April 24, 2014

News Category: Events

Haas to Co-Sponsor Hispanic MBA Conference The University of California MBA Programs, including Berkeley-Haas, will be the lead academic sponsors of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) 22nd annual Conference and Career Expo from Oct. 13 to 15 in Anaheim, Calif. (04/18/2011)

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)

Federal Chief Innovation Officer and Alumna to Address Social Venture Competition, April 8 Maura O’Neill, chief innovation officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and a 2004 graduate of the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program, will give the keynote address at the Global Social Venture Competition awards dinner on April 8 at the International House in Berkeley. (04/04/2011)

Making Flying Fun: Virgin America CEO David Cush to Speak May 5 Virgin America CEO David Cush, who has piloted the cutting-edge airline on a rapid ascent, will speak at Haas on Thursday, May 5, at 12:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room. (04/04/2011)

Dozens of Entrepreneurs to Compete in UC BPlan Competition, April 26 and 28 Thirty-seven teams from UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco will compete for thousands of dollars in prizes at the 13th annual UC Berkeley Business Plan (BPlan) Competition on April 26 and April 28 at the Haas School. (04/04/2011)

Students to Take the Stage in Talent Show, May 5 Forget PowerPoint presentations and team projects. Berkeley MBA students will sing opera, shake their booties to Bollywood beats, and perform in a violin quartet. Not to mention whipping out an electric guitar and pounding the drums to play some good old-fashioned rock 'n roll–all for the Haas Talent Show from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 5 at the International House. (04/04/2011)

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)

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)

Haas to Host Global Social Venture Competition, Conference, April 7-9 Berkeley-Haas will host three days of social entrepreneurship activity April 7 to 9, starting with the Global Social Venture Competition finals and closing with a conference called Ideas to Impact. (03/14/2011)

Pandora Founder to Headline Alumni Conference, April 30 Pandora founder Tim Westergren knows the difficulty of transforming creative vision into a viable business. Pandora, the web-based music-recommendation engine that he developed, may have changed the face of Internet radio, but not without overcoming countless obstacles. This experience will inform Westergren’s opening keynote address at the Haas School’s 2011 alumni conference on Saturday, April 30. (03/14/2011)

Pixar President and Co-Founder Ed Catmull to Speak April 21 Pixar Animation Studios President and Co-founder Ed Catmull, whose technical innovations made monster fur look real and whose management skills built a culture that has kept the digital animation blockbusters coming, will speak at Haas on April 21. (03/14/2011)

Public Leadership Dinner to Shine Spotlight on Climate Change How industry, government, and nonprofit leaders can tackle climate change will be the focus of the 13th annual Public Leadership Dinner hosted by the Haas School's Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership on April 14. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. at the International House in Berkeley. (03/14/2011)

Goldman Sachs Executive to Send Off MFE Grads; New Begins March 28 Margaret Holen, a partner at Goldman Sachs since 2004, will give the commencement address for the 67 students graduating from the Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) Program on March 18. (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)

Master of Financial Engineering Program to Celebrate 10 Years The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program will celebrate its ten-year anniversary March 18 with the graduation of its tenth class of students. (02/28/2011)

New York Times Asst. Editor Gerarld Marzorati and Food Writer Michael Pollan to Speak on New Media Gerald Marzorati, assistant managing editor for new products and strategies at The New York Times, will speak on plans to monetize the newspaper's new media platforms on Tuesday, March 1, at UC Berkeley. (02/28/2011)

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)

Healthcare Conference Examines Innovation in Today's Environment, March 12 While most industries embrace innovation, it can lead to an increase in the cost of health care, according to a co-chair of this year’s Business of Healthcare Conference, happening at the Haas School on Saturday, March 12. (02/14/2011)

Power Conference to Plug into Leading Energy Research, March 17 Energy experts will tackle some of today's leading policy and business questions on topics such as cap and trade and renewable energy at the 16th Annual POWER Conference on Energy Research and Policy on March 17 at UC Berkeley's Clark Kerr Campus. (02/14/2011)

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)

European Club to Launch Bosch Competition UC Berkeley students are being invited to help European appliance maker Bosch find applications for its cutting-edge innovations in the first-ever Robotics Business Model Competition organized by the European Business Club at Haas. (02/14/2011)

Haas to Host Economist’s Second Innovation Conference, March 23-24 The Haas School will host the second annual Ideas Economy: Innovation conference on March 23 and March 24, focused on entrepreneurship in a disruptive world. The event is organized by The Economist magazine and sponsored by the Haas School’s Center for Executive Education. (01/31/2011)

Education Case Competition Focuses on LA but Goes International The fifth annual Haas Education Leadership Case Competition on Feb. 18 and Feb. 19 in the Wells Fargo Room will focus on the Los Angeles Unified School District and include a team from the UK. (01/31/2011)

Conference to Shine Spotlight on Latin America, Feb. 25 With a focus on innovation, the second annual Latin America and Hispanic Business Association Conference, starting at noon on Feb. 25 in the Wells Fargo Room, will feature an impressive lineup of business leaders. (01/31/2011)

Women in Leadership Conference to Focus on Setting One's Own Path, March 5 The annual Women in Leadership Conference on March 5 at Haas will focus on “Redefining Leadership—Making it Your Own” and feature keynote speakers from the biotech, wine, and cosmetics industries. (01/31/2011)

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)

GE Chief Learning Officer to Speak in Dean’s Speaker Series, Feb. 23 Susan Peters, chief learning officer at General Electric, will speak at Haas as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series on Feb. 23 at 12:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room. (01/18/2011)

Marketing Expert David Aaker to Talk on Making Competitors Irrelevant, Feb. 16 Marketing guru and Haas Professor Emeritus David Aaker will talk about his new book, Brand Relevance, at his annual lecture at Berkeley-Haas on Feb. 16 at 12:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room. (01/17/2011)

Best Buy Asia President to Speak on Chinese Market and Sustainable Growth, Feb. 2 Kal Patel, president of Best Buy Asia, will speak about sustainable growth in the Chinese market on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room. (01/17/2011)