Silverstein '89, joined OrbiMed in 1999, co-founding a global venture capital business. OrbiMed is comprised of more than a dozen hedge, venture capital, royalty and mutual funds and has 90 employees throughout its five offices around the globe: New York, San Francisco, Mumbai, Shanghai and Tel Aviv.
Wendy Wolf '74, is founding president and chief executive officer of the Maine Health Access Foundation, the state’s largest health philanthropy dedicated to promoting access to quality health care, especially for the uninsured and underserved. Dr. Wolf has enjoyed a distinguished career as a physician-educator, scientific researcher, national health policy expert, philanthropic leader and advocate for equity and universal access to health care.
John V. Faraci, a member of the Denison University Board of Trustees and of the Denison class of ’72, has been named the 2014 North American CEO of the Year by RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry.
Among her accomplishments, Eckhert is past chairman of the Association of American Medical Colleges, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Indian Health Service in Arizona; in the Bon Samaritan Hospital in Haiti; and took a sabbatical year in Zimbabwe.
Eisner '64, has been an innovative pioneer in the American entertainment industry for four decades/ As chairman and chief executive officer of the Walt Disney Company, he transformed it into a global media empire valued at $100 billion. In 2005, Eisner founded the Tornante Company; a privately held company that invests in and incubates companies and opportunities in the media and entertainment space.
Professor Emeritus Ronald Santoni was lauded for his extensive scholarship on the philosophy of Sartre, one of the most influential and controversial figures of the 20th century at a national conferencewhich presented an entire session on Santoni and his work.
The Newark Film Festival’s feature film, “Sparta on Main,” is a 30-minute documentary about the remarkable Newark restaurant and the community activity, organization and revitalization efforts that are taking place there. It features interviews with community members from all walks of life, including Chris Ramsey, owner of Sparta, and Denison University President Adam Weinberg.
Seven students were awarded the President’s Medal, which is the highest recognition the college gives to a current student: Meghan Callahan, from Centennial, Colo.; Josh Goldman from Cincinnati, Ohio; Michaela Grenier from Downers Grove, Ill.; Andrea Karl from Powell, Ohio; Carlos Maciel Neto from Recife Brazil; Daniel Persia from Spencerport, N.Y.; and Yubo “Paul” Yang from Chengdu, China.
Denison University honored two professors with the prestigious Charles A. Brickman teaching excellence award, Catherine Dollard, professor of history, and Nestor Matthews, professor of psychology, were honored for their consummate dedication and commitment to their students.
Denison University honored four professors with named chairs and professorships at the college’s Academic Awards Convocation; Jessen Havill, professor of mathematics and computer science, to the Benjamin Barney Chair of Mathematics; Lewis Ludwig, associate professor of mathematics and computer science, as the Nancy Eshelman Brickman Endowed Professor in Memory of Ellenor Shannon; Tim Miller, professor of economics, as the J.P. Morgan Chase Endowed Professor; and David Goodwin, associate professor of geosciences, to the Tight Family Chair in the Natural Sciences.
Several Denison University students have received prestigious national and international scholarships and were recognized for their achievements at the college’s Academic Awards Convocation: Hastea Darabian, Alexandria Richardson, Grace Bachmann, Michelle Agunloye, Daniel Persia, and Adrienne Violand.
The Office of Admissions announces the highly successful enrollment of Denison's Class of 2018. The college received nearly 5,000 applications for some 640 places in the Class of 2018. This class continues Denison's upward trend in student diversity with 36 percent of the entering class hailing from multicultural backgrounds, a new record for the college.
Denison University has been recognized for its sustainability initiatives by the Princeton Review Green Colleges List and has been selected as AEP’s Ohio Energy Champion in the Large Customer Category.
The Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI) has commended Denison University as a stellar example of collaboration between sustainability, facilities and finance staff in their efforts to implement energy efficiency projects to save carbon, energy, and money, working towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2030.
As a partner in the Global Liberal Arts Alliance, “Denison has become a benchmark college for providing students with the kinds of international experiences they will need to be successful in the future,” says Denison President Adam Weinberg.
Denison University announces a partnership with the Summer on the Cuyahoga (SOTC) internship program, which is open only to a small group of select institutions, including Colgate, Cornell and Yale universities.