April 25, 2017

News Category: Alumni & Friends News

Spring Events to Bring Top Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs to Haas From a big thinker in finance to a conference on consumer choice in health care, a host of impressive leaders and events this spring will inspire, engage, and inform the Haas community about the latest trends in business. (12/10/2012)

Alumnus David Eckles Gives $1 Million to Expand Haas Programs for Under-Resourced Youth Haas alumnus and longtime Berkeley booster David Eckles, MBA 73, has given $1 million to the Haas School to expand its successful mentoring program for under-resourced youth through several new initiatives to be coordinated by the Undergraduate Program. (12/10/2012)

Giants President Talks World-Series Baseball in Undergrad Media Consulting Course Competition for the San Francisco Giants isn’t another baseball team but the multitude of entertainment options in San Francisco, Giants President Larry Baer, BA 80, told Haas undergraduate students during a guest lecture Nov. 8, just more than a week after the team won the World Series. (11/21/2012)

Center for Executive Education to be Restructured as Separate Nonprofit Unit The UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education (CEE), a self-supporting unit based at the Haas School, will become a separate, nonprofit organization to become more flexible, permitting its programs to grow faster and meet the school’s financial goals. (11/21/2012)

Berkeley-Haas Executive Education Teaches and Inspires Poland’s Top Innovators Did you know that a Polish lieutenant developed the Mark I landmine detector during World War II? Or that Polish scientists created the world’s third blue semiconductor laser in 2001? Poland may not instantly come to mind as one of the world’s centers of modern innovation, but, in fact, Polish innovators have been busy for decades. (11/21/2012)

Bid Farewell to Haas Courtyard with Chalk Art, Dec. 10 Did you meet your sweetheart in the Haas courtyard? Hatch a great idea there for a new business? Solve a vexing research problem? Lure classmates into your favorite club? Or dance under the stars at consumption functions? Come share your memories and bid farewell to our Haas courtyard as we know it on December 10 at 4 p.m. (11/21/2012)

Intinerary for Innovation: Priceline Chairman Ralph Bahna, MBA 65, Shares Lessons on Leading Change Haas alumnus and Priceline Chairman Ralph Bahna, MBA 65, shares his "secret sauce" for driving countless innovations in the travel industry, including airlines, cruise ships, and hotels. (11/09/2012)

Team from India Wins Intel Award at Haas; Alumna's Team Takes Best-of-Category Prize Greenway Grameen Infra, a team of student entrepreneurs from India, won the eighth annual Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley Thursday night. Nanoly Bioscience, a team that includes alumna Nanxi Liu, BS 12, took home a $15,000 best-of-category prize. (11/09/2012)

Alumni's Crowdfunding Firm, Red Cross Team Up for Hurricane Relief Indiegogo, a company co-founded by Haas alumni Danae Ringelmann and Eric Schell, both MBA 08, has partnered with the American Red Cross to enable people around the world to launch their own fundraising campaigns for Hurricane Sandy disaster relief. (11/08/2012)

NY Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson Shares Insights in Undergrad Class The top priority for Major League Baseball (MLB) in the next 10 years should be growing the game outside of the United States, Sandy Alderson, general manager of the New York Mets and former Haas lecturer, told Haas students Nov. 6. (11/07/2012)

Northeast Alumni Grapple with Hurricane Aftermath Haas received several updates from alumni in the Northeast helping each other and still recovering from Hurricane Sandy after Dean Rich Lyons sent them a note last week to extend the school’s support. (11/05/2012)

Berkeley Board Fellows Launches Largest Cohort A record 92 Berkeley graduate students will serve on nonprofit boards of directors this spring as part of the Berkeley Board Fellows Program operated by the Haas School's Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership. (11/05/2012)

Executives Converge on Campus to Talk Open Innovation More than 50 top executives from 30 companies that have experimented with opening their doors to innovation gathered on campus to discuss their experiences at the Berkeley Innovation Forum from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25. (11/05/2012)

Haas Tech Challenge Takes on Big Data Students from seven top MBA programs advised General Electric how to best tap big data analytics in the second annual Haas Technology Challenge Case Competition from Nov. 1 to Nov. 3 at the Haas School. (11/05/2012)

Center for Executive Education to Become Nonprofit The UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education (CEE), based at the Haas School, is seeking UC Regents approval to restructure as a nonprofit organization in order to become more flexible, grow faster, and meet financial goals. (11/05/2012)

Alumnus Alejandro Velez Named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Hispanic-Net (10/22/2012)

Haas Students, Cal Campus Gear Up for Election Day Will President Barack Obama win a second term or will Mitt Romney take the presidency? Will Democrats take back the House or Republicans seize the Senate? Will California voters support Governor Brown's tax increase? As pundits sound off on these burning questions, Haas students can take advantage of several opportunities between now and Nov. 6 to learn about the elections from UC Berkeley experts or join classmates in supporting candidates and propositions. (10/22/2012)

Alum's Election App Estimates Financial Impact on You, Your Community, the Nation While Americans have been known to vote against their economic self-interests, they can no longer plead ignorance: a Haas alum has made it as simple as a mouse click to find out exactly what each major presidential candidate means for our personal bottom lines—and those of our neighbors. (10/22/2012)

Alum to Speak on His "Other Dream Team" Documentary in Berkeley, Oct. 12 Marius Markevicius, BS 98, director and producer of "The Other Dream Team," a documentary about a Lithuanian basketball team funded by the Greatful Dead in the 1992 Olympics, will participate in a Q&A in Berkeley on Friday, Oct. 12. (10/08/2012)

Investment Banking Competition Winners Recommend Most Options for Yelp A team of three Haas undergraduates and one economics student took first place in the 15th Annual Investment Banking Competition on Thursday, Oct. 4. The competition, hosted by Goldman Sachs and the Haas Undergraduate Program, challenged teams to analyze the financial situation of ratings site Yelp as of early 2012 and make a recommendation regarding its planned IPO, which took place on March 2. (10/08/2012)

Ashesi University Founder Patrick Awuah, MBA 99, to Receive Leading Through Innovation Award, to Speak at Haas The Haas School will present its 2012 Leading Through Innovation Award to Patrick Awuah, MBA 99, founder of Ashesi University in Ghana, at its annual gala on Friday, Nov. 9. (10/08/2012)

Alumnus and Former Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor, MBA 59, Portrayed in New Ben Affleck Film One of Haas' own played a major role in the real-life Iran hostage crisis that inspired the new Ben Affleck movie, "Argo," which has already generated buzz as the likely Best Picture winner in next year's Academy Awards. (10/08/2012)

Tee Off for Haas School's Youth Mentoring Program, Nov. 12 With several members of the Oakland A's hitting the links, the Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH) mentoring program for under-resourced youth will hold its second annual golf tournament at Sequoyah Country Club on Monday, Nov. 12. (10/08/2012)

Fed Vice Chair and Haas Prof. Janet Yellen to be Honored at Gala, to Speak at Haas Federal Reserve Bank Vice Chair and Haas Professor Emeritus Janet Yellen will be honored as the 2012 Business Leader of the Year at the annual Haas Gala on Friday, Nov. 9, in San Francisco. (10/08/2012)

Alum and SAP Exec Amit Sinha Recognized by International Business Development Program Amit Sinha, MBA 04, a marketing executive at SAP, was named the IBD Alumnus of the Year Friday at the school's annual International Business Development Conference in recognition of his professional success and embodiment of the Berkeley-Haas culture. (09/24/2012)

Undergrads Who Examined Failure Win Cohort Case Comp A team of Haas undergraduates who delved into the possibility of TV flop on Wednesday won the first-place prize−a dinner with Dean Rich Lyons−in the school's inaugural Cohort Finance Case Competition. (09/24/2012)

Two Alumnae Make Barron's Top 100 Women Financial Advisors List Sonia Attkiss, MBA 97, an advisor with Credit Suisse in New York, and Valerie Garcia Houts, MBA 99, an advisor with Merrill Lynch in San Francisco, made Barron's list of "The Top 100 Women Financial Advisors for 2012." (09/24/2012)

Haas Faculty Bring Industry Leaders to Speak in Classrooms−and Out From artisan chocolate to ice cream and airlines to eyeglasses, dozens of high-profile leaders from a broad range of sectors will visit Haas classrooms this fall, offering up-to-the-minute business expertise and networking opportunities for students. (09/24/2012)

Haas Names Winner of Inaugural Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership The Haas School’s Fisher CIO Leadership Program has named Filippo Passerini, Procter & Gamble's chief information officer and group president of global business services, recipient of the first annual Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership. (09/17/2012)

New Fall Courses Feature Social Networks, Online Learning, Women in Business New fall courses are offering students the chance to zoom in on hot topics like the economics of social networks, social finance, and the strategic and societal impact of investing in women. Berkeley MBA students also will get their first chance to take a popular course in a new, interactive online format. (09/10/2012)