Harvard Club of Southern Arizona



Here's What's Happening

  • Luncheon Speaker - Sharon O'Neal
    Thursday - November 16, 2017 at 12 Noon


  • Arizona Inn
    2200 E Elm St, Tucson, Arizona 85719
    Phone: 520-325-1541

    Contact Sheila Tobias: sheilax@sheilatobias.com


  • Topic:  Cyber Criminals and the Potential for Cyber War:
    What’s at Stake? How do we Protect Ourselves and our Country?

  •            The global cyberwar is heating up and the stakes are no longer limited to the virtual world of computers. Our nation’s security and well-being relies on a secure and resilient infrastructure - systems and assets whether physical or virtual. In this talk, Sharon O’Neal will explore various forms of threats and vulnerabilities and the countermeasures that are intended to deter, detect, and disrupt those threats in the face of ever-evolving tactics used by cyber criminals and adversaries.
  •           Sharon O’Neal recently retired as an Engineering Director at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson. Before retiring, she was the Software Engineering Center Director for more than 500 multi-disciplined engineers.  In 2016, she began preparing for her transition from industry to academia, and has been teaching engineering classes at the University of Arizona, sharing the wealth of her experiences with next generation engineers and help them transition from academia to industry careers. Sharon was the first in her family to earn her college degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude from California State University in 1984 and earned an M.S. in Computer engineering from the University of Southern California in 1991.

The Harvard-Yale Footbal Game at Risky Business Bar & Grill 

6866 East Sunrise Drive • Tucson, AZ 85750

Saturday, November 18th

The Kick-off is at 10:30am, Risky’s has agreed to open for us at 10am so we can order our bloody marys, mimosas and meal before Kick-off.

Come and enjoy one of the greatest traditions in football since 1875

The 134th version of The GAME will be held on November 18, 2017, the usual Saturday before Thanksgiving.  With the game being played in the Yale Bowl this year, therefor the Yale Club of Southern Arizona will be considered the host.  

Once again, we will rejoice or grieve at Risky Business, 6866 East Sunrise Road.  Keep in mind the possibility of a traffic conflict with El Tour de Tucson which is routed westbound on Sunrise that morning.  While the Kick-off is at 10:30am, Risky’s has agreed to open for us at 10am so we can order our bloody marys, mimosas and meal before Kick-off.  Risky's is planning to provide its Tailgate menu, adding fun options for us.  To lessen the glare on the huge flat screens (better to see the carnage and massacre,) we will again use the inside room, adjacent to the one we’ve used in the past.

It will be helpful for Risky’s to have an estimate of fans attending (family is welcome too).  Please RSVP as soon as your plans are clear for that day.  Even if you decide at the last moment you are able to attend, don’t let the absence of an RSVP stop you.  The estimate simply helps Risky’s to plan its staffing to provide us with top notch service.

Risky Business is in the southwest quad of Sunrise and Kolb (6866 East Sunrise Drive, 577-0021).  It may be a bit easier to enter from the South on Kolb Road to avoid the minimal Tour de Tucson action.  Come and enjoy the camaraderie as the Harvard and Yale Clubs of Southern Arizona meet again to watch The Game!

Please RSVP to Gary Gutierrez at 520-425-7979 or ggutierrez@mba1977.hbs.edu




Harvard Club of Southern Arizona's High Tea

Sunday - December 10, 2017 - 3PM

Arizona Inn
2200 E Elm St, Tucson, AZ 85719
with Professor Sharon B. Megdal

Contact Sheila Tobias: sheilax@sheilatobias.com

 We celebrate the End of the Old Year
and the Beginning of the New


Professor Sharon B. Megdal

Director, University of Arizona's Water Resources Research Center
And lead editor of the book
Shared Borders, Shared Waters: Israeli-Palestinian
and Colorado River Basin Water Challenges.
From her research and active role in water policy
in the Middle East, comes her proposed talk:
Water as a Bridge and a Barrier to
Resolving Israeli-Palestinian Conflicts