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Wilsdorf Hall: DeDication

Dedication_1Wilsdorf Hall was dedicated on Friday, November 10, 2006 with a ceremony in the Wilsdorf Hall Courtyard. U.Va. President John T. Casteen and U.Va. Engineering School Dean James H. Aylor gave opening remarks. Lead donor Gregory H. Olsen spoke about Doris Kuhlman-Wilsdorf, for whom the building was named. Professor Emeritus Kuhlman-Wilsdorf also spoke about the importance of the building and her appreciation for the honor.

Earlier in the day, a symposium held in Minor Hall, “Nanotechnology: A New Discipline for World-Class Engineers,” was moderated by Professor Robert Hull.

Dedication_2Symposium Panelists

  • Michelle V. Buchanan
    Associate Laboratory Director, Oakridge National Laboratory
  • Esther H. Chang
    Professor of Oncology and Otolaryngology, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center
  • James C. Ellenbogen
    Senior Principal Scientist, Nanosystems Group, MITRE Corporation
  • Andrew Maynard
    Chief Science Advisor to the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies,Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Bhakta B. Rath
    Associate Director of Research, Head of the Materials Science and Component Technology Directorate, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
  • Mihail C. Roco
    Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology, National Science Foundation.