April 25, 2017

News Category: Faculty News

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)

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)