Believe it or not, Austen Fox Riggs II will
be celebrating his 80th birthday
November 11th of this year. As
former students and colleagues, we are organizing this event, RiggsFest,
to honor Austen's contributions to science and to celebrate his birthday.
It will be held in Austin, Texas on November 12-14 at the UT campus.
this website you will find information about the Friday evening reception at
the UT Club,
a mini-symposium on Saturday in the ACES Auditorium , and a celebration banquet on
Saturday evening. You can also
find maps for City of Austin and UT campus, driving directions,
information for lodging, dining and
Guests are encouraged to stay at the DoubleTree Suites Hotel near the
UT campus and the site of the Saturday evening banquet. Mention UT-RiggsFest
for special rates (see Housing).
theme of our scientific sessions is "Austen Riggs -
speakers will represent all the colleagues and students who have been closely
related to Austen during his career (see program).
Two distinguished guests and some former students will also speak at the
banquet, and a plaque will be presented to Austen to commemorate this
occasion. A booklet including all
the Abstracts as well as brief (one-page) biographic
sketch from former students and trainees of Austen will be
published. Please write about your
current work status and share your stories about Austen during your stay in
his lab. Please send it as a
single electronic file, preferentially Word or PDF attachment, to Kim
Bannister ( firstname.lastname@example.org
), the assistant to Thomas Baldwin, by October
23rd. (see Photos /
register here to attend this
special event and to unite and reunite with other members of the Riggs clan.
There is a minimal fee to cover the food and room rental.
To benefit the scientific community, all graduate students and
postdoctoral fellows at UT are invited to attend the scientific sessions on
Saturday free-of-charge, while the registration is still required.
thanks, and we look forward to seeing you in Austin this coming fall.
behalf of the organizing committee (Tom Baldwin, Hao Zhu, Marv Hackert,
Jennifer Riggs and Karen Haschke),
and Women's Hospital