August 22, 2014

News Category: Faculty News

New Semester Brings More Experiential Learning, Design Thinking Courses to Students MBA students will have new ways to fulfill their experiential learning requirement this spring semester and new topics—including failure—to explore, while Haas undergrads will have new opportunities to learn about everything from design thinking to motivating people. (01/20/2013)

Internationally Recognized Consultant Ron Ashkenas Named Haas Executive-in-Residence Ron Ashkenas, a senior partner of Schaffer Consulting who specializes in "injecting simplicity into a complex world," has been appointed a Haas School executive-in-residence. In his role, Ashkenas will focus his attention on the school's online learning initiatives and Haas@Work course. (01/20/2013)

Finance Professor Ulrike Malmendier Receives 2013 Fischer Black Prize Berkeley-Haas Finance Professor Ulrike Malmendier has been awarded the 2013 Fischer Black Prize from the American Finance Association, which honors the top finance scholar under the age of 40 years old. The prize was announced Jan. 7, 2013. (01/07/2013)

Professor Emeritus Michael Conant Passes Away Professor Emeritus Michael Conant, a Haas faculty member for more than three decades whose research spanned the fields of law and economics, passed away at his Kensington home Dec. 7. He was 88 years old. (12/13/2012)

Gift-giving Ideas and Discounts from Alumni-founded Companies Looking for gift ideas this holiday season? Haas alumni entrepreneurs are generously offering exclusive discounts to the Berkeley-Haas community. (12/10/2012)

Prof. Emeritus Karlene Roberts to Advise U.S. Marine Board Beginning in 2013, Haas Professor Emeritus Karlene Roberts will serve a three-year appointment as an advisory member to the United States Marine Board. Roberts’ role will be to examine issues related to maritime transportation–ports, channels, inland water, sea ways–and the environment. She will also help the Marine Board identify research needs. (12/10/2012)

Alumnus David Eckles Gives $1 Million to Expand Haas Programs for Under-Resourced Youth Haas alumnus and longtime Berkeley booster David Eckles, MBA 73, has given $1 million to the Haas School to expand its successful mentoring program for under-resourced youth through several new initiatives to be coordinated by the Undergraduate Program. (12/10/2012)

Giants President Talks World-Series Baseball in Undergrad Media Consulting Course Competition for the San Francisco Giants isn’t another baseball team but the multitude of entertainment options in San Francisco, Giants President Larry Baer, BA 80, told Haas undergraduate students during a guest lecture Nov. 8, just more than a week after the team won the World Series. (11/21/2012)

Prof. Nancy Wallace Appointed to U.S. Treasury Advisory Committee Haas Professor Nancy Wallace has been selected to serve on a new advisory committee charged with advising the U.S. Department of Treasury on improving the quality of financial data and improving analysis of risks to the financial system. (11/21/2012)

Center for Executive Education to be Restructured as Separate Nonprofit Unit The UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education (CEE), a self-supporting unit based at the Haas School, will become a separate, nonprofit organization to become more flexible, permitting its programs to grow faster and meet the school’s financial goals. (11/21/2012)

Berkeley-Haas Executive Education Teaches and Inspires Poland’s Top Innovators Did you know that a Polish lieutenant developed the Mark I landmine detector during World War II? Or that Polish scientists created the world’s third blue semiconductor laser in 2001? Poland may not instantly come to mind as one of the world’s centers of modern innovation, but, in fact, Polish innovators have been busy for decades. (11/21/2012)

Bid Farewell to Haas Courtyard with Chalk Art, Dec. 10 Did you meet your sweetheart in the Haas courtyard? Hatch a great idea there for a new business? Solve a vexing research problem? Lure classmates into your favorite club? Or dance under the stars at consumption functions? Come share your memories and bid farewell to our Haas courtyard as we know it on December 10 at 4 p.m. (11/21/2012)

Team from India Wins Intel Award at Haas; Alumna's Team Takes Best-of-Category Prize Greenway Grameen Infra, a team of student entrepreneurs from India, won the eighth annual Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley Thursday night. Nanoly Bioscience, a team that includes alumna Nanxi Liu, BS 12, took home a $15,000 best-of-category prize. (11/09/2012)

Lecturer Mike Rielly Appointed to Part-time MBA Programs Student Experience Position Lecturer Mike Rielly, a 25-year sports marketing industry veteran, has accepted a position at Haas as the director of student experience for part-time and executive MBA programs. (11/05/2012)

Berkeley Board Fellows Launches Largest Cohort A record 92 Berkeley graduate students will serve on nonprofit boards of directors this spring as part of the Berkeley Board Fellows Program operated by the Haas School's Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership. (11/05/2012)

Students Chill in Cheit With New A/C Just in time for another heat wave, the Haas School has completed its air conditioning project in Cheit Hall. (11/05/2012)

Cars, Weapons, Power, or Factories: New Haas Case Focuses on a Cleantech Startup’s Big Choice A new Berkeley-Haas case study delves into the decision-making process of a clean energy startup as it makes a “life-or-death” decision: which market to enter first. (11/05/2012)

Executives Converge on Campus to Talk Open Innovation More than 50 top executives from 30 companies that have experimented with opening their doors to innovation gathered on campus to discuss their experiences at the Berkeley Innovation Forum from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25. (11/05/2012)

Haas Tech Challenge Takes on Big Data Students from seven top MBA programs advised General Electric how to best tap big data analytics in the second annual Haas Technology Challenge Case Competition from Nov. 1 to Nov. 3 at the Haas School. (11/05/2012)

Haas Faculty Named Top B-School Profs Haas faculty were recently profiled as the world's top business professors by several media outlets. (11/05/2012)

Center for Executive Education to Become Nonprofit The UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education (CEE), based at the Haas School, is seeking UC Regents approval to restructure as a nonprofit organization in order to become more flexible, grow faster, and meet financial goals. (11/05/2012)

Real Estate Symposium to Delve Into Post-Election Markets, Nov. 19 More than 300 real estate industry, legal, and government leaders will gather at the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics 35th annual symposium Nov. 19 to discuss how markets might look after the November election. (10/22/2012)

Courtyard Renovation to Begin in December After Finals The renovation of the Haas courtyard is slated to begin Saturday, Dec. 15, although some preliminary preparation work, including installing fences, may begin slightly earlier as finals are wrapping up. (10/22/2012)

Haas Students, Cal Campus Gear Up for Election Day Will President Barack Obama win a second term or will Mitt Romney take the presidency? Will Democrats take back the House or Republicans seize the Senate? Will California voters support Governor Brown's tax increase? As pundits sound off on these burning questions, Haas students can take advantage of several opportunities between now and Nov. 6 to learn about the elections from UC Berkeley experts or join classmates in supporting candidates and propositions. (10/22/2012)

Study Linking Market Performance to Social Responsibility Wins Moskowitz Prize Three academics who linked positive market performance to corporate social responsibility activities at major publicly traded U.S. companies were presented with the 2012 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing on Oct. 2. (10/08/2012)

Ashesi University Founder Patrick Awuah, MBA 99, to Receive Leading Through Innovation Award, to Speak at Haas The Haas School will present its 2012 Leading Through Innovation Award to Patrick Awuah, MBA 99, founder of Ashesi University in Ghana, at its annual gala on Friday, Nov. 9. (10/08/2012)

Fisher Center Co-Hosts Forum on Energy Efficiency Financing The Haas School's Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics co-hosted a forum Friday in San Francisco focused on securing capital to fund a transformation in energy efficiency in commercial and multifamily residential buildings throughout California and beyond. (10/08/2012)

Berkeley and Stanford Team Up on PhD Big Data Seminar The explosion of big data, combined with the unprecedented research opportunities and technical and statistical challenges it creates, is the subject of a new cross-disciplinary PhD seminar that alternates between the Berkeley and Stanford campuses on Monday afternoons. (10/08/2012)

Fed Vice Chair and Haas Prof. Janet Yellen to be Honored at Gala, to Speak at Haas Federal Reserve Bank Vice Chair and Haas Professor Emeritus Janet Yellen will be honored as the 2012 Business Leader of the Year at the annual Haas Gala on Friday, Nov. 9, in San Francisco. (10/08/2012)

New MBA for Executives Program Receives UC Berkeley Approval The UC Berkeley Graduate Council formally approved the Haas School's new Berkeley MBA for Executives graduate degree earlier this month. (09/24/2012)