On Wednesday, April 19th, CRCS hosted a celebration of computer science at Harvard in honor of Harry Lewis, Gordon McKay professor of computer science and former dean of the College. Friends, family, students, and colleagues gathered to celebrate professor Lewis' 70th birthday and the news that - in his words - he would "someday be retiring." They spoke of the myriad ways professor Lewis has enriched their lives through his personal investment in their success, his emphasis on character over knowledge, and his insistence on integrity over popularity. The day-long celebration - at times joyful, at times poignant - was evidence of the profound legacy Professor Lewis leaves in Harvard's institutional memory, and in the lives of all those he has mentored throughout the years.
A number of professor Lewis' students, colleagues, and friends made loving contributions to the event.
There was a Harry-themed word search:
A Harry-themed crossword puzzle:
And even a Seussian ballad!
For more information, please see the recent article in Harvard Magazine.
You can also check out Professor Lewis' popular blog, Bits and Pieces.