NYT Opinion: The Case for Teaching Ignorance

“many scientific facts simply aren’t solid and immutable, but are instead destined to be vigorously challenged and revised by successive generations. Discovery is not the neat and linear process many students imagine, but usually involves, in Dr. Firestein’s phrasing, “feeling around in dark rooms, bumping into unidentifiable things, looking for barely perceptible phantoms.” ”

Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/24/opinion/the-case-for-teaching-ignorance.html

2015 Annual Reunion of IITBAA-GNY to be held on Sunday, October 4

You’re invited to the 2015 Annual Reunion of IIT Bombay Alumni Association’s Greater New York Chapter!

​Date & Time: Sunday, October 4, 2015. 11AM to 2:30PM​

It’s a Luncheon event. Meet and Network with Friends, Classmates and Distinguished IITB Alumni!

Join and invite your friends to the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/138832009794712/

Star Events:

  1. Fireside Chat with Distinguished Alumni on The Current Economic Conditions in India under Modi’s Government
  • Arvind Sanger (IITB Alumnus, Class of 1984) Founder, Geosphere Capital Hedge Fund
  • Viral Acharya (IITB Alumnus, Class of 1995) Professor of Economics, NYU Stern School of Business
  • Moderated by Gagan Singh, EVP and Chief Investment Officer, PNC Bank (IITB Alumnus, Class of 1995)
  1. What it means to Give Backby Victor Menezes, Retired Vice-Chairman, Citigroup (IITB Alumnus, Class of 1970)
  1. State of IIT Bombay Address by the IIT Bombay Administration team

Online Registration Required at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-iitbaa-gny-annual-reunion-tickets-18237453715

Registration: $45 (includes Lunch)

Venue:

Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
2 Exchange Pl
Jersey City, NJ 07302

​The venue is easily ​accessible by the PATH trains from NYC. Ample Parking is also available at the venue.

We will be distributing our annual GNY-Point magazine to all attendees at the event. Ideas and suggestions for the magazine are most welcome. For information on how to contribute, please visit https://www.iitbgnychapter.org/2015/09/inviting-articles-and-other-contributions-for-our-annual-magazine/

IITBAA-GNY’s Youth Achievement Awards will also be distributed at the event. For more information on the award and how to apply, please visit https://www.iitbgnychapter.org/2015/08/iitbaa-gny-seeks-applications-for-alumni-youth-award-program/

Looking forward to your active participation!

Inviting articles and other contributions for our Annual Magazine

We invite you to contribute to our Annual GNY-Point magazine. This magazine is scheduled to be distributed to all the attendees of our Annual Reunion on the 4th of October. A few past copies of the magazine can be accessed online at https://www.iitbgnychapter.org/home/gny-point/

Deadline: 19th September 2015

Please send your contribution by email to nivvedan [at] iitbombay [dot] org before the deadline.

You may write about anything that you believe would be interest to our alumni. Contributions from your spouse and children are also most welcome.​ Our editor will work with you to fine-tune the final draft.

We look forward to reading them!