November 23, 2014

News Category: Major News

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)

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)

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)

Telecom and Consulting Leaders to Speak at Commencements Arun Sarin, MBA 78, MS 78 (Material Sci. and Eng.), former CEO of Vodafone, and Marc Singer, BS 86, director of McKinsey & Co.'s Marketing and Sales Practice for the Americas, will speak at commencement ceremonies this May. (02/13/2013)

Berkeley MBA Teams Take 1st, 3rd in Biotech Competition Blending expertise in both finance and biotech, two Berkeley MBA teams won first and third places in the Kellogg Biotech & Healthcare Case Competition Jan. 26 at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. (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)

Finance Professor Ulrike Malmendier Receives 2013 Fischer Black Prize Berkeley-Haas Finance Professor Ulrike Malmendier has been awarded the 2013 Fischer Black Prize from the American Finance Association, which honors the top finance scholar under the age of 40 years old. The prize was announced Jan. 7, 2013. (01/07/2013)

Alumnus David Eckles Gives $1 Million to Expand Haas Programs for Under-Resourced Youth Haas alumnus and longtime Berkeley booster David Eckles, MBA 73, has given $1 million to the Haas School to expand its successful mentoring program for under-resourced youth through several new initiatives to be coordinated by the Undergraduate Program. (12/10/2012)

Haas Students, Cal Campus Gear Up for Election Day Will President Barack Obama win a second term or will Mitt Romney take the presidency? Will Democrats take back the House or Republicans seize the Senate? Will California voters support Governor Brown's tax increase? As pundits sound off on these burning questions, Haas students can take advantage of several opportunities between now and Nov. 6 to learn about the elections from UC Berkeley experts or join classmates in supporting candidates and propositions. (10/22/2012)

Haas Faculty Ranks #1 in Princeton Review Haas School professors ranked #1 among U.S. business school faculty in the 2013 Princeton Review ranking of MBA programs published online today (Oct. 9, 2012). The Haas School also ranked #1 for having the "best green MBA." (10/09/2012)

Ashesi University Founder Patrick Awuah, MBA 99, to Receive Leading Through Innovation Award, to Speak at Haas The Haas School will present its 2012 Leading Through Innovation Award to Patrick Awuah, MBA 99, founder of Ashesi University in Ghana, at its annual gala on Friday, Nov. 9. (10/08/2012)

Fed Vice Chair and Haas Prof. Janet Yellen to be Honored at Gala, to Speak at Haas Federal Reserve Bank Vice Chair and Haas Professor Emeritus Janet Yellen will be honored as the 2012 Business Leader of the Year at the annual Haas Gala on Friday, Nov. 9, in San Francisco. (10/08/2012)

Haas Fund Receives Record Alumni Gifts Alumni giving to the Haas Fund broke records across a number of key metrics in fiscal year 2012, which ended June 30. A total of 4,261 donors gave $3.06 million to the annual fund—the highest dollar amount given by alumni in a single year. (07/23/2012)

Student, Alumna from Undergrad Program to Compete in 2012 Olympics Two aquatically inclined members of the Haas community will be diving into the pool to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London later this month. (07/09/2012)

Upgrades to Courtyard, Cheit Classrooms This summer kicks off the first phase of “Transforming the Haas Campus,” one of the three main pillars of the school’s strategic plan, with significant improvements to the Haas courtyard and the installation of air conditioning in Cheit Hall classrooms. (06/18/2012)

UC Institute at Haas for Students from Historically Black Colleges Attracts Praise A new UC program for students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) that debuted at Haas last month received resounding praise recently from UC President Mark Yudof and California Assemblyman Anthony Portantino of Pasadena. (06/13/2012)

Haas to Launch Three Digital Classroom Pilots Tapping into new cutting-edge technologies, the Haas School is launching three digital courses on a pilot basis starting this summer to optimize the teaching opportunities offered by this game-changing medium. (05/07/2012)

Nondorf Makes "Who's Who" List of Influential Women in Bay Area Business Maria Nondorf, executive director of Haas' Center for Financial Reporting and Management, was named among the "2012 Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business" in the April 27 issue of the San Francisco Business Times. (04/27/2012)

New ‘Skydeck’ Accelerator Inspires Startup Companies to Reach Markets Faster Perched in the 10,000 square-foot penthouse of downtown Berkeley’s tallest building, Berkeley Skydeck may have the best 360-degree views in the city. But it's what is happening inside this new interdisciplinary startup incubator-accelerator that will change the way emerging startups scale up to succeed. (02/27/2012)

Berkeley-Haas to Inaugurate UC Summer Institute for Undergraduates from Historically Black Colleges (01/24/2012)

Economist Jim Wilcox to Headline Evening at Gap, Other Alumni Events Across Nation What are the markets telling us about the 2012 elections? When will unemployment fall and inflation and interest rates rise? (01/17/2012)

New Diversity Director to Start at Haas Jan. 30 The Haas School has hired Eric Abrams, a former Stanford assistant dean who led undergraduate diversity outreach, as its first diversity director to implement programs and initiatives to expand diversity, equity, and inclusion at Berkeley-Haas. (01/17/2012)

Bounty of Spring Events to Bring Top Business Leaders to Haas Top executives from Citi, Kaiser, and Whirlpool will be among the impressive slate of business leaders coming to the Haas School this spring to participate in a variety of conferences and speaker series. (12/05/2011)

MBA Students Earn Highest Marks in National Education Competition A team of Berkeley MBA students exuding Confidence Without Attitude, one of the Haas School's Defining Principles, won the inaugural EdTech Case Competition at MIT’s Sloan School of Business Nov. 12. (11/17/2011)

Haas to Honor Cal Booster and Mutual Fund Leader Robert O'Donnell at Gala Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to celebrate Berkeley-Haas and honor 2011 Business Leader of the Year Robert O'Donnell, BS 65, MBA 66, at the annual Haas Gala on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. (10/11/2011)