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Inaugural Tour:
New York City, Waldorf Astoria
Wednesday, April 26

Starlight Roof Room, Waldort Astoria

On April 26, Rochester alumni from throughout the New York City area gathered to share their pride in the University's achievements and to hear President Seligman's vision for the future of Rochester. It's one of several events Seligman has planned at cities across the country to introduce himself during his first full year on the job and to outline his goals for the institution. Pictured here are Barbara Keil, Carol Michaels '45, President Seligman, and Life Trustee Jack Keil '44.

South District Community Ambassador Award
Sunday, April 30

Joel Seligman with Adam C. McFadden

President Seligman received the South District Community Ambassador Award from Rochester City Councilman Adam C. McFadden (right). McFadden's district includes the University of Rochester, and the councilman chose Seligman for the award "because of the importance you have placed on community-university relations .... It has given many of us tremendous hope for our neighborhoods."

Class of 2008 Sophomore Dinner
Tuesday, February 7

Joel Seligman with group of students

President Seligman meets with students from the class of 2008 — Lydia Awuku, Chamarra Coward, Porschea Lewis, and Donte Watkins (left to right) — at their sophomore dinner in February. During his tenure, Seligman has launched a "listening tour" to meet with Rochester students and faculty in each school and affiliated program to talk about the University's future.

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address
Friday, January 27

Norman Burnett, Joel Seligman, Martin Luther King III, and Anthony Plonczynski

Martin Luther King III delivered the University's annual Martin Luther King Day Commemorative Address, entitled "My Father's Dream, My Mission," and met with members of the University community. From left to right: Norman Burnett, Director of the Office of Minority Student Affairs; King; President Seligman; and Anthony Plonczynski '06, president of the Minority Student Advisory Board.

New Dean of College Faculty
Monday, January 23

Joel Seligman and Peter Lennie

President Seligman announced that Peter Lennie has been selected as the next Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the College Faculty.

Brooks Landing Dedication
Thursday, November 10

Joel Seligman at Brooks Landing groundbreaking ceremony

President Seligman spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony for Brooks Landing, a much-anticipated waterfront development that will revitalize the Brooks Avenue / Genesee Street area and expand connections between the city's neighborhoods and the University.

Sunday, October 23

Joel Seligman and Friederike Seligman

President Seligman and his wife Professor Friederike Seligman join in singing the alma mater during the Inauguration ceremony on Sunday, October 23, 2005.

Inaugural Symposium
Sunday, October 23

panelists on state at symposium

Panelists at the inaugural symposium discussed "Directions in Higher Education for the 21st Century."

College Convocation
Friday, September 9

President Seligman at the podium during Convocation

Noting that the lessons taught by outstanding teachers are among the fondest memories for most Rochester students, President Seligman helped recognize this year's winners of the Goergen Awards for Contributions to Undergraduate Education during the College's annual Convocation ceremony September 9. "This is a way of summoning all of us to greatness. I'm honored not only to welcome the students and faculty to the beginning of a great new year, but to do it by recognizing excellence," Seligman said.

Wilson Day
Saturday, August 27

Joel Seligman and students on Wilson Day

President Seligman talks with freshmen Laurel Stewart from Seattle, Dan Pesciotta from Webster, and Margarita Mendoza from California (left to right) during Wilson Day, the University's annual community service event. The students, who were lending a hand at Salem United Church of Christ, are a few of the more than 1,000 students, staff, and faculty that volunteered at 62 area sites this year. Strengthening the University's relationship with the local community is one of several issues Seligman says he plans to focus on in the coming months and years.

News Conference
Friday, July 1

Joel Seligman

Joel Seligman outlines some of his priorities as Rochester's 10th president during a news conference to introduce him on his first full day as president.

News Conference
Wednesday, December 1

Joel Seligman

Joel Seligman is named the University's 10th president at a news conference in Rush Rhees Library.

Welcome Reception
Wednesday, December 1

G. Robert Witmer introduces Joel Seligman

G. Robert Witmer Jr., '59 chairman of the Board of Trustees, introduces Joel Seligman to the students and faculty gathered at Wednesday's reception.

Joel Seligman

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