October 20, 2014

News Category: Faculty News

Recovery or Bubble? Fisher Center to Examine State of Real Estate, April 22 “Real Estate Markets: Cautious Optimism or Another Bubble?” will be the complex question posed at the 18th annual Fisher Center Real Estate Conference on April 22 in San Francisco. (03/17/2013)

Haas Leads $3.75 Million Innovation Program with National Science Foundation Berkeley-Haas is spearheading an educational program funded by a $3.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that aims to commercialize university research and foster innovation. (03/01/2013)

Center for Responsible Business Becomes Secretariat for the U.S. Network of U.N. Global Compact The Haas School's Center for Responsible Business (CRB) has been named the new secretariat for the United States Network of the United Nations Global Compact. As secretariat, the center will play a major role in helping the nearly 500-organization U.S. Network support the U.N. Global Compact's goals in such areas as human rights, labor conditions, environment, and anti-corruption. (03/01/2013)

Haas Faculty Launch Crowdfunding Campaign for Solar Light Research in Uganda Three Haas professors are bypassing traditional grants and going straight to crowdfunding to raise money for a study on how to get people in rural Uganda to replace dangerous kerosene lanterns with life-changing solar lamps. (03/01/2013)

Study Finds Successful Entrepreneurs Share a Common History of Getting in Trouble as Teenagers Independence. Creativity. Money. Those are the benefits associated with successful entrepreneurs such as Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. But is being an entrepreneur really more lucrative than working for a salary? And who is best cut out to succeed? A new study by Professor Ross Levine of the Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group answers both of these questions. (02/19/2013)

Morgan Stanley Exec Named Senior Associate Director of Financial Engineering Program Stefanie Montevirgen will join the Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) Program March 4 as senior associate director, bringing deep recruiting experience from Morgan Stanley to the post. (02/14/2013)

69 Faculty Members Make "Club Six" for Fall Teaching Students gave 69 faculty members, or 46 percent of instructors, a mean teaching score of at least six on a seven-point scale during the fall 2012 semester. (02/14/2013)

Peterson Series to Explore Evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility The latest installment of the Peterson Series on March 5 will feature a conversation with Jeff Klein, a founding director of the nonprofit Conscious Capitalism Inc., on the evolution of corporate social responsibility. (02/14/2013)

Energy Institute to hold 18th Annual Power Conference, March 22 The 18th annual Power Conference on Energy Research and Policy, sponsored by the Energy Institute at Haas on March 22, will focus on energy efficiency and emissions trading in California and around the world. (02/14/2013)

Center for Responsible Business to Celebrate 10 Years with Reception, Sustainability Workshop The Center for Responsible Business will celebrate its 10th anniversary March 20 with an evening reception for the entire Haas community and a daylong workshop on sustainability for business school alumni. (02/14/2013)

Skydeck Wins Catalyst Award Skydeck, the UC Berkeley startup accelerator, won the Catalyst Award at the first-ever East Bay Innovation Awards celebration. (02/06/2013)

Responsible Business Think Tank Names Prof. David Vogel a Top Thought Leader Trust Across America, an organization dedicated to improving and supporting responsible business practices by U.S. companies, has named Professor David Vogel one of 2013’s Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior. (02/04/2013)

MBA Students Take Deep Dive into Teamwork Anyone who has worked on a group project at school or work knows the common frustrations: One person isn't pulling his weight; another is too bossy; yet another can't meet because of other commitments. But working in groups doesn't have to be this way, as MBA students are learning this year in a new program called Teams@Haas. (02/04/2013)

Haas Sends Off Last Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Class With an inspiring commencement speech from alumna and vintner Kathryn Hall, BCEMBA 08, former ambassador to Austria, 66 students in the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program marked the end of their 19-month program Saturday at Wheeler Auditorium. (02/04/2013)

Students, Staff, Faculty Extend Big Thanks to Donors Hundreds of Haas students, staff, and faculty wrote thank-you cards to donors last week to acknowledge that without their generosity, the school would not have enough funding to operate after the beginning of December. (02/04/2013)

Haas Professors Teece, Gârleanu, Morse Honored for Excellence in Research and Scholarly Service Prof. David Teece is the recipient of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Associate Prof. Nicolae Gârleanu is the winner of the Smith Breeden Prize from the Journal of Finance. Visiting Assistant Prof. Adair Morse has received the Journal of Finance’s Brattle Prize. (01/22/2013)

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)