Photo by Christopher Elston Photography.

ISE Banquet 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dear Friends,

I hope this letter finds you well. The faculty, staff and students of the ISE Department would like to welcome you back to our annual ISE Banquet on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

If you have any questions about this or other upcoming events, please contact Amanda Fabrizio at amanda-dot-fabrizio-at-lehigh-dot-edu.

If you have any questions or would like a follow up on the progression of the department, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me at 610-758-4050 or at terlaky-at-lehigh-dot-edu.

We're looking forward to seeing you on April 18.

Best Wishes,

Dr. Tamás Terlaky
Chair of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and
George N. and Soteria Kledaras ’87 Endowed Chair Professor

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Events Schedule
ISE Banquet 2013
Thursday, April 18th, 2013

  • Spencer C. Schantz Lecture 3:30 p.m. :
    Ralph E. Gomory
    Research Professor, New York University
    Sinclair Auditorium
  • Cocktail Reception 5:00 p.m. :
    Faculty Lounge - 3rd Floor University Center
  • Banquet Dinner 6:00 p.m. :
    Asa Packer Dining Room - 3rd Floor University Center

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Registration - Alumni & Friends

Alumni and Friends of ISE that would like to attend must register before Sunday, April 14, 2013.

$40 for the full day experience.

To register, please visit our registration web site.

If you would like to send a check, make it payable to "Lehigh University" and send it to:

Lehigh University
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Attn: Amanda Fabrizio
200 W. Packer Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Please be sure to include your:
• Name
• Your Guest's Name (if applicable)
• Graduation Year
• Any food allergies

Checks must be received before April 13, 2013.

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Spencer Schantz Lecture

Ralph Gomory Ralph E. Gomory
Research Professor
New York University

Public Lecture
3:30 p.m.
Location: Sinclair Auditorium
Title: New Goals for American Corporations


What should we expect of our great American Corporations? Is the present dominant corporate goal of maximizing return to the shareholders the right answer to that question? A historical view suggests that, for the country as a whole, the current goal may not be the right answer and suggests some other possibilities.


Ralph Gomory is well-known for his mathematical research and his technical leadership. For twenty years he was responsible for IBM’s Research Division, and then for 18 years was the President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He is currently a Research Professor at New York University. In addition to mathematics, he has written extensively about globalization, trade, research, and technology, and has testified before Congress on numerous occasions. He has been awarded the National Medal of Science.

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2013 Distinguished Alum for Excellence in Industry

Dr. J. Robert Baum ’64

J. Robert Baum

Dr. J. Robert Baum is chairman of the board of Highmark Inc., a position he has held since 2005. He was also acting CEO of Highmark in 2012. In that role, he leads the board review of Highmark’s performance and strategic plans.

In addition to his service to Highmark, Dr. Baum is professor of entrepreneurship in the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. He is the former owner/president/CEO of Ivan C. Dutterer, Inc. in Hanover, Pa., and Wood Alive Woodworks in Manassas, Va. and Ithaca, N.Y.

He is a member of the board of directors of four businesses, including a lighting manufacturer, a plastics manufacturer and a beverage producer. He is a past board member of several other businesses, including television and radio broadcasting and software companies.

Dr. Baum teaches new venture creation and financing for master of business administration students, and he has won five university teaching awards since 2000. His research interests are entrepreneurship, quantitative methods and strategic decision-making. He has had numerous articles published in prestigious research journals. He is also a member of the Lehigh Healthcare Industry Leadership Council.

Dr. Baum graduated from ISE in 1964. At Lehigh, he was President of the Lehigh Chapter of the Chi Phi fraternity, Manager of the University bands, and a member of the Lehigh glee club, Beta Gamma Sigma, and the Lehigh chapter of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers. He graduated first in his class at Northwestern University with master’s degrees in finance and economics. He received a doctorate in management and organization from the University of Maryland.

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Who's Going?

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Special Accommodations

If you will need special accommodations during your travel and/or stay in the Lehigh Valley, please call Communications Specialist, Amanda Fabrizio at 610-758-2986 or email amanda-dot-fabrizio-at-lehigh-dot-edu.

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Special Hotel rates for the ISE alumni will be available at:

  • Comfort Suites, 120 W. Third Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 Phone: 610-882-9700
  • Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 Phone: 1-800-607-2384
  • Mention Lehigh to receive a discounted rate at both hotels.

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Driving Directions & Maps

For directions on how to get to Lehigh University's Asa Packer Campus, please click here.

For parking and event locations, please click the link for the map of Asa Packer Campus.

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