October 2012

    • 23 Oct 2012

      Seventeen Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Join Harvard Business School

      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.

    • 12 Oct 2012

      Remarks by The Honorable Elaine L. Chao

      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.