January 31, 2023

Named positions have fun the contributions of professors as researchers, students, and lecturers.

A number of faculty members on the College of Rochester had been appointed to named professorships within the second half of 2022. An honor designed to acknowledge the nationwide stature of a professor’s work, the named positions are a part of a long-standing custom to have fun the work of Rochester’s faculty as researchers, students, and lecturers. Appointments included:


Peter Christensen

Peter Christensen, a professor of artwork and artwork historical past, has been collectively appointed as Arthur Satz Professor of the Humanities. He retains his joint appointments as a professor of visible and cultural research and because the Ani and Mark Gabrellian Director of the Humanities Center.

Christensen specializes within the trendy architectural and environmental historical past of Europe and the Center East.

The professorship is amongst a number of humanities professorships named for the late Arthur Satz ’51, a music main and the late president emeritus on the New York College of Inside Design.


David Higgs

David Higgs, a professor of organ and chair of the Division of Organ, has been collectively appointed as Minehan Household Professor.

Considered one of America’s main live performance organists, Higgs performs extensively all through the USA and overseas and he performs, teaches, and adjudicates at festivals and competitions all through the world.

The endowed professorship was created by a present from College Trustee Cathy Minehan ’68, former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Financial institution of Boston.


Yukun Liu

Yukun Liu, an assistant professor of finance, has been appointed because the William H. Meckling Assistant Professor of Enterprise Administration.

Liu’s main analysis fields embrace asset pricing, labor and finance, and fintech.

The professorship, which is named for the late William Meckling, dean emeritus of the Simon Enterprise College, helps a professorship in enterprise administration at Simon.


Jiebo Luo

Jiebo Luo, a professor of laptop science, has been collectively appointed because the Albert Arendt Hopeman Professor of Engineering. Luo retains his joint appointment as a professor {of electrical} and laptop engineering.

Luo’s analysis covers laptop imaginative and prescient, machine studying, knowledge mining, social media, and biomedical informatics.

The engineering professorship honors the late Albert Arendt Hopeman, president of A.W. Hopeman and Sons, the final contractor of the River Campus from 1927 to 1930. The corporate additionally constructed Eastman Theatre and the Eastman College of Music.


Joyce McDonough

Joyce McDonough, a professor of linguistics, has been collectively appointed because the Richard L. Turner Professor.

McDonough’s analysis focuses on the phonetic and phonological construction of endangered or under-resourced languages and dialects.

The professorship was established in 1988 by Nancy Turner in honor of her husband, Richard Turner, former president and chief government officer of Schlegel Corp. It helps humanities faculty within the College of Arts & Sciences on the College who exemplify Turner’s broad view of scholarship and the world.


Tags: faculty, honors

Class: College News

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