Alumni Day features lectures, awards ceremonies
Posted February 18, 2013; 09:30 a.m.
A day of lectures, awards ceremonies and other events will draw alumni and parents of current undergraduates to campus Saturday, Feb. 23.
Highlights of the annual Alumni Day program, coordinated by the Office of the Alumni Association, include:
- A lecture by Arminio Fraga, founding partner of Gávea Investments, at 9 a.m. in Richardson Auditorium. Fraga, a 1985 Princeton graduate alumnus, is the winner of this year's James Madison Medal, the top award for graduate alumni. He will speak on "Academic Research and Public Policy."
- A talk by Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., president of Purdue University and former governor of Indiana, at 10:15 a.m. in Richardson Auditorium. Daniels, a member of Princeton's Class of 1971, will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award, the top honor for undergraduate alumni. His lecture is titled "Do Princeton Graduates Match the Moment?"
- An Alumni Association luncheon and awards ceremony following a reception at 11:30 a.m. in Jadwin Gymnasium. The luncheon will be available for viewing live online.
- A service of remembrance, held at 3 p.m. in the University Chapel, to honor deceased Princeton alumni, students, and University faculty and staff members.
In addition, the day's events will include lectures by Princeton faculty on topics including the search for life beyond Earth, the changing demography of the United States and writing about science. Dean of Admission Janet Rapelye will speak on "Navigating the College Admissions Process" for students in grades 9-11 and their parents.
Alumni Day is not open to the public, but Princeton faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the lectures, panels, workshops, luncheon and service of remembrance. Registration is required.
For a complete schedule and registration information, visit the Alumni Association website or call 609-258-1900.