Student Startup Roundup: Vidi, Ping, Cryptonite

The Startup Roundup series spotlights students and alumni who are starting a new business or enterprise. Vidi Co-founders: Federico Alvarez del Blanco, MBA 18 John Kim, PhD 18 (UC Berkeley/UCSF Bioengineering) Hector Neira. PhD 18 (UC Berkeley/UCSF Bioengineering) Robert Kim PhD candidate (UCSD MD/PhD, Neuroscience) It’s not unheard of for busy surgical teams inadvertently leave

Haas Professor Laura Tyson named business school’s interim dean

Laura D’Andrea Tyson, renowned economist at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, has been named the school’s interim dean as of July 1, Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ announced today. Tyson joined the Berkeley Economics Department in 1977 and the Haas faculty in 1990.  She was the dean of the Haas School from

New Executive MBA immersion focuses on the Nordics

How do Nordic countries dominate virtually all global sustainability metrics? Why are Nordic companies three times more likely to be in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index than U.S. companies? How did the brewer Carlsberg leverage open innovation to develop the green fiber bottle? And how did IKEA become a global leader in supply chain social

Summer by the book: Cal football star Patrick Laird challenges kids to read

Cal Bears running back Patrick Laird, BS 18, was getting ready to play a game last year, when he felt a tap on his shoulder. “This guy says he wants to introduce me to his son,” Laird remembers. Looking down, he saw the boy, first-grader Patrick Sproul—the great-great-grandson of former University of California president Robert

Berkeley EMBA Ranks #4 in the World

The Berkeley MBA for Executives Program ranks #4 in the world, according to The Economist‘s “Which MBA?” ranking for EMBA programs released today. This is the first time the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program has participated in the three-year-old ranking. Executive MBA programs were evaluated on two broad measures: personal development/educational experience and career development

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