Summer 2005

Alumni Notes & News


Chapter News


Faculty Sling Mud and Economic Arguments
East Bay - Armed with erudition and insults, Dean Rich Lyons and Professor Andrew Rose debated "The US Dollar: Will the Bottom Fall Out?" at a sold-out Haas Alumni Network Celebration in the East Bay. The February event was held at the Oakland headquarters of Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream.


Dean Rich Lyons and Professor Andrew Rose


Bay Area Alumni Hear from Stem Cell Experts
San Francisco — A capacity crowd heard the latest thinking on human stem cell research at a special event organized by Haas and the San Francisco chapter of the Haas Alumni Network. The March event was hosted by Don Fisher, BS 50, chairman emeritus and founder of Gap Inc. Edward Penhoet of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, which was created as a result of Proposition 71, was the featured speaker. Penhoet serves as vice chair of the institute's Citizen's Oversight Committee and is the former dean of UC Berkeley's School of Public Health. He discussed the complexities and promise of stem cell research with Robert Tjian, professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UC Berkeley.


Bubble, Bubble, Real Estate Trouble? LA HAN Investigates Los Angeles - Is the real estate market doomed to the same fate as the stock market in 2000? This was the substantial topic of discussion at a Los Angeles chapter event in April. More than 300 people flocked to LA's Luxe Hotel to hear experts such as Haas real estate development professor Robert Edelstein and UCLA senior economist Christopher Thornberg weigh in on the current state of real estate. Panelists explored whether or not a bubble is developing and just how dramatic subsequent reductions in home values could be.


Asia Alumni Meet Dean Lyons
Shanghai - Ta-lin Hsu (right), PhD 72, chairman of H&Q Asia Pacific and a Haas School Advisory Board member, hosted a welcome reception at his home for Dean Richard Lyons on May 31. Dean Lyons, pictured with his wife, Jennifer (left); Alumni Relations Director Kristen Williams (2nd from left); and Mr. Hsu (right), visited Shanghai as part of a two-week Asia trip this spring to strengthen the school's connections with the alumni and business communities in Japan, Taiwan, China, and Singapore.


Jennifer Lyons, Kristin Williams, Dean Rich Lyons, Ta-lin Hsu


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