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May symposium to honor HMS’s Melvin J. Glimcher

A daylong symposium in honor of Melvin J. Glimcher, the Harriet M. Peabody Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School (HMS), will be held May 4 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the School’s Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur. Titled “A Celebration of Science in Honor of Melvin J. Glimcher,” the conference will feature talks by several Harvard faculty members, including Glimcher’s daughter and collaborator, Laurie Glimcher, the Irene Heinz Given Professor of Immunology at the Harvard School of Public Health and a professor of medicine at HMS. Concentrating on skeletal tissue biology and physiology, the symposium will welcome professors and medical professionals from France, California, Georgia, and elsewhere.

Porter article selected McKinsey Award winner

Harvard Business Review has named Michael E. Porter, the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School, its first-place winner of the 2006 McKinsey Award for his article “Strategy and Society: The Link Between Competitive Advantage and Corporate Social Responsibility” (co-authored with Mark R. Kramer). The award recognizes the most significant article published each year in the magazine.

Published this past December, the article proposes a new way to view the relationship between business and society, allowing companies to make valuable contributions to social welfare without sacrificing corporate success.