75th Anniversary Calendar of Events

The Pratt School of Engineering at Duke celebrated its 75th anniversary with a host of specially themed events over the course of 2014-2015. 


Date Event
March DukEngineer Magazine features 75 Years of Duke Engineering through our students’ eyes.
April 11

George W. Pearsall Distinguished Lecture Series: Professor Alexander J. Smits, Princeton University

April 11-13

Alumni Reunion Weekend (Classes of '54, '59, '64, '69, '74, '79, '84, '89, '94, '99, '04, & '09; HCC)

June 3 Official 75th anniversary of the day in 1939 when the Duke University Board of Trustees approved creation of the College of Engineering.
Open Forum/Celebration for Pratt community
June Pratt’s Duke Service Awards Recognition Ceremony
September 9 (tentative) TechConnect
September 19-20 75th Anniversary Founders’ Weekend/Duke University Board of Trustees and Engineering Board of Visitors Meetings

Pratt Grad Night 75th Anniversary Celebration


October 75th Anniversary Parents Weekend
December 75th Anniversary Dean's Holiday Lunch for faculty and staff


Date Event
February Start-Up Connect
March 5 75th Anniversary Lecture: "The Development of the Modern Cochlear Implant" – Blake S. Wilson, DSc, DEng
March 8 Duke Open House – Exploring Light Technologies
March 11-12 World Photonics Forum - Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics celebrates International Year of Light 2015
April 17-19 Alumni Reunion Weekend (Classes of ‘55, ‘60, ‘65, ‘70, ‘75, ‘80, ‘85, ‘90, ‘95, ‘00, ‘05, & ‘10; HCC)
April 24-25 Pratt 75th Celebration Weekend
May 11 75th Anniversary Graduation for Class of 2015