Alumni invited to Oct. 17 Washington, D.C. reception

University of Minnesota alumni are invited to a special Washington, D.C. Area Alumni & Friends Reception held in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon.

University of Minnesota

Washington, D.C. Area Alumni & Friends Reception and Solar House Tours

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, 5:30 p.m.

Public Tours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., National Mall
Reception: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Lerner Room, 3rd floor), National Mall at 7th and Independence S.W.

At the reception, student team leaders of the University of Minnesota ICON Solar House team will share inside information on the design process, contest, and unique features of the University's ICON Solar House. The house is open for tours earlier that day.

Also at this event, The Hirshhorn Museum's new director, alumnus Richard Koshalek (Architecture '65, M.A. Art History '68), will talk about his new role and his vision for the museum's future.

The reception and public tours are free, but registration is requested. To register, send an e-mail to Susan Heltemes, Washington, D.C. UM Alumni Association Chapter, at

This event is co-hosted by the University of Minnesota Alumni Association Washington, D.C. Chapter, the Institute of Technology, the College of Design, and Richard Koshalek, Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.