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Grand Plans for Reunion Weekend

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Familiar faces will be seen on campus the weekend of Oct. 8-10 as alumni converge for the second annual Grand Reunion Weekend to remember their college experiences, reconnect with old friends, and renew their ties with the university.

Perhaps the most famous returning alumnus will be the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Leon Panetta, ’60, J.D. ’63. He will open the President’s Speaker Series with a discussion on national security and the law on Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. in the Mayer Theatre. This year’s series centers on the law and our changing society and continues with a discussion of international law and human rights on Feb. 24, 2011 with Dame Rosalyn Higgins, the first woman elected as a judge of the International Court of Justice. On April 13, 2011 Google’s senior vice president and chief legal officer David C. Drummond ’85 will discuss technology and the law. The series is open to the public. Tickets are $25 each or $60 for the series. Discounts available for students and Osher members.

Other Grand Reunion events include a 5K run through campus the morning of Oct. 9, a homecoming picnic at noon, special dinner gatherings in the evening for the 13 reunion classes (1950-2010), and the dedication of the newest building on campus—the Paul L. Locatelli Student Activity Center—on Oct. 10. While attendance is anticipated to be approximately 2,500 people throughout the weekend, shuttles to and from nearby hotels should prevent potential parking problems.

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