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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Fukushima Nuclear Accident and Its Implications

Dear Students,

Please join us for the inaugural Vannevar Bush Dean's Medal lecture given by Dr. Richard A. Meserve (A'66), President of the Carnegie Institution.

Dr. Meserve will speak on "The Fukushima Nuclear Accident and Its Implications."

Monday, April 4, 2011
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Nelson Auditorium
Anderson Hall
Reception to follow in Burden Lounge

Tufts University School of Engineering will name Richard A. Meserve, president of the Carnegie Institution and Tufts University alumnus, the first recipient of the Vannevar Bush Dean's Medal.

The Vannevar Bush Dean's Medal is awarded to an internationally recognized technology leader who has contributed substantially to the betterment of society through not only extraordinary technical achievement but also significant contributions at the intersection of engineering and other fields.

In collaboration with the Tufts Institute for Global Leadership, the Dean's Medal was recently renamed to honor another distinguished alumnus, Vannevar Bush. Dr. Bush earned his B.S. and M.S. from Tufts in 1913. Bush was elected President of the Carnegie Institution in 1938 and was instrumental in the establishment of the National Science Foundation.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Richard A. Meserve (A'66) is the ninth president of the Carnegie Institution. He arrived in April 2003, after stepping down as Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. With his Harvard law degree and his Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford, Meserve has served on numerous legal and scientific committees over the years, including many established by the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. In February 2010, Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy, appointed Meserve to President Obama's Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future. He currently serves as chairman of the International Nuclear Safety Group, which is chartered by the International Atomic Energy Agency, and he is a member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University. Among other affiliations, Dr. Meserve is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Philosophical Society, and he is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the

Please email any questions about this event to jeff.pietrantoni@tufts.edu.

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