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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

Sloan Foundation President To Speak April 22 at New Jersey Institute of Technology

Ralph E. Gomory, president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will speak about global trade and conflicting national interests on April 22, 2003 at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The talk, sponsored by the School of Management at NJIT, will begin at 6:30 p.m. following registration and a reception that starts at 5:45 p.m. The event, which will take place in the Hazel Ballroom on the NJIT campus, is free and open to the public. For more information contact Barbara Tedesco (tedesco@adm.njit.edu).

Gomory has been president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation since June 1989. Gomory received his B.A. from Williams College in 1950, studied at Cambridge University and received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton University in 1954. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1957.

Gomory was Higgins Lecturer and assistant professor at Princeton University, 1957-59. He joined the research division of IBM in 1959. He became director of research in 1970 with line responsibility for IBM’s Research Division. He held that position for many years. In 1989 he retired from IBM as a senior vice president and became president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Gomory’s research interests include integer and linear programming, nonlinear differential equations, economics and computers. He is a member of the National Academy of Science, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Philosophical Society.

Gomory’s honorary degrees and prizes include the Lanchester Prize, the John von Neumann Theory Prize, IEEE Engineering Leadership Recognition Award, the National Medal of Science, the Arthur M. Bueche award of the National Academy of Engineering, the Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment in 1998, the Madison Medal Award of Princeton University in 1999, and the Sheffield Fellowship Award of the Yale University Faculty of Engineering in 2000.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.