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Harvard Club of San Francisco

Coridally invites you to our Annual Membership Dinner
Featuring
"Distinguished Citizen of the Year" and Keynote Speaker

Dr. HARRY LEWIS

Harvard A.B. 1968 summa cum laude, A.M. 1973, PhD 1974, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science in the John A. Paulson School of Engineeringand Applied Science
 

“Reinventing the Classroom: Perspectives on Technology and the purpose of Education”
 

Thursday, June 1, 2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, Calif. 94111


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The movement of information online challenges the old role of the lecture hall as the place where the learning of the professor is passed on to students. Students are already voting with their feet, not showing up to class if they can get the same information via the Internet. This challenge is forcing the faculty to rethink how they use classroom time and why they are teaching what they teach. Together with the emergence of mass online education, these developments are causing universities to reflect on the real purposes of undergraduate education, which were never about mere information transfer in the first place.

Dr. Harry Lewis has been on the faculty at Harvard for 46 years, a span which includes eight years as Dean of the College and a long-time member of the College’s Admissions Committee. He joined the faculty in 1974 after receiving his PhD in applied mathematics, becoming a professor of computer science in 1981. He is the author of six books and numerous articles on various aspects of computer science, education, and technology.

Honored for his distinguished contributions to undergraduate teaching, he counts Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and numerous future faculty members at Harvard and other schools among his many students. The website “Six Degrees to Harry Lewis” created by Zuckerberg while at Harvard was a precursor to Facebook.  

Most recently, Lewis has been a vocal critic of Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana’s policy penalizing involvement in single-gender final clubs and Greek organizations. In March, Professor Lewis announced that he will be retiring after over 55 years of affiliation with Harvard. A new endowed professorship of Engineering and Applied Science will be named for Lewis and his wife upon their retirements. 

We invite you to join us for the largest annual gathering of Harvard Club members at the 2017 Harvard Club of San Francisco’s Annual Membership Dinner. 

Vote in the new Officers — recommended by our Nominating Committee — who will guide the Club in the coming year. Recognize the service of the Club’s outgoing Officers, the Board of Directors, and Past Presidents — women and men who selflessly volunteered their services to make our Club the finest in the country, and truly earned our collective thanks.

Honor our “Distinguished Citizen of the Year,” Dr. Harry Lewis as he delivers his keynote address, “Reinventing the Classroom: Perspectives on Technology and the purpose of Education”

We urge all our members to join us in warmly welcoming Dr. Lewis to the Harvard Club of San Francisco at what promises to be a spectacular evening!
 

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When:

Thursday, 06/1/17 at 6:00pm - 12:57pm | iCal

Where:

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

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HARVARD CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO
Annual Membership Dinner
Featuring
“Distinguished Citizen of the Year”
and Keynote Speaker


Dr. HARRY LEWIS

“Reinventing the Classroom:
Perspectives on Technology and
the purpose of Education”


Thursday, June 1, 2017
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco Calif. 94111


6:00 PM
Reception and no host bar
7:00 PM
Convocation, dinner & annual business
8:00 PM
Presentation by Dr. Harry Lewis
8:55 PM
Closing remarks
 

Pricing


Event fees include a three-course sit-down
dinner and wine at the table


Sponsor Table $1,000

Includes premier seating for up to 10 guests per table, invitation to the private champagne reception with Dr. Lewis for you and your guests, acknowledgment in the program and from the podium.

For sponsorship tables, please call Emilia de Geer, Executive Director at 415-621-3900.

HCSF Members $70
Members may bring one guest at the member price.
Early-Bird special until May 14, save $10 per ticket!

Nonmembers $90 
Nonmembers are invited to join for an additional $30 (special half-year rate) to qualify for the member admission charge plus enjoyment of all membership benefits through December 31, 2017.

Early-Bird special until May 14, save $10 per ticket!

New/Recent Grads $60
Defined as college grads in classes of 2014-17 and current HCSF members. Nonmember New/Recent Grads are invited to join for an additional $15 (special half-year rate) to qualify for the member admission plus enjoyment of all membership benefits through December 31, 2017. Because this is already our lowest rate, we are unable to extend early-bird pricing.

 

DEALINE FOR REGISTERING:
9AM FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017

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No refunds after May 26, 2017

We're sorry that we will not be able to accommodate walk-ins at this event.