September 30, 2014

News Category: Events

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)

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)