July 31, 2015

News Category: Faculty News

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)

Morse Honored for Research on Greek Tax Evasion Assistant Professor Adair Morse received the 2013 Best Empirical Finance Paper Award for an article on Greek income tax evasion that attracted significant media coverage and helped shape tax policy. (08/12/2013)

Prof. Laura Tyson Testifies on Corporate Taxes Testifying before the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee Wednesday, Haas Professor Laura Tyson called for lower U.S. corporate tax rates to help the U.S. compete on a global stage. (07/31/2013)

Evening & Weekend MBA Program to Update Core The Evening & Weekend MBA Program will revise its core curriculum in fall 2014 to better support students' busy schedules and improve learning. (07/13/2013)

Prof. Karlene Roberts Addresses U.N. Conference on Catastrophes and Nuclear Safety As catastrophe experts work to improve safety processes following the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in 2011, Professor Emeritus Karlene Roberts explained "Why Catastrophic Accidents Are Not Unique" at a recent U.N. conference. (07/13/2013)

California Management Review Ranks Tops in Its Class A new Thomson Reuters analysis of the impact of top business journals ranked the Haas School's California Management Review higher than its competitors. (07/13/2013)

New Book Measures Impact of Offshoring Globalization, economic growth, and technological development interact to impact employment, but the effects vary by country and among social and economic classes, according to a new book edited by three Haas scholars. (07/13/2013)

Dean Rich Lyons Looks Ahead at Second Term On the heels of his reappointment as dean, Rich Lyons shared his views on three big frontiers where Haas is poised to leap ahead: technology in education; work environment; and global profile. (07/13/2013)

81 Faculty Members Make "Club Six" for Strong Spring Teaching More than half of the Haas School's instructors during the spring 2013 semester received mean teaching scores of at least six on a seven-point scale. (07/09/2013)

Four Professors Receive Hellman Research Fellowships Four Haas faculty members have received grants from the UC Berkeley Hellman Fellows Fund, which supports promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research. (07/09/2013)

UC Berkeley and MIT Launch Energy-Efficiency Research Project The E2e Project aims to give decision-makers real-world evidence on the most cost-effective ways to reduce energy and emissions. (06/18/2013)

Haaski Open Links Golf Community Alumni, students, faculty, and staff swung their clubs for Haas May 13 at the 11th annual Haaski Golf Open at the Claremont Country Club in Oakland, helping to raise nearly $50,000 for the Haas Fund. (06/15/2013)

Prof. Dwight Jaffee Testifies in Congress on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Private markets should take over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's role in guaranteeing against mortgage defaults, Professor Dwight Jaffee told a House committee Wednesday. (06/12/2013)

New California Management Review Serves up Entrepreneurship Case on Amici's Pizzeria To understand a successful restaurant startup's recipe for success, check out the new issue of the Haas School's California Management Review’s case study on Amici's East Coast Pizzeria. (06/10/2013)

Two Finance Scholars Join Haas Faculty Professors Annette Vissing-Jørgensen and Adair Morse, both recognized by the Journal of Finance for their insightful research, have joined the Haas Finance Group as permanent faculty members. (05/23/2013)

San Francisco Business Times Honors Four Haas Women Four members of the Haas community were recently recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as the most influential women in Bay Area Business. (05/23/2013)

Socially Responsible Investment Fund Launches Capital Campaign With a five-year return exceeding 50 percent, the Haas Socially Responsible Investment Fund has become an important training ground for future investment managers. (05/22/2013)

Bonuses for Doctors Pay Off for Patients A study in Rwanda by Prof. Paul Gertler shows that financial incentives for medical providers improve service. (05/13/2013)

Haas and Center for Executive Education to Host CFO Summit Chief financial officers from Cisco Systems, Lucasfilm, and Kaiser Permanente will be among the influential business leaders gathering May 20 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco for the 2013 CFO Executive Summit. (05/13/2013)

Faculty and GSIs Recognized with Cheit Teaching Awards Five professors and three graduate student instructors are being recognized at the Undergraduate, PhD, and MBA commencements this month for their excellence in teaching. (05/13/2013)

Undergrad, MBA, and PhD Students Bid Haas Farewell Nearly 900 business school students are graduating this month, bringing to a close their education in the classroom but not their lifelong connection to Berkeley-Haas. (05/13/2013)

Alumni Weekend in London to Offer Innovative Perspectives on Leadership Members of the Haas community will gather in London May 31 to June 2 for events with alumni, business and thought leaders, and Haas faculty who will provide new insights into successful leadership. The highlight of the weekend is a daylong symposium: "Reframe. Redefine. Rethink: Perspectives on Leadership & the Business World" on June 1 at Club Quarters, St. Paul's. (04/29/2013)

Celebrate Haas Courtyard Opening May 2 The newly transformed Haas courtyard has come alive, providing a more inviting space for alumni during reunion weekend Saturday and for new full-time MBA admits Friday at Days at Haas II. (04/29/2013)

Center for Executive Education Welcomes New CEO Derek Dean joins the Center for Executive Education as its new CEO today (April 29), bringing more than two decades of experience in consulting at The Exetor Group and McKinsey & Co. (04/29/2013)

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)