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PHOTO GALLERY: Wegmans Hall, Goergen Institute for Data Science, Hajim Quadrangle dedication ceremony

October 7, 2016

As Meliora Weekend ceremonies kicked off, the University celebrated the dedication of the new Wegmans Hall, the future home for the Goergen Institute for Data Science. (University photos / J. Adam Fenster)

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President Joel Seligman greets the crowd gathered to celebrate the dedication of Wegmans Hall and the Goergen Institute for Data Science.

 

Rob Clark speaks at podium

Provost and Senior Vice President for Research Rob Clark emphasized the importance of the data science field in his remarks, noting its application to problems as diverse as climate change to the spread of disease.

 

student speaks at podium

Data science and economics major Anya Khalid ’18 said she is happy to have discovered data science at the University. She now tutors students in the same computer science courses she initially struggled with as a freshman.

 

Danny Wegman behind podium

Board of Trustee chairman Danny Wegman thanked members of the University community for their leadership in data science.

 

Robert and Pamela Goergen smile

Trustee Robert Goergen ’60 and his wife, Pamela smile as the plaque dedicating the Goergen Institute for Data Science is unveiled.

 

large group of people cutting a ribbon

Cutting the ribbon. From left: Senior Vice President and James D. Thompson Chief Advancement Officer Tom Farrell, trustee Ed Hajim ’58, Medical Center CEO Mark Taubman, Dean of the Hajim School Wendi Heinzelman, Senior Vice President and Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering Peter Lennie, Wegmans CEO and Board of Trustee chairman Danny Wegman and wife Stency Wegman, President Joel Seligman, Pamela Goergen and Robert Goergen ’60, Goergen Institute for Data Science director Henry Kautz, trustees Tim Wentworth and Nomi Bergman, Vice Provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of River Campus Libraries Mary Ann Mavrinac, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Gloria Culver, and Provost and Senior Vice President for Research Robert Clark.

 

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crowd holds signs that read THANKS ED

Members of the crowd express their gratitude to Ed Hajim ’58 at the dedication of the Edmund A. Hajim Science & Engineering Quadrangle on Friday. 

Rob Clark playing the guitar and singing

Provost and Senior Vice President for Research Rob Clark plays with his band Don’t Know Jack at the dedication of the Edmund A. Hajim Science & Engineering Quadrangle on Friday. 

family poses in front of statue

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU: Trustee Ed Hajim ’58 and his family pose with the new statue dedicated Friday outside the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 

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