The Simon Business School has named Rob Sands, president and CEO of Constellation Brands, Executive of the Year. The award will be conferred at the School’s fifth annual conference in New York City.
Joanna Olmsted will step down as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences on July 1 after two decades of University leadership.
“Joanna has contributed immeasurably to the progress that has been made in strengthening arts, sciences, and engineering, and we are hugely in her debt,” says Peter Lennie, provost and the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering.
The Benet and Lam Professorships are two of the ten new professorships that have been established at the Simon School through the generosity of alums and friends as part of The Meliora Challenge. Nine professorships existed at Simon prior to the Meliora campaign.
Ainslie has been senior associate dean, full-time MBA program, at UCLA Anderson School of Management since 2010. The appointment, subject to Board approval, is effective after Dean Mark Zupan’s term ends on June 30.
Optics professor David Williams, a leading experts on human vision, has been named a member of the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his continuing achievements in original research. The honor is one of the highest given to a scientist in the United States.
Barry M. Meyer ’64, longtime Warner Bros. Entertainment executive, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree at the 164th commencement ceremonies. Others recognized for outstanding contributions will receive honorary degrees, Hutchison Medals for exemplary service, and awards for scholarship and teaching.
Prominent senior executives and industry leaders will be speaking at Simon Business School’s fifth annual financial conference in New York City on May 8, 2014.
The Best Translated Book Award — launched in 2008 by Three Percent, the University’s website for translated literature — is the only prize of its kind to honor the best original works of international fiction and poetry published in the United States.
Holly Watkins, associate professor of musicology is one of only 65 professors to win an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship. Her book will explore why19th-century writers on music tended to compare music to the growth of plants or to other aspects of the nonhuman world.
Theoretical physicist Daniel S. Koltun joined the University in 1962 and was a professor of physics until his retirement in 2004. In addition to being a leader in the meson physics community, Koltun was known for what is called the “Koltun Sum Rule” for the scattering of electrons from nuclear targets.