24 Oct 2012
BOSTON—Harvard Business School's (HBS) Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship has announced eight winners in the first round of the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Award for the 2012-2013 academic year, giving $5,000 to each team of student entrepreneurs. Read more.
23 Oct 2012
BOSTON—Seventeen entrepreneurs are working with the Harvard Business School (HBS) community this year as Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EiR). Sponsored by the School's Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, the Entrepreneur-in-Residence program, now in its seventh year, invites veteran entrepreneurs to HBS to advise MBA students interested in starting companies and work with faculty on research and course development. Read more.
15 Oct 2012
Harvard Business School Professor Alvin E. Roth Is Co-Winner of Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
BOSTON—The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced this morning that Alvin E. Roth, the George Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration at Harvard Business School (where he is a member of the School's Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit) and Harvard University's Department of Economics, has been named co-winner of the 2012 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. He shares the Prize with Professor Emeritus Lloyd S. Shapley of the University of California, Los Angeles. Read more.
12 Oct 2012
Remarks by The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, representing Dr. James S. C. Chao and family, on the occasion of Harvard Business School's announcement of the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center and Ruth Mulan Chu and James Si-Cheng Chao Family Fellowship Fund. Read more.
12 Oct 2012
Harvard University and Harvard Business School Receive $40 Million Donation from a Dr. James S. C. Chao and Family Foundation
BOSTON— Harvard University and Harvard Business School have received a $40 million gift from a Dr. James Si-Cheng Chao and Family Foundation. The gift was given in tribute to the life and legacy of the late Ruth Mulan Chu Chao, beloved matriarch of this most prominent and accomplished Chinese-American family. It will support both students in the Master in Business Administration (MBA) program and participants in the School’s Executive Education programs. The Chao family — the only one in the School's history to have had four daughters attend — poignantly made their gift during the 50th anniversary celebration of women in Harvard’s full–time MBA program and the 375th anniversary of Harvard University. Read more.
04 Oct 2012
Baker Library’s Historical Collections Receive Papers of Computer Pioneer and Philanthropist An Wang
BOSTON—In the 1970s, in the early days of computers, before there were microchips, the principal technology at the heart of a computer's memory was "magnetic core memory," whose main component was the "pulse transfer controlling device." That essential component was the invention of a China-born computer whiz living in Cambridge named An Wang , who had founded Wang Laboratories, Inc., in 1951 to develop specialty electronic devices. An acclaimed pioneer in the field of computer technology who held more than 35 patents, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1988. Read more.
01 Oct 2012
Harvard Business School to Convene More Than 400 Leaders in Chicago to Discuss Paths Forward for Improving U.S. Competitiveness
CHICAGO—On Monday, October 1st, Harvard Business School (HBS) will convene Paths Forward, an event that is part of the school's U.S. Competitiveness Project. The Paths Forward event series brings together leaders in economic centers throughout the country to discuss actionable steps to improve the ability of firms operating in the U.S. to compete globally while supporting high and rising living standards for Americans. Read more.