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. 

2014

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
September/October

Pratt Grad Night 75th Anniversary Celebration

 

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

2015

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