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Danny Wegman becomes board chair, two new trustees named

Danny Wegman becomes board chair, two new trustees named

May 13, 2016

Wegman, who served as chairman-elect for the past year, will serve a five-year term as Board chairman and succeeds Edmund A. Hajim ’58, who has transitioned to chairman emeritus.

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Commencement weekend is here

Commencement weekend is here

May 13, 2016

In ceremonies starting today, the University will recognize the achievements of more than 3,000 graduates who have earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees across all schools. Share your commencement memories and congratulatory messages for the Class of 2016 at #ur2016.

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Commencement history: Winston Churchill addresses Class of 1941 by radio

Commencement history: Winston Churchill addresses Class of 1941 by radio

May 11, 2016

The University has a proud past of commencement speakers and honorees but the 91st commencement ceremony on June 16, 1941, was particularly noteworthy.

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Meliora Weekend 2016: Better Than Ever

Meliora Weekend 2016: Better Than Ever

May 4, 2016

Meliora Weekend 2016 will celebrate where the University has come from, where it is, and where it’s going. Fittingly, the impressive list of featured guests unites the past, present, and future.

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2016 Commencement honorary degrees and award recipients announced

2016 Commencement honorary degrees and award recipients announced

May 2, 2016

The University will recognize outstanding contributions of distinguished leaders, scholars and humanitarians by bestowing honorary degrees, Eastman Medals, Hutchison Medals, and awards for scholarship and teaching at this year’s commencement ceremonies.

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SA Government names Professors of the Year

SA Government names Professors of the Year

May 2, 2016

Students submitted 63 nominations, and a Student Association Government academic affairs legislature committee deliberated and selected the winners.

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A day to celebrate our trees

A day to celebrate our trees

April 28, 2016

In commemoration of Arbor Day, David Nelson, manager of University Horticulture & Grounds, highlights some of the notable trees in the University’s arboretum—trees you likely pass by every day.

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Green milestones of note mark 2015-16 year

Green milestones of note mark 2015-16 year

April 22, 2016

Every day the University has an eye toward making tomorrow even better through sustainable contributions in recycling and waste reduction, ecology, energy, hazardous materials, construction, power plant operations, and purchasing, as well as groundbreaking research to improve the global environment.

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President and CEO Joel Seligman Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

President and CEO Joel Seligman Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 20, 2016

Seligman is one of this spring’s 213 new members in one of the country’s oldest and most highly regarded honorary learned societies.

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University earns Silver rating for sustainability efforts

University earns Silver rating for sustainability efforts

April 19, 2016

The University’s initiatives and research in sustainability have earned a STARS Silver Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The program is the most widely recognized framework in the world for reporting information related to a college or university’s sustainability performance.

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