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Photo Gallery 2007–08

Seligman, Faculty members honored by Rochester Academy of Medicine 
May 14

announcement on stage at Rochester Academy of Music

President Seligman recieves one of five Awards of Merit awarded by the Rochester Academy of Medicine in 2008. Seligman was also named the first Honorary Member in the Academy's 108-year history.

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
April 11

announcement on stage at Eastman Theatre

Antonio Perez (center), Kodak's chairman and CEO, acknowledges the audience's enthusiasm after announcing that the company is providing $10 million to the University to support the renovation and expansion of Eastman Theatre, as President Seligman (left) and Eastman School of Music dean Douglas Lowry applaud.

Rochester Promise
December 5

John Burdick, Bob Duffy, William Cala and President Seligman at news conference

Director of Admissions Jonathan Burdick (left) joins Mayor Robert J. Duffy, Rochester Interim Superintendent of Schools William C. Cala, and President Seligman in announcing the Rochester Promise initiative, which will provide $100,000 scholarships to city high school graduates admitted to the University.

President Joel Seligman Explains Diagnosis of 'Treatable Cancer' 
August 21

G. Robert Witmer, President Seligman, and Richard Fisher at news conference

Board of Trustees Chairman G. Robert Witmer Jr. '59, President Seligman, and Dr. Richard Fisher answer questions at a news conference August 21 announcing Seligman's diagnosis of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. In an earlier message to the University community, President Seligman described his illness, treatment, and optimism about the future.

Urban Fellows
July 6

President Seligman visiting School #30 with Urban Fellows

President Seligman talks to Urban Fellow Samantha Hetchkop '08 (center) on a visit to School 30, where many of the children Hetchkop works with attend school. She is assigned to Cameron Community Ministries and helps run the summer camp for children on the city’s west side. Each summer, Urban Fellows partner with community groups on projects that emphasize civic engagement and promote learning about urban issues.

Breaking Ground
June 27

President Seligman and community leaders breaking ground on construction site

Work has started on the new Riverview Apartments with a ceremonial groundbreaking June 27 by University and community officials. The 120-unit complex across the Genesee River from the River Campus will house 400 undergraduates and serve as a center of a new "collegiate village" in the city's 19th Ward neighborhood.

From left to right: developer John Yurtchuk, President Seligman, City Councilman Dana Miller, Mayor Robert Duffy, sophomore Kirstin Barry, Dean of the College Richard Feldman, Chief Financial Officer Ron Paprocki, and developer David Huck.