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Dean's Corner

The IAS Circle of Recognition 2018 

Bruce Burgett

Graduation is a moment to celebrate, to reflect on that path we’ve walked, and to thank those who helped us along the way.  This year, I would like to thank everyone who helped launch our Advancing Civic and Community Engagement (ACCE) campaign.  Under the leadership of the IAS Advisory Board, the campaign supports IAS students and faculty members involved in teaching and learning that enhances the sustainable and equitable development of the region, including its national and global connections.  The focus this year has been eliminating financial obstacles to IAS students’ participation in one of IAS’s signature initiatives, our annual Washington D.C. Human Right seminar.  You can read more about the D.C. Seminar in a previous issue of this newsletter.

I single out founders of the ACCE campaign for thanks because ACCE directly supports the activities of students, alumni, and community partners like those recognized in this issue of Intersections.  Begun last year, our annual Circle of Recognizes features some of the significant honors individuals in our community have received this academic year.  It highlights the impressive achievements and contributions of IAS students, faculty, alumni, and community partners as learners, scholars, civic leaders, and engaged professionals.  It demonstrates the significant and positive impact that IAS’s extensive network of friends and family have on the campus, the region and the world.

As you read about the accomplishments of the individuals profiled in this edition of Intersections, please join me in congratulating them, while also acknowledging the important work of all of the members of the community that support them as well. 

As always, you can learn more about what students, faculty, and alumni are doing on the IAS News Blog.  To keep up to date on IAS events open to the campus and the public, you can also subscribe to a weekly digest of upcoming events here.  If you are an IAS alum, discover ways to connect and get involved by visiting our alumni page online.

Past issues of Intersections are accessible from the right sidebar here.

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Bruce Burgett
Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences


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