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Making it Happen at Haas

HAAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY

2008-2009: Celebrating Innovators, Champions, Leaders, and Change Agents

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INNOVATORS CHAMPIONS LEADERS CHANGE AGENTS SEE WHO'S MAKING THINGS HAPPEN AT HAAS

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TO BERKELEY MBA STUDENTS

In a year marked by economic upheaval, Berkeley MBA students demonstrated our hallmark ability to innovate and execute in the face of uncertainty. You committed to finding your place within this flux by competing to win and creating new opportunities for learning and networking. You brought corporate leaders to campus to share insights, and you acted on big ideas to improve the world around you. You should be proud of all that you have accomplished. I know that we are. We have attempted to capture in these pages some of the many endeavors and events from this past year. I hope they serve as a reminder of your successes as a Berkeley MBA student and of the relationships you forged while here.

Richard Lyons Bank of America Dean Haas School of Business

INNOVATORS

The women and men who relentlessly generate--and act upon--new ideas

2008-2009: Celebrating Innovators, Champions, Leaders and Change Agents

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[email protected] Expands, Adding New Clients and New Components

From credit cards and Clorox to consumer electronics and financial services, Berkeley MBA students continued to tackle key business challenges for corporate clients through [email protected], an applied innovation program supporting the school's Leading Through Innovation brand. [email protected] sends students to companies to generate fresh recommendations that capitalize on current opportunities. The program can then dispatch smaller teams to implement the ideas green-lighted by company executives. [email protected] grew this year to incorporate students from all Berkeley MBA programs and to serve a record four clients in one semester: Clorox, Panasonic, Visa, and Wells Fargo. This spring semester work followed the year's previous assignments with Cisco, SunPower, Disney, and Lam Research. "The program helps our students understand what it takes to drive innovation in a company," says Adam Berman, executive director of the [email protected] program. Indeed, students have addressed everything from helping Visa become the currency of social networking sites to developing new product concepts and business models for Panasonic in the emerging web consumer electronics marketplace. "No other program at Haas comes close to [email protected] in combining students' knowledge, coursework, and work experience into a real-world business assignment," notes third-year evening and weekend MBA student Rajneel Ganjoo, who participated in the Cisco Systems project. Berman notes that [email protected] has continually evolved to create better learning experiences for students and better outcomes for clients since its launch in 2006. This year a new module was added in which students receive feedback on their performance. Also new to the program are sessions aimed at giving students more time to process what they learn through their research and at giving them new ways to present persuasive recommendations to the clients.

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FULL-TIME MBA STUDENTS FENG xU, MBA 10, AND OLIVER STRUTYNSKI, MBA 09, AND EVENING AND WEEKEND MBA STUDENT CHRISTINE RHINEHART, MBA 10, COLLABORATE ON IDEAS FOR VISA

"What appealed to me about [email protected] was the idea of proposing some broad topics and having several groups of students compete to generate the best ideas. I also appreciated the two-phased approach--including an implementation phase allowing smaller teams to dive deeper into the selected topics."

­ DR. JEAN-CLAUDE JUNQUA, MANAGING DIRECTOR, PANASONIC SAN JOSE LABORATORY

BERKELEY-COLUMBIA STUDENT MARIAM MAGHRIBI, BCEMBA 09, LEARNS ABOUT PANASONIC'S STRATEGIC CHALLENGES

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Student-Organized Competitions Energize Innovation

Scores of aspiring entrepreneurs get the chance to pitch their ideas to venture capitalists each year--thanks to the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation student organizers of the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition and the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC). Student organizers amass prize money, mentors, and attention from the VC community. They also work to attract those would-be entrepreneurs. First-year fulltime MBA students Angus Hildreth and Richard Mordini co-chaired the 11th annual UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition and, says Mordini, "With more than 100 entrants, we exceeded even last year's record number of submissions. Students are really creating their own opportunities." Eric Kuhn, MBA 10, says that in this tenth anniversary year of the GSVC, he and co-organizer Julia Sanders, MBA 10, aimed to contribute to the growing field of social entrepreneurship by "improving the rigor with which teams evaluate their social impact." One team that made the cut was finalist Avi Clinics, a team comprised largely of thirdyear evening and weekend MBA students with plans to improve healthcare in rural India through telemedicine. "The GSVC is the perfect launch pad to raise awareness about key issues and to attract prospective social investors," says team member Arnab

UC BERKELEY BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION ORGANIzERS ANGUS HILDRETH, MBA 10 (L.), AND RICHARD MORDINI, MBA 10 (R.), WITH LESTER CENTER ExECUTIVE DIRECTOR JEROME ENGEL

Basu, MBA 09.

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Case Competition Connects Students to Social Networking Company

MBA students went toe-totoe in the first-ever Haas School Facebook Case Competition, sponsored by the Berkeley Digital Media and Entertainment Club (DMEC) in October. Students were challenged to select a strategic partner for Facebook Connect, which allows users to "connect" their Facebook identities and friends to any site. When the virtual dust settled, first-year full-time MBA students Ran Chen, Nipun Mathur, and Feng Xu, emerged victorious from an original field of 26 entrants. They proposed a partnership with iTunes through which users could see friends' statuses on iTunes and buy songs for Facebook friends as gifts. "It's important for students to connect with companies on a more interactive level," says Denise Leung, MBA 09, DMEC co-chair, who organized the event with fellow DMEC member Rachel Wolan, MBA 09. "This competition brought students together with Facebook executives to create solutions and learn about career opportunities."

FACEBOOK COMPETITORS FROM LEFT INCLUDED FIRST-YEAR FULL-TIME MBA STUDENTS NIPUN MATHUR, FENG xU, AND RAN CHEN, WHO ARE SHOWN WITH FACEBOOK JUDGES JOSH ELMAN, PROGRAM MANAGER; zHEN FANG, PARTNER MANAGER; AND JEN ROSA, PRODUCT MARKETER

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SOME OF THE MEMBERS OF THE MULTI-CLUB FIRM NIGHT ORGANIzING COMMITTEE: (L. TO R.) SECOND-YEAR FULL-TIME MBA STUDENTS CHRIS PETERSEN, JASON TOPEL, ALEx LEVICH, AND MICHAEL MARTIN

"Students benefited from being exposed to a variety of firms in a single venue and firms benefited by having access to a significant portion of the Haas student body at one event."

­ JASON TOPEL, MBA 09, ORGANIzER FOR MULTI-CLUB FIRM NIGHT

BRIAN MY, MBA 09, TEES UP AT AN ERNST & YOUNG-SPONSORED HOLE

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Students and Career Services Expand Networking Options and Job Search Training

Students, MBA Career Services, and Alumni Relations all created new ways to provide an edge in the volatile marketplace by strengthening student networks and reinforcing career skills. Second-year full-time MBA students Jason Topel and Peejay Ronquillo, and thirdyear evening and weekend MBA student Satadip Dutta all found creative ways to bring students and potential employers together: Topel organized the first-ever multiclub firm night, at which 200 students from four Haas clubs connected with more than twenty firms; Ronquillo sent students out on the links with professional consultants at his fall ProAm golf tournament; and Dutta launched "Dinner for 6," a casual opportunity for students to interact with alumni in specific fields of interest. Career Services account managers continued to nurture relationships with recruiters to ensure strong bonds through good times and bad. Their customer care efforts, including a summer spent meeting with more than 80 companies and the new provision of valet parking for campus interviewers, earned them a #4 ranking by corporate recruiters in a BusinessWeek nationwide survey of MBA career services operations. Career services also ramped up its Premium Program schedule, in which outside partners shared expertise with full-time and part-time students. Students honed financial modeling expertise with Training the Street. They discovered how to build their personal brands with William Arruda. And they learned from David Ohrvall how fluency in the case interview method can benefit any career switcher. The Haas School also expanded career services offerings for alumni in response to the economic downturn, adding evening career advising, job search teams for alumni in career transition, and new programs for New York alumni. A weekly job posting e-mail kept thousands of alumni current on new opportunities.

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Students Share Their Diverse Experiences in New Speaker Series

Fritz Van de Kamp won marathons while fighting cancer. Alexandra Levich was profoundly shaped by her stint in the Israeli army. Samir Bolar was raised as a Southern Baptist Hindu and has a trick for making friends in 30 seconds. Each of these second-year full-time MBA students shared their stories through a new student-launched initiative known as the "Be Series." Launched by full-time MBA 09 classmates Anushka Arellano, Alexandra Levich, and Hubert Palan, the "Be Series" presented one lunch-time student speaker each week, giving students the chance

BE SERIES FOUNDERS (FRONT TO BACK) ALExANDRA LEVICH, HUBERT PALAN, AND ANUSHKA ARELLANO

to learn from the lessons, challenges, and triumphs experienced by classmates. "Each of us brings a unique story to Haas," says Shevde. "The `Be series' has offered the inspiring opportunity to learn from and about each other in a casual setting where we check our pretentions at the door, shed the layers, and just let loose."

"It is greatly inspiring to hear how actively classmates have lived lives thus far and about the goals and plans they have for their futures."

­ ANUSHKA ARELLANO, MBA 09

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New Case Competition Focuses on Latin America

Berkeley MBA students helped make the case for Mexican business issues at a new competition held at Haas. They teamed with Manpower Mexico to write the challenge for the inaugural Berkeley MBA Latin Business Challenge, held in March. Organized by members of the Latin American and Hispanic Business Association, the event set MBA students from six schools to work on a key challenge for Manpower Mexico, one of Mexico's largest companies. "We wanted to create an event that would increase the awareness of Hispanic and Latin American business issues among the larger MBA community in the US and that would build the Berkeley MBA brand among companies in Latin America," says lead competition organizer Victor Ortiz, MBA 09. Ortiz helped to write the case with fellow second-year full-time MBA students Alex Golding and Sergio Gonzalez. "We connected with the global talent our company is interested to find," says Karla Loarca of Manpower Mexico, Central America & Dominican Republic Market Intelligence.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, MANPOWER MExICO ExECUTIVES KARLA LOARCA AND HECTOR MARQUEz WITH LEAD COMPETITION ORGANIzER VICTOR ORTIz, MBA 09

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Student Treks Strengthen Corporate Ties

From Israeli intelligence chiefs to CEOs in China, students made connections worldwide as they left the classroom behind on semester breaks. In Israel, students communicated with original ICQ investor Yossi Vardi, and learned about undercover life from former Mossad Chief Ephraim Halevy. Those in Beijing and Shanghai searched out Google's operations and were the first b-school students ever to visit the China operations of luxury purveyor LVMH (Louis Vuitton Möet Hennessy). Students trekking to Japan toured a Toyota factory and were game for anything at Sony headquarters. Networking at banks and investment and asset management firms was the order of the day for students on Haas Finance Club trips in New York and Hong Kong, providing "a learning experience that can't be replicated on campus," according to Wall Street trip leader and second-year evening and weekend MBA student Chad McNeal, MBA 10. Two students leading treks in Asia this year saw their trips as opportunities to build long-term goodwill for Haas as a whole. First-year full-time MBA students Thaili Chi and Toby Gardner headed expeditions to China and Hong Kong that opened new doors and laid groundwork for increased engagement with companies in Asia, as well as for both short- and long-term career opportunities. Key to the success of both these treks was extensive preparation. Participants thoroughly researched each company, providing fellow students with advance material and conducting bus briefings en route. Both treks also solicited and screened questions in advance, ensuring that only the most salient would be asked, garnering valuable information for fellow students and impressing company executives at the same time.

"We have to think of students as emissaries for the future of the school. When they meet and impress business leaders, they are laying the groundwork not only for their own careers, but for those of future students and for the larger benefit of Haas."

­ THAILI CHI, MBA 10, LEAD ORGANIzER FOR THE WINTER BREAK TREK TO CHINA

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TAKING IN SUNRISE AT MASADA FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ARE SECOND-YEAR FULL-TIME MBA STUDENTS IDAN GEVA, CRAIG KLEMP, JASON TOPEL, TY HENSON, EMMA RODGERS, PIN KWOK, AND CARRIE HURWITz

JEFF GORDON, MBA 10, AT GOOGLE CHINA

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pORTAlS TO cORpORATe expeRTISe

Google Earth Director, Former Yahoo! VP Consult at Haas

Two business leaders began lending their talents to Haas this year through consulting partnerships: John Hanke, MBA 96, director of product management for Google Maps,

JOHN HANKE

2004. Riemer, who managed marketing for virtually all of Yahoo's! products across a customer base of 500 million users, is serving as a consultant and coach for the [email protected] program, as a guest speaker in Haas classes, and as a mentor to students.

Local, and Earth, became the school's second executive fellow; and David Riemer, former vice president of marketing for Yahoo!, joined Haas as executive-in-residence. Hanke shared the entrepreneurial insights gleaned from such ventures as co-founding Keyhole. That company created "Earthviewer," the world's first online virtual globe and was acquired by Google in

"We are fortunate that people possessing such demonstrated talent and insight have agreed to be a resource to us all."

­ DeAN RIcH lyONS

DAVID RIEMER

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cHAmpIONS

The driven individuals who compete with intensity, integrity, and pride

Making it Happen at Haas

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Berkeley-Columbia Class Participates in Big Island Ironman

A program that consolidates MBA studies into 25 three-day blocks is likely to attract some intense types. When studies ended in December for the Berkeley-Columbia executive MBA class of 2008, the group devised the ultimate class reunion: a run at Hawaii's Ironman 70.3 in May. Nearly one-third of the class was game, and numerous others cheered with mai tais in hand to honor the culmination of 19 rigorous months of study. "Our class is athletic, and filled with over-achievers, says Damon Krytzer, BCEMBA 08, who organized the effort with classmate Patrick Dempsey. Upon graduation, the athletes hired a coach and began running, swimming, and cycling in earnest. "What better activity to replace the daily efforts we have been devoting to the MBA!" says Dempsey.

TOP: BHAVIK JOSHI AND DAMON KRYTzER AT REST BOTTOM: CAROLINE LEE GETS READY FOR LAPS

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OppORTuNITy SelecTION IN AcTION

Berkeley MBAs Win Entrepreneurs Choice in VC Competition

A Berkeley MBA team strategically selected its opportunity and was crowned "Entrepreneurs Choice" at the Western Regional Finals of the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC). Evening and weekend students Sean Dalziel, Josh Ewing, and Rei Kasai, all MBA 10, and full-time MBA students Victoria Liang and Jacob Rios, both MBA 09, also placed third in the competition, which was held at USC in March. Connecting with the entrepreneurs was part of the team's overall strategy, according to Ewing. "We always kept in mind that the selection process is bilateral, with us choosing the entrepreneur/ company that we felt was the best investment, and the entrepreneurs selecting the VC that would most likely meet their needs as a business partner. We made sure we knew what the entrepreneurs wanted from their partners and demonstrated how we would be able to fit those needs."

THRIllA AT mOzIllA

Berkeley MBA Team Ignites Firefox, Takes Third in Case Competition

A team of full-time Berkeley MBA 10 students took third place among 300 global entrants in January's Impact Mozilla Case Competition. Mohsin Afzal, Naveed Alam, Deval Delivala, and Feng Xu created "Surf on Your Own Turf," a plan to win the loyalty of past and future users of Mozilla's Firefox Internet Browser. The team proposed creating a viral marketing campaign showing the diversity of Firefox users and sponsoring browser customization contests among university students. A second MBA 10 team of full-time students--Pejman Pour-Moezzi, Jacqueline Yuen, Ornwassa Siamseranee, and Harvey Villarica--was among the top ten finalists. More than 5,000 people worldwide voted for their favorite plans.

Mozilla is a registered trademark of the Mozilla Foundation.

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ON THe cASe

MBA Student Wins Beijing Case Challenge

First-year full-time MBA student Khan Yow and a team of seven students from top international b-schools won first place at the inaugural Firenze|China East-West MBA All-Star Case Challenge, held in Beijing in January. Yow and teammates won a $20,000 cash prize and $10,000 in additional funding to implement their winning campaign: "Yes, I Will," which allows mobile phone users to post ideas for resolving global problems. The competition pitted school teams against each other, then shuffled competitors to create new teams, tasked with promoting a philanthropic Microsoft initiative through a mobile solution or service and a viral marketing campaign. "This was a great opportunity to not only compete against, but also get to know MBA students from other top schools," Yow says. "The competition really forced us to operate across cultures, nationalities, and backgrounds to get a task completed."

TOP: HAAS TEAMMATES KHAN YOW, MBA 10; THAILI CHI, MBA 10; JANNE HUANG, MBA 09; AND KARAN DUA, MBA 10 BOTTOM: KHAN YOW (FAR RIGHT) AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE WINNING TEAM

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SHININg A lIgHT ON DIVeRSITy AT SuN

MBA Students Place Second in LGBT Case Competition

Helping Sun Microsystems walk the diversity talk was a team of full-time Berkeley MBA students who tackled some Sun challenges and took second place in the Reaching Out MBA Case Study Competition. First-year students Khuram Hussain, Nick Jablonski, Bernie Lin, and Harvey Villarica claimed a $1,500 prize in the November competition, part of the annual Reaching Out conference of nearly 1,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) graduate business school students. The team developed a plan to help Sun gain competitive advantage among current and prospective employees who identify as LGBT. "Diversity is not just a buzzword--it improves employee retention, employee productivity, and new business generation," says Villarica. "Our plan included revising protocols to make LGBT employees feel more comfortable about being out in the workplace and adding commitment to diversity as a performance measure."

(L. TO R.) FIRST-YEAR FULL-TIME MBA STUDENTS NICK JABLONSKI, KHURAM HUSSAIN, HARVEY VILLARICA, AND BERNIE LIN

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SeAlINg THe DeAl

MBA Student Wins International Sales Competition

Just call him "the closer:" Satadip Dutta, a third-year evening and weekend MBA student, beat out competitors from Harvard, Kellogg, Stanford, and Wharton to claim the $3,000 top prize at MIT Sloan's International MBA Sales Competition. Students had 5-25 minutes to seal the deal as they pitched wealth management services to a Chilean entrepreneur, persuaded a retailer to accept American Express, and offered sales enablement solutions to Google. "I really saw the level of onyour-feet thinking needed to gain credibility with an executive team in a very short span of time," says Dutta, an HP senior product manager. Dutta represented Haas along with second-year evening and weekend MBA student Colleen Varley, who placed in the top ten, and full-time MBA student Naveed Makhani, MBA 10.

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leADeRS

The visionary individuals who inspire action in others and turn potential into progress

bRINgINg gOOD THINgS TO HAAS

GE CEO Jeff Immelt Talks to Haas Community about Innovation

Startups and venture capitalists aren't the only ones innovating, according to Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric. "What we've tried to do is make scale an advantage," Immelt said at a Dean's Speaker Series event in September. "We bet on big things. We bet big on clean energy. We bet big on clean water. We want to own clean tech." Unlike some Silicon Valley venture capitalists, Immelt said he believes "good enough" technology, combined with scale, quality, and safety, will ultimately win out in the clean energy field.

GE CHAIRMAN AND CEO JEFF IMMELT

"Your careers are going to be determined by globalization and technology. Learn the world. What's going to be in vogue is solving some of the world's largest problems."

- JEFF IMMELT, CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF GENERAL ELECTRIC

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Cronk Family and Kingsford Capital Endow New Faculty Chairs

The Haas School received two $1 million gifts this year to endow new faculty chairs: Longtime Haas supporters William F. "Rick" Cronk, BS 65, and his wife, Janet, BA 69, pledged $1 million to establish a faculty endowed chair assigned at

WILLIAM F. "RICK" CRONK, BS 65, AND JANET M. CRONK

challenge gift to endow 100 new faculty chairs at UC Berkeley. The Haas School has the opportunity to create four chairs funded through the Hewlett Challenge. Kingsford's gift will also be matched through the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Challenge.

the discretion of the Haas School dean; Kingsford Capital Management, a hedge fund in Point Richmond, Calif., gave $1 million to create an endowed chair in finance at Haas. The Cronk gift will create the Janet M. and William F. Cronk Chair at Haas and will be matched by $1 million from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, which gave a landmark $110 million

"Providing funding for faculty members forever, no matter what the future financial situation may be, through an endowed chair is critical to the Haas School's success."

­ RIcK cRONK, bS 65, HAAS ScHOOl bOARD membeR, ReTIReD pReSIDeNT Of DReyeR'S Ice cReAm

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FACULTY HONORS

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Academy of Management Honorees

Haas School Professors Barry M. Staw and David J. Vogel were both recognized by the Academy of Management this year, Staw with the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the field of organizational behavior, and Vogel with the Social Issues in Management Division Best Book Award 2008 for his 2005 book The Market for Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Top Innovation Author

Haas Adjunct Professor Henry Chesbrough was honored as one of the top 50 authors in the field of technology and innovation management by the International Association of Management of Technology. The award is based on a quantitative analysis of research published in leading academic journals between 2003 and 2007.

Advancing Entrepreneurship

Haas Assistant Professor Waverly Ding was awarded the highly competitive Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Only five fellowships of its kind were awarded nationwide.

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- In Memoriam -

Island Nation Adviser

William "Bill" Sonnenschein, senior lecturer in leadership communication, served as a special adviser to the President of Madagascar, helping the country establish an Office of Leadership and Communication for Sustainable Development. Sadly, Sonnenschein passed away in December while in Madagascar. He died from heart failure following a brief gastric illness.

Hayne Leland Awarded Inaugural Financial Economics Prize

Haas School Finance Professor Hayne Leland was awarded the first-ever Stephen A. Ross Prize from the Foundation for the Advancement of Research in Financial Economics (FARFE) for his 1994 Journal of Finance paper, "Corporate Debt Value, Bond Covenants, and Optimal Capital Structure." Leland's paper, selected from a pool of 350

articles, analyzed how firms determine the optimal mix of debt and equity to acquire funding at the lowest cost. "Just as mathematics has the Fields Medal, finance research now has the Ross Prize to recognize the pioneering discoveries in financial economics," says Haas School Dean Rich Lyons, also a professor of finance. "I can't think of a more deserving individual to be honored with this award."

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puTTINg THe NeTWORK TO WORK

Students Expand Learning and Opportunities through Alumni Connections

Students made more alumni connections than ever this year. Initiatives to connect members of the 36,000-strong Haas Alumni Network (HAN) to current students and to each other included enhanced interactions online and in person. A new online alumni database with a Web 2.0 approach was unveiled this spring. The new [email protected] site transcends geography by facilitating company- and industry-focused connections, allowing users to build networks and meaningful connections with fellow Haas community members in finance, real estate, venture capital, and other professions. Students and alumni also met up on various social media sites, including Facebook and LinkedIn, where "the Haas connection carries a lot of weight, regardless of whether or not you have been introduced," says Gary Coover, full-time MBA 10, MBAA VP of Alumni. In addition to increased online presence, a wide variety of regional in-person activities opened up connections around the globe for students ­ from southern California to Shanghai to New York. The Alumni Relations/Development Office also hosted campaign kick-off events in the Bay Area, Singapore, New York, and Los Angeles, delivered the first-ever Haas Asia Business Conference in Singapore, and created quarterly industry-focused "Supper Clubs" in New York for alums in finance, consulting, media, and marketing. HAN celebrations are also a big draw. More than 550 students and alumni turned out for the tenth annual celebration in Silicon Valley, where designated alumni minglers shared their insights about twelve different professional fields, including financial services, consulting, energy, and social venture. Says first-year evening and weekend MBA student Kavitha Pendyala, "As a volunteer at the event, I met quite a few alumni and I realized that it is not about what someone can do for you, but more what the group as a whole can do for each other."

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"Engaging with alumni as a current student not only provides a new avenue to seek advice or potential opportunities, but also begins the process of developing relationships with people outside of your class, which is where some of the greatest value of the Haas degree lies."

­GARY COOVER, MBA 10

TOP: THE CLASS OF 2001 CATCHES UP. FROM L. TO R., HEATHER ANDERSON, JUAN SCARLETT, AND EMILY STAUFFER BOTTOM: SECOND-YEAR EVENING AND WEEKEND MBA STUDENTS SUKHI SINGH (L.) AND PARHAM KHOSHKBARI (R.) ENJOY THE FESTIVITIES AT THE HAN CELEBRATION IN SAN FRANCISCO

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FALL CONFERENCES

clOcKWISe fROm TOp lefT: ROHIT bHAgAT, glObAl cOO Of bARclAyS glObAl INVeSTORS, ADDReSSeS THe beRKeley fINANce cONfeReNce; TWITTeR cO-fOuNDeR bIz STONe TWeeTS AT >plAy; bofA exec bARbARA DeSOeR INSpIReS AT O-WeeK; fORmeR 49er AND VeNTuRe cApITAlIST, RONNIe lOTT SpeAKS AT THe HAAS DIVeRSITy IN buSINeSS cONfeReNce

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>Play Holds Disruptive Debate

A capacity crowd examined the ways newcomers and established players are turning the communications industry on its ear at November's >play Conference on digital media. Biz Stone, co-founder of the social networking service Twitter, and Shane Kim, corporate VP of strategy and business development for Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, delivered the keynote addresses. Key Organizers: Digital Media and Entertainment Club and Conference Co-chairs Gary Duong and Chris Quek, both MBA 09

Storm Chasers Address Turbulence at Finance Conference

Finance professionals weighed in on weathering the storm during the second annual Berkeley Finance Conference, held in November. The 375 attendees, including 150 professionals, heard from keynote speakers Rohit Bhagat, global COO of Barclays Global Investors; Mark Zanoli, managing director at JP Morgan; and Aneta Marcheva Key, an associate principal at McKinsey & Co. Key Organizers: Haas Finance Club Co-Chairs Jim Chng, Erik Ogren, and Vasiliy Zhulin, all MBA 09

Diversity Conference Scores by Moving Beyond Labels

Having found success both in cleats and in venture capital, former San Francisco 49ers Ronnie Lott and Harris Barton had much to say on the topic of level playing fields for all. The former football teammates headlined the fourth annual Haas Diversity in Business Conference in November, sharing wisdom from the gridiron and from their experiences as co-founders of investment management firm HRJ Capital. Key Organizers: Conference Co-chairs Daisuke Tanaka, MBA 09, and Kristy Wong, BS 09

Corporate Leaders Greet New Students at O-Week

The full-time MBA class of 2010 got oriented in August with inspiring O-Week words from Barbara Desoer, MBA 77, president of mortgage, home equity, and insurance services at Bank of America; World of Good CEO Priya Haji, MBA 03; Bob Haas, chairman emeritus of Levi Strauss & Co.; IDEO General Manager Tom Kelley, MBA 83; and N.W. (Bill) Jasper Jr., MBA 71, CEO, president, and director of Dolby Laboratories. Key Organizers: Brad Kittredge, Melanie Oei, and Jacob Rios, all MBA 09

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TAKe A meeTINg

Students Gain International Insight through Clausen Center Courses

Berkeley MBA students explored the inner workings of global business through two courses offered through the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy: International Business Development, which sends students around the globe on consulting projects; and the Seminar in International Business, which places students on the ground in burgeoning business spots such as India, South Africa, and China. Here's how "Take a Meeting" took on new meaning as students: Falkland Islands: met with the Wildlife Conservation Society's director of the Patagonian Region Ghana: met with children participating in a school feeding program Albania: met with the ministry of labor, education, and tourism El Salvador: met with an NGO that promotes organic farm practices Cambodia: met with the local Khmer Finland: met with executives at the Nokia Innovation Center (where CrocsTM are required footwear) South Africa: met 3,700 meters underground with Tau Tona mine executives Bangalore: met with the country head of Google's R & D Centre Beijing: met with China's vice minister of science and technology

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Election 2008: Students Commentate, Celebrate

Berkeley MBA students spent election night a variety of ways, gathered together in front of the TV and, in one case, in front of the camera as a commentator. First-year evening and weekend MBA student Hector Preciado reached more than a million viewers as a commentator for Telemundo, both on election night and inauguration day. Preciado, health policy director for Berkeley's Greenlining Institute, frequently serves as a political analyst for Spanishlanguage media. He spoke to Telemundo viewers from SF's

Obama for America party and appeared in-studio on inauguration night to discuss Obama's policies and to field viewer questions. Meanwhile, back at the BofA Forum...second-year fulltime MBA students Michael Martin and Brad Kittredge had organized an election night party and courtyard BBQ to watch the results come in with a community of 100+. "Each of us pictured what this would mean for the world that we will be graduating into and the positive change we can help create," says Kittredge.

"I've always said to myself that I would be an active participant in history. This was my most significant opportunity yet."

FIRST-YEAR EVENING AND WEEKEND MBA STUDENT HECTOR PRECIADO (R.) DISCUSSES PRESIDENT OBAMA'S POLICIES ON INAUGURATION NIGHT FOR TELEMUNDO

­ HECTOR PRECIADO, MBA 11

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SPRING CONFERENCES

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Healthcare Experts Explore the Impact of Integration

The Haas School Business of Healthcare Conference marked its third year as the only event of its kind on the West Coast by exploring "The Impact of Integration." Keynote speakers at the February event included Leonard D. Schaeffer, chairman of Surgical Care Affiliates and founding chairman of WellPoint; Paul H. Keckley, executive director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions; and Marc Owen, an executive vice president at McKesson. Key Organizers: Conference Co-chairs Jessica Johnston and Matt Holman, both MBA 09

Exploring Asia at Crossroads

The ninth annual Berkeley MBA Asia Business Conference in February examined two major Asia business challenges: how to become independent from the US economy and how to upgrade industrial sectors away from labor-intensive, environmentally damaging business models. Keynote speakers included David Steel, senior vice president, Samsung Electronics North America; Jimmy Hexter, director with McKinsey & Company; and Dr. John Burbank, founder and CIO of Passport Capital. Key Organizers: Co-chairs Sam Ou, Nok Tamphanuwat, and Lan Xiao, all MBA 09

A Showcase for Bold Green Energy Ideas

The third annual UC Berkeley Energy Symposium showcased the cutting-edge solutions for business, science, and government under development across campus and at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The February symposium, titled "Bold Ideas for a New Energy Landscape," attracted 650 people. Keynote speakers were Mary D. Nichols, chairwoman of the California Air Resources Board, and John Hofmeister, founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy and former president of Shell Oil. Key Organizers: Symposium Co-chairs Matt Carrington, MBA 10; Jerome Fox, PhD, Chemical Engineering, 2012; Suzie Shin, MS, Energy and Resources Group, 2009

Women in Leadership Conference Connects, Empowers, Transforms

More than 400 people gathered for the 13th annual Women in Leadership Conference, the longestrunning student-organized conference at Haas. With a theme of "Everyday Evolution: Connect. Empower. Transform," the March gathering zeroed in on the small, often invisible steps behind career and life transformations. Keynote speakers included high-tech leader and author Judith Estrin, CEO of JLabs; and Michaela Rodeno, MBA 80, CEO of St. Supéry Vineyards and Winery. Key Organizers: Elizabeth Berkey and Lana German, both MBA 09

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Warren Buffett Dissects Economic Crisis for Berkeley MBAs

MBA students journeyed to the land of steak and savvy investing on a trip to meet Warren Buffett in November. The Omaha adventure was sponsored by the Haas Finance Club and organized by third-year evening and weekend MBA student Alan Jen and first-year full-time MBA student Zach Chan. Along with students from five other business schools, 27 students in the Full-time, Evening & Weekend, and BerkeleyColumbia Executive MBA programs engaged in a two-hour Q&A session with the renowned investor and philanthropist at Berkshire Hathaway, where he is chairman and CEO. Buffett fielded questions on then-President-elect Barack Obama's tax policy, current economic conditions, and pre-acquisition valuation. To thank Buffett, the Haas Finance Club presented him with a silver Haas "Rescue Bucket" to symbolize his investments during the current financial crisis.

MEETING THE ORACLE OF OMAHA: THIRD-YEAR EVENING AND WEEKEND MBA STUDENT ALAN JEN (L.) AND FIRST-YEAR FULL-TIME MBA STUDENT zACH CHAN (R.)

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Toby Gardner Reports on his Berkeley MBA Experience for BusinessWeek

BusinessWeek tapped Toby Gardner, MBA 10, to pull the b-school curtain aside and write candidly about his full-time MBA experiences at Haas. He was one of nine first-year students selected to write a BusinessWeek MBA journal from an applicant pool of more than 200 students worldwide. "The articles allow me to capture two of the best years of my life," says Gardner. "My articles can be at times quite personal, which I think is important, as what goes on in the classroom is only a small part of the whole MBA experience," he adds. "I believe the readers appreciate the sincerity of my words. The benefit is that they walk away with a deeper understanding of MBA life and insight beyond the Haas brochures."

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Former Vodafone CEO and Alumnus Arun Sarin Speaks Clearly

As someone who has devoted much of his career to linking people together, former Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin, MBA 78, believes in the power of connections--which is why he returns to Haas frequently to share wisdom with students. Sarin last spoke in April 2009 as part of the Dean's Speakers Series. Sarin has built a legacy as a strategist, operations genius, and visionary at the forefront of the wireless industry. Before stepping down from Vodafone in 2008, Sarin brought the world's largest mobile phone company to emerging markets in India and Eastern Europe, took on 45% ownership of Verizon Wireless in the US, and broadened the company's scope to include broadband, Internet, and wireless data.

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NEW DIRECTIONS

"It is now more important than ever for us to lead in developing a generation of responsible leaders with the knowledge and skills to produce and implement new ideas with genuine impact." - Richard Lyons Bank of America Dean Haas School of Business

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Richard K. Lyons Returns to Helm Haas

If you felt the heartbeat of Haas quicken a bit this past year, it wasn't your imagination; it was the return of Richard K. Lyons as dean of the Haas School. Lyons, BS 82, took the reins with decisive energy, honing in on top priorities, sharing his vision, and inspiring action. Here are key areas in which he launched initiatives: worldwide with campaign launches in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Shanghai in December and in New York, Los Angeles, and London later in the academic year. Back at Haas, a newly formed Campaign and Strategy Working Group refined the school's capital campaign priorities, refreshed the school's strategic plan, and made sure that the two were aligned. This group of faculty members worked with input from alumni, students, and staff.

Faculty Hiring

Faculty HiringEnhancing an already world-class faculty was top priority. The school actively recruited for an unprecedented 11 new faculty members. In addition to increasing the permanent, tenure-track faculty, Lyons implemented aggressive salary setting and proactively worked to retain faculty members who had outside offers.

Facility Issues

The school completed a major architectural and space review of our current building complex, laying the groundwork for a master plan for renovations and improvements in 2009 and 2010. Other solutions under consideration to address space issues included creation of a downtown Berkeley space for the rapidly expanding Center for Executive Education and a possible classroom building extension toward the north of our current Cheit Hall.

Strategy and Capital Campaign Alignment

The school launched a 5-year, public campaign for $300 million at the Haas Gala in San Francisco in November. This followed a silent phase during which about $100 million had already been raised. To ensure continued momentum, Lyons committed half of his schedule to raising funds. Efforts went

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MBA Club Brings North Face CEO to Campus

Steve Rendle, CEO of The North Face, shared his secrets to success in leading the San Leandro-based outdoor clothing and equipment retailer when he came to campus in November for a CEO Spotlight Event sponsored by the MBA General Management and Strategy Club. Since launching CEO Spotlight events last year, the club

NORTH FACE CEO STEVE RENDLE

Club. "Steve was an ideal speaker because he has helped to grow The North Face into one of the most recognized brands in the US, but he is also a leader who strives for social and environmental sustainability." According to Shelton, the club established the series "to give students the opportunity to learn from those who have taken risks, made difficult decisions, balanced work and family, and become successful leaders along the way."

has begun to partner with Net Impact to bring leaders to campus "who care about the double and triple bottom lines," according to secondyear full-time MBA student Holly Shelton, co-founder and president of the General Management and Strategy

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The passionate people who see unmet needs and work to make the world a better place

2008-2009: Celebrating Innovators, Champions, Leaders and Change Agents

Photo: Roy Kaltschmidt, courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (L. TO R.) DWIGHT CRABTREE, MBA 10, AND ADAM LORIMER, MBA 10, WITH RESEARCHER BLAKE SIMMONS, VP OF DECONSTRUCTION FOR JBEI

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C2M Teams Students with Scientists to Fast-Track CleanTech

Biomass may be one step closer in the move from field to fuel tank, thanks to an innovative new collaboration between scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and members of the student-led Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC). The partnership, called "Cleantech to Market," or C2M, dispatched eight cross-disciplinary student teams, each including Berkeley MBA students, to evaluate the commercial viability of new LBNL technologies. Students worked to assess such projects as a novel solar-chemical storage device and the use of ionic liquids to pre-treat biomass for conversion to biofuel. C2M began with the efforts of BERC student leaders, including co-chair Naveen Sikka, MBA 09, who teamed up with LBNL's Technology Transfer Department to create the program. Associate Professor Catherine Wolfram, co-executive director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Innovation, was also instrumental. "LBNL and BERC are not only catalyzing the commercial pathway for technologies at the lab, but also providing opportunities for MBA students," says Sikka. "Haas students are working with researchers, scientists, and other graduate students in a way that channels their potential to become leaders of the world's sustainable energy future." "For scientists, new business considerations are really on the back burner," says Blake Simmons, vice president of Deconstruction for the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), which developed the ionic liquid technology and whose inventions are managed by LBNL's Technology Transfer Department. "Working with students interested in business planning right out of the gate offers a refreshing perspective."

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A cApITAl ADVISeR

Prof. Laura Tyson Appointed to President Obama's Economic Recovery Team

Professor Laura D'Andrea Tyson was tapped by the White House once again, this time for an appointment to President Barack Obama's 17-member Economic Recovery Advisory Board. The team, announced in February, was charged with overseeing the spending package before Congress this past winter. Tyson previously served President Clinton as chair of the National Economic Council and as chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisors. She also advised the Obama presidential campaign. "Obviously, the way Laura approaches economic problems is appreciated in academia as well as in Washington, and we are very proud of her success," says Haas School Dean Rich Lyons. Tyson, the S. K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management, taught International Business in the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program this year. She joined the Haas School faculty in 1990 and served as dean of the Haas School from 1998 until 2001.

"I'm not interested in groupthink, which is why the Board reflects a broad cross-section of experience, expertise, and ideology."

­ PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IN ANNOUNCING THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY ADVISORY BOARD.

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Education Leadership Case Competition Addresses D.C. Challenges

Children in the nation's capital stood to benefit from a focus on human capital at the third annual Education Leadership Case Competition, held at Haas in February. Ten teams from top business schools applied themselves to key challenges, such as teacher recruitment, faced by Washington, D.C. public schools. Long considered the nation's worst, the district has become ground zero for public education reform

under the leadership of D.C. Chancellor Michelle Rhee, who served as one of the competition judges. Organized by the Haas Education Club, co-chaired reform under the leadership by second-year full-time MBA of DC Chancellor Michelle students Erik Brown and Rhee, Bolar, the competition Samirwho served as one of the competition judges. not only provides solid recommendations for realOrganized by the Haas time issues in education, it Education Club, co-chaired

gives $3,000 in prize money by second-year full-time MBA for winners toBrown and students Erik spend at Donor'sChoose.org. Samir Bolar, the competition not only provides solid recommendations for realtime issues in education, it "It is inspiring to be in a gives $3,000 in prize money to room full of other MBAs and Donor's Choose. graduate students who share

your passion to improve education."

­ CO-ORGANIzER ERIK BROWN, MBA 09

EDUCATION LEADERSHIP CASE COMPETITION ORGANIzING TEAM (L. TO R.) FULL-TIME MBA STUDENTS CHRISTINE MUCKER, MBA 10; RYAN KINDL, MBA 09; BRIAN HITT, MBA/MPH 10; WELLESLEY FRASER, MBA 09; ERIK BROWN, MBA 09; SAMIR BOLAR, MBA 09; MICHELLE FLORENDO, MBA 10; JULIA SANDERS, MBA 10; AND JASON HIRSCHHORN, MBA 10

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Haas Professors Shed Light on Financial Turmoil

As soon as Lehman Brothers' collapse became news, on the very same morning AIG's federal bailout was announced, and amidst a market meltdown, Haas School faculty held an impromptu discussion of the causes and consequences of the financial crisis. It was the first of numerous Dean's Speaker Series events at which MBA students heard from faculty and other experts on the impact of the turmoil. Sharing insight were Professor Laura Tyson, Morgan Stanley board member and a top economic adviser to both Presidents Clinton and Obama; Michael Callen, former Citicorp board member and current chairman and CEO of giant bond insurer Ambac; and Haas Professor Emeritus Janet Yellen, now president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Many more Haas professors weighed in with expertise in everything from ethics and entrepreneurship to financial economics and real estate.

"We are in a financial hurricane."

­ PROFESSOR JIM WILCOx, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008

TOP: JANET YELLEN, PROFESSOR EMERITUS AND CEO, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF SAN FRANCISCO BOTTOM: JAMES WILCOx, J. J. AND M. B. LOWREY PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS

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Berkeley MBA Student Receives $15,000 Environmental Fellowship

Urvi Parekh, MBA 09, joined the ranks of a particularly elite clean-up crew when she was named a 2008 Switzer Fellow for her achievements in environmental leadership. Parekh applied her $15,000 award from the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation to her MBA studies, focusing on applying market fundamentals and principles to the clean energy sector. She plans to influence the adoption of clean energy technology by joining a solar company focused on putting projects in the ground. "At a time when climate change is one of society's most challenging issues, leaders need networks across broad disciplines--economics, infrastructure, technology, law, and policy--to develop the innovative solutions required to reach a sustainable future," says Parekh. "This fellowship is an amazing opportunity to become part of a network of committed and active energy and environmental professionals."

SWITzER FELLOW URVI PAREKH, FULL-TIME MBA 09

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Net Impact Students Launch Speaker Series

Dissatisfied with the current definition of capitalism, a team of Haas Net Impact students launched a new speaker series aimed at rethinking this year's model. Second-year full-time MBA students Charlene Chen and Megha Doshi procured the funding, while Mira Inbar and Mike Lee launched the first two events for the series, titled Capitalism Next. Dozens of people from across UC Berkeley have turned out for the events, which examine how to move capitalism toward genuine sustainability. The series was made possible by a $40,000 grant from the Sustainable Products and Solutions Program, a program created by the Haas School's Center for Responsible Business and the College of Chemistry. Events launched this fall with an October talk by Hunter Lovins, founder and president of Natural Capitalism, Inc., and a November panel discussion on the opportunities and constraints of sustainability in developing countries. "The idea was to create a multidisciplinary forum to engage in dialogue around pressing global issues," says Chen.

"We realized the great potential for common discussion and future collaboration if we could bring Haas students together with the larger universe of expertise found at Berkeley."

­ CHARLENE CHEN, MBA 09

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Students Spend Spring Break Assisting New Orleans Entrepreneurs

A Berkeley MBA brain trust advanced renewable energy in New Orleans by spending spring break at Idea Village. The students were participating in IDEACorps, an experiential learning program connecting professionals and students from leading MBA programs with New Orleans entrepreneurs working to rebirth "The Big Easy." The Haas team, comprised of full-time MBA students Deborah Agrin, MBA 10, Nicole Ballin, MBA 10, Aliza Gutman, MBA 10, Jessica Lopatka, MBA 09, and Roxanne Miller, MBA 09, and evening and weekend MBA students Carmen Chan, MBA 11, and Matthew Sung, MBA 11, worked with Sustainable Environmental Enterprises (SEE), which plans to provide affordable renewable energy to New Orleans residents.

"The passion and the willingness of SEE entrepreneurs to take a leap of faith have given me hope. Hope that I can do something to make an impact, hope that someone else is making the same effort, and hope that we can just do better."

HAAS IDEACorps TEAM FROM L. TO R.: ROxANNE MILLER, NICOLE BALLIN, ALIzA GUTMAN, CARMEN CHAN, MATTHEW SUNG, DEBORAH AGRIN, AND JESSICA LOPATKA

­ CARMEN CHAN, MBA 11

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TAlKINg TRASH

Student Group Helps Haas Events Go Green

Local landfills were almost two tons lighter in 2008, thanks to a green team of full-time MBA students who worked to make MBA events more Earth-friendly. Secondyear students Megha Doshi, Kris Harders, Sheperd Smith, and Karen Salvini began planning in fall 2007 for ways to reduce Consumption Function trash through composting. When other club event organizers took interest, Salvini broadened the initiative by compiling a Green Event Toolkit, which outlines a suite of options for lessening an event's impact on the environment. Salvini and her Haas Net Impact Co-VP of Sustainability, Jeff Shah, MBA 09, then worked to have an impact on this year's events, continuing Consumption Function composting and introducing composting to the Career Management Conference, and partnering with O-Week organizers, who provided re-useable water bottles and reduced the amount of paper distributed.

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"Be Series" Berkeley MBA Latin Business Challenge Berkeley-Columbia Ironman Competitors Buffett, Warren (MBA visit to meet) Business Plan Competitions, Haas-organized BusinessWeek MBA Journal Writer Capitalism Next Series Career Connections Champions Change Agents CleanTech to Market Dean's Initiatives Education Leadership Case Competition Election 2008 Facebook Case Competition Faculty Honors Fall Conferences Financial Turmoil (experts weigh in) Firenze | China East-West MBA All-Star Case Challenge Gifts (Cronk family and Kingsford Capital) Green Haas Events 10 11 16 34 6 35 46 8-9 15 39 40-41 36-37 43 31 7 24-25 28-29 44 18 23 48 Haas Alumni Network [email protected] Hanke, John (Executive Fellow) Idea Village Immelt, Jeff (GE Chair and CEO) Impact Mozilla Case Competition Innovators International Business Development Leaders MIT Sloan International MBA Sales Competition Reaching Out MBA Case Study Competition Rendle, Steve (Northface CEO) Riemer, David (Executive in Residence) Sarin, Arun (MBA 78, former Vodafone CEO) Semester Break Treks Seminar in International Business Spring Conferences Switzer Fellowship Tyson, Laura (presidential appointment) Venture Capital Investment Competition 20 19 38 14 35 12-13 30 32-33 45 42 17 26-27 4-5 14 47 22 17 3 30 21

Photo Credits: Jim Block, Bruce Cook, Patrick Dempsey, Ivan Ferko, Damon Krytzer, Karen Salvini, Linda Ullrich/Ervin Photography, Pedro Vasconcellos

INNOVATORS: Adam Berman · Rajneel Ganjoo · Dr. Jean-Claude Junqua · Angus Hildreth · Richard Mordini · Eric Kuhn · Julia Sanders · Arnab Basu Ran Chen · Nipun Mathur · Feng Xu · Denise Leung · Rachel Wolan · Fritz Van de Kamp · Alexandra Levich · Samir Bolar · Anushka Shevde · Hubert Palan Victor Ortiz · Alex Golding · Sergio Gonzales · Jason Topel · Peejay Ronquillo · Satadip Dutta · Chris Petersen · Michael Martin · Chad McNeal · Thaili Chi Toby Gardner · John Hanke · David Riemer CHAMPIONS: Damon Krytzer · Patrick Dempsey · Bhavik Joshi · Caroline Lee · Satadip Dutta · Colleen Varley Naveed Makhani · Thaili Chi · Janne Huang · Karan Dua · Khuram Hussain · Nick Jablonski · Bernie Lin · Harvey Villarica · Sean Dalziel · Josh Ewing · Rei Kasai · Victoria Liang · Jacob Rios · Mohsin Afzal · Naveed Alam · Deval Delivala · Feng Xu · Pejman Pour-Moezzi · Jacqueline Yuen · Ornwassa Siamseranee Harvey Villarica LEADERS: Jeff Immelt · William F. "Rick" Cronk · Janet M. Cronk · David Vogel · Barry Staw · Henry Chesbrough · Waverly Ding · William "Bill" Sonnenschein · Hayne Leland · Biz Stone · Shane Kim · Chris Quek · Gary Duong · Ronnie Lott · Harris Barton · Daisuke Tanaka · Kristy Wong · Rohit Bhagat · Mark Zanoli · Aneta Marcheva Key · Jim Chng · Erik Ogren · Vasiliy Zhulin · Barbara Desoer · Priya Haji · Bob Haas · Tom Kelley · N.W. (Bill) Jasper Jr. · Brad Kittredge · Melanie Oei · Jacob Rios · Leonard D. Schaeffer · Paul H. Keckley · Marc Owen · Jessica Johnston · Matt Holman · Mary D. Nichols John Hofmeister · Matt Carrington · Jerome Fox · Suzie Shin · David Steel · Jimmy Hexter · Dr. John Burbank · Sam Ou · Nok Tamphanuwat · Lan Xiao Judith Estrin · Michaela Rodeno · Elizabeth Berkey · Lana German · Warren Buffett · Zach Chan · Alan Jen · Steve Rendle · Holly Shelton · Gary Coover Kavitha Pendyala · Hector Preciado · Michael Martin · Richard Lyons · Toby Gardner · Arun Sarin CHANGE AGENTS: Dwight Crabtree · Adam Lorimer Naveen Sikka · Catherine Wolfram · Blake Simmons · Laura Tyson · Christine Mucker · Ryan Kindl · Brian Hitt · Wellesley Fraser · Erik Brown · Samir Bolar · Michelle Florendo · Julia Sanders · Jason Hirschhorn · Michael Callen · Janet Yellen · Jim Wilcox · Urvi Parekh · Charlene Chen · Megha Doshi Mira Inbar · Michael Martin · David Levine · Kris Harders · Shepherd Smith · Karen Salvini · Jeff Shah · Aliza Gutman · Deborah Agrin · Matthew Sung · Nicole Ballin · Roxanne Miller · Jessica Lopatka

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HAAS ATAGLANCE 2008-2009

Founded in 1898, the Haas School is the oldest US business school at a public university. The School is named after former Levi Strauss & Co. President and Chairman Walter A. Haas Sr., a 1910 graduate of and lifelong supporter of the Berkeley business school.

STUDYING

2,210 students in six degree programs during the 2008-09 academic year: Full-time MBA Program Evening & Weekend MBA Program Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program Masters in Financial Engineering Program PhD Program Undergraduate Program 500 students 760 students 137 students 65 students 80 students 668 students

Plus, over 3,500 executive education participants each year from around the globe, in almost 60 different programs

TEACHING

Full-time, tenured, or tenure-track faculty Women International Professional faculty: adjunct professors, lecturers, etc. Berkeley's strength in furthering research in economics has garnered four Nobel Prizes, including one at the Haas School. UC Berkeley has seven current Nobel Laureates on faculty. UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award recipients Academy of Arts and Sciences members Rankings of faculty research consistently place the Haas School among the top ten business schools worldwide.

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More than 36,000 alumni worldwide

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