Welcome to the Harvard Club
of Southern Arizona!

If you live (or winter) in Southern Arizona please consider joining the HCSAZ,
which is part of the Worldwide Harvard Club structure.

Our members include a broad range of alumni and alumnae from Harvard/Radcliffe College
and graduate schools as well as those who studied at any Harvard program.



Our Book Club meets on
the first Monday of
each month.

For details contact:
George Timson 



We will be discussing "Thinking, Fast and Slow"
by Daniel Kahneman on February 5, 2018

The Nobel-winning behavioral economist takes readers on a tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think — one fast and emotional, the other slow and logical — offering practical insights into how we make choices in both our business and our personal lives.

Why it's great for young people:
"Personal finance is really nothing but a series of decisions," says Meg Marco, executive editor of Consumerist. "'Thinking, Fast and Slow' will help readers understand what drives them to make the choices they make," she says, and allows them "access to insights about how the brain works, which can have a profound effect on the decision-making process."

For details contact:

George Timson  




January 18, 2018

Arizona Inn



Rafting through
Two Billion Years
of Earth History


Harvard Club of Southern Arizona

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12 Noon
Lunch followed by talk

Arizona Inn
2200 E. Elm St., Tucson, AZ 85719

Reservations Required ($30.00) Contact:
Sheila Tobias: sheilax@sheilatobias.com

Grand Canyon Geology:
Rafting through Two Billion Years of Earth History

We are fortunate to live near one of the greatest
geologic spectacles in the world, Grand Canyon. 

Our guest speaker, Alison Jones, a local geologist, will take us on a virtual journey through the Canyon to show us some of the geologic, anthropologic, and historical points of interest. Learn how the canyon formed and see the rocks in a whole new way. This talk is for the layperson, but those with a geologic background will enjoy it too.



Tree Ring
Research Lab’s

Paul Sheppard

February 15, 2018


Required ($30.00)





Join the Harvard Club of
Southern Arizona Luncheon

on February 15, 2018
at the Arizona Inn – 12 NOON

2200 E. Elm St., Tucson, AZ 85719

Reservations Required ($30.00)


Our Guest Speaker is Tree Ring Research Lab’s
Paul Sheppard

Have you ever counted the rings on a stump to find out how old a tree was? If you have, you’ve already unlocked the secret to how trees tell us about climate conditions. As a tree grows, it adds a new ring around its waistline each year. Trees not only tell us how old they are with these rings, but they also tell us how they’ve passed each year: in good growing conditions or in bad.

Paul Sheppard, professor in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, received the 2016 Outstanding Forester Award from the Southwestern Section of the Society of American Foresters. He received the award for his contributions to the advancement of professional forestry in the last three years. At the UA, his teaching and research focus on environmental history, including forest health and human-environment interactions through time. He's been a member of the Society of American Foresters since graduating with his forestry degree from Humboldt State University in 1982 and is the secretary-treasurer of the Southern Arizona chapter.

Contact Sheila Tobias: sheilax@sheilatobias.com






 March 2nd & 3rd


The Harvard Club invites you to a lunch, lecture,
and Tucson Symphony Orchestra performance with
Music Director José Luis

Arizona Inn Lunch:zFriday, March 2 at 12pm 
(located at 2200 E. Elm St., Tucson, AZ, 85719)

About the lunch: Hear Maestro Gomez speak about the journey that led him to the TSO and his vision for moving the TSO forward. Maestro Gomez will also share musical excerpts and talk about the following day’s performance so attendees learn about the music prior to hearing the show.

TSO Performance - Saturday, March 3 at 2pm
Performance at Catalina Foothills High School located at
4300 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson, AZ, 85718

About the performance:
Schubert: Symphony No. 2 | Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Welcome to the spring! Schubert mixes his melodic freshness and lyricism with the rhythmic energy of Beethoven and the classical elegance of Mozart; while Brahms soaks up the atmosphere of the picturesque village where he was vacationing in the summer of 1877.

Contact Paul Kaestle to RSVP for lunch at 917-748-8735 or p.kaestle@icloud.com

Contact Josh Cohen to get your TSO tickets at 520-620-9159 or joshuacohen@tucsonsymphony.org