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Haas NewsWire, November 7, 2005



Intuit Chairman Bill Campbell to Address Berkeley-Columbia Graduates


Intuit Chairman Bill Campbell, whose leadership over the course of his career has inspired software executives and gridiron athletes alike, will deliver the commencement address for the third graduating class of the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program on Sunday, December 11.


As president and CEO of Intuit from 1994 to 1998, Campbell presided over an increase in the company’s market value from approximately $700 million to nearly $3 billion, and solidified Intuit’s position as the leader in tax, personal finance, and small business accounting software.


Intuit Chairman Bill Campbell

During his tenure, the company also invented a new class of web­-based finance businesses delivered through Quicken.com, Intuit's web site. Campbell assumed his role as Intuit’s chairman of the board of directors in 1998.


Prior to joining Intuit, Campbell served as the president and CEO of GO Corporation. He also founded and served as president and CEO of Claris Corporation, which was purchased by Apple Computer Inc. in 1990. A director of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame, Campbell spent six years as the head football coach for Columbia University and was recently appointed to the university’s board of trustees.


Sixty-three graduating executive MBA students will participate in the commencement ceremony at 10:00 a.m. at International House just south of the UC Berkeley campus. The December graduates are also invited to participate in May ceremonies at both UC Berkeley and Columbia University.


For more information on the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program, visit http://www.berkeley.columbia.edu/.


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Four Haas Staff Members Honored with Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Awards


Teresa Costantinidis, Dana Lund, Kim Guilfoyle, and Lee Forgue were recognized by Chancellor Robert Birgeneau with Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Awards at a November 1 ceremony at in the Chevron Auditorium at International House.


“The level of devotion of our staff astounds me,” says Dean Richard Lyons. “I did not fully appreciate this until I started in my new role—now I’m reminded of it every day. From that benchmark these four honorees have further distinguished themselves. We are proud of them. And deeply appreciative.”


Costantinidis, senior assistant dean and chief operating officer for the Haas School, was recognized with an individual award for, among other accomplishments, her work on the new Law and Business Building and for managing a smooth transition from Dean Tom Campbell to Acting Dean Richard Lyons. Costantinidis joined Haas five years ago as the assistant dean for budget and operations and now oversees strategic planning, the financing of new buildings, admissions, career services, budgeting, and space planning.


The accomplishments of Lund, manager of Business Media Services, include his role in the design and building of the executive learning classroom, securing electronic media podiums and equipment in Haas classrooms, and overseeing the audio-visual upgrade of the Arthur Andersen Auditorium. Under Lund, Media Services now offers services six days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and also services the Evening & Weekend MBA Program’s Silicon Valley classrooms.


Guilfoyle, Ph.D. Program administrative director, and Forgue, administrative specialist with MBA Admissions, were honored as part of the Berkeley Staff Assembly's Mentorship Program Team. The mentorship program gives UC Berkeley staff the opportunity to establish relations across departmental and organizational lines to gain a broader perspective on how the university works. The whole team was recognized for its significant contribution toward building what Chancellor Birgeneau calls the "living, breathing community of colleagues."


The Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Awards are presented to staff and teams who have made significant contributions toward the university's mission of excellence in teaching, research, and public service. They are among the highest honors bestowed upon staff by the Chancellor. The Chancellor's Staff Advisory Committee (CSAC) established and administers the award. It considers nominations for individuals who are role models, mentors, or leaders for the campus community, contribute to their departments, the campus, or the community at large, and who consistently perform their jobs at an outstanding level.


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Seventh Annual Global Social Venture Competition Launches Tonight


To kick-off the 7 th annual Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC), social entrepreneurs from the Haas School, Columbia Business School, and London Business School will gather this evening at simultaneous soirees in London, New York, and San Francisco.


Tonight’s San Francisco launch takes place at 6:00 p.m. at the Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter Street. The event will give interested competitors the chance to hear from successful social entrepreneurs such as Steve Hardgrave, MBA 05, manager with the Omidyar Network; Darren Miao, MBA 06, founder of Microcredit Enterprises; and Siddharth Sanghvi, MBA 03, co-founder of World of Good, the Haas School team that won the 2005 Global Social Venture Competition.


This year, teams are competing for $45,000 in prize money. All participating teams must include at least on MBA student enrolled at an accredited business school or an alumnus or alumna of a graduate business program who has graduated within the past two years.


On the heels of the competition’s official launch is a November 16 deadline for executive summaries. While not a competition requirement, executive summaries are required to be paired with a GSVC mentor. Tamara Williamson, program manager for the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, who helps manage the competition, says, "Through mentoring, entrants connect with venture capitalists, academics, or other professionals with relevant business or social venture expertise."


Teams that submit executive summaries also receive early feedback on their plans and are invited to all competition workshops. On December 3, all three of the competition’s partner schools will hold mentoring workshops on their respective campuses.


Since its founding by Berkeley MBA students in 1999, GSVC has influenced and inspired more than 100 new social ventures, including past Haas School winners Tarsian & Blinkley and World of Good. A full 25 percent of the previous years' semi-finalists now have viable businesses. Final business plans are due January 25, 2006. The final competition event will be held on April 7 at Columbia Business School in New York.


For more information on the GSVC, visit http://www.socialvc.net.


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Prof. Ken Rosen to Share Economic Outlook at Real Estate & Economics Symposium, Nov. 16


Professor Kenneth Rosen will share his up-to-the-minute outlook on the economy and the US real estate markets at the 28th annual Real Estate & Economics Symposium, taking place Wednesday, November 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at San Francisco's Westin St. Francis Hotel. 


The annual conference, which is organized by the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, brings together industry and academic leaders to discuss current and future issues in the real estate arena. This year’s conference, titled "Real Estate Realities in Unreal Times," also features Tony Downs, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, who will present a keynote on his latest research on California housing policy, along with some humorous insights. 


One panel, organized by Fisher Center Senior Economist Cynthia Kroll, will explore disaster preparedness and response from the perspective of real estate professionals and policy makers. Experts will analyze the effects of disaster on real estate activity, address the risks and preparedness of the Bay Area, and share information on protecting buildings, cities, and citizens. 


Other panels will address such topics as the impact of economic shifts and political policies on real estate markets, the long-term prospects for California's housing boom, and the ten best bets for real estate investing in 2006.


For more information on or to register for the Real Estate & Economics Symposium, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/realestate.


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Lester Center Workshops to Prep Teams for UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition


UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition teams are gearing up for the January 31 executive summary deadline with a series of workshops aimed at building business planning skills.


The workshops include a November 8 session on market research and marketing plans, a December 8 workshop on team and product development, and a January 18 workshop on how to write a business plan. All workshops are presented by the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition. Each session begins with pizza and networking at 6:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room at the Haas School of Business.


Executive summaries are r equired for participation in the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition. Teams that advance to the semi-final round become eligible for a mentor, who helps to guide the team through the business planning process. Competition workshops will continue throughout the spring, with the competition culminating in a final event being held on April 27 at the Haas School. Founded by Berkeley MBA students in 1999, the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition is organized by Berkeley MBA students and hosted by the Haas School's Lester Center in cooperation with the School of Information Management and Systems, UCSF Innovation Accelerator, and the College of Engineering. To be eligible to participate, at least one member of the team must be a student, faculty, staff, or an alumna/alumnus of either UC Berkeley or UC San Francisco. For more information on the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition, visit http://bplan.berkeley.edu.


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Haas in the News


Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, gave multiple radio interviews this week, primarily on California's Proposition 80.
+ Nov. 4 on KPCC (southern California public radio)
+ Nov. 4 on KQED TV's " California Connected"
+ Nov. 3 on KQED Radio's California Report
+ Nov. 1 on Minnesota Public Radio "Midmorning" on high oil and gasoline prices
+ Nov. 1 KQED's "Forum"


Terrance Odean, professor in the Haas Finance Group’s study with Brad Barber, “Boys Will Be Boys,” was cited in and article titled “Where the Girls Aren't: A Report From the Front Lines of One of the Toughest Businesses for Women to Crack: The Hedge Fund Industry” in the November 14 issue of Fortune Magazine. The article says that the study shows that male investors are overconfident and trade much more than women do, which results in reduced returns.


Obituaries for former Haas School dean, Richard Holton, were featured in a number of publications, including
+ The Los Angeles Times on November 1
+ The Boston Globe on November 1
+ The San Jose Mercury News on November 1
+The Contra Costa Times on October 30.


Research done by John Morgan, professor in the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group, in collaboration with two professors from other institutions, was cited in a toptechnews.com article titled “Attention Internet Shoppers: The Web's Best Product-Comparison Sites” on November 1. The research shows that consumers save 18 to 20 percent on average by using comparison-shopping sites to make purchases on the web. For full text: http://www.toptechnews.com/story.xhtml?story_id=38890.


Marjorie DeGraca, director of part-time MBA admissions at the Haas School, was featured in a column on how to choose an executive MBA program, titled "Networking Opportunities Can Offset Cost of Executive MBA," that was published in the San Francisco Business Times on October 31.


Janet Yellen, a professor currently on leave to serve as president of the San Francisco Federal Reserve bank, estimated that the neutral interest rate would be between 3.5 to 5.5 percent. This was mentioned in a number of publications, including an October 31 Financial Times article titled “More Fed Rate Rises on the Cards.”


Borenstein was quoted in a Gulf News article titled “Gulf News: Keeping Their Money Close to Hand” on October 29. He commented that he could see why oil companies are being cautious now, as compared to during the 1990s, about investing in exploration, even though they are making more money per barrel.


A study of offshoring by Dwight Jaffee, the Willis Booth Professor of Banking, Finance, and Real Estate, and Ashok Deo Bardhan, senior researcher at the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, was cited in a Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Times article on October 28. The article, titled “Offshoring Research Raises Questions About Valley's Innovation Future” says that the study raises a new concern that offshoring is moving past manufacturing and call center jobs, and reaching into the highest-level jobs in technology.


For full text (requires login): http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2005/10/31/story6.html?page=1


Henry Chesbrough, adjunct professor and executive director for the Center for Open Innovation, commented on the innovative division of labor in the commercialization of new technologies in the October 22 special section of The Economist magazine, titled “A Survey of Patents and Technology.”


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Happening at Haas


MANGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY LECTURE
"Healthcare in the Age of IT" by Louis Burns, vice president, Intel
Wednesday, November 9
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
Intel's recent announcement that the company would focus on opportunities in health care caught many by surprise. Burns, who directs Intel's Digital Health business unit, will explain Intel's strategy and objectives in this new field.
For more information, contact Susan Reneau at sreneau@haas.berkeley.edu.


VENTURE CAPITAL ROUNDTABLE
Monday, November 14
6.30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Ming's in Palo Alto
The Venture Capital Roundtable is an annual event that introduces Haas students to 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.


28th ANNUAL REAL ESTATE AND ECONOMICS SYMPOSIUM
"Real Estate in Unreal Times"
Wednesday, November 16
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Westin St. Francis Hotel
The Symposium features a distinguished group of experts in real estate, finance government, and academe, who evaluate and discuss real estate and financial markets. Many of the best business minds and most important decision-makers in the country examine how the political and economic environment will impact real estate and business today, and share their expert views on what lies ahead, providing the information and the perspective needed to have the competitive edge to prosper in our changing times.
For more information, e-mail creue@haas.berkeley.edu or visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/realestate/ExecEd/symposiuminfo.asp.


SEMINARS


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR SERIES
Jiao Zhang, University of Chicago
Tuesday, November 8
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C210
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at Lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


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


TELECOMMUNICATIONS (MBA 244D)
”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.
C330
For more information, visit http://mot.berkeley.edu/Berkeley_Students/Students/Courses/Course_Descriptions/telecomm_bz_models.html.


FINANCE SEMINAR
"Long Run Risks and Equity Returns" by Ravi Bansal, Duke University and visiting at Stanford University
Thursday, November 10
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C210
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
"Optimal Delegation" by Niko Matouschek
Thursday, November 10
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
C325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.


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


FINANCE SEMINAR
Alexander Ljungqvist, New York University
Thursday, November 17
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C210
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
Scott Stern, Northwestern University
Thursday, November 17
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
C325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR SERIES
Jason Riis, Princeton University
Friday, November 18
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at Lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR SERIES
Pradeep Bhardwaj, UCLA
Tuesday, November 22
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C325
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at Lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


OBIR COLLOQUIUM
“Institutional Diffusion and Institutional Entrepreneurship: Strategic Organizational Action and Institutional Change.” Peter Madsen, PhD Student, Haas School of Business
(Title TBA) Nydia McGregor, PhD student, Haas School of Business
Wednesday, November 23
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C135
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


ALUMNI EVENTS


BAY AREA ALUMNI
2005 All UC Alumni Career Networking Event
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, 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.


LOS ANGELES ALUMNI
Cal vs. USC Football Game Viewing Party
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Time TBD
Mr. Pockets Sports Bar, 516 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-6706.
Los Angeles alumni are invited to the Cal vs. USC Football Game Viewing party. Haas alumni will join the Westside Cal Alumni Club to cheer the Bears on to victory! For more information, contact David Gimpelevich at gimpelev@alumni.haas.org.


SAN FRANCISCO ALUMNI
"Transitioning to a Career in Biotech/Healthcare from a Non-Science Background"
Tuesday, November 15
6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fort Mason, Building A, The Marina Room (two doors before Greens restaurant), San Francisco
The San Francisco chapter of the Haas Alumni Association invites you to this outstanding career event at Fort Mason in San Francisco. We have put together a panel of industry leaders who come from non-scientific backgrounds. They have an interest in facilitating the career transition of similar candidates and are eager to assist you by participating on this panel. Speakers and panelists include: Lisa Feldman, account manager representing biotech & healthcare for the Haas career services office; Gail Maderis, president and CEO of FivePrime; Alan M. Kittner, general partner, Invesco Private Capital; and John Hollway, VP of Business Development, Achaogen, Inc.
To register, go to www.acteva.com/go/hansf.
For more information, contact Anand Choudhuri at anandchoudhuri@hotmail.com or Tom Ryglinski at ryglinski@mba.berkeley.edu.


BAY AREA HAAS/BREA ALUMNI
28th Annual Real Estate & Economics Symposium
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 Haas real estate alumni and pleased to be working with BREA to fulfill 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.


BAY AREA HAAS/BREA ALUMNI
Haas School of Business Real Estate Firm Night
Wednesday, November 16
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco (Elizabethan Room)
Haas BREA alumni are invited to attend the Haas School of Business Real Estate Firm Night. Join us in meeting Haas School's current real estate focused students at the fall semester firm night.
To RSVP, contact brecrsvp@haas.berkeley.edu.


NEW YORK ALUMNI
Annual All-MBA Soiree: Business Card Exchange
Wednesday, November 16
6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Strata, 915 Broadway, New York
New York Alumni are invited to the annual All-MBA Soiree. The NYBSC (New York Business Schools Club) is partnering with MBA Corps' Alumni Benefits and Savings Program for this event. Take advantage of being a part of this powerful circle of people at the All-MBA Soiree. Whether you are looking for a new job, new clients, to meet up with friends or new alumni, the all MBA networking event is the place to be. This year we will be celebrating our 5th anniversary of this widely anticipated event with a Networking Business Card Exchange, a great opportunity to meet people from any of the 36 other schools that are part of the New York Business Schools Club. To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=97828. For more information, contact WCNY11229@aol.com.


SAN FRANCISCO ALUMNI
Haas Connection Evening
Thursday, November 17
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Old Ship Saloon, 298 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco
Join San Francisco alumni for a fun evening meeting and connecting with other Haas alums. For more information, contact David Gimpelevich at gimpelev@alumni.haas.org.


LOS ANGELES ALUMNI
Cal vs. Stanford Football Game Viewing Party
Saturday, November 19
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Mr. Pockets Sports Bar, 516 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach
Los Angeles alumni are invited to the Cal vs. Stanford Football Game Viewing party. Haas alumni will join the Westside Cal Alumni Club to cheer the Bears on to victory! For more information, contact David Gimpelevich at gimpelev@alumni.haas.org.


SAN FRANCISCO ALUMNI
Save the Date: Haas Alumni Network SF Holiday Party
Thursday, December 1
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 pm.
Gallery One Embarcadero, One Embarcadero Center, San Francisco
Save the Date for the Haas Alumni Network SF Holiday Party - it will be a great evening to mingle with classmates, schoolmates, recent alumni and not so recent alumni in a most festive atmosphere. More information to come soon.
For questions, contact David Gimpelevich at gimpelev@alumni.haas.org.


NEW ENGLAND ALUMNI
Cross Business School Happy Hour
Tuesday, December 6
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location to be determined ( Boston)
Join alums from Wharton, Sloan (MIT), INSEAD, IMD, Stanford, Stern, (NYU), Tuck (Dartmouth), SOM (Yale), London Business School, Johnson (Cornell), Fuqua(Duke), Harvard & Columbia for the monthly Cross Business Happy Hour. It is a great way to meet and mingle with alums from Haas and other business schools. For more information, contact Karen O'Brien at karen_obrien@usa.net


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