October 28, 2016

News Category: Faculty News

Robert Strand named Executive Director of Center for Responsible Business Robert Strand, an international expert in sustainability and corporate social responsibility, has been appointed new executive director of the Center for Responsible Business at Haas. (08/21/2014)

Business education and university leader Earl F. Cheit dies at age 87 Earl F. Cheit, dean and professor emeritus at the Haas School and former executive vice chancellor of UC Berkeley, died of cancer at his home in Kensington, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 2. He was 87. (08/07/2014)

Prof. David Levine Wins Research Competition Economist Levine and his research team won a competition sponsored by the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy and will receive a $96K grant to study federal OSHA effectiveness. (07/22/2014)

New California Management Review Features Prof. Katona's Case on Social Media Even traditional industries and sectors can build on the authenticity and spontaneity of social media to boost their marketing efforts, reveals a case study by Associate Professor Zsolt Katona. (07/20/2014)

Jeff Rosenthal Named CEO for Executive Education Jeff Rosenthal has been named CEO of the UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education starting Aug. 4. He has served as senior partner for Korn Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting and is a former Haas lecturer. (07/20/2014)

Beckman and Rochlin Named UC Berkeley Teaching Fellows Haas faculty members Sara Beckman and Dave Rochlin have been selected as UC Berkeley Lecturer Teaching Fellows for the 2014–2015 academic year. (07/14/2014)

Financial Engineering Students Launch Options App Students in the Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program have a new mobile tool to help them better understand options pricing, thanks to predecessors in the class of 2014. (06/30/2014)

Haas’ Achievements in Responsible Management Education and Research Outlined in UN Report Demonstrating its commitment to its mission of developing leaders who redefine how we do business, the Haas School has released its first progress report on the United Nations Principles on Responsible Management Education. (06/30/2014)

81 Faculty Members Make Elite “Club Six” for Spring Teaching Students gave 81 faculty members, or approximately 50 percent of the spring’s 161 instructors, a mean teaching score of at least six on a seven-point scale. (06/18/2014)

Financial Engineering Program Hosts Bitcoin Roundtable The future of crypto-currency and Bitcoin, the controversial online virtual currency, will be the topic of debate June 18 at a roundtable discussion at Haas featuring several industry leaders. (06/16/2014)

Energy Institute to Honor Borenstein with Seminars Haas alumni and energy professionals are invited to a day of seminars June 26 on everything energy—from electricity metering to the local effects of fracking—in honor of Prof. Severin Borenstein. (06/16/2014)

In Memoriam: Pat Murphy, Longtime Staff Member at Institute for Business Innovation Pat Murphy, a longtime Berkeley staff member who was instrumental in the development of several centers on campus, passed away May 21 after a private battle with cancer. (06/06/2014)

Leadership Changes at the Energy Institute at Haas After 20 years of leadership at the Energy Institute, Haas Professor Severin Borenstein is stepping down as faculty director. The role will be shared by professors Lucas Davis and Catherine Wolfram. (06/03/2014)

Senior Gift Campaign Attracts Record Participation The annual Senior Gift Campaign set new records this year in overall participation, helping to raise a total of $44,123.01 for Berkeley-Haas. (05/12/2014)

Haas Lecturer, Lean LaunchPad Creator Steve Blank Recognized in Washington, Spain Lecturer Steve Blank has helped change how the U.S. government commercializes science, and was recognized for his efforts earlier this month with a coveted national leadership award. (05/12/2014)

Haas Raises $250,000 for Socially Responsible Investment Fund Tapping into a new Berkeley crowdfunding platform, the Haas School's Center for Responsible Business successfully raised more than $250,000 to scale up its Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Fund this semester. (05/12/2014)

From Mindful Leadership to Coding, Students Build Career Skills in Applied Innovation Workshops Meeting rage is a silent epidemic, lecturer Lisa Solomon tells a class of about 30 full-time Berkeley MBA students at a recent workshop. After all, everyone has probably attended a meeting that felt like a waste of time. So how do you design a conversation that sparks creativity and innovation? (05/12/2014)

Laura Tyson to Interview former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, May 29 The Haas community is invited to an event featuring former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner reflecting on the financial crises in a conversation with Professor Laura Tyson May 29 in San Francisco. (05/12/2014)

Haas Names New Schwabacher Fellows Associate Professor Nicolae Gârleanu and Assistant Professor Yaniv Konchitchki have been awarded Schwabacher Fellowships by the Haas Executive Committee, a panel that includes the dean and senior faculty. (05/12/2014)

Students Honor Faculty, Student Instructors with Cheit Teaching Awards Six professors and two graduate student instructors (GSIs) will be honored at commencements this month for their excellence in teaching. (05/12/2014)

MBA for Executives Class of 2015 Begins Studies The incoming class includes four pilots, two doctors, and leaders from such companies as Hewlett-Packard, Apple, and Cisco. (05/12/2014)

PhD Students Celebrate Major Milestone Seven PhD students were the first Haas graduates to toss their caps into the air this spring at their program commencement on Saturday, May 10, in the Wells Fargo Room. (05/12/2014)

Haas to Provide Executive Program in Shanghai Haas is providing an executive-level program that presents a Silicon Valley perspective on business, innovation, and leadership topics to top Chinese leaders. (05/06/2014)

Haas Honors Faculty with Bakar Fellowships The Haas School has recognized five faculty members as Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellows. (04/21/2014)

Dean Rich Lyons Participates in White House Working Families Summit Dean Rich Lyons was among 14 top b-school leaders who shared insights on how business education can help improve conditions for women and families in the workplace. (04/21/2014)

Alumnae Share Career Lessons on Women Empowerment Day Nine alumnae returned to Haas to inspire and prepare nearly 60 young undergraduate women for success at the second annual Women Empowerment Day April 4. (04/21/2014)

Haas Helps Prof. Alan Cerf Celebrate 90th Birthday Even today living to be 90 years old is still a major milestone. Add teaching a Taxation class to 60 undergraduates each semester to that milestone and you have a rare and impressive accomplishment recently achieved by Haas Professor and alumnus Alan Cerf, who was celebrated at a surprise birthday party earlier this month in the Wells Fargo Room. (04/21/2014)

Student Startup Roundup: Brandizi, Teaman, and Volunteer Forever This is part of an occasional series of articles spotlighting students who are juggling their studies with starting a new business or social enterprise. (04/21/2014)

In Memoriam: Accounting Professor Emeritus George J. Staubus, Known for the “Decision-Usefulness Theory of Accounting” (04/10/2014)

Exec Ed Strategy Course to Include Insights from Most Inventive Companies (04/04/2014)