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1,200 expected to attend Alumni Day
Princeton NJ — More than 1,200 alumni and parents of current undergraduates are expected on campus for a day of lectures, ceremonies and other events Saturday, Feb. 25.
The annual Alumni Day and Parents’ Program, coordinated by the Office of the Alumni Association, will begin at 9 a.m. with an alumni panel on careers and end with a 6:30 p.m. dinner honoring this year’s winner of the University’s James Madison Medal.
Highlights will include:
• A lecture at 9:15 a.m. by Arthur Levinson, a 1977 alumnus of the Graduate School and this year’s Madison Medalist. Levinson, president and chief executive officer of biotechnology company Genentech, will speak on “Creating and Sustaining a Corporate Culture of Scientific Innovation” in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
• A lecture at 10:30 a.m. by George Rupp, president and chief executive officer of the International Rescue Committee. The 1964 undergraduate alumnus is this year’s recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award and will speak on “Local Conflicts/Global Challenge” in Richardson Auditorium.
• A 12:15 p.m. Alumni Association luncheon and awards ceremony in Jadwin Gymnasium.
• A 3 p.m. service of remembrance in the University Chapel to honor deceased Princeton alumni, students and University faculty and staff members.
• A 4:15 p.m. panel discussion on “Critical Issues for Intellectual Property” featuring Levinson and Princeton faculty members Edward Taylor, the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Organic Chemistry Emeritus, and James Sturm, the William and Edna Macaleer Pro-fessor of Engineering and Applied Science and director of the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials. Serving as moderator will be Edward Felten, professor of computer science and director of the Center for Information Technology Policy.
A variety of other presentations are planned on topics ranging from “Can We Really Save America’s Endangered Species?” and “Sino-American Relations: Past, Present and Future” to “Woodrow Wilson and the Decision for War” and “Wireless: Revolution and Evolution.” A number of programs are scheduled for families, including one on “Navigating the College Admissions Process” for students in grades 9 through 11. New for Alumni Day will be two performances of “JuggleMan! 2006” by Princeton’s official student- run Juggling Club at 9:30 and 11 a.m. in the Frist Theatre.
While the Alumni Day and Parents’ Program is not open to the general public, faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the lectures, panels and workshops.
For a complete schedule, call the Office of the Alumni Association at 258-1900 or visit: tigernet.princeton.edu/Events/AlumniDay.asp.