April 16, 2014

News Category: Major News

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)

Twitter’s Biz Stone to Serve as Haas Executive Fellow Twitter co-founder and serial entrepreneur Biz Stone will share his experiences and insights with the Haas School as the school’s fourth executive fellow. (08/16/2011)

Berkeley Trustee Dato' Sri Dr. Tahir Gives $1 Million for International Scholarships UC Berkeley Trustee Dato' Sri Dr. Tahir has given $1 million to the Haas School for a new endowment fund to provide scholarships to international MBA students primarily from Asia. (07/18/2011)

Improved Job Landscape Greets Berkeley-Haas Grads Employment is decidedly up this year for graduates of both the Berkeley MBA and Undergraduate programs. More than 87 percent of the full-time MBA class of 2011 received job offers, up from 77 percent at this time last year. (06/13/2011)

Hundreds to Graduate in Undergrad, MBA, PhD Ceremonies More than 900 Haas School students will throw their mortarboards into the air this month as they celebrate graduation and the beginning of the next stage of their lives in three separate ceremonies. (05/09/2011)

Business Resumes, Events and Classes Continue as Scheduled in Aftermath of Small Shredder Fire at Haas The Haas School of Business continues to make progress in assessing the damage and cleaning up after the paper shredder fire that occurred in the mailroom of the Student Services Building and triggered the fire alarm at 6:05 a.m. Wednesday morning. (04/27/2011)

Classes Proceed After Small Fire in Shredding Machine The Haas School is still in the process of assessing the damage from the earlier small fire in a shredding machine in the mail room in the Student Services Building. No one was injured, but the school is closing the Student Services Building, with the exception of the Dean's Suite and S480. (04/27/2011)

UC Berkeley Business Faculty and Students Win Grants for Innovative Sustainability Solutions Berkeley MBA students and Haas School faculty are among the winners of nearly $1 million in grants for innovative sustainability research and solutions, the business school’s Center for Responsible Business announced today, Earth Day (April 22). The students and faculty participated in two challenges: The global Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge and the Sustainable Products and Solutions Program at UC Berkeley. (04/22/2011)

Senate Confirms Shapiro's Appointment to White House Economic Council The U.S. Senate has confirmed the appointment of Haas Professor Carl Shapiro to the president’s Council of Economic Advisers. (04/20/2011)

Four Staff Members Honored for Embodying Defining Principles Dean Rich Lyons honored four staff members Thursday for bringing to life the Haas School's four defining principles: Beyond Yourself; Question the Status Quo; Confidence Without Attitude; and Students Always. The recipients of the 2010-2011 Outstanding Staff Awards were Siu Yung Wong, Tenny Frost, Kristen Romero, and Marco Lindsey. (04/18/2011)

Bank of America Home Loan President to Speak at MBA Commencement Barbara Desoer, MBA 77, president of home loans at Bank of America, will speak at the MBA commencement on Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m. in the Greek Theatre. (03/13/2011)

Prof. Carl Shapiro to be Nominated to President's Council of Economic Advisers President Barack Obama on Wednesday, Feb. 23, announced his intent to nominate Haas Professor Carl Shapiro as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers. (02/23/2011)

Haas Creates New Center on Corporate Innovation Dean Rich Lyons recently announced the creation of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the Haas School, expanding the school's focus on large-enterprise innovation. (01/31/2011)

Haas Takes Leading Role in Diversity A working group of nearly 40 Haas staff and faculty members kicked off an effort this fall to weave equity, inclusion, and diversity into the fabric of the business school's programs. (12/06/2010)

Evening & Weekend MBA Program Innovates for Students The Berkeley Evening & Weekend MBA Program has created innovative course formats and career services to give students even greater exposure to a variety of topics and career opportunities during their time at Haas. (12/06/2010)

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