Spring/Summer 2008

In Brief

Professor and Former Acting Dean Richard Lyons Named 14th Dean of Haas School of Business

Richard K. Lyons, the chief learning officer of Goldman Sachs and a former acting dean of the Haas School, has been selected to lead the school as its fourteenth dean.

New Berkeley Asia Business Center Bolsters Haas School's Offerings in Asia

Dean Tom Campbell and Professor Teck-Hua Ho traveled on a whirlwind tour through Asia in February to launch the new Berkeley Asia Business Center.

$1 Million Launch Social Investments

The Haas School's new socially responsible investment fund started trading in May, thanks to a $1 million donation from Haas alumnus Al Johnson, BS 62, MBA 69, and his wife, Marguerite.

Six Faculty Named Bakar Fellows

Dean Tom Campbell honored six associate professors as the Haas School's first Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellows.

Tetlock Wins Grawemeyer Award

Professor Philip Tetlock won the 2008 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for the insights in his book Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know?

Haas Hosts Global MBA Conference

A conference at the Haas School in April for MBA student leaders from a dozen countries generated so much enthusiasm that participants for the first time ever volunteered to contribute funds for future events.

Sweden's Royal Institute Honors Quigley

Professor John Quigley received an honorary doctor's degree in November from Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology in recognition for his work in economics.

Five Award-winning Professors Join Haas School in 2007-2008

Five new professors joined the Haas School faculty in the 2007-2008 year, bringing additional knowledge in the areas of financial theory, operations, and the prevention of fraud and malfeasance.

Staw To Receive Achievement Award

Haas School Professor Barry Staw will be honored with the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Management for his contribution to the field of organizational behavior.

Students Target Sustainability

Twenty-three projects aimed at helping humans live more sustainably-including a new MBA fellowship-have been granted a total of $2 million through a new program funded by the Dow Chemical Co. Foundation.

Aaker Makes Top 10 Marketers List

David Aaker, the E.T. Grether Professor Emeritus of Marketing and Public Policy, was recently named one of the nation's top ten marketers by an elite group of marketing executives.

Haas #1 in Social Responsibility

The Haas School ranked #1 in corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Financial Times Global MBA 2008 Rankings of full-time MBA programs.

Case Competition Winners

MBA and undergraduate students alike have triumphed in numerous case competitions in the past several months. They have defeated other top-tier business schools such as Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton in competitions around the country and world.


Asia Business Center

Haas School officials discussed partnerships with several schools during their tour of Asia promoting the Berkeley Asia Business Center. Here, stopping at a reflecting pool at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, are Haas School Professor Teck-Hua Ho; Dean Tom Campbell; Tien-Sheng Lee, dean of the Faculty of Business Administration at The Chinese University; and Haas Assistant Dean Larry Lollar