April 27, 2017

News Category: Alumni & Friends News

Funding from Steve and Susan Chamberlin Launches Berkeley-Haas Exploration of Online Education The Haas School will explore complementing classroom learning with online approaches, thanks to funding from Steve and Susan Chamberlin, MBA 87, aimed at launching pilot initiatives. (08/16/2011)

Twitter’s Biz Stone to Serve as Haas Executive Fellow Twitter co-founder and serial entrepreneur Biz Stone will share his experiences and insights with the Haas School as the school’s fourth executive fellow. (08/16/2011)

Berkeley Trustee Dato' Sri Dr. Tahir Gives $1 Million for International Scholarships UC Berkeley Trustee Dato' Sri Dr. Tahir has given $1 million to the Haas School for a new endowment fund to provide scholarships to international MBA students primarily from Asia. (07/18/2011)

Alum Scores $50,000 in Education Competition Haas Alumnus Alexandre Scialom, MBA 06, won $50,000 in an education case competition last month for his idea to connect lifelong learners to online and offline learning resources. (07/17/2011)

Haas Alumnus and Donor Harold Furst Passes Away Harold Furst, BS 39 (Econ.), MBA 45, a Bay Area businessman, philanthropist, and one of the initial business advisers to rock promoter Bill Graham, passed away June 28 in Oakland. He was 94. (07/17/2011)

Haas Duo Morgan and Wang Receives California Management Review’s Accenture Award Professor John Morgan and PhD alumnus Richard Wang tied with another set of researchers as recipients of the California Management Review’s 2011 Accenture Award for their article “Tournaments for Ideas.” (06/13/2011)

Haas Thought Leaders Share Vision, Insights in Europe Dean Rich Lyons and Adjunct Professor Henry Chesbrough recently traveled to London and Budapest to share the school's vision and the latest thinking on innovation. Professor David Vogel also met alumni in Paris for a discussion on corporate social responsibility. (06/13/2011)

Youth Leadership Development Program Lifts Teens' Aspirations Although they have yet to graduate from high school, the teenagers in the Young Entrepreneurs at Haas program are getting the attention of executives at places like Gap Inc. and the Oakland Zoo. Students proudly presented their projects at the program's year-end showcase May 7. (06/13/2011)

Open Innovation Pioneer Henry Chesbrough Blogs on Forbes.com Henry Chesbrough, PhD 97, a Haas adjunct professor and executive director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, is blogging on Forbes.com to share concise insights on a regular basis and to provide examples of how to apply his open innovation ideas in business practice. (05/11/2011)

Haas European Community to Share Stories, Fondue in San Francisco, April 26 Haas European students and alumni will share experiences about living and working in the Bay Area at a mixer at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Matterhorn Swiss Restaurant in San Francisco. (04/18/2011)

Students, Alumni to Go "Beyond Themselves" at First Community Day, April 10 Pull out your green thumbs and old clothes for a day of volunteering at the first annual Haas Community Day at the Alameda Point Collaborative on April 10. (04/04/2011)

New CalBusiness Features Latest on Innovation, Branding–and Some Romance Read the new issue of CalBusiness to find out about the latest thinking on open services innovation and brand relevance from Haas faculty. Plus, alumni share the story of how they found romance while earning their MBAs. (04/04/2011)

Electronic Arts CEO to Speak at Undergrad Commencement John Riccitiello, BS 81, CEO of Electronic Arts, one of the world's largest video game makers, will speak at the undergraduate commencement on Monday, May 16, at 9 a.m. at the Greek Theatre. (03/31/2011)

Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93, to Serve on Presidential Advisory Board Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93, CEO of Adobe Systems, has been appointed to the President’s Management Advisory Board by President Barack Obama. (03/24/2011)

U.S. Energy Secretary to Speak at Berkeley-Stanford Cleantech Conference, April 9 U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will give the keynote speech on Saturday, April 9, at the Berkeley-Stanford Cleantech (BSC) Conference, which this year launches a new showcase and business plan competition. (03/21/2011)

See the World with New Haas Blog Karachi. Budapest. Shanghai. Check out the new Haas in the World blog to learn how Berkeley-Haas and our alumni are making their marks in cities like these all over the world. (03/14/2011)

New LinkedIn Group for Haas Women Takes Off A new LinkedIn group for Haas women has quickly attracted more than 1,000 members just days after its March 9 launch. (03/14/2011)

Bank of America Home Loan President to Speak at MBA Commencement Barbara Desoer, MBA 77, president of home loans at Bank of America, will speak at the MBA commencement on Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m. in the Greek Theatre. (03/13/2011)

Asia Business Conference at Haas to Focus on Rising Consumption, Feature Adobe CEO "Growing Market, Growing Needs" is the theme of the 11th annual MBA-student organized Berkeley Asia Business Conference, to be held April 2 at the Haas School. It will explore different dimensions of rising consumption in the region, including macroeconomic trends and the talent gap in Asia. (02/28/2011)

Tech Entrepreneur Stephanie DiMarco, BS 79, to Speak on Leadership, March 29 Advent Software founder and CEO Stephanie DiMarco, BS 79, will speak on leadership lessons learned from taking her firm from a startup to a 1,000-employee global company on March 29 at 12:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room. (02/28/2011)

Asian Business Conference to Highlight Innovation, March 22 Top thinkers from around the world will discuss innovation in a wide range of industries, from biotech to finance, at the 2011 Berkeley Asia Business Center Conference in Shanghai on March 22. (02/14/2011)

Berkeley-Columbia Graduating Class Breaks Fundraising Record In a first for any Haas School program, every student – plus one exchange student – in the graduating class of the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program has made a donation to the Haas Fund. (02/14/2011)

New Video Website Offers Lifelong Learning A new video website called Haas Insights is providing students and alumni with an ever-expanding gallery of business insights from the school's faculty and high-level business executives. (02/14/2011)

Top Haas Thinkers Head to Big Apple, March 5 Some of the Haas School's top thought leaders will share their insights and knowledge with East Coast alumni at the first-ever New York City alumni colloquium on Saturday, March 5. (01/31/2011)

Future MBA Alumni to Receive Free Exec Ed Course Berkeley MBA graduates, starting with the class of 2011, can continue to hone their business skills through free training offered by the school’s Center for Executive Education, Dean Rich Lyons announced this month. (01/17/2011)

Haas Supporter Arno Rayner, MBA 54, BS 49, Passes Away Arno Rayner, MBA 54, BS 49 (Econ.), an avid supporter of the Haas School who built his career in investment management, passed away in his Tiburon home on Dec. 3 from complications from pneumonia following a series of strokes. He was 82. (01/16/2011)

Haas Takes Leading Role in Diversity A working group of nearly 40 Haas staff and faculty members kicked off an effort this fall to weave equity, inclusion, and diversity into the fabric of the business school's programs. (12/06/2010)

UC Berkeley Friend Richard N. Goldman Passes Away UC Berkeley alumnus Richard N. Goldman, a visionary philanthropist and dedicated supporter of the Haas School and university, passed away in San Francisco on Nov. 28. at the age of 90. (12/03/2010)

Williams-Sonoma Chairman Emeritus and Haas Benefactor Howard Lester Passes Away Williams-Sonoma Chairman Emeritus Howard Lester, a longtime friend of the Haas School, passed away Monday, Nov. 16, at his home in Indian Wells, Calif., after a long battle with cancer. (11/26/2010)

Haas Alumni Takes Second in Intel+UC Berkeley Competition Magoosh, an online test preparation company started by two Berkeley MBA graduates, came in second place Thursday in the 6th Annual Intel+UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge. (11/19/2010)