November 30, 2015

News Category: Faculty News

Classified: Holly Schroth Teaches Students About Behind-the-Scenes Negotiations Alienation or camaraderie. Betrayal or consensus. These were just some of different feelings students experienced last week—depending on their teams—-during a multi-person, multi-issue exercise in Senior Lecturer Holly Schroth’s Negotiations class. (10/27/2013)

Berkeley-Haas Celebrates Nomination of Business Professor Janet Yellen to Head Federal Reserve Colleagues and friends at UC Berkeley are celebrating Haas School of Business Professor Janet Yellen’s nomination by President Barack Obama to become the first woman to head the nation’s Federal Reserve Board of Governors. (10/14/2013)

Miner Safety Team Wins 2013 Intel Global Challenge A Chilean team that designed wearable sensors to collect and transmit industrial workers’ biomedical data won the grand prize at the ninth annual Intel Global Challenge on Oct. 9. (10/14/2013)

Student Startup Roundup In this installment of an occasional series on student entrepreneurs, Hucklebury makes dress shirts in the U.S.A., The Hamper sells t-shirts for nonprofits, and Kizoom develops software that helps children “know and grow their brains.” (10/14/2013)

New Institute for Business and Social Impact to Launch with Distinguished Alumni Panel The Haas School will launch a new Institute for Business and Social Impact Wednesday, Nov. 6, with a panel discussion among five alumni leaders who have built outstanding careers with significant social impact. (10/13/2013)

Classified: Learning about Interpersonal Style in Cameron Anderson's Power and Politics Class Imagine you and three colleagues have to choose the next CFO of your company—and each likes a different candidate. How does the group reach an agreement on the best person for the job? (10/13/2013)

Study of Clean Energy Startup Wins Berkeley-Haas Case Series Best Case Award A study of a clean energy startup making a “life-or-death” decision about which market to enter first has won the inaugural Berkeley-Haas Case Series Best Case Award. (09/30/2013)

Why can't I buy that with my phone? Haas Mobile Money Conference to Explore the Answers, Oct. 11 Although smart phones are becoming ubiquitous, these devices still lose out to the lowly wallet when it comes to making retail transactions. Why that's the case will be examined Oct. 11 at the Mobile Money Conference, co-hosted by the Haas School's Institute for Business Innovation. (09/29/2013)

Entrepreneurs from Overseas Head to Haas to Compete, Learn More than 40 teams from around the world will gather in October for the Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, a joint effort of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Intel, as the center continues to grow its global footprint training innovative, high-impact entrepreneurs. (09/29/2013)

Fall Courses Highlight Real-World Experiences Investing $100,000 to improve education in the developing world; working with a venture-backed startup to solve key business challenges; learning the techniques corporate “intrapreneurs” employ to introduce new sustainable product lines. These interactive projects are among the many ways new courses at Haas will engage, challenge, and inform students this fall. (09/29/2013)

Classified: The International Business Development Course Welcome to the annual conference for the International Business Development course for full-time and evening-and-weekend MBA students. The conference starts with a poster session, when students report on consulting engagements begun last spring and capped off with two to three weeks in country with clients. (09/29/2013)

Haas Professors Organize First Fraud Conference Held by B-School, Oct. 24-25 Malfeasance of all kinds will be the subject of the Haas School's 2013 Fraud and Misconduct Conference, the first event of its type ever organized by a business school, from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25 at the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in Berkeley. The event was the brainchild of Prof. Jo-Ellen Pozner. (09/29/2013)

Janet Yellen Fact Sheet (09/24/2013)

Haas, UC Berkeley Leaders Celebrate New Hub of Activity Haas and UC Berkeley leaders celebrated the first major step toward creating a new hub of activity on the eastern edge of campus at the newly renovated Memorial Stadium. (09/20/2013)

Haas Online Learning Opportunities Evolve, Expand Lessons gleaned from last year’s pilots will inform the evolution and expansion of Berkeley-Haas online learning offerings this year, with both retooled and new courses joining the lineup. (09/16/2013)

Master of Financial Engineering Program Opens Big Data Lab Recognizing the growing importance of Big Data, the Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) Program has opened new lab space that will support MFE, MBA, and other Berkeley graduate students in strengthening data science skills. (09/16/2013)

Classified: UGBA 155 Leadership It's 1 o'clock in UGBA 155, Lecturer Daniel Mulhern's Leadership course, and Mulhern and two of his students are standing at the front of the tiered classroom. Simply...standing. (09/16/2013)

Sustainability, HP Leader Becomes Haas Executive-in-Residence Barbara Waugh, a longtime Hewlett-Packard executive who co-created the tech giant's sustainability program, has been appointed a Haas School executive-in-residence. (09/16/2013)

David Vogel receives second book award for The Politics of Precaution The journal Governance has awarded Professor David Vogel the 2013 Charles H. Levine Memorial Book Prize for his book The Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States (Princeton University Press, 2012). (09/16/2013)

Truth or Consequences? The Negative Effects of Concealing Who You Really Are on the Job Most people know that hiding something from others can cause internal angst, but new research suggests the consequences go far beyond emotional strife: Having to conceal information about oneself (e.g., sexual orientation) during an interaction disrupts one’s intellectual acuity, physical strength, and interpersonal grace—skills and abilities that are critical to workplace success. (09/16/2013)

From GE to GM, Top Business Leaders to Share Insights at Haas This Fall Top executives from a diverse group of organizations that includes Banana Republic, General Electric, General Motors, and The Nature Conservancy will visit the Haas campus this semester to share their knowledge with students. (09/16/2013)

Design Thinking Pioneer Sara Beckman to Expand Role on Campus Sara Beckman, a pioneer in design and innovation thinking, is expanding her role on campus as the new Chief Learning Officer of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at the College of Engineering. (09/13/2013)

New Competition to Test Students' Trading Skills Teams of graduate students will test their ability to maximize profits while keeping their cool in the first-ever Berkeley-Haas Trading Competition Sept. 12. (08/30/2013)

New Professors Arrive from Around the Globe Seven scholars are joining the Haas faculty this fall semester, bringing experience from around the world and expertise in the fields of economic analysis and policy, marketing, real estate, and finance. (08/27/2013)

Inaugural Berkeley MBA for Executives Class to Dive into Silicon Valley Ecosystem Entrepreneurship Professor Toby Stuart will lead a Silicon Valley Immersion Week this fall for the Haas School's new Berkeley MBA for Executives Program, including entrepreneurship coursework, several company site visits, talks by C-level executives, and a panel with seasoned venture capitalists. (08/27/2013)

Henry Chesbrough Receives Honorary Degree from Belgian University Adjunct Professor Henry Chesbrough, faculty director of the Haas School's Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, has received an honorary doctorate from Hasselt University in Belgium, which recognized him as the "godfather of open innovation." (08/27/2013)

Special Issue of California Management Review Explores Intellectual Property Two top thinkers in the fields of innovation and intellectual property from the Haas School have contributed articles to a new special issue of California Management Review (CMR), the school’s peer-reviewed business journal. (08/27/2013)

Haas to Bring Together Top CIOs for Seminar, Annual Award, Sept. 20 Chief information officers from such companies as Chevron and Raytheon will attend a ceremony to award the second annual Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership on Sept. 20 at the Claremont Resort. The event will follow a half-day seminar for CIOs at Haas featuring executives from Gap Inc., Chevron, and Novartis. (08/27/2013)

Haas Helps Turn Scientists into Entrepreneurs Dozens of scientists and engineers from around the country converged in Berkeley this summer to refine their startups in a new entrepreneurship program funded by the National Science Foundation. (08/27/2013)

Innovation Lab Provides New Space for Collaborative Learning While the Cal football team practices on the field outside, MBA students are hard at work in a new Innovation Lab inside Memorial Stadium, building towers out of dried spaghetti as part of their own lesson on teamwork. (08/27/2013)