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Weekly Buzz (05.17.16)
05.17.16: celebrating commencement; new Hajim School dean; Wegman chairs Board of Trustees; Singer Family Prize; Weekly Buzz returns in the fall


Congratulations, Class of 2016!

See photos, videos, and a social media recap from the University's 166th commencement ceremonies.

Wendi Heinzelman Named Dean of the Hajim School 

Wendi Heinzelman, currently dean of graduate studies for Arts, Sciences & Engineering and professor of electrical and computer engineering, will be the next dean of the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. Heinzelman will be the Hajim School’s first female dean and has been appointed to a five-year term beginning July 1. "I am excited to work with the exceptional faculty, students and staff of the Hajim School to continue and accelerate the momentum created under Rob Clark’s leadership," says Heinzelman. "Engineering is key to solving some of our most difficult societal problems and to developing innovations that will transform society in the years to come." Read more...

Danny Wegman Becomes Board Chair

Danny Wegman, CEO of Wegmans Food Markets, became chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees at the board’s May 13 meeting. Wegman will serve a five-year term as board chairman and succeeds Edmund Hajim ’58, who transitioned to chairman emeritus. To honor Hajim's service, the board voted to name the Science & Engineering Quad on the River Campus for Hajim. Lizette Perez-Deisboeck ’87 and Alan Zekelman ’87S (MS) were elected to the board.

Nursing Dean Kathy Rideout Reappointed to Five-Year Term

Medical Center CEO Mark Taubman announced Tuesday that Kathy Rideout has been reappointed to a five-year term as dean of the School of Nursing. Rideout, Medical Center vice president and a professor of clinical nursing and pediatrics, has been a member of the nursing faculty for the past 30 years. She was named dean in 2012 after a one-year stint as interim dean and seven years as associate dean for academic affairs. The Board of Trustees approved her reappointment last week. Read more...

Prizes Recognize Inspirational High School Teachers

The Singer Family Prizes for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching honor the high school teachers and staff that have made an impact on a Rochester graduate’s growth and academic development. This year's recipients are Mary Bohning, Randall Harper, Chris Hartman, and William Kibler. Read more...

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