April 25, 2017

News Category: Alumni & Friends News

Haas, UC Berkeley Leaders Celebrate New Hub of Activity Haas and UC Berkeley leaders celebrated the first major step toward creating a new hub of activity on the eastern edge of campus at the newly renovated Memorial Stadium. (09/20/2013)

Energy Week to Feature Experts, Innovations, Oct. 8-11 Energy and resources issues facing California and the world will be the focus of a weeklong series of activities Oct. 8 to Oct. 11 organized by the student-run Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative. (09/16/2013)

Sustainability, HP Leader Becomes Haas Executive-in-Residence Barbara Waugh, a longtime Hewlett-Packard executive who co-created the tech giant's sustainability program, has been appointed a Haas School executive-in-residence. (09/16/2013)

Inaugural Berkeley MBA for Executives Class to Dive into Silicon Valley Ecosystem Entrepreneurship Professor Toby Stuart will lead a Silicon Valley Immersion Week this fall for the Haas School's new Berkeley MBA for Executives Program, including entrepreneurship coursework, several company site visits, talks by C-level executives, and a panel with seasoned venture capitalists. (08/27/2013)

Haas to Bring Together Top CIOs for Seminar, Annual Award, Sept. 20 Chief information officers from such companies as Chevron and Raytheon will attend a ceremony to award the second annual Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership on Sept. 20 at the Claremont Resort. The event will follow a half-day seminar for CIOs at Haas featuring executives from Gap Inc., Chevron, and Novartis. (08/27/2013)

Haas Helps Turn Scientists into Entrepreneurs Dozens of scientists and engineers from around the country converged in Berkeley this summer to refine their startups in a new entrepreneurship program funded by the National Science Foundation. (08/27/2013)

Innovation Lab Provides New Space for Collaborative Learning While the Cal football team practices on the field outside, MBA students are hard at work in a new Innovation Lab inside Memorial Stadium, building towers out of dried spaghetti as part of their own lesson on teamwork. (08/27/2013)

Novartis CEO Joe Jimenez, MBA 84, to Share Insights from Big Pharma and Consumer Goods, Sept. 24 Novartis CEO Joe Jimenez, MBA 84, the leader of a $56 billion drugmaker whose prescription for success has included strategies from a consumer goods career, will speak at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Wells Fargo Room. (08/27/2013)

Haas Welcomes Students with Insights from Business Leaders, Career Counseling Haas welcomed hundreds of students this month with a case study featuring a surprise visit by Virgin America's CEO, a talk by alumnus and Amazon executive Greg Greeley, and a career conference. (08/27/2013)

Haas Fund Posts Another Record-Breaking Year Giving to Berkeley-Haas again reached unprecedented levels in fiscal year 2013, which ended June 30. More than 4,600 students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends collectively gave more than $3.4 million in unrestricted gifts to the Haas Fund, setting a school record in annual unrestricted support. (07/13/2013)

Dean Rich Lyons Looks Ahead at Second Term On the heels of his reappointment as dean, Rich Lyons shared his views on three big frontiers where Haas is poised to leap ahead: technology in education; work environment; and global profile. (07/13/2013)

Alum’s New Book Rights a Writing Wrong Brad Wolfe, MBA 13, believes the middle school essay needs to be released from its five-paragraph constraints and allowed to have as much fun as fiction or poetry. (07/09/2013)

Caesars CEO Gary Loveman to Speak at Haas on Thursday, Sept. 5 Caesars Entertainment Chairman and CEO Gary Loveman, who took a gamble working for the company after teaching at Harvard for a decade, will share his insights with the Haas community in a talk at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, in the Wells Fargo Room. (07/09/2013)

New Grads Enjoy Strong Job Market Graduating classes are enjoying strong employment opportunities, with salaries and job postings increasing for MBA students and internships proving ever more important in launching undergraduate careers. (06/16/2013)

Haaski Open Links Golf Community Alumni, students, faculty, and staff swung their clubs for Haas May 13 at the 11th annual Haaski Golf Open at the Claremont Country Club in Oakland, helping to raise nearly $50,000 for the Haas Fund. (06/15/2013)

Alumna Named An Important Tech Woman Under 30 Libby Leffler, BS 06, was recognized by the online publication Business Insider as one of 30 most important women under 30 in technology. (06/15/2013)

Alumnus Tim Campos Receives CIO Lifetime Achievement Award Alumnus and Facebook Chief Information Officer Tim Campos, BCEMBA 11, received a Lifetime Achievement Award Thursday at the Bay Area CIO Awards sponsored by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times. (06/15/2013)

MBA Students Receive New Hansoo Lee Fellowship to Develop Photo App Romi Elan and Charlie Hughes, MBA students developing a photo app that helps friends inspire each other in the pursuit of interests and hobbies, have been awarded $5,000 each as the first recipients of Hansoo Lee Fellowship for Entrepreneurs. (06/10/2013)

MBA Students Place in Institutional Investor Competition This year two Haas students placed in Institutional Investor’s new All-America Student Analyst Competition, based on returns in simulated stock portfolios. (06/10/2013)

MBA Venture Aimed at Wine Aficionados Wins $100K Raise a glass to Pristine, a Berkeley MBA startup that uses smartphone technology to enhance the wine-drinking experience—and is now $100,000 stronger thanks to a grant from Founder.org. (06/05/2013)

SkyDeck Welcomes Four Haas Startups Four Haas startups easing everything from air conditioning to online purchasing have set up shop at the Berkeley SkyDeck accelerator this month. (06/04/2013)

San Francisco Business Times Honors Four Haas Women Four members of the Haas community were recently recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as the most influential women in Bay Area Business. (05/23/2013)

Socially Responsible Investment Fund Launches Capital Campaign With a five-year return exceeding 50 percent, the Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund has become an important training ground for future investment managers. (05/22/2013)

Berkeley Board Fellows Award $30,000 to Three Nonprofits Berkeley MBA and other graduate students awarded $30,000 to three nonprofit boards of directors at the first annual Berkeley Board Fellow Excellence Awards on May 2. (05/13/2013)

Undergrad, MBA, and PhD Students Bid Haas Farewell Nearly 900 business school students are graduating this month, bringing to a close their education in the classroom but not their lifelong connection to Berkeley-Haas. (05/13/2013)

Tremor Device Team Wins UC Berkeley Startup Competition A team that has developed a device to help patients with hand and wrist tremors won the grand prize in the 15th annual UC Berkeley Startup Competition Friday. (04/29/2013)

Financial Engineering Graduate Dave Klein Wins Major Investment Research Award Dave Klein, a 2006 graduate of the Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program, is the 2013 first-place winner of the prestigious National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM) Wagner Award for Advances in Active Management for his paper “Equity Sector Rotation via Credit Relative Value.” (04/29/2013)

Alumni Weekend in London to Offer Innovative Perspectives on Leadership Members of the Haas community will gather in London May 31 to June 2 for events with alumni, business and thought leaders, and Haas faculty who will provide new insights into successful leadership. The highlight of the weekend is a daylong symposium: "Reframe. Redefine. Rethink: Perspectives on Leadership & the Business World" on June 1 at Club Quarters, St. Paul's. (04/29/2013)

Celebrate Haas Courtyard Opening May 2 The newly transformed Haas courtyard has come alive, providing a more inviting space for alumni during reunion weekend Saturday and for new full-time MBA admits Friday at Days at Haas II. (04/29/2013)

Center for Executive Education Welcomes New CEO Derek Dean joins the Center for Executive Education as its new CEO today (April 29), bringing more than two decades of experience in consulting at The Exetor Group and McKinsey & Co. (04/29/2013)