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President Jackson
Receives Honorary Degree in Switzerland

President Shirley Ann Jackson was awarded an honorary degree of Honoris Causa at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland on Oct. 9. President Jackson was introduced by Thomas Rizzo ’78, dean of basic sciences at EPFL. “Thank you for recognizing me with an honorary degree from your prestigious university. Your tradition, focus, and high standards make this recognition a great honor for me,” President Jackson said in her remarks. “I am struck by the parallels between EPFL and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Both universities trace their roots to the 1800s with a strong focus on preparing engineers. We both understand the value of breaking through boundaries and enabling transdisciplinary research. And both of our universities are deeply committed to putting knowledge into practice.”

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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 4, Number 16, October 22, 2010
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