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Alumni Club North America Annual Alumni Weekend highlights Freiburg’s future


The 2018 Annual Alumni Weekend in New York City was a success! Above are some of the pictures from the wonderful gala dinner at the Princeton Club, which took place the weekend of December 14th-15th. Special guests this year included a delegation from Penn State University, a key partner of the University of Freiburg, and a keynote speech from Prof. Dr. Joachim Frank of Columbia University, a former Freiburger and the 2017 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry. Aviva Doery, a newly named Freiburg alumni ambassador, also presented her ideas for this new initiative, and Rector Schiewer discussed the University’s new strategy.

The dinner capped off a full weekend of events. On Friday evening, a reception was held at the Liederkranz Society New York which allowed Freiburg alumni and partners to mingle and network. Saturday morning included a series of workshops and discussions on topics ranging from global alumni relations to infectious diseases to US politics. All in all, the weekend provided an excellent opportunity for Freiburgers to maintain old and forge new connections with their university.