10 Mar 2008

New Harvard Business School Website Showcases Centennial Celebration


BOSTON — As Harvard Business School's Centennial celebration continues, a variety of activities marking the historic occasion are under way, from colloquia led by HBS faculty to alumni gatherings around the globe. The School's new Centennial website, launched as part of the yearlong celebration, is rich with lore about the Harvard Business School's first 100 years and serves as a user-friendly gateway to the latest information on Centennial activities. The site offers also enables visitors to examine issues that will shape management and management education in the 21st century.

A special feature called The Conversation offers an opportunity for an online dialogue with HBS faculty on a number of important issues.

Institutional Memory tells the story of Harvard Business School's past 100 years through personal narratives and recollections of generations of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The site features video and audio clips and a gallery of historical photos as well as an interactive events timeline and a dynamic multimedia presentation. This feature explores key questions long considered by HBS leaders as they shaped the institution: What makes management a profession? How are people and institutions transformed? What makes institutions strong? What knowledge stimulates growth? Visitors can add their own stories and photographs to the site and personally contribute to the history of the School.

Global Outreach examines how HBS alumni clubs worldwide are marking the Centennial with events, projects, and leadership initiatives that will have a lasting impact on their communities.

The Colloquia section provides a roundup of the colloquia HBS faculty will present throughout the Centennial year with other academics and business leaders. These sessions are pushing the frontiers of knowledge on topics such as the sustainability of capitalism, management in a global era, leadership, social enterprise, venture capital and private equity, healthcare, and entrepreneurship.

About Harvard Business School

Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 250 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and PhD degrees, as well as more than 175 Executive Education programs, and Harvard Business School Online, the School’s digital learning platform. For more than a century, faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching, to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. The School and its curriculum attract the boldest thinkers and the most collaborative learners who will go on to shape the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.