Announcements, Events & Predictions

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Rice University has selected Dr. Michael J. Massimino, NY A ’84, to lead its space institute. Dr. Massimino is a NASA astronaut who flew on the last two Hubble Space Telescope repair missions. He is also an adjunct professor of engineering at Rice.

“From the perspective of the students at Rice, I want them to know they’re not that far from NASA,” Dr. Massimino said. “For the graduate students and professors doing research at Rice, we want to foster better communication and cooperation with NASA.” Read the article

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The North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Tau Beta Pi at Duke University will sponsor a blood drive on April 12 from 9am to 3pm at the Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium. For more event details, click here, or contact Rachel Fleming, NC G 2012.

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With the expected release of the newest iPad, Apple CEO Timothy D. Cook, AL A ’82, is predicting “the day will come when tablet devices like the iPad outsell traditional personal computers.”

An article from The New York Times, explores this prediction and analyzes the recent trend of PC sales being flat and tablet sales increasing.

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