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Rensselaer Alumni Magazine Spring 2006
Feature Articles President's View At Rensselaer Class Notes Features Making a Difference Rensselaer Milestones Staying Connected In Memoriam
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BagpipersAlumni Events


25     “Rensselaer on the Road,” Detroit, Mich. Engineering Dean Alan Cramb will discuss highlights of the ongoing Renaissance at Rensselaer with Detroit-area alumni. The evening will include a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception and will end with dessert and networking. General Motors Heritage Center, Sterling Heights, Mich. Contact Susan Haight at or (518) 276-6042.


9     Boston Venture Forum. Whether you are an investor seeking new deals or an alum looking for business contacts, come to the World Trade Center West in Boston for an evening of networking and presentations from early-stage and emerging-growth companies from RPI’s Incubator Center. Visit for details and to register.

10     “Rensselaer on the Road,” Atlanta, Ga. Lally School Dean David Gautschi will discuss highlights of the ongoing Renaissance at Rensselaer with Atlanta-area alumni. The evening will include a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception and will end with dessert and networking. The Buckhead Club, Atlanta, Ga. Contact Susan Haight at or (518) 276-6042.

19     ROTC Commissioning Ceremony. Contact (518) 276-8011.

20     200th Commencement. Rensselaer will honor its graduates at the Commencement ceremony. Guest speaker General Wesley K. Clark will receive an honorary degree. Architect Peter Bohlin ’58, architect, artist, and engineer Santiago Calatrava, and FedEx Corporation chairman, president, and CEO Frederick W. Smith also will be awarded honorary degrees. 9:30 a.m., Harkness Field.


7     Solid-State Lighting Short Course. Alumni returning for Reunion are invited to enroll in this two-day course, taught by E. Fred Schubert, the Wellfleet Senior Constellation Professor, Future Chips, at Rensselaer. The course presents the history, operating principles, fabrication process, and applications of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with particular emphasis on solid-state lighting applications. For overview, cost, and other details, contact Laurie Gillespie-Allen at or (518) 276-6431.

8     Reunion. For class years ending in 1 or 6, June 8-11. Come back to the Troy campus to see all that’s happening!


13     Freshman Student Orientation. Incoming freshmen will have the opportunity to learn more about life at Rensselaer.


20     Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond. Weeklong program for all first-year students, including freshmen, transfers, and graduate students, to help with the transition to Rensselaer. Additional activities include a welcome barbecue, Freshman Convocation, and offerings from clubs and departments across campus.


13     FallFest. It’s going to be a busy weekend on the Troy campus Oct. 13-15! Homecoming, Family Weekend, the RAA Board meeting, a Legacy reception, a gathering of music alumni, and the 75th anniversary of the Phi Iota Alpha fraternity are rolled into one exciting weekend. For more information, contact Peter Pedone at or (518) 276-6061.

Alumni MusicFest. Former members of Rensselaer’s music groups are invited back for FallFest weekend. Contact Howard Henze ’69 at or Peter Pedone at with your name, class year, and the music group(s) you participated in. You will receive an invitation when details are finalized.

75th Anniversary of Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity. As part of FallFest weekend, Phi Iota Alpha will celebrate 75 years at Rensselaer. For details, contact Hansel Baez ’06 at or Victor Marrero at

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