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June 7, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: McGregor Memorial Conference Center | Map
495 Gilmour Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: $35
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Professor. Alumnus. Distinguished Scholar. Mentor. Friend. Albert I. King needs little introduction, but has had huge influence on his field and those who have worked with him. To honor him on a milestone life event, King's former student, and now colleague, Professor King Yang, extends this special invitation.

Some things are better the older they grow. Antiques, wine, and someone special we know! Please join us and celebrate Albert's 80th Birthday on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the McGregor Conference Center, Wayne State University.

Dr. Albert I. King is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a true scholar. He is a Distinguished Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering at WSU. He is recognized worldwide for his work in the efficacy of safety devices in automobiles, the mechanisms of injuries to the spine, and experimental models of head injury. His numerous awards, include the Smithsonian Medal for his work on computer brain models, the Kappa Delta Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the H.R. Lissner Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Volvo Award on Biomechanics from the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, to name just a few.   

To most of Albert’s acquaintances, he is simply a gentle man who truly cares about people.  Just like Albert’s Chinese name  implies, his knowledge is widespread and he always treats others with fairness. His colleagues and students are never intimidated by his international status; they simply see his pleasant attitude. He is also a generous person--in his more than 50 years of teaching at Wayne State, he has helped numerous students completing their degrees. Many of us "old timers" probably remember the annual Chinese dinner he and Mrs. Liz King hosted for more than several decades.  

80 is a super age and Professor King is a super guy!  We hope that you join us in this wonderful celebration and dinner. RSVP today!

Special Note: The event cost is $35 and includes your choice of dinner entree. There will also be a cash bar available. We are collecting voluntary donations to the Albert I. King Endowed Scholarship Fund. Make a donation today - select "Engineering" under Schools, Colleges, and Programs" and add "Albert King Scholarship" in the Other comments box. Thank you for your generosity!

For more information about this event, please contact Professor King H. Yang at (313) 577-0252 or aa0007@wayne.edu.