors, including Warren E. Spieker, BS 66, partner at Spieker Partners; Douglas Shorenstein, chairman and CEO of Shorenstein Properties; Joseph Azrack, president and CEO of Citigroup Property Investors; and Laurence Pelosi, executive director of Morgan Stanley Real Estate. Attendees will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and questions with the panel.

To register for the event, or for more information on speakers and event sessions, visit http://haas.berkeley.edu/realestate or call 510-643-6109.

Register Now to Attend PBS Taping Featuring Intel and Symantec CEOs on November 30

The Haas School will host a television show featuring two high-powered Silicon Valley CEOs, Paul Otellini, MBA 74, of Intel and John Thompson of Symantec, on Thursday, November 30, at 6:30 p.m., in Zellerbach Hall at UC Berkeley. The show, called the CEO Exchange, is part of a PBS television series moderated by CNN's Jeff Greenfield.

CEO Exchange is televised on PBS and features a conversation between internationally recognized CEOs about pressing business issues. The show offers a personal perspective on business as its guests discuss the values and experiences that drive their strategies and decisions. CEO Exchange is sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management, which hopes to use the series to raise the visibility of the human resources profession and highlight the importance of effective human capital strategies.

CEO Exchange is free and open to the greater UC Berkeley community. Registration by Monday, November 27 at 11:59 p.m. is required to attend. To register, please visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/haas/ceo_exchange/ceo_exchange.cfm.

Blue Shield CEO to Speak at Haas on November 9

As part of the Dean's Speaker Series, Bruce Bodaken, chairman, president and CEO of Blue Shield of California, will discuss leadership experiences described in his book, The Managerial Moment of Truth, on Thursday, November 9, from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Helzel Board Room.

Bodaken will be speaking to Professor Kristi Raube's class, "Introduction to the Healthcare System." The event is free and open to the entire Haas School community.

As the CEO of Blue Shield, the fastest growing health plan and the largest healthcare grant-maker in the state, Bodaken leads a 3.2-million-member, nonprofit company that serves the commercial, individual, and government markets in California. Under his leadership, Blue Shield has seen its membership double and company revenues rise from $3 billion to $7.5 billion. Over the past three years, the company won vigorous competitions for two large government contracts, covering more than 400,000 state employees in CalPERS and half-a-million members of US military families enrolled in the TRICARE program. A native of Iowa and a former philosophy teacher, Bodaken joined Blue Shield in 1994.

Aside from his duties at Blue Shield, Bodaken serves on numerous professional and civic boards, including California Business Roundtable, America's Health Insurance Plans, WageWorks, and UC Berkeley's Health Services Management Program.

For more information on this event, contact Susie Jordan at sjordan@haas.berkeley.edu.

Marketing Students to Host Financial Planning Seminar on November 7 and 8

As part of the Haas School's emphasis on experiential learning, undergraduate students in the Integrated Marketing and Communications class are launching financial education and planning seminars for their peers on November 7 and 8. The seminars are being offered as part of a semester-long project in the marketing class, which offers students the opportunity to plan and implement a marketing campaign for a client in private industry.

The November 7 financial planning seminar, targeted at undergraduate students, will take place in C220 Cheit Hall at 8:00 p.m. A second seminar on November 8, for graduate students, will be located at the Bear's Lair starting at 7:00 p.m., with free pizza and drinks provided to attendees.

Both seminars are being organized as part of an on-campus marketing exercise in the Haas School's Integrated Marketing and Communications class, which is taught by Senior Lecturer Trudy Kehret-Ward. The class splits 60 students into two teams, each of which must create a working marketing agency to develop and implement a campaign for their client American Century Investments, an investment management firm.

One team, Open Box, will target graduate students, while the second team, Spectrum, will target undergraduates. Their goal is to increase awareness about American Century and to educate their audiences about the benefits of life-long investing. The teams will complete post-campaign evaluations of the success of their campaigns, and will present their results to American Century at the end of the semester.

"I have been thrilled to have this project for this class," says Ward. "It's a very nice capstone for our students.  Our students have had a lot of cases, but in cases you rarely get contact with the client and you rarely get to implement."

Students are not required to participate in the project for course credit. The Haas School is one of six schools nationwide participating in the project, which is sponsored by edVenture partners, a firm which develops partnerships between industry and academic institutions by creating "real-world" marketing and learning experiences for students and educators. For more information, visit http://www.edventurepartners.com/.

Tickets Still Available for >play Digital Media Conference on November 18

The Haas School's second annual >play, the Berkeley Digital Media Conference, will take place in Arthur Andersen Auditorium on November 18. Marco Boerries, senior vice president of Yahoo!'s Connected Life, will be the keynote speaker.

Rusty Rueff, CEO of digital media registry SNOCAP, will be the second keynote speaker. Joining Boerries and Rueff will be a number of notable panelists, such as J. Michael Arrington, editor of the popular TechCruch blog; John Furrier, founder and CEO of Podtech; and Ross Mayfield, founder and CEO of SocialText. 

The eight panel discussions will focus on issues and trends confronting the digital media industry. They include "Design Perspectives on Digital Media"; "Transforming Old Media to New Media: How, When and If to Change Direction"; "(User Generated) Content Is King"; and "Copyright in a Wired World." Audience interaction with the panelists will be encouraged during their presentations and audience members will even be able to use their cell phones to text message questions to the panelists.

The >play conference, established in 2005, is organized by students and is affiliated with the Berkeley Digital Media and Entertainment Club. >play's organizers expect about a third of the attendees to be from Berkeley and other schools and the remainder to be creative professionals and business executives.

Discount tickets are available for students and alumni. For more information or to register, visit http://www.playconference.org.

Staff News

Kate Blumberg is the New Student Services Coordinator for the Full-time MBA Program

Kate Blumberg has joined the Haas School as the new student services coordinator for the Full-time MBA Program.

Blumberg comes to Berkeley from Los Angeles, where she graduated from Loyola Marymount University. After graduating, Blumberg went on to work at Mount St. Mary's College as program coordinator of student activities and commuter services. Outside of work, she is a big baseball fan and a serious film buff.

Email: blumberg@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 510-642-6134
Office: S430

Olive Davis Becomes Middle School Program Director at the Young Entrepreneurs

Olive Davis has joined the Young Entrepreneurs at Haas as its middle school program director.

Davis, BS 06, served as a YEAH volunteer mentor at Martin Luther King Middle School, where her son was a student, for two years while she completed her undergraduate degree here.  Davis also served on several of the chancellor's advisory committees.

Before to coming to Haas, Davis was the government contracts liaison with PeopleSoft in Pleasanton.  Davis is a long-time Berkeley resident.

Davis is a native of Jamaica and is looking forward to taking the YEAH program to her homeland. Her interests include track and field, international travel, and social entrepreneurship.

Email: omdavis@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 510-643-0923
Office: F410

Haas in the News

Henry Chesbrough, Ph.D. 97, and executive director of the Center for Open Innovation, was mentioned in news outlets regarding "open innovation:"

+ October 31 Australian article titled "Record for research as competition hots up." For the full article: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,20672017-36375,00.html

+ October 30 FinFacts Ireland article titled "Monday Newspaper Review - Irish Business News and International Stories." For the full article: http://www.finfacts.com/irelandbusinessnews/publish/article_10007845.shtml

David Teece, Mitsubishi Bank Professor of International Business and Finance, was mentioned in an October 30 Wall Street Journal article titled "Big Changes Drive Small Carpet Firm," regarding companies' globalization strategies. For the full article: http://online.wsj.com/google_login.html?url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle
%2FSB116218442471307584.html%3Fmod%3Dgooglenews_wsj
(requires subscription)

David Vogel, Solomon P. Lee Distinguished Professorship in Business Ethics, was mentioned in an October 29 Observer article titled "The shaky marriage of capitalism and virtue," regarding his book, The Market for Virtue. For the full article: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,,1934019,00.html

Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, was mentioned in an October 29 Huffington Post article titled "Part 3: Don't Let the Big Oil Money Confuse You on Prop 87." For the full article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vinod-khosla/part-3-dont-let-the-big_b_32777.html

Severin Borenstein was quoted in an October 29 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "Tempest in a coffee cup boils over," regarding decreasing gas prices in time for elections.  For the full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/10/29/MNR.TMP

Teece was quoted in an October 29 San Jose Mercury News article titled "Chinese officials study U.S. intellectual property system." For the full article: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/
northern_california/15880901.htm

Vanguard founder John Bogle was awarded the Berkeley Award for Distinguished Contributions to Financial Reporting at the Haas School's financial reporting conference on October 27:

+ The San Francisco Chronicle, "Bogle shares his wisdom," on October 29.

For the full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/10/29/BUGV1M0SAB1.DTL&hw=bogle&sn=001&sc=1000

+ The Contra Costa Times, "Investors fueling a bad habit, Bogle says,"

October 28. For the full article:http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/
states/california/15872018.htm

The Haas School was mentioned in news outlets for having Janine Benyus, author of Biomimicry; Innovation Inspired by Nature, speak at the school about biomimicry:

+ October 28 North Gate News article titled "Biomimicry: Borrowing from science to help man." For the full article: http://journalism.berkeley.edu/ngno/stories/027854.html

+ October 27 CNET News article titled "Industrial design takes cues from bugs, leaves, crabs." For the full article: http://news.com.com/Industrial+design+takes+cues+from+bugs,+leaves,+crabs/
2100-11395_3-6130054.html

Nora Silver, director of the nonprofit and public management program, was quoted in an October 27 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "KQED members opt out of voting for board, 5 other measures on ballot pass by 90% majority." For the full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/10/27/BAGL2M0VM71.DTL

Peter Sealey, adjunct professor of the Haas Marketing Group, was quoted in an October 26 Contra Costa Times article titled "Tech firms ride a new wave of success." For the full article: http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/15852559.htm

The Haas School's Center for Responsible Business was mentioned in an October 25 Cornell Daily Sun article titled "The Business of Ethics." For the full article: http://www.cornellsun.com/node/19167

Rashi Glazer, professor of the Haas Marketing Group, was quoted in an October 23 Winston-Salem Journal article titled "Family of users exceeds 107 million" regarding Google users. For full the article: http://www.journalnow.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSJ%2FMGArticle%2FWSJ_BasicArticle
&c=MGArticle&cid=1149191296269&path=!living&s=1037645509005

The Haas School was mentioned in an October 23 CNN article titled "Joining the $100,000 club" for coming in eighth in the BusinessWeek survey of top business schools. For the full article: http://edition.cnn.com/2006/BUSINESS/10/23/execed.BW/

Vogel was quoted in an October 23 Christian Science Monitor article titled "A rethink of shunning sin," regarding alcohol and gambling stocks.  For the full article: http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1023/p14s02-wmgn.html

Ashok Bardhan, senior economist, was mentioned in news outlets regarding the outsourcing of tutoring:

+ October 22 Record-Searchlight article titled "Overseas tutors teach US students online." For the full article: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/10/22/TUTOR.TMP

+ October 22 San Francisco Chronicle article titled "One for the books -- tutoring gets outsourced." For the full article: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/10/22/TUTOR.TMP

Priya Haji and Siddharth Sanghvi, both MBAs 03, were quoted in an October 22 Inside Bay Area article titled "Fair-trade business celebrates doing good" for founding World of Good, a Berkeley-based company that brings fair-trade crafts, jewelry and housewares to stores nationwide. For the full article: http://www.insidebayarea.com/business/ci_4532723

Terrance Odean's study on investors was referenced in an October 21 Minneapolis Star Tribune article titled "The Minnesota Investor: In it for the long haul." For the full article: http://www.startribune.com/535/story/756304.html

Noel Nellis, adjunct professor of Entrepreneurship, was featured in an ArtDaily online article titled "BAM/PFA Appoints New Members and Officers to Board." For the full article: http://www.artdaily.com/section/news/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=17920

Happening at Haas

BERKELEY-COLUMBIA MBA SPEAKER SERIES with Wired's Chris Anderson
Friday, November 17
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, will discuss his best-selling new book The Long Tail. The event is open to the entire UC Berkeley community on a first-come, first-served basis.

2nd Annual >play, the Berkeley Digital Media Conference
with keynote speaker Marco Borries, Yahoo! senior vice president for Connected Life
Saturday, November 18
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
For more information, visit http://www.playconference.org/

29th Annual Real Estate & Economics Symposium
"Real Estate Bubble? Toil and Trouble? Strategies for Unusual Times."
Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics
Monday, November 20
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco
For more information, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/realestate/ExecEd/symposiuminfo.asp

"Canadian National Railway -- A Great Canadian Success Story"
featuring David McLean, chairman of the Canadian National Railway
Wednesday, November 15 12:00 p.m.
The Seaborg Room, Faculty Club
RSVP to Rita Ross, 510-642-0531, or canada@berkeley.edu no later than Thursday, November 9

Alumni Events

NEW ENGLAND ALUMNI
Cross-Business School Happy Hour
Tuesday, November 7 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Julien Bar and Lounge, Langham Hotel, 250 Franklin Street, Boston
Join alumni 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 School Happy Hour on the first Tuesday of every month.
For more information, contact Celine Pan at celine_pan@yahoo.com.

NEW YORK ALUMNI - Sixth Annual All-MBA Soiree
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Strata, 915 Broadway at 21 Street, New York
The Sixth Annual All-MBA Soiree is hosted by the New York Business Schools Club.  Friends, colleagues, and significant others are invited. Complimentary beverages and appetizers will be provided from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Tickets must be purchased online. No tickets will be sold at the door. To register, visit http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=119999.
For more information, contact Gwendaline Mazzara at gmazzara@mba.berkeley.edu.

ALL ALUMNI - Fifth Annual Haas Gala
Friday, November 17, 2006
6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Ritz-Carlton, 600 Stockton Street, San Francisco
Alumni and guests are invited to the Haas 2006 Gala at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco, honoring the Haas School's Business Leader of the Year, Paul Otellini, MBA 74, President and CEO of Intel Corporation. The Gala will also recognize the 2006 Haas Leadership Society Members, HAN Chapter of the Year, Class Gift Committee Awards, and Raymond E. Miles Alumni Service Award Winners. To register, visit http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=118862.
For more information, contact the Alumni Relations Office at 510-642-7790 or events@haas.berkeley.edu.

BAY AREA ALUMNI - Venture Capital Course at Center for Executive Development, Haas School of Business
Monday, November 27, 2006 - Thursday, November 30, 2006
8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Center for Executive Development, Haas School of Business
Bay Area alumni are invited to the Venture Capital Executive Program at the Center for Executive Development, Haas School of Business. The program is an intensive four-day course designed for junior investment professionals, economic policy advisors, and entrepreneurs striving to gain advanced, results-oriented training in the venture capital process.
To register for the course or for more information, please visit http://execdev.haas.berkeley.edu/VCEP or contact Bart Decker at 510-642-9167 or at decker@haas.berkeley.edu.

ALL ALUMNI - Big Game BBQ at Haas
Saturday, December 2, 2006
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Haas Courtyard
All alumni, guests, faculty, staff and students are invited to the Haas 2006 Big Game BBQ on Saturday, December 2. Join alumni in the Haas Courtyard for the traditional pre-game barbeque. Refreshments, all-you-can-eat barbeque, and live music will be provided. To register, visit http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=66d8c92c-e035-45fb-b5c7-fe0d8efa15b9
For more information, contact events@haas.berkeley.edu.

CHICAGO HAAS/CAL ALUMNI - Big Game Party
Saturday, December 2, 2006
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lion Head Pub/The Apartment Lounge, 2251 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
Haas alumni are invited to join a group Berkeley and Stanford grads to watch and celebrate the Big Game. The festivities begin at 1:00 p.m. and the game begins at 2:00 p.m. There is a $10 cover charge, which covers hors d'oeuvres and pizza at halftime.
To RSVP or for more information, contact Joe Florczak, joe.florczak@orix.com.

BOSTON CAL/STANFORD ALUMNI - Big Game Party
Saturday, December 2, 2006
The Stanford Alumni Club has invited all Cal Boston alumni to a Big Game party for the Cal-Stanford football game on December 2. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. The location and time are to be announced. 
For more information, contact events@haas.berkeley.edu.

JAPAN ALUMNI - First Cal Alumni Golf Tournament
Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Taiei Country Club, 638 Yokoyama, Taiei-cho, Katori-gun, Chiba
Haas alumni in Japan are invited to the First Cal Alumni Golf Tournament. Money raised at the tournament will go to the Cal Alumni Association. Please RSVP by Friday, November 17. Clients, friends, and spouses are invited. Entry will be on first come, first serve basis to the first 32 entries. Please RSVP to ucjapan@gol.com.  
For more information, contact Jack Sakazaki, jsakazaki@jsm.jp.

NEW YORK ALUMNI - Winter Celebration in New York
Monday, December 18, 2006
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Goldman Sachs, One New York Plaza, New York
Haas alumni are invited to the Winter Celebration in New York, hosted by Goldman Sachs. Meet current Haas students while they are in New York spending the week on Wall Street and mingle with other Haas alumni.
For information, contact Gwendaline Mazzara at gmazzara@mba.berkeley.edu.

Seminars

OBIR Colloquium
Keith Murnighan, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Wednesday, November 8
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Room C325 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.

Finance Seminar
Neng Wang, Columbia University
Thursday, November 9
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Room C210 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

Institutional Analysis Workshop
Francine Lafontaine, Carnegie-Mellon University
Thursday, November 9
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Room C325 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.

Shansby Marketing Seminar
Yupin Yang, University of Toronto
Friday, November 10 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Room C250 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.

OBIR Colloquium
William Bielby, Sociology Department, University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday, November 14
12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Room C220 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.

Finance Seminar
Dmitry Livdan, Texas A & M University
Thursday, November 16
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Room C210 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

Institutional Analysis Workshop
Lee Branstetter, Carnegie Mellon
Thursday, November 16
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Room C325 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.

Shansby Marketing Seminar
Jonah Berger, Stanford University
Divergence from Others: A Driver of Product Adoption and Abandonment
Friday, November 17 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Room C250 Cheit Hall For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.

OBIR Colloquium
Richard Hackman, Professor of Sociology and Organizational Psychology, Harvard University
Wednesday, November 29
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Room C325 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.

Finance Seminar
Tom Noe, Tulane University
Thursday, November 30
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Room C210 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

Institutional Analysis Workshop
Juan Carlos Hallak, University of Michigan
Productivity, Quality, and Exporting Behavior under Minimum Quality Requirements
Thursday, November 30
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Room C325 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.

OBIR Colloquium
Sebastien Brion and Jennifer Kurkoski, PhD students
Wednesday, December 6
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Room C325 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.

Finance Seminar
Berkeley doctoral student
Thursday, December 7
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Room C210 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

Institutional Analysis Workshop
Kyle Bagwell, Columbia University
Thursday, December 7
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Room C325 Cheit Hall
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.

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