The world is in the midst of a global health transition, with the population growing older and primary health threats coming from chronic, not infectious, diseases, according to speakers at an Advanced Leadership Initiative think tank.
In 1978, while a student at Harvard Business School, Dan Bricklin conceived of VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet program for personal computers. The result helped to spark a digital revolution in business and made desktop computers a must-have item in many offices.
Harvard University announced today that well-known Boston business executive and philanthropist Joseph J. O’Donnell ’67, M.B.A. ’71, a longtime Harvard benefactor, and his wife, Katherine A. O’Donnell, have donated $30 million to the University.
More than 300 Harvard alumni, students, and guests gathered at the South by Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas, Sunday for “Digital Harvard in Austin,” a first-of-its-kind event sponsored by Alumni Affairs & Development.
Four years ago, Harvard’s Office of Technology Development launched its Accelerator Fund, a $10 million revolving account to be used as a bridge across the “valley” between creation and development. The fund is proving to be just such a bridge.
Museum educators are using their collections to help members of the Harvard community explore salient issues like creativity and leadership in new ways.
Hundreds of undergraduates filed into the Harvard Innovation Lab Feb. 10 for the second annual Start-Up Career Fair. An initiative of Harvard’s Office of Career Services, the fair was an opportunity for undergraduates to meet with representatives from some of the country’s most innovative and fast-growing firms, and to learn about jobs and internships.
At Harvard as part of an ongoing lecture and performance series, musician and composer Wynton Marsalis met with the Harvard community for two far-reaching discussions in which music and the arts played seminal roles.
The Harvard Initiative for Learning & Teaching sponsored a daylong conference that united experts and scholars from the University and beyond to debate, discuss, and share ideas on innovative pedagogy.
Harvard Business School just sent all 900 first-year M.B.A. students into the field to solve real-world problems in emerging markets from Buenos Aires to Mumbai, in the most ambitious element of an experimental new course. HBS, pioneer of the celebrated case-study method, is working to craft a business education model for the 21st century.
Over the past several years, Harvard University has been ramping up its involvement in India and South Asia, a trend catalyzed by Harvard’s South Asia Initiative, which was founded in 2003 to foster the University’s engagement in the region. Harvard’s understanding of the region’s importance is highlighted by President Drew Faust’s January visit to India.
Harvard is increasing its engagement in India and surrounding South Asian nations in an effort to better understand a part of the world that is growing in global importance. Harvard President Drew Faust visits India this month.
Harvard President Drew Faust names Krishna G. Palepu, Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration and senior associate dean for international development at Harvard Business School, to the new post of senior adviser to the president for global strategy.
Eighty years ago, the idea that workers were purely rational beings motivated solely by money dominated American business. But a famous study known as the Hawthorne Experiments, led by two men at Harvard Business School, helped to found the human relations movement.
At the first Harvard Thinks Green, six Harvard professors gathered at Sanders Theatre to seek big solutions for complex and potentially intractable problems such as climate change.
Harvard Business School Professor Emeritus Abraham Zaleznik, a renowned authority on leadership and social psychology, died in Boston on Nov. 28 at the age of 87.
Fund supports Harvard programs in everything from student activities to faculty research in rising Asian giant.
After talking with colleagues and adopting helpful techniques, a student is learning to leap into classroom discussions.
Parts of the U.S. economy have been recovering for more than a year, but American jobs haven’t yet returned along with renewed profits. Harvard experts offer insights into what large-scale unemployment means for the nation, and what policymakers and others can do to fix a balky system.
Harvard Business School (HBS) Professor Emeritus Charles M. Williams, a renowned authority on commercial banking and a master of the art of case method teaching who influenced the lives and careers of thousands of M.B.A. students and executives around the world, died of congestive heart failure on Nov. 17. He was 94.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, speaking at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, says the political system would run more smoothly if campaign donors could contribute what they wish.
The Harvard Innovation Lab officially opened to the public Nov. 18. The ribbon cutters included President Drew Faust and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.
A series of open houses will give staff in Harvard’s Central Administration, Business School, Law School, School of Public Health, Kennedy School of Government, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Graduate School of Design the chance to thank their colleagues with personal notes and share messages of appreciation.
Siddhartha Yog, M.B.A. ’04, founder and managing partner of The Xander Group Inc., has given Harvard $11,000,001 to establish two professorships, fellowships and financial aid, and an intellectual entrepreneurship fund.
In Cabot House, a new café quickly becomes a familiar gathering place.
Gordon Jones, director of the new Harvard Innovation Lab, has ideas on how to foster an entrepreneurial mentality at the country’s oldest university.
Paul R. Lawrence, a renowned sociologist and a pivotal figure in the intellectual history of Harvard Business School (HBS), died Nov. 1 in Bedford, Mass. He was 89. A memorial service will be held on Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. in the Story Chapel at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.
Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan students put IBM’s groundbreaking, “Jeopardy!”-winning computer to the test in a live match-up on Oct. 31. But outsmarting Watson, it turns out, is a not-so-elementary task.
Richard S. Rosenbloom, the David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard Business School, died on Oct. 24 at the age of 78.
Harvard’s Office of Career Services adds to its shelves of guides a pamphlet on military service.
A sprawling urban pocket of poverty offers a timeless lesson: talent is universal, but opportunity is not.
Harvard University announced today that Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser have given the University $40 million to support excellence and innovation in learning and teaching at Harvard.
Renowned chef Ferran Adrià visited Harvard Business School Oct. 13 to announce a challenge to business students: a competition to design the new venture that will expand his creative and culinary empire.
Nitin Nohria Dean, Harvard Business School Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration
The Silk Road Ensemble, a group of musicians from around the world led by famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, was at Harvard for a weeklong residency, helping students to compose, playing with undergraduates, exploring the link between business and the arts, and discussing arts and education.
Rebecca M. Henderson of the Harvard Business School and Douglas Melton of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Harvard Medical School were named University Professors in recognition of their dedication to teaching and scholarship that crosses academic boundaries.
With a green tour and “brain break,” Harvard freshmen learn early about the importance of living sustainably.
Harvard Business School (HBS) has received approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for its plans for Tata Hall, a new Executive Education ...
On the 10th anniversary of the attacks, Harvard students, faculty, and staff joined in remembering that tragic day. At the start of the day was an early-morning memorial run; at the end of the day were candlelight vigils that lit up the dark. In between came music, dance, and centering discussion.
Mary Lee Kennedy, executive director of knowledge and library services at Harvard Business School, has been named senior associate provost for the Harvard Library.
The leaders of Harvard’s Allston Work Team discuss their recommendations on how the University might proceed in planning for its properties in the neighborhood.
The Harvard University Allston Work Team presented its recommendations to Harvard President Drew Faust June 16. The report reaffirms the University’s commitment to Allston and points to development options in the next decade, including science facilities, housing, and a private-sector enterprise research campus.
After weeks of rain and cold, Harvard ended the 2010-11 year on a postcard-perfect day of azure skies and warming breezes. Most of the focus was on the speeches and rituals of Tercentenary Theatre, of course. But all across Harvard Yard, where graduating students, faculty, families, and friends gathered, there were thousands of magical moments as well.
Today the University awarded a total of 7,147 degrees and 70 certificates. Harvard College granted a total of 1,556 degrees.
Since its inception in 2003, the South Asia Initiative continues the long tradition of collaboration between Harvard and South Asia’s nations.
Four members of the Harvard Business School M.B.A. Class of 2011 have been named winners of the School’s prestigious Dean’s Award.
With its 360th Commencement, another chapter in Harvard's history draws to a close, as marked by highlights from this year. Reinstallation of ROTC, ongoing innovation in science and humanities, and Wynton Marsalis at Harvard top off some of the year's historical benchmarks.
For 23 years, they have rung out across Cambridge in Harvard's honor, marking the conclusion of Morning Exercises.
The University gets ready to celebrate its classic values, as well as its recent innovative momentum in the sciences, public service, diversity, internationalism, and the arts. Oct. 14 will be the launch of the official 375th anniversary.
In its first expansion in more than three centuries, the Harvard Corporation will add three new members this July. They are Lawrence S. Bacow, Susan L. Graham, and Joseph J. O’Donnell. The appointments were announced May 25.