On Sunday, Aug. 24, first year students will move into their residence halls assisted by members of the Big Red football team, Sustainability Fellows and other staff and members of the student body. The Class of 2018 will embark on their academic careers on the first day of classes, Thursday, Aug. 28.
As the Denison University Ensemble-in-Residence, ETHEL will be on campus for three weeks in 2014/15; Tuesday, Oct. 21 to Saturday, Oct. 25; Monday, March 2 to Saturday, March 7, during which they will be the featured performers for the Tutti New Music Festival; and finally from Wednesday, April 22 to Saturday, April 25.
The Princeton Review has recognized the college on its list of “Best Value Private Colleges,” “Best Midwestern Colleges,” and “Green Colleges.” WDUB, the college radio station, was ranked as on of the best in the nation for “Best College Radio Station.”
The Getty Museum has invited Denison University faculty member Rebecca Kennedy, assistant professor of classics, to lecture on Saturday, Sept. 13. Her lecture, “Performing Persia: Cultural Exchange and Visual Power in Aeschylus’s Persians,” will coincide with a production of the play, performed by the New York-based SITI Company.
Kimberly Coplin, '85 has been named Provost of Denison University. Prior to her appointment as provost Coplin has served in the Office of the Provost as associate provost since 2006 and was named interim provost in July 2013. She has been a member of the Denison faculty since 1993 as an associate professor of physics.
Cynthia O. Booth, president and chief executive officer of COBCO Enterprises LLC, member of Denison University’s Board of Trustees and of the Denison class of 1979, has been selected as a finalist of the Entrepreneur of the Year competition for South-central Ohio and Kentucky.
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.
Ambassador Hall is a leading advocate for hunger relief programs and improving human rights in the world. He is the executive director of the Alliance to End Hunger, which engages diverse institutions in building the public and political will to end hunger at home and abroad.
Suni Harford '84 oversees the North American sales, trading, and origination businesses of Citi’s securities and banking franchise and is a member of Citi’s Pension Plan Investment Committee, and a director on the board of Citibank Canada.
Attorney Knuepfer has authored many professional articles, including eight editions of Winning Legal Strategies for Mergers & Acquisitions, published by Thomson Reuters. In addition, Knuepfer is a professor at Northwestern University where he teaches in the law school and the Kellogg Business School.
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.
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.