Photo Gallery 2006–07
New University Provost
Tuesday, May 22
Ralph Kuncl (center), provost of Bryn Mawr College and a national leader in the neurosciences, will become the University of Rochester's new provost on Aug. 1, President Seligman announced. Kuncl succeeds Provost Charles E. Phelps (left), who is retiring at the end of this academic year after 13 years as the University's chief academic officer.
New Dean of Eastman School of Music
Monday, May 21
President Seligman announced that Douglas Lowry (left) will become the new dean of the Eastman School of Music on August 1. Lowry is a composer, conductor, and current dean of the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.
Sunday, May 20
President Seligman presents commencement speaker Shirley Jackson with a Yellowjacket mascot during the College ceremonies. In her speech entitled "The Bees," Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, used the example of the mysterious disappearance of honeybee colonies to demonstrate how people, societies, and disciplines are increasingly interconnected. "Every discipline has a role to play in finding solutions to global problems, and in creating opportunity," said Jackson. "This requires not only strength in disciplines, but multicultural sophistication, intellectual agility, and a global view."
Eastman Theatre Renovations
Friday, March 16
President Seligman (second from left) and Interim Dean Jamal Rossi (right) review an artist's rendering of the next phase of renovations to historic Eastman Theatre with local members of the New York State Assembly — David Gantt, Joseph Morelle, Susan John, and David Koon. The University has received an $8 million state grant to support the project, which aims to retain the theater's 1920s elegance while adding state-of-the-art improvements in acoustics, more comfortable public gathering spaces, and more teaching and performance space for Eastman School faculty and students.
Presentation of Jackson Portrait
Tuesday, January 23
President Seligman applauds the presentation of President Thomas H. Jackson's official portrait in the Grand Staircase of Rush Rhees Library, as President Jackson and his wife Bonnie look on. The portrait, said Seligman, "captures the special attributes that Tom brought to his presidency—an analytical mind, a deep admiration for history, the slight twinkle of his sense of humor."
Welcome Class of 2010
President Seligman greets incoming students and their families in the Palestra on move-in day. The August 29 College celebration was an opportunity for Seligman to officially welcome the Class of 2010 and encourage them to take advantage of all that the University and the Rochester community have to offer.
President Seligman’s First Year
President Seligman meets with Norman Roberts (center), president of the board at NeighborWorks Rochester, and senior Katie Piekarz to mark his first year in office. Piekarz works with NeighborWorks as an Urban Fellow; the internship program emphasizes civic engagement and urban issues. Seligman met with the Urban Fellows on his first day in office last year. He later toured the Swillburg neighborhood with Piekarz and others to learn about housing initiatives promoted by NeighborWorks.
University administrators and members of the President's staff held a surprise party to celebrate the President's first year in office.