March 28, 2015

News Category: Major News

Moneyball Celeb Execs Billy Beane and Sandy Alderson Coach New Full-Time MBAs Incoming Full-Time Berkeley MBA students get surprising management advice from MLB legends Beane and Alderson. (08/21/2014)

Business education and university leader Earl F. Cheit dies at age 87 Earl F. Cheit, dean and professor emeritus at the Haas School and former executive vice chancellor of UC Berkeley, died of cancer at his home in Kensington, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 2. He was 87. (08/07/2014)

Julia Min Hwang Takes Helm of MBA Career Group After leading the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program for a decade, Julian Min Hwang has taken the helm of the Haas School’s Career Management Group. (06/20/2014)

Two Entrepreneurs Become Haas Executive Fellows Haas alumnus Paul Rice, MBA 96, founder of Fair Trade USA, and serial entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki will share their experiences and knowledge with the Haas community as the business school’s newest executive fellows. (05/12/2014)

Haas to Provide Executive Program in Shanghai Haas is providing an executive-level program that presents a Silicon Valley perspective on business, innovation, and leadership topics to top Chinese leaders. (05/06/2014)

Dean Rich Lyons Participates in White House Working Families Summit Dean Rich Lyons was among 14 top b-school leaders who shared insights on how business education can help improve conditions for women and families in the workplace. (04/21/2014)

May 12: Celebrate the Haas Courtyard Dedication The entire Haas community is invited to the dedication of the Robert G. O’Donnell Courtyard on Monday, May 12, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The redesigned courtyard, which opened last spring, has been officially named in recognition of the $5 million contribution O’Donnell, BS 65, MBA 66, and his wife, Sue, made to the campaign to transform the Haas campus. (04/21/2014)

Alumni Conference to Feature Mac and Cheese CEO and Olympic Bobsledder Speakers include Annie’s CEO John Foraker, MBA 94, and former Olympic bobsledder Darrin Steele, MBA 08. (03/28/2014)

Hewlett-Packard CFO and Tech Entrepreneur to Speak at Commencements HP CFO Cathie Lesjak, MBA 86, and entrepreneur Mark DiPaola, BS 99, will speak at Haas commencements on May 23 and May 19. (03/28/2014)

IPO-bound TubeMogul Traces Origins to Berkeley-Haas The company's three founders met in an entrepreneurship class at Berkeley-Haas. (03/28/2014)

Berkeley-Haas Case Series Expands to Wider Audience The Berkeley-Haas Case Series, which extracts lessons from unconventional management strategies and disruptive trends, is now reaching a wider audience, thanks to a new agreement with Harvard Business School publishing. (01/18/2014)

Berkeley-Haas Professor Janet Yellen Confirmed to Head Federal Reserve Board Janet Yellen, professor emeritus at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a trailblazer for women economists in academia, will become the 15th chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors on Feb. 1. The U.S. Senate confirmed the presidential nominee Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (01/06/2014)

Prof. John Morgan Receives 2013 Williamson Award Professor John Morgan received the inaugural Oliver Williamson Award, the Haas School's highest faculty award named in honor of the Nobel Laureate, for exemplifying the attitudes and behaviors that differentiate Berkeley-Haas. (12/09/2013)

Gaming Company Led by Haas Alum Signs on for Stadium Naming Rights UC Berkeley and Kabam, a mobile gaming company co-founded by Haas undergraduate alumnus Kevin Chou, BS 02, announced a long-term partnership that includes the naming rights to the field at California Memorial Stadium. (12/08/2013)

Berkeley-Haas to Boost its Efforts in Creating Social and Environmental Impact with Vibrant Hub for Research, Learning, and Practical Innovation The Haas School will significantly boost its efforts to inspire creative and effective business solutions to address some of the world’s most pressing problems with the launch of its new Institute for Business and Social Impact, to be led by Professor Laura Tyson. (11/06/2013)

Hiring Market Strong, Salaries Up for the MBA Class of 2013 From management consulting in Paris to cleantech in the Bay Area to culinary tourism in Asia, the full-time Berkeley MBA class of 2013 has launched new careers and new ventures in a strong hiring market with higher salaries. (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Haas Welcomes Students with Insights from Business Leaders, Career Counseling Haas welcomed hundreds of students this month with a case study featuring a surprise visit by Virgin America's CEO, a talk by alumnus and Amazon executive Greg Greeley, and a career conference. (08/27/2013)

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)

EWMBA Venture Pyro-E Takes $100,000 Prize in DOE Competition A way to turn tailpipe exhaust into useable electricity garnered $100,000 for two Berkeley MBA students and their teammate at First Look West, a national clean energy business challenge developed by the Department of Energy. (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)

Haas Welcomes Inaugural MBA for Executives Class Dinner at the top of Memorial Stadium with a Nobel Laureate and a talk on design thinking by IDEO GM Tom Kelley, MBA 83. Those are some highlights from the first days of the new Berkeley MBA for Executives Program, which begins this month. (05/13/2013)

Fisher Center's Linda Algazzali Receives Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award Linda Algazzali, a senior financial and project analyst at the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, received the Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award today (April 29) for her extraordinary leadership during a challenging period last year. (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)

Haas Awards Honor Four Outstanding Staff Dean Rich Lyons presented Outstanding Staff Awards linked to the school's four Defining Principles to Anthony "Joe" Magliaro, Fani Garagouni, Pat DeMasters, and Sojourner Blair. (04/15/2013)