You are invited to attend the Harvard Club of Southern California's annual membership meeting and awards dinner. We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of three incredible members of our local community. This year's theme is "Masquerade."
The intrigue, the suspense . . . Who is behind that gold masque? Could it be a classmate from your days at Harvard, a current colleague? You’ll never know until you come to the annual Harvard Club award dinner. This year the dinner will be like no other. Come in your favorite disguise as the theme is “Masquerade.” That’s right, wear your favorite masque to the gala, and have fun figuring out who that mystery person is.
(dressing in disguise is optional)
The event, which takes place Sunday May 31st, will celebrate the accomplishments of three highly regarded members of our local community: Lucy Jones, PhD, Erwin Chemerinsky and Dr. Albert Chang, AB’63. Musical entertainment will be provided in addition to good food and great company!
The 2015 John Harvard Award for Distinguished Service to the Community will be presented to Lucy Jones, Ph.D. Dr. Jones has been a seismologist with the US Geological Survey and a Visiting Research Associate at the Seismological Laboratory of Caltech since 1983. She currently serves as Science Advisor for Risk Reduction in the Natural Hazards Mission of the US Geological Survey, leading long-term science planning for natural hazards research. She also leads the SAFRR Project (Science Application for Risk Reduction) to apply USGS science to reduce risk in communities across the Nation. In 2014, she partnered with the City of Los Angeles, serving as the Mayor's Science Advisor for Seismic Safety and has led the development of a critically important, comprehensive plan for securing the water system, safeguarding communication infrastructure and retrofitting buildings in the city to make them earthquake safe.
The 2015 Educator of the Year Award will be presented to Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, HLS ‘78. Dean Chemerinsky is the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at the UC Irvine School of Law. He also taught for 21 years at the USC School of Law. His areas of expertise are constitutional law, federal practice, civil rights and civil liberties, and appellate litigation. He is the author of eight books, including “The Case Against the Supreme Court” published in 2014, and more than 200 articles in top law reviews. He frequently argues cases before the nation’s highest courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
The Fred Smith Award for Outstanding Service to the Harvard Club of Southern California will be presented to Dr. Albert Chang, AB ’63, immediate past President of the club and past VP for Programs.