December 17, 2014

News Category: Faculty News

Picturing Haas Culture The walls have come to life at Haas with new posters that reflect our Defining Principles and showcase just a few of our many talented faculty, students, alumni, and staff. (04/15/2013)

Young Entrepreneurs at Haas Opens Summer Academy to Students in Asia, Preps to Pick Volt Raffle Winner The Center for Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH) youth mentoring program is expanding its summer business academy to high school students in Taiwan. (04/15/2013)

Profs. Carney and Morse Win Schwabacher Fellowships Assistant Professors Dana Carney and Adair Morse have been awarded Schwabacher Fellowships by the Haas Executive Committee, a panel that includes the dean and senior faculty. (04/15/2013)

Tee Off May 13 at Haaski Golf Open (04/15/2013)

Global Social Venture Competition to Host Record Number of Worldwide Finalist Teams Reducing malaria in Africa via a mosquito-repelling soap and addressing the plastics pollution crisis with pulp-and-paper packaging alternatives are among the objectives of the record 18 finalists in this year’s Global Social Venture Competition Global Finals and Conference at the Haas School April 11 and 12. (03/31/2013)

Paul Gertler Wins International Award for Contributions to Global Health Professor Paul Gertler, who has spent the past 16 years studying how financial incentives can improve health care, was recognized March 7 by the Mexican National Institutes of Health for his contributions in Mexico and around the world. (03/31/2013)

Corporate Earnings Data Relevant for Determining Aggregate Stock Market Value A new study by Prof. Panos Patatoukas develops a theoretical framework for understanding the relation between aggregate accounting earnings and stock market valuation. (03/31/2013)

Financial Engineering Program Graduates Class of '13, Welcomes Class of '14 The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program celebrated 66 graduates at their commencement March 22 and welcomed 68 students into the 13th class of the program on March 25. (03/31/2013)

Kellie McElhaney Honored at Center for Responsible Business Celebration Kellie McElhaney, faculty director of the Center for Responsible Business, received the Founder and Visionary Award at the center’s 10th Anniversary celebration on March 21. (03/31/2013)

Lecturer Daniel Mulhern Receives Teaching Award from Students After joining the UC Berkeley faculty only two years ago, Haas Lecturer Daniel Mulhern has been awarded the ASUC Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching. (03/18/2013)

Haas, Stanford Deans to Discuss Educating Leaders, March 29 Berkeley-Haas Dean Rich Lyons will join Stanford Business Dean Garth Saloner in a discussion about incubating global leadership on Friday, March 29, at the 10th annual Global Technology Symposium in Silicon Valley. (03/18/2013)

Profs. Williamson, Yellen Named Berkeley Fellows Haas Professors Emeriti Oliver Williamson and Janet Yellen were honored as Berkeley Fellows earlier this year by Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. (03/18/2013)

Marketing Expert David Aaker to Talk on Threats to Brand Relevance, April 9 Branding guru and Haas Professor Emeritus David Aaker will return to the Haas School for his annual marketing lecture on April 9 at 12:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room. (03/18/2013)

IDEO General Manager Tom Kelley to Headline Alumni Conference, April 27 From lessons on design thinking to a series of talks modeled after TEDx events, the Annual Alumni Conference on April 27 will feature a full day of teaching by more than two dozen alumni, faculty, and staff. (03/18/2013)

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)

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