1,200 expected to attend Alumni Day Feb. 23
Princeton NJ -- More than 1,200 alumni and parents of current undergraduates are expected on campus for a day of lectures, ceremonies and other events Saturday, Feb. 23.
The annual Alumni Day and Parents' Program, coordinated by the Alumni Council, will begin at 9 a.m. with a variety of tours, Cotsen Library and Art Museum programs, workshops and lectures and end with a 6:30 p.m. dinner honoring the winner of the University's James Madison Medal this year.
Highlights will include:
A lecture at 9:15 a.m. by George Rathmann, chairman of Hyseq Inc. and a pioneer in the biotech industry. The 1951 alumnus of the Graduate School who is this year's Madison Medalist will speak on "Biotechnology: State of the Industry, 2002" in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
A lecture at 10:30 a.m. by David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, on "Life at The New Yorker" in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The 1981 graduate is this year's recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award.
A 12:15 p.m. Alumni Association luncheon and awards ceremony in Jadwin Gymnasium.
A 3 p.m. service of remembrance in the University Chapel to honor deceased Princetonians and University staff members.
A 4:15 p.m. panel discussion on "Talking With Children in a Post-Sept. 11 World" in McCormick 101. The discussion will be led by Dr. Marsha Levy-Warren '73, noted psychiatrist, Princeton parent and former University trustee and will include: Janet Dickerson, vice president for campus life; Frederick Borsch '57, bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, University trustee and Princeton parent; and Dr. Berry Brazelton Jr. '40, renowned pediatrician and former Woodrow Wilson Award winner.
A variety of other presentations are planned on topics ranging from "Courts, Politics and Constitutional Government" and "Hialeah Dreams: The Remaking of the Cuban-American Working Class in South Florida" to "Investment Strategies for the Decade Ahead" and "Dream A New Musical About Martin Luther King Jr. and the Montgomery Bus Boycott." A number of programs are scheduled for families, including one on "Navigating the College Admissions Process" for students in grades 9 through 11.
While the Alumni Day and Parents' Program is not open to the general public, members of the University community are invited to attend any of the lectures, panels and workshops.
For a complete schedule, call the Alumni Council at 258-1900 or visit this Web site: <alumni.princeton.edu/Events/AlumniDay.asp>.
Editor: Ruth Stevens