November 24, 2014

News Category: Events

From Chocolatier to Biotech Pioneer, Business Luminaries Visit Haas This Fall Co-founders from Chiron and Scharffen Berger Chocolate, a Goldman Sachs managing director, and the chief strategy officer of Pandora are among the business leaders sharing their experiences with students this fall in the classroom and at club gatherings. (09/26/2011)

MBA Students Cast Eye on the Cloud for New Tech Challenge Competitors from eight top business schools will put their heads in the clouds for the first annual Haas Tech Challenge at the Haas School Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. (09/26/2011)

Top Energy Thinkers to Examine Challenges at Symposium, Oct 20-21 UC Berkeley's status as a hotbed for some of the world's most exciting new energy research and innovation will be on display as up to 800 scientists, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and students convene for the 2011 BERC Energy Symposium Oct. 20-21. (09/26/2011)

Power to the People: >play Conference Focuses on User Revolution The growing power of digital media users—who this year downloaded their 10 billionth app, ignited the Arab Spring, and snapped up millions of Groupons for everything from teeth whitening to donuts—will be the focus of >play 2011: The User Revolution on Oct. 29. (09/26/2011)

Global Business Pioneer Carl Hahn, former Volkswagen Chairman, to Speak Oct. 11 Carl "Mr. Volkswagen" Hahn, who built the people's car company into an international powerhouse as chairman from 1982 to 1993, will speak to the Haas community at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Wells Fargo Room. (09/12/2011)

Novartis Leader to Talk on Tackling Social Issues Haas students will hear how global organizations can solve social issues in a talk Oct. 4 by Klaus M. Leisinger, president of the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development, a Swiss nonprofit focusing on international health cooperation and corporate responsibility. (09/12/2011)

New Program to Hone Entrepreneurship Skills of Post-docs, Grad Students A new program designed to help Berkeley post-docs and graduate students turn an idea into a real business will launch Sept. 22 with a workshop titled "Creativity, Innovation, and Opportunity Recognition." (09/12/2011)

Human Rights Watch Leader to Speak Sept. 12 Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth, who leads one of the world’s foremost human rights organizations with 280 staff members monitoring conditions in nearly 90 nations, will speak in the Wells Fargo Room from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12. (09/06/2011)

From Auto Execs to Apple Evangelist, Lively Cast to Star in Fall Dean's Speaker Series A former Polish prime minister, two former automobile executives, one of Apple's best-known evangelists, and the industrial designer who put the bunny ears on the XO One Laptop Per Child computers will headline the Dean's Speaker Series this fall. (08/25/2011)

Haas Culture Takes Center Stage at Orientation From gleaning life lessons from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone to learning about the school's defining principles from retired Playtex Products CEO Michael Gallagher, new undergrad, MBA, and PhD students were introduced to the Berkeley-Haas culture as they kicked off their business studies this month. (08/25/2011)

Polish National Bank President to Speak Aug. 30 Marek Belka, president of the National Bank of Poland and the nation’s former prime minister, will speak on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 12:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series. (07/18/2011)

New-Student Welcome Parties Circle the Globe From Boston to Beijing, Laguna Beach to London, and many places in between, alumni groups around the world are hosting parties to welcome new admits to the Haas School. (07/17/2011)

Haas Students Saddle Up for AIDS Ride Three Haas students pedaled with thousands of other cyclists last week and one alumnus volunteered in the 2011 AIDS/LifeCycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. (06/13/2011)

Golfers Swing in Nearly $85,000 for Haas Teeing off at the 9th annual Haaski Golf Open and Auctions paid off. And not just in golf skills and networking opportunities. (06/13/2011)

Hundreds to Graduate in Undergrad, MBA, PhD Ceremonies More than 900 Haas School students will throw their mortarboards into the air this month as they celebrate graduation and the beginning of the next stage of their lives in three separate ceremonies. (05/09/2011)

Donate Suits, Biz Casual Attire to Clothing Drive Wondering what to do with a suit you'll never wear again? MBAA and the Women in Leadership Club are hosting a clothing drive until May 11 to provide professional wardrobes to men and women entering the workforce. (05/09/2011)

Tee Off, Network at Haaski Open Leverage one of the most powerful networking techniques at the upcoming Haaski Open: Golfing. Join Haas alumni, faculty, students, and Cal VIPs at the ninth annual Haaski Golf Open and Auctions on May 23 at the Claremont Country Club in Oakland. (04/18/2011)

State Controller to Speak at Real Estate Conference, May 24 California Controller John Chiang will join Berkeley-Haas real estate economist Kenneth Rosen in giving timely, information-packed keynote speeches at the 16th annual Fisher Center Real Estate Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 24 in San Francisco. (04/18/2011)

Cleantech to Market Students to Show Off Projects A battery to help integrate renewable energy on the electric grid. A lower-cost means of capturing carbon from coal. A way to generate hydrogen from untreated surface waters. These are among the projects that students in the Cleantech to Market (C2M) class will showcase at the second annual C2M Presentations and Reception from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 6 at Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the north side of campus. (04/18/2011)

Celebrate Teaching, Student Fundraising at End-of-Year Party, May 6 Haas faculty, staff, and students are invited to take a break from their busy schedules to socialize and celebrate at the dean's annual End-of-the-Year Party at 12:30 p.m. May 6 in the Bank of America Forum and courtyard. (04/18/2011)

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)

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