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Presidential Diversity Council holds first meeting

December 20, 2016

At this initial meeting, Seligman laid out ambitious plans for the council, including assessments and ongoing programming anticipated for faculty, students, and staff. As its initial act, the PDC voted unanimously to have Martin Luther King, Jr. Day recognized as a University holiday, commencing in 2018.

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Rovet to lead Event and Classroom Management

Rovet to lead Event and Classroom Management

December 20, 2016

Christine Rovet will be responsible for the overall management of event planning and support, event space utilization, classroom technology support and student events including commencement.

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Neurosurgery honored for excellence in care

Neurosurgery honored for excellence in care

December 19, 2016

Strong Memorial Hospital has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review in its 2016 list of “100 Hospital and Health Systems with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs” for the third consecutive year.

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Generous alumni commit $5 million to support the performing arts

Generous alumni commit $5 million to support the performing arts

December 14, 2016

The Ed and Andy Smith Endowed Fund for the Performing Arts will support performing arts programming within the School of Arts & Sciences and seed funding for the proposed construction of a new theater on the River Campus.

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‘The best solutions result from diverse groups thinking about problems’

‘The best solutions result from diverse groups thinking about problems’

December 13, 2016

Wendi Heinzelman is officially installed as the first woman to serve as dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. During the ceremony, Heinzelman talked about the importance of increasing the representation of women and under-represented minorities in engineering, and the goals of the Hajim School.

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Parker named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Parker named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

December 13, 2016

Kevin Parker, whose discoveries have been widely applied in medical imaging and image processing, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Parker, the William F. May Professor and dean emeritus of engineering, holds or shares 25 U.S. and 13 international patents with a range of applications.

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Eastman School of Music receives $2.5 million in leadership support

Eastman School of Music receives $2.5 million in leadership support

November 29, 2016

A gift from George Hamlin IV, chair of Eastman’s Board of Managers, and his wife, Mary, will provide faculty and student support by creating the Hamlin Family Director of the Institute for Music Leadership and the Hamlin Family Scholarship.

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Public Safety Review Board convenes first meeting

November 23, 2016

Implementing a Public Safety Review Board was part of President and CEO Joel Seligman’s Oct. 13 response to the recommendations of the Security Commission Report.

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‘Grand’ commitment makes history at Memorial Art Gallery

‘Grand’ commitment makes history at Memorial Art Gallery

November 16, 2016

The $3.5 million commitment from a generous patron for the expansion, renovation, and perpetual support of the museum’s Grand Gallery is the largest gift the museum has received in its 104-year history.

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