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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,, 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 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 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 or (518) 276-2832.


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

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


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


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


9 Join alumni and current students to welcome incoming students to the Rensselaer family. Northern New Jersey. Contact Suzanne Turcotte at 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 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 or (518) 276-2324.


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

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

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 or Raj Bawa ’90 Ph.D. at

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 or (518) 276-8719.

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