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Spring/Summer 2008

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John Riccitiello, BS 81

John Riccitiello, BS 81

Students and industry leaders explored the implications of shrinking computing devices and expanding business models at >play, the Berkeley Digital Media Conference, on Oct. 27. John Riccitiello, BS 81, CEO of Electronic Arts, was one of the keynote speakers.

   
Barbara Desoer, MBA 77 and A.W. "Tom" Clausen

Barbara Desoer, MBA 77

Barbara Desoer, MBA 77, chief technology and operations officer at Bank of America, was honored as the Haas School's Business Leader of the Year at the 6th annual Haas School Gala Nov. 2 by A.W. "Tom" Clausen, former chairman and CEO of Bank of America.

   
Fred Reid

Fred Reid


Fred Reid, CEO of Virgin America, delivered the keynote address Nov. 16 at the third annual Haas Diversity in Business Conference, whose theme was "Powering Innovation through Diversity."

   
Steven Tadelis

Steven Tadelis

The Haas School launched its inaugural Inside Innovation conference Nov. 17, highlighting new Haas faculty research on innovation in business. The event was organized to celebrate the 50th anniversary of California Management Review. Steven Tadelis, asociate dean for strategic planning, presented research on the cost of outsourcing.

   
Warren Buffett and Solomon Darwin

Warren Buffett and Solomon Darwin

Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (r.), was presented the 2007 Berkeley Award for Distinguished Contributions to Financial Reporting by Solomon Darwin, executive director of the Center for Financial Reporting and Management (l.). Darwin accompanied 100 Berkeley MBA students who met with Buffett in Omaha, Neb., on Nov. 19.

   
Andrew Rose, Bernard T. Rocca Jr., James Wilcox, Christopher Hennessy and Thomas Davidoff.

Andrew Rose, Bernard T. Rocca Jr., James Wilcox, Christopher Hennessy and Thomas Davidoff

Faculty experts at the Haas School debated the impact of the economic downturn on the US and global economies at a Feb. 5 "teach-in." Panelists included Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy and director of the University of California Energy Institute; and (pictured l. to r.) Andrew Rose, Bernard T. Rocca Jr. Professor of International Trade and director of the Haas School's Clausen Center for International Business and Policy; James Wilcox, Kruttschnitt Family Professor of Financial Institutions; Associate Finance Professor Christopher Hennessy; and Assistant Real Estate Professor Thomas Davidoff.

   
Cammie Dunaway

Cammie Dunaway

From Chez Panisse to Pottery Barn, the 12th annual Women in Leadership Conference drew inspirational executives from all walks of corporate life. Keynote speakers at the March conference included Cammie Dunaway, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Nintendo of America, Inc.

   
Henry Paulson

Henry Paulson


In an event exclusively for the Haas community, students had a rare opportunity to engage in Q & A with US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, who spoke as part of the Dean's Speaker Series in March.

 

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