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Yankee Manager Joe Torre to Visit NJIT

WHAT: Yankee Manager Joe Torre will visit New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to announce a long-term partnership between NJIT’s baseball team, the Highlanders, and the Newark Bears. The Highlanders play their home games at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium, in Newark, and Torre will discuss the bright collaborative future of the Highlanders and the Bears. 

WHO: Torre; NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch; Bears owners Steve Kalafer and Marc Berson; Bears manager Chris Jones; Yankees bench coach Lee Mazzilli; and Yankees broadcasters John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman.

WHEN:  Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 2:30 p.m.     

WHERE: NJIT Campus Center Atrium, on the NJIT main quad, north of the intersection of Warren and Summit streets, Newark. 

DIRECTIONS: For directions to NJIT, please visit the website: http://www.njit.edu/about/visiting/driving.php.  Parking is available and light refreshments will be served.

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.