September 2011

  • 27 Sep 2011

    Harvard Business School’s Rebecca Henderson Named University Professor

    BOSTON—Rebecca M. Henderson, an expert on organizational responses to large-scale technical shifts, most recently in regard to energy and the environment, and currently the Senator John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management at Harvard Business School, has been named the John and Natty McArthur University Professor by Harvard President Drew Faust, the University announced today. A University Professorship is the highest honor that can be bestowed on any Harvard faculty member. The McArthur chair honors former HBS dean John H. McArthur and his wife. A long-time member of the HBS faculty, McArthur served as the School's dean from 1980 to 1995. Read more.

    • 27 Sep 2011

      Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble Entertain and Inform at Harvard Business School

      BOSTON—Famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, a collection of premier musicians from around the world who play a potpourri of instruments — from the violin and cello to the gaita (Spanish bagpipe) and the sheng (a Chinese reed instrument)--made its way to Harvard Business School's Spangler Center Lounge yesterday to offer a lunchtime concert to a large group of students, faculty, and staff. The Ensemble, part of Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to multicultural and interdisciplinary exchange, is spending at week in residency at Harvard University to compose new music and mentor student musicians. Read more.

    • 01 Sep 2011

      Five Graduates Receive the 2011 Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award

      BOSTON—In a series of special events yesterday, including a panel discussion attended by the 918 members of the MBA Class of 2013 on their first day of school, Harvard Business School (HBS) bestowed its highest honor, the Alumni Achievement Award, on five distinguished graduates: Peter Harf, chairman and CEO, Joh. A. Benckiser SE; Seth Klarman, president, The Baupost Group; Robert Kraft, founder, chairman and CEO, The Kraft Group; Karen Gordon Mills, administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration; and Hüsnü Özyeğin, founder and chairman, FiBA Group. Read more.