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March 18, 2015

Faculty recognized at installation ceremonies

Joel Seligman and Mark Taubman with Ruth Lawrence

Ruth Lawrence ’49M (MD), ’58M (Res), pictured with President Joel Seligman and Medical Center CEO Mark Taubman, was formally installed as inaugural holder of the Northumberland Trust Professorship in Pediatrics, established by an anonymous donor.  A recognized authority on neonatal nutrition, Lawrence is a member of numerous professional organizations—internationally, nationally, and locally. In addition to her extensive expertise in neonatology and lactation, she is a highly regarded expert in clinical toxicology and poison control.

Tim and Robin Wentworth with Henry Kautz

University Trustee Tim Wentworth (left), his wife, Robin, and Henry Kautz were recognized at Kautz’s installation as the Robin C. and Timothy C. Wentworth Director of the Institute for Data Science. The position recognizes the Wentworths’ $3 million gift to endow the directorship. Kautz is founding director of IDS and former chair of the Department of Computer Science. He is a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, where he has served as president, and he is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and of the Association for Computing Machinery. His research in artificial intelligence and pervasive computing has received over 20,000 citations.

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