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May 07, 2007

MIT President Susan Hockfield to Visit the
     Delaware Valley
DuPont's Uma Chowdhry to Speak on the
     DuPont-MIT Alliance

MIT President Susan Hockfield will be our honored guest at a reception for alumni in the Delaware Valley on Monday, May 7, from 6:00 to 7:30 at the Union League in Philadelphia. She will speak on the major initiatives currently underway at MIT and the Institute's plans for the future.
[Susan Hockfield photo by Donna Coveney]

Following President Hockfield's reception, we are pleased to present Dr. Uma Chowdhry, Senior Vice President and Chief Science and Technology Officer of the DuPont Company. Uma, who received her Ph.D. in materials science from MIT in 1976, will speak to us about the DuPont-MIT Alliance. This extraordinary collaboration between world-class organizations was formed in 1999 to "bring together DuPont's and MIT's strengths in materials, chemical, and biological sciences to develop new processes for new materials directed at bioelectronics, biosensors, biomimetic materials, alternative energy sources and new high value materials" [MIT News Office]. As the chief DuPont director of the Alliance, Uma is superbly positioned to give us a feeling for how this has developed over the past six years and the promises it holds. [Uma Chowdhry photo courtesy of the DuPont Co.]
Date: Monday, May 7, 2007

Time: 6:00 PM - President Hockfield - Reception
         6:45 - President Hockfield - Remarks
         7:10 - President Hockfield - Q&A
         7:30 - Dr. Uma Chowdhry: The DuPont-MIT Alliance

Location: The Union League
         140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
         Phone: 215-563-6500
         Union LeagueWeb site
         Directions and Parking Information

Cost: $30 for Alumni, Parents and Friends of MIT
        $20 for Young Alumni

Reservations: via MIT Infinite Connection:

For Questions: Lucie Wilkens, 610-444-3242
         e-mail: L.S.Wilkens@alum.mit.edu

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May 24, 2007

Young Alum Happy Hour: Elephant & Castle

Join other MIT Young Alums for another Happy Hour -- at the Elephant & Castle. Arrive before 7 PM for $4 martinis and $2.50 pints.

To make suggestions for young-alum events, contact the Club's leader of Young Alum programs, Dan Lowrey, e-mail: lowcal@alum.mit.edu.

Date: Thursday, May 24th
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Location: Elephant & Castle
               1800 Market Street, Philadelphia
Phone: 215-751-9977

Elephant & Castle - Web site     
Elephant & Castle - Directions

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