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Alumni Day will feature awards, lectures

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, various times various locations

A day of lectures, awards ceremonies and other events will draw alumni and parents of current undergraduates to campus Saturday, Feb. 22.

Highlights of the annual Alumni Day program, coordinated by the Office of the Alumni Association, include:

  • A lecture by Hunter R. Rawlings III, president of the Association of American Universities, at 9 a.m. in Richardson Auditorium. Rawlings, a 1970 Princeton graduate alumnus, is the winner of this year's James Madison Medal, the top award for graduate alumni. He will give a talk "The Lion in the Path" about American research universities. The lecture also will be simulcast in McCosh Hall, Room 10.
  • A talk by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a Princeton Class of 1976 graduate, at 10:15 a.m. in Richardson Auditorium. Sotomayor will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award, the top honor for undergraduate alumni. She will speak about how Princeton's informal motto of "In the Nation's Service and in the Service of All Nations" has guided her life. The talk also will be simulcast in McCosh Hall, Room 10.
  • An Alumni Association luncheon and awards ceremony following a reception at 11:30 a.m. in Jadwin Gymnasium.
  • 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. The service also will be webcast live.

In addition, the day's events will include lectures by Princeton faculty and staff on topics including Albert Einstein, photography at the Princeton University Art Museum and the changing landscape of career management. 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 the first time this year, all Alumni Day attendees will need to pick up a nametag as their ticket to all events. Nametag pickup and walk-in registration will be in Chancellor Green from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and attendees should pick up their nametags before proceeding to their first event. For security purposes, admittance to the award winner lectures in Richardson Auditorium and the luncheon in Jadwin Gymnasium will be limited to registered attendees with nametags.

For a complete schedule and registration information, visit the Alumni Association website or call 609-258-1900.

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