April 27, 2017

News Category: Major News

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)

Undergraduate Director to Create Groundbreaking Diversity Course Undergraduate Program Director Erika Walker has been selected to participate in a prestigious UC Berkeley program in order to create a unique Diversity in the Workforce course at the Haas School. (12/06/2010)

Williams-Sonoma Chairman Emeritus and Haas Benefactor Howard Lester Passes Away Williams-Sonoma Chairman Emeritus Howard Lester, a longtime friend of the Haas School, passed away Monday, Nov. 16, at his home in Indian Wells, Calif., after a long battle with cancer. (11/26/2010)

Alumnus David Rochlin, BS 85, to Lead Haas@Work Program The Haas School has named alumnus David Rochlin, BS 85, a social entrepreneur and innovation expert, as the new executive director of the Haas@Work Program. (11/15/2010)

Media Focus on Haas Curriculum Changes The Haas School's recently announced plans to revamp its curriculum were featured in such publications as the Economist and the Financial Times. (11/09/2010)

Entrepreneurs to Compete in Intel+UC Berkeley Technology Challenge More than 25 teams from around the globe presenting pitches on everything from bio-oil to breast cancer detection will compete in the Intel+UC Berkeley Technology Entrepreneurship Challenge at the Haas School from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18. (11/01/2010)

Haas to Honor Financier and Bluegrass Benefactor Warren Hellman, BA 55, at Gala Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends are invited to celebrate the Haas School and honor 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Warren Hellman, BA 55, at the annual Haas Gala on Friday, Nov. 5, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. (10/04/2010)

Janet Yellen Sworn in to #2 Federal Reserve Post Janet Yellen, CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and professor emerita at the Haas School of Business, is the new vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. (10/04/2010)

New Lester Center Director André Marquis Discusses Entrepreneurship Haas School alumnus and technology entrepreneur André Marquis, MBA 96, began his new role as executive director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on Aug. 9. (08/23/2010)

André Marquis, MBA 96, To Lead Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation André Marquis, MBA 96, has been appointed as the new executive director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. (07/22/2010)

Haas Board Member Hsioh Kwang Wu Gives $1 Million for International Fellowships Haas Board member Hsioh Kwang Wu has given $1 million to the school to create a new fellowship fund for distinguished business graduates from China to study here. (07/12/2010)

Lester Center's Charron to Lead MBA Curriculum Changes Interim Lester Center Executive Director David Charron, MBA 95, has been named executive director of the Berkeley Innovative Leader Development (BILD) initiative and will oversee its launch this fall. (06/14/2010)

Haas Helps Launch Alliance to Improve Health Care Management Haas is among five top U.S. business schools that have formed the Business School Alliance for Health Care Management in a move to improve health care by fostering management education in the health sector. (06/14/2010)