Rensselaer To Induct New Alumni Hall of Fame Members Sept. 23
The Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame will induct five new members during a special ceremony at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) on Friday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. The Rensselaer community is invited to participate.
President Shirley Ann Jackson will join several Institute leaders to welcome the new inductees. A public reception will follow the ceremony.
The new inductees are: Rensselaer’s 11th president, Livingston Houston ’13, architect Peter Bohlin ’58, digital camera inventor Steven Sasson ’72, pioneering genome explorer Claire Fraser-Liggett ’77, and molecular geneticist Jeffrey Friedman ’77.
The Alumni Hall of Fame was founded in 1995 to recognize the important and far-reaching contributions made by Rensselaer graduates. The Alumni Hall of Fame last inducted new members in 2009.
Earlier in the day, inductees Claire Fraser-Liggett and Jeffrey Friedman will participate in a special panel discussion at 10 a.m. in the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies auditorium. The topic of the discussion will be: “Biotechnology: Rensselaer’s Impact Past and Present.”
For more information on the Alumni Hall of Fame and the inductees, visit www.rpi.edu/about/alumni/index.html
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