April 27, 2017

News Category: Alumni & Friends News

Centenarian Finally Receives Diploma (10/02/2014)

Leffler Named Among 30 Most Important Women in Tech Under 30 (09/25/2014)

Stephanie Fujii Named New Assistant Dean, Full-Time MBA Program and Admissions Stephanie Fujii, MBA 04, has been named the first assistant dean of the Full-time MBA Program and Admissions, a newly-created position at Haas. (08/28/2014)

Keeping Haas 'Haasome' Spurs MBA Giving Graduating Full-Time and Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA students raised some $43,000 as part of the 2014 graduating gift campaigns. (07/20/2014)

Social Entrepreneur Priya Haji, MBA 03, Passes Away Haji, the co-founder of three startups, passed away unexpectedly on July 14 at the age of 44. The Priya Haji Memorial Fund will honor her life by supporting an MBA student focused on entrepreneurship. (07/18/2014)

Julia Min Hwang Takes Helm of MBA Career Group After leading the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program for a decade, Julian Min Hwang has taken the helm of the Haas School’s Career Management Group. (06/20/2014)

Energy Institute to Honor Borenstein with Seminars Haas alumni and energy professionals are invited to a day of seminars June 26 on everything energy—from electricity metering to the local effects of fracking—in honor of Prof. Severin Borenstein. (06/16/2014)

In Memoriam: Pat Murphy, Longtime Staff Member at Institute for Business Innovation Pat Murphy, a longtime Berkeley staff member who was instrumental in the development of several centers on campus, passed away May 21 after a private battle with cancer. (06/06/2014)

Alumni Brainstorm for GO Public Schools As part of a new program started by the Haas School's Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, seven alumni volunteered their time to advise Great Oakland Public Schools on how to help other urban districts. (06/03/2014)

Senior Gift Campaign Attracts Record Participation The annual Senior Gift Campaign set new records this year in overall participation, helping to raise a total of $44,123.01 for Berkeley-Haas. (05/12/2014)

Haas Raises $250,000 for Socially Responsible Investment Fund Tapping into a new Berkeley crowdfunding platform, the Haas School's Center for Responsible Business successfully raised more than $250,000 to scale up its Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Fund this semester. (05/12/2014)

Haas Alumnae Named Among Top Women Business Leaders in Bay Area The San Francisco Business Times released its 2014 list of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business, and six are Haas grads, representing a variety of industries: real estate, consumer goods, financial services, biotech, e-commerce, and accounting. The women will be feted at a gala dinner on June 12 in San Francisco. (05/12/2014)

Two Entrepreneurs Become Haas Executive Fellows Haas alumnus Paul Rice, MBA 96, founder of Fair Trade USA, and serial entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki will share their experiences and knowledge with the Haas community as the business school’s newest executive fellows. (05/12/2014)

MBA Students to Toss Caps May 23 Hewlett-Packard CFO Cathie Lesjack, MBA 86, will help send off about 500 Berkeley MBA students at their commencement May 23. (05/12/2014)

Students to Cheer Culmination of Undergraduate Journey More than 375 undergraduates will receive their diplomas May 19, and several students will be recognized for their contributions to the school. (05/12/2014)

Haas to Provide Executive Program in Shanghai Haas is providing an executive-level program that presents a Silicon Valley perspective on business, innovation, and leadership topics to top Chinese leaders. (05/06/2014)

Haas Honors Faculty with Bakar Fellowships The Haas School has recognized five faculty members as Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellows. (04/21/2014)

Berkeley MBA Alumni Have Most Job Satisfaction, Says Forbes Berkeley MBA alumni have the highest job satisfaction of full-time MBA alumni in the U.S., according to a Forbes survey released April 16. They are the second most satisfied alumni overall among U.S. full-time MBA programs. (04/21/2014)

Alumnae Share Career Lessons on Women Empowerment Day Nine alumnae returned to Haas to inspire and prepare nearly 60 young undergraduate women for success at the second annual Women Empowerment Day April 4. (04/21/2014)

UC Berkeley Foundation to Honor Eight Haas Alumni and Friends Gerson Bakar, BS 48, and Barbara Bakar will be recognized with the Chancellor’s Award from the UC Berkeley Foundation and six additional Haas alumni will receive awards from the foundation at a special event May 8 at the Claremont Resort & Spa. (04/21/2014)

Haas Helps Prof. Alan Cerf Celebrate 90th Birthday Even today living to be 90 years old is still a major milestone. Add teaching a Taxation class to 60 undergraduates each semester to that milestone and you have a rare and impressive accomplishment recently achieved by Haas Professor and alumnus Alan Cerf, who was celebrated at a surprise birthday party earlier this month in the Wells Fargo Room. (04/21/2014)

May 12: Celebrate the Haas Courtyard Dedication The entire Haas community is invited to the dedication of the Robert G. O’Donnell Courtyard on Monday, May 12, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The redesigned courtyard, which opened last spring, has been officially named in recognition of the $5 million contribution O’Donnell, BS 65, MBA 66, and his wife, Sue, made to the campaign to transform the Haas campus. (04/21/2014)

Financial Engineering Grad Lands on Magazine Cover Recent graduate Varun Tomar’s picture was splashed across the April cover of Traders Magazine this week. (04/08/2014)

Financial Engineering Students Graduate, Class of '15 Arrives Students in the new class come from 15 countries; half of the class has earned at least one graduate degree. (03/31/2014)

Global Social Venture Competition to Award Record $55K in Prizes, Celebrate 15 Years Eighteen entrepreneurial teams from around the world will gather next week at the Haas School to compete for a record $55,000 in prizes at the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) finals. (03/28/2014)

Haas Real Estate Conference to Drill Down on Big Data, San Francisco Gentrification Hot topics like Big Data and land-use conflicts and development in San Francisco will be among the subjects discussed at the 19th Annual Fisher Center Real Estate Conference April 28 in San Francisco. (03/28/2014)

Haas Summer Youth Business Academy Expands Reach Though months away from high school, Eva Luna Reiling already dreams of attending Haas. Last summer Reiling attended the Berkeley Business Academy For Youth, which continues to expand internationally and will offer housing for the first time as it marks its sixth year. (03/28/2014)

California Management Review Launches Electronic Digest for Haas Community California Management Review (CMR), the Haas School’s quarterly management research journal, has launched a new digital service for students, alumni, faculty, and staff to make the latest management research more accessible. (03/28/2014)

Alumni Conference to Feature Mac and Cheese CEO and Olympic Bobsledder Speakers include Annie’s CEO John Foraker, MBA 94, and former Olympic bobsledder Darrin Steele, MBA 08. (03/28/2014)

Hewlett-Packard CFO and Tech Entrepreneur to Speak at Commencements HP CFO Cathie Lesjak, MBA 86, and entrepreneur Mark DiPaola, BS 99, will speak at Haas commencements on May 23 and May 19. (03/28/2014)