Forward to October 8 Investiture: Frankly, it’s going to be incredible!

Forward plaque, plaque

With great pleasure, enormous pride and joy *,

Dean Soyeon Shim invites every member of the School of Human Ecology community to join her:

Thursday October 8, 2015

For the Inaugural Celebration and Investiture Ceremony of :
Larissa Duncan, Ph.D.
Elizabeth C. Davies Chair in Child & Family Well-Being

Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, Ph.D.
Dorothy A. O’Brien Professorship in Human Ecology

Charles Raison, MD
Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Chair for Healthy Minds,
Children & Families

Remarks by Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf

First Floor Link – Nancy Nicholas Hall
4:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres, beverages
5:00–5:30 p.m. Ceremony immediately followed by celebratory toast and reception

Please RSVP here or via email

Zwick’s Quick FAQ

  1. What the heck is this event, sounds like “investiture” comes from Game of Thrones! ‘Cause if it is, I need to really think about what to wear.
    1. Oh goodness, no! The Investiture Ceremony is counted among the oldest of traditions in academia where the term has come to mean one who will literally don the university’s insignia and regalia.The installation of a professorship or an endowed chair is a ceremony of dignity, honoring  academic traditions and protocols. (Psst, but we will have a unique SoHE-twist. What, did you think we would follow the others?
  2. Is this only for HDFS faculty and grad students?
    1. Absolutely not, we are OneSoHE21 – each and every member of our school is welcome, and encouraged to celebrate this milestone in our history.
  3. You keep saying “milestone” but we have endowed Bascom professorships – what makes this different?
    1. Why excellent question! This is our first “class” of SoHE endowed professorships and chairs, made possible by SoHE alums and their families, who are passionate about our programs, supporting our faculty and investing in our future. It’s an honor to have their trust.
  4. Is this the only ceremony? What about the other endowed chairs/professorships?
    1. We are planning investiture ceremonies and celebrations for the next three years (give or take) as each faculty position is approved through the SoHE process, so more to come.
* – with a nod to Stevie Ray Vaughn, I don’t think he’d mind

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