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APRIL 2009

8 William H. Glaser ’53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year Celebration. Honoring Amba Preetham Parigi, managing director, Entertainment Network (India) Ltd. and managing director and CEO, Times Infotainment Media Ltd. 2 p.m. EMPAC Concert Hall. Contact Kelly Reardon at (518) 276-2292.

9 Energy Speaker Panel: “Maine’s Energy Future.” Join us to hear from alumni experts in this important field. Portland, Maine. Contact Suzanne Turcotte, turcos2@rpi.edu, or (518) 276-4132.

17 Young Alumni Regional Kingpin Bowling Tournament. Join other young alumni in your area for some friendly bowling competition. Contact Michael O’Neill at oneilm2@rpi.edu or (518) 276-8719 for information.

19 Quizzo “Battle of the Nerds.” D.C./Baltimore Chapter, Washington, D.C. Rensselaer alumni invite MIT, Carnegie Mellon, and Georgia Tech alumni to battle for the Quizzo “Nerd Bowl” trophy. For more information, contact Susan Haight at haighs@rpi.edu or (518) 276-6042.

30 Reception for Rensselaer alumni at the American Institute of Architects Convention. San Francisco Marriott. Guest speaker will be Acting Dean of Architecture Mark Mistur ’83. Co-sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and the School of Architecture. Contact Kathy Kinsey at kinsek@rpi.edu or (518) 276-2832.

MAY

5 RAA Worldwide Travel Program: The Swiss Alps & Italian Lakes (14 days). Contact Michael Wellner ’64 at captmike46@alum.rpi.edu or (212) 486-3064 for information.

16 Commencement 2009. Rensselaer’s 203rd Commencement exercises. Harkness Field, Troy campus.

JUNE

4 RAA Worldwide Travel Program: The Spectacular Canadian Rockies by Rail (10 days). Contact Michael Wellner ’64 at captmike46@alum.rpi.edu or (212) 486-3064 for information.

JULY

25 Del Mar Rensselaer Alumni Day at the Races. San Diego, Calif. Contact Suzanne Turcotte at turcos2@rpi.edu or (518) 276-4132.

AUGUST

9 Join alumni and current students to welcome incoming students to the Rensselaer family. Northern New Jersey. Contact Suzanne Turcotte at turcos2@rpi.edu or (518) 276-4132.

25 Legacy Move-in Day Reception. Legacy families are invited to a special reception at the Rensselaer Union from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grab a snack, take a break from moving, and meet other Rensselaer Legacies. Troy campus. For information, contact Michael O’Neill at oneilm2@rpi.edu or (518) 276-8719.

25 RAA/First-Year Experience Welcome Barbecue for First-Year Students. Alumni volunteers are needed to welcome new students to campus at the traditional barbecue, held at The Commons from 4:30-6 p.m. Troy campus. For information, contact Geoff Seber at seberg@rpi.edu or (518) 276-2324.

OCTOBER

2 Reunion & Homecoming. Classes ending in 4 or 9 will celebrate milestone Reunions, along with Greeks, athletic groups, and student organizations. Troy campus. For details, visit www.alumni.rpi.edu/reunion.

3 East Campus Athletic Village Opening Ceremony. Events will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, speeches, a festival of food and fun on the plaza, a halftime show, as well as football and men’s and women’s hockey games to round out the action. Contact University Events at (518) 276-2750.

18 RAA Worldwide Travel Program: Beijing City Stay (10 days). Contact Michael Wellner ’64 at (212) 486-3064 or captmike46@alum.rpi.edu.

19 NanoBiotech 2009. The fifth annual conference exploring global opportunities in nanobiotechnology and related fields. Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies. For details, contact Lindsay Maurer at maurel@rpi.edu or Raj Bawa ’90 Ph.D. at bawabio@aol.com.

24 Legacy Reception. Share your pride in being a Rensselaer Legacy with other Legacy families. Heffner Alumni House. For information, contact Michael O’Neill at oneilm2@rpi.edu or (518) 276-8719.


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