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University celebrates Seligman’s Inauguration

stage during inaugural address
Seligman delivers his inaugural address in Eastman Theatre.

‘We Are One University’

An excerpt from President Seligman's Inaugural Address

"Our fundamental challenge is one of vision. What type of university will we be in the 21st century? We have the opportunity to recharacterize ourselves, to stretch the frontiers of our research, improve the quality of our teaching and scholarship, and develop the type of pathbreaking programs that have long distinguished the University of Rochester. We are blessed at this University with extraordinary talent. With plans that inspire our alumni and friends, I am confident that we will dramatically accelerate our progress.

"Our ambition is to aim high. Working together, we will demonstrate, that Martin Brewer Anderson's words [in his inaugural address] are as true today as they were in 1854: 'Our work is but begun!' "

President Joel SeligmanSeligman receives the original University charter. Kim Dyce Faucette
Kim Dyce Faucette '89, '05W (EdD), chief of staff for the Rochester City School District, offers words of welcome from the alumni.

Inaugural Symposium

panelists during inaugural symposium

Panelists from the October 23 inaugural symposium discuss the future of higher education. Pictured from left is John Sexton, president of New York University; William Peck '60M (MD), '00 (HNR), former executive vice chancellor for medical affairs at Washington University in St. Louis; moderator Trustee Hugo Sonnenschein '61, president emeritus of the University of Chicago; and Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania. Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University, not pictured, also was a panelist.


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