April 2011


  • 29 Apr 2011

    Harvard University Announces Appointment of Gordon Jones as Director of Harvard innovation lab

    BOSTON—Gordon S. Jones has been named the inaugural Director of the Harvard innovation lab, a new and innovative initiative set to launch in late 2011 that will foster team-based and entrepreneurial activities, and provide a forum, both physically and virtually, for interactions among students, faculty, alumni, and the surrounding community. Located at 125 Western Avenue in Allston, which formerly housed the WGBH-TV offices and studios, the innovation lab will complement Mayor Thomas M. Menino's Innovation agenda and help revitalize Western Avenue. Read more.

    • 29 Apr 2011

      Harvard Business School Names 2011 Social Entrepreneurship Fellow

      BOSTON—Harvard Business School has awarded the 2011 to Rakhi Mehra (MBA 2009). Mehra was selected for her work in co-founding micro Home Solutions (mHS), a social initiative for developing sustainable housing solutions for the urban poor. Her achievement was recognized at this year's HBS Business Plan Contest, where teams of student entrepreneurs compete to win cash and in-kind services. Read more.

    • 28 Apr 2011

      Harvard Business School Holds 15th Annual Business Plan Contest

      BOSTON—A device that will revolutionize spinal fusion operations, an online Web site for selling products to babies in Brazil, and new software that turns a mobile phone into an accurate but inexpensive tool for diagnosing heart and lung disease were the big winners in the final round of the Harvard Business School Business Plan Contest. The event, held before a large and appreciative audience in Burden Auditorium on Tuesday afternoon (April 26), marked the 15th anniversary of the for-profit business venture track and the 11th year of the social venture track, which focuses on creating social value via nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid-model plans. The capstone of the School's extensive Entrepreneurial Studies curriculum, the contest awards prizes totaling more than $150,000 in cash and in-kind services to the winners and runners-up in both tracks. Read more.

    • 27 Apr 2011

      HBS Professor Emeritus James I. Cash, Jr., and Senior Lecturer Robert. F. Higgins Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

      BOSTON—Two Harvard Business School faculty members have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAAS), one of the country's most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research. James I. Cash, Jr., the James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, and Robert F. Higgins, Senior Lecturer and cofounder and general partner of the venture capital firm of Highland Capital Partners, join a group of 212 new members chosen from academia, business, public affairs, the arts, and the humanities. Read more.

    • 25 Apr 2011

      Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus Renato Tagiuri Dead at 91

      BOSTON—Renato Tagiuri, Professor of Social Sciences in Business Administration, Emeritus, at Harvard Business School (HBS) and a renowned expert on interpersonal relations and the human aspects of management as well as a pioneer in the field of family businesses, died on April 15 at Brookhaven in Lexington, MA. He was 91. Read more.

    • 22 Apr 2011

      Kathy Giusti (MBA '85) To Address HBS Students on Class Day 2011

      BOSTON—Harvard Business School alumna Kathy Giusti , founder and CEO of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) and the Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC), will give Harvard Business School's (HBS) Class Day keynote address to graduating students on Wednesday, May 25, as part of a student-led ceremony traditionally held the day before Harvard University's Commencement exercises and the HBS diploma ceremony. Read more.

    • 20 Apr 2011

      HBS Faculty Comment on Environmental Issues for Earth Day

      BOSTON—Earth Day focuses the world's attention on the both the dangers and opportunities facing the planet. But sustainability and the intersection between business and the environment are issues that need to be addressed all the time, as cities grow, resources diminish, and ecosystems are threatened by both nature and humankind. We asked a group of Harvard Business School faculty members to offer their views on the many facets of "going green." Read more.

    • 18 Apr 2011

      Harvard Business School Announces New Leadership Fellows

      BOSTON—After receiving their degrees this spring, eight members of the Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2011 will begin working in nonprofit and public-sector organizations through the School's Leadership Fellows Program. Now in its tenth year, the program provides Fellows with a one-year position in a nonprofit or public-sector organization where they can make a significant impact. Since 2001, the program has placed 97 Fellows with 44 organizations. Participating organizations pay Fellows $45,000, and Harvard Business School (HBS) supplements that with a one-year grant of an equal amount. Throughout the year, Fellows also benefit from access to HBS resources and return to campus for organized networking and professional development events with other Fellows. Read more.

    • 08 Apr 2011

      Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative Adds Six Experts to Advisory Board

      BOSTON—The Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative, which engages with the nonprofit, for-profit, and public sectors to apply innovative business practices and managerial disciplines to drive sustained social change, announced today that it has named six new members to its advisory board: Matt Bannick (MBA 1993), managing partner, Omidyar Network; Jean Case, chief executive officer, Case Foundation; Helene Gayle, MD, president and chief executive officer, CARE USA; Mario Morino, chairman, Venture Philanthropy Partners; Jeff Raikes, chief executive officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and Nancy Roob, president and chief executive officer, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. Read more.