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26 Women’s Ice Hockey Weekend. Activities will include the alumnae game at 11 a.m. at the Houston Field House (come to play or just to cheer on your teammates), followed by the women’s varsity game against Clarkson at 4 p.m. All hockey alumnae are welcome. For more information, contact Libby Eldridge Dupee ’01 at

31 Entrepreneurship Affinity Event. Palo Alto, Calif. “Raising Money for a Start-Up.” Panel discussion with experienced start-up CEOs, moderated by Len Rand ’69, managing director, Granite Ventures. Contact Kathy Kinsey at or (518) 276-2832.


1 Current RAs are coordinating a Reunion for all past RAs during Freakout weekend. For more information, contact Sarah Nurre ’07 at

2 31st Annual “Big Red Freakout.” RPI vs. Princeton. Join fellow hockey fans in Troy to watch the alumni hockey game at noon, and then enjoy Ice House at the Heffner Alumni House, featuring a pre-game buffet dinner, face-painting, and more, and a post-game reception with the team and coaches. For more information, contact Peter Pedone at or (518) 276-6061.

2 The 50 Year Club and the Florida Alumni Chapter present Fantasy of Flight Aviation Museum Private Tour. Enjoy a tour and light lunch afterward. 10 a.m. Polk City, Fla. For more information, contact Laura O’Donnell at or (518) 276-3757.

4 Annual 50 Year Club Luncheon. Special guest speaker will be James Nondorf, dean of undergraduate and graduate admissions and vice president for enrollment management. Noon. Holiday Inn, Highland Beach, Fla. For more information, contact Laura O’Donnell at or (518) 276-3757.

9 10th Annual Black Family Technology Awareness Day. Hands-on activities designed to interest area young people and their families in pursuing occupations in the fields of science and technology. Rensselaer’s Troy campus. Contact the Office of Institute Diversity at (518) 276-3060.

16 Exploring Engineering Day. Engineering students engage children in grades 3 through 6 in activities that allow them to explore how engineers think about and creatively solve problems. Contact the School of Engineering at (518) 276-6203.

19 Alumni reception at the Gaming Developers Conference. San Francisco, Calif. Special guest speaker will be John Harrington, dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more information, contact Kathy Kinsey at or (518) 276-2832.

23 Basketball Alumnae Weekend. Come back for the alumnae game and luncheon, and men’s and women’s games vs. St. Lawrence. To register or for more information, contact Coach John Greene at or (518) 276-8037.

28 “Rensselaer in Your Region.” Houston, Texas. Contact Susan Haight at or (518) 276-6042; further details online


3 “Rensselaer in Your Region” with special guest President Shirley Ann Jackson. Los Angeles, Calif. For more information, contact Suzanne Turcotte at or (518) 276-4132.


11 Technology Awareness Symposium — Energy’s Future: Energy Supply and Climate Change. A conference challenging energy manufacturers and researchers to develop and evaluate new energy technologies while offering new ideas on how to mitigate current and potential energy systems’ effects on the environment. Sponsored by the Rensselaer Alumni Association Hartford Chapter. Contact Susan Haight, or (518) 276-6042 for details.


17 Commencement 2008. Rensselaer’s 202nd Commencement exercises. Harkness Field, Troy campus.

25 RAA Worldwide Travel Program for New and Young Alumni. Cruise from New York City on the Norwegian Spirit, calling at Port Canaveral (Orlando), Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. Contact Mike Wellner ’64 at (212) 486-3064 or


5 Reunion. For classes ending in 3 or 8. Contact Kathy Kinsey at or (518) 276-2832 to get involved in the planning for your class.

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