Haas NewsWire

Haas NewsWire, November 13, 2001

***Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, the HNW will not be published on Monday, November 19. The next Haas NewsWire will be published on Monday, November 26.***

Intel CEO Craig Barrett to Speak at Haas
$100,000 in Cash Prizes for Social Entrepreneurs in the National Social Venture Competition
Haas Named One of the Top 20 Tech-Savvy Business School in Business 2.0
Dean Tyson Gives State of the School Address on Nov. 28
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Conference on Education Hosted at Haas
First Live Streaming Video at Haas a Success
Student Awards
Haas in the News
Happening at Haas
Alumni Events

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For many years Intel has been the leader in the chip industry. Intel CEOs are the visionaries in their fields -- Andrew Grove foresaw the growth of demand for personal computers; Gordon Moore is known for Moore's law, and founder Robert Noyce was co-inventor of the integrated circuit. Tomorrow, November 14, Craig Barrett, president and CEO of Intel Corporation, will give a lecture at the Haas School that promises to be one of the major events of the school year.

Barrett's talk, Wednesday, November 14, at 4:00 p.m. in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium, will be the first of the 2001-2002 Business Faculty Research Dialogues. This year's dialogues focus on "Adding Value with Information Technology."

At the helm of Intel for the past three years, Barrett has weathered the best of times and is now positioning Intel to survive the worst of times. He was featured on the cover of BusinessWeek on October 15 with the headline, "Can CEO Craig Barrett Reverse the Slide?" The article chronicled Barrett's efforts to move Intel into new product areas, and some of the retrenchment he has had to face in light of the slowing economy.

Barrett's commitment to research and development at Intel is strong. Last week he established research labs near UC Berkeley, the University of Washington in Seattle, and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, to tap into the new graduates and the research on the campuses.

RSVP for the event by sending an e-mail to researchdialogue@haas.berkeley.edu.

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This year's National Social Venture Competition is in full swing -- business plans are coming together and teams are beginning to be formed. In addition, the prize money for this year's competition has been increased to over $100,000. The competition's first mixer event, to bring together potential teams, was on Tuesday, November 13, at 5:00 p.m. in the Bank of America Forum. For more information on the competition and related events visit http://www.socialvc.net.

The new National Social Venture Competition is a partnership of the Haas School of Business, The Goldman Sachs Foundation, and Columbia Business School. The original competition was founded in 2000 by a group of Haas MBA students. The competition invites aspiring entrepreneurs to develop plans for business ventures that have a clear, quantifiable social return as well as a healthy financial bottom-line.

To qualify for the competition, a proposed venture must:

Previous participants who have gone on to establish businesses include:

Eligibility criteria include that each entrant team must have at least one current MBA student, and only those teams submitting executive summaries by January 18, 2002 will be eligible to advance to later stages of the competition.

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The Haas School was named one of the twenty most tech-savvy business schools in the US by Business 2.0 in its December 2001 article "Cheat Sheet Deluxe: Finding the Geek Within."

The profile of Haas focuses on the Management of Technology program and the partnership Haas has with the College of Engineering and the School of Information Management and Systems. Hal Varian, dean of SIMS and Haas professor, and Carl Shapiro, the Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy and director of the Institute of Business and Economics Research (IBER), are mentioned as key professors in the program. Both Senior Lecturer Sara Beckman and Rashi Glazer, professor in the Marketing Group and co-director of the Center for Marketing and Technology, are listed for teaching popular high-tech courses.

In a separate section on marketing, Glazer is also named the guru for marketing for his focus on how technology has equipped companies to gather information on their customers and how to put this to use.

In the finance section, the courses "Derivatives: Modeling and Implementation" and "Dynamic Asset Management and Trading Strategies," run through the Financial Investment Technology executive education program, are mentioned as a good way to get up to date.

Read the full text of the article at http://www.business2.com/articles/mag/0,1640,35047,FF.html.

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Dean Tyson will give her final state of the school address on November 28 in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium. The speech will be given twice that day, once during the day at 12:45 p.m. and once in the evening at 7:45 p.m. Dean Tyson will take questions from the audience. Everyone is welcome.

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This weekend the Haas School and the Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH) program will host the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Alameda County's education conference titled "Education is Everybody's Business." The conference takes place Saturday, November 17, 2001 in the Arthur Anderson Auditorium from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., followed by a resource fair from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This annual conference focuses on the experiences of Latino students and their parents in the public school system. Current students and recent graduates, as well as local community leaders, will take part in a panel discussion. This will be followed by a series of workshops designed for students and parents. YEAH representatives will speak about the link between higher education and the public schools, and the important role that mentoring can play in building academic success.

Sponsors for the event include State Farm Insurance, the Haas School of Business, YEAH, and the Alameda County Office of Education, Shell Oil Company, Union Bank of California, Wells Fargo Bank, Washington Mutual Bank, Port of Oakland, and the Latino Education Taskforce.

For additional information, or to register for the conference, call 510-536-4477.

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For the first time, the Haas School provided live web-streamed video of an event at Haas. Last Friday's Economic Outlook Forum was available live to a limited number of viewers via the Haas web page. The full video of the event is now available in the Haas Video Room at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/haas/video_room/.

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Scarlett Li Lam, a Haas Ph.D. student, received an honorable mention award in the Alden G. Clayton Competition for her doctoral dissertation. The Marketing Science Institute administers the award. Lam's dissertation is titled "The Effects of Web Site Persona Coherence on Building Strong Brands in the Information Age: A Social Cognitive Approach."

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Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor in Public Policy and Business Administration, spoke to the New York Times and San Jose Mercury News about various issues dealing with the California energy crisis on November 13. Read more here: http://www0.mercurycenter.com/premium/local/docs/survey13mo.htm.

An article on the Economic Outlook Forum appeared in the East Bay Business Times on November 12. Read the full article at http://sanfrancisco.bcentral.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2001/11/12/daily9.html.

The Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA program was mentioned in the Net Business column in the San Francisco Business Times on November 12. Read the full text at: http://sanfrancisco.bcentral.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2001/11/12/newscolumn6.html.

David Mowery, the Milton W. Terrill Professor of Business, gave a speech about antitrust at a conference on 50 years of business computing in London last week. The speech was mentioned in the November 11 issue of the Observer, which called it a bravura address. It can be found at: http://www.observer.co.uk/business/story/0,6903,591227,00.html.

Borenstein was also quoted in a KQED radio piece on the morning of November 8, in which he commented that he was skeptical that a San Francisco municipal utility was likely to bring lower electricity prices for San Francisco customers.

Associate Professor David Levine appeared in the San Jose Mercury on November 8, in a story about the spending forecast during the upcoming holiday season. Read the story here: http://www0.mercurycenter.com/business/center1/hol110901.htm.

Dwight Jaffee, the Willis Booth Professor of Banking, Finance, and Real Estate, was quoted in USA Today on November 8 in an article about the effects of the downturn of the economy. Read the full text here: http://www.usatoday.com/money/bcovthu.htm.

Carl Shapiro, the Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy and director of the Institute of Business and Economics Research (IBER), was quoted in the Wall Street Journal on November 7 in a story about the Microsoft antitrust case. The article was titled "Nine States Rebuff US-Microsoft Accord."

The Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA program was also mentioned in the San Francisco Business Times on November 7. Read the full article at http://sanfrancisco.bcentral.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2001/11/05/daily33.html.

David Downes, director of the MBA Program, was quoted in BusinessWeek Online on November 6 in a story about gender imbalance in US business schools. Read the full text here: http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/nov2001/bs2001116_1553.htm

Janet Yellen, the Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Professor of Business Administration, commented on the recent Federal Reserve rate cuts in the San Francisco Chronicle on November 6. Read more here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/11/06/MN58974.DTL.

Hal Varian, Haas professor and dean of the School of Information Management and Systems, was quoted in Information Week on November 5, in an article about firms reviewing their IT systems in an effort to increase security. Read the complete story here: http://www.informationweek.com/story/IWK20011102S0005.

On November 1, David Aaker, professor emeritus in marketing, was mentioned in the Los Angeles Times in a story titled "Sony Dogs Aibo Enthusiast's Site." Read the entire article here: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-000086726nov01.story.

The November 1 issue of the Berkeleyan announced the new weekend option in the Evening MBA Program at Haas.

The Wall Street Journal mentioned the National Social Venture Competition and made a reference to last year's winners. The title of the article, which was published on October 30, was "Corporations Still Put Profits First, But Social Concerns Gain Ground."

An article on the new weekend option in the Evening & Weekend MBA Program appeared in the East Bay Business Times on October 29. Andy Shogan, associate dean for instruction, was quoted in the article. Read the full article at: http://sanfrancisco.bcentral.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2001/10/29/daily6.html.

Brett Trueman, the Donald and Ruth Seiler Professor of Public Accounting, commented on reverse stock splits for companies on CBS MarketWatch on October 22.

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