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Gathering in Israel

From left, standing, are Samuel Itzikowitz, Ph.D. ’83, Michael Jensen, Robert Levy, Ph.D. ’83, David Cahana, M.S. ’80, Eli Gimmon, MBA ’79, Amir Adler, M.S. ’79, Simona Adler (a Russell Sage alumna), and Yuval Eshel, M.E. ’79. Seated, from left, are Dean David Rosowsky, Lea Itzikowitz, Rachel Gimmon, and Lydia Levy.

Gathering in Israel

While visiting Israel as part of a Rensselaer research delegation, Dean of Engineering David Rosowsky and Michael Jensen, professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering, were honored guests at an alumni dinner held at Michlala Le'Minhal, the College of Management Academic Studies (COMAS), in Rishon Le’Zion. The dinner was hosted by Samuel Itzikowitz, Ph.D. ’83, chairman of the Department of Computer Science at COMAS.

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Green Drinks in Austin

Several regional chapters of the Rensselaer Alumni Association celebrated Earth Day, April 20, by hosting “Green Drinks” receptions across the country. The event was created by the RAA’s newest affinity group, SustainAffinity, which was established for alumni and students who have an interest in a green environment and a sustainable future.

In Austin, Texas, Peter Pfeiffer ’78 hosted a tour of his home, one of the highest-rated “green homes” in the country. From left, are Alan Kaiser ’79, Eli Seidner ’07, Karen Pfeiffer, Peter Pfeiffer ’78, Edith Werpachowski ’04, Sam Freed ’06, and Larry Pulvirent ’81.

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Gathering in Israel

Y. Sekou Bermiss ’99 Wedding

Sekou Bermiss was married on Jan. 1, 2010, to Traci Gaskins in Stamford, Conn. His wedding party consisted of three RPI alums: Yohance Fuller ’99, pictured at far left, and Hammad N'Cho ’99, pictured second from right, as well as his older brother Hassan Bermiss '92 (not pictured). Sekou recently defended his dissertation at Northwestern University and started as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business.

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