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Atlantic Records President of Promotion Andrea Ganis Looks Back, and Ahead, at Her Legendary Career

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Few music industry vets approach the level of royalty in the radio world that Andrea Ganis, Variety‘s Hitbreaker of the Year, inhabits. She rose through the ranks at Atlantic Records until they had to create a new title for her: president of promotion.

“Atlantic was a powerhouse then as it is now, so I got to work legendary acts throughout my career,” says the New York native. “My early years began with the Rolling Stones, Bette Midler, Abba, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Phil Collins, U2, Stevie Nicks and so many more, including songs that I forgot I promoted until I hear them in a store and point up and say, ‘I worked that record!’”

That streak has continued over the years, particularly with the remarkably consistent current regime of co-chairs Craig Kallman and Julie Greenwald, who have steered the ship since 2004.

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Stanford University Report Ranks Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Mohammed Cherkaoui Among the World’s Top 2% of Scientists

In the discipline of “materials” science, Dr. Cherkaoui ranked in the top 3,000 of the world’s more than 177,000 researchers in the field. He is best known for his pioneering work in micromechanics and nuclear engineering, and he has authored more than 200 publications including the first-ever micromechanics textbook. His international accolades include the France Medal from the National Center for Scientific Research, the Obama Award under the Material Genome Initiative, and the Lorraine Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer. He has also achieved a tenured professorship at Georgia Institute of Technology and a Boeing Endowed Chair and professorship at Mississippi State University.

“I am humbled by this recognition, and I owe a debt of gratitude to all of my co-authors and the vast network of Ph.D. students and contributors who have supported my work throughout my career,” said Dr. Cherkaoui. “I am proud to bring LIU to the

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James ‘Jim’ Ebben, former longtime Edgewood College president, dies | Local News

Hopkins was hired by Ebben in 1991 as director for mission integration and remembers his ability to build personal relationships with people from board members to students and a passion for education rooted in creating “a more just and compassionate world.”

“There was a hunger in him to learn something new every day, whether it was reading, whether it was traveling, whether it was talking with people,” said Hopkins, who retired from Edgewood in June.



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Ebben was the first layperson to become president of the small Dominican college founded in 1927 and was hired to expand enrollment and build the college’s endowment.

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His term as president was “marked by explosive enrollment growth, and significant expansion of campus facilities,” the college said.

Edgewood College had doubled its enrollment, more than doubled its physical plant and increased donations from almost

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Concordia University announces Bull as 11th president | Education

Before Goddard, Bull served as chief innovation officer, vice provost for curriculum and innovation and a professor at Concordia University Wisconsin between 2006 and 2018, and has also worked in K-12 Lutheran schools in Illinois and Wisconsin.

A graduate of Concordia in Wisconsin, Bull holds degrees in education, theology and history, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Concordia University Chicago, a Master of Liberal Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Doctor of Education in instructional technology from Northern Illinois University.


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Stuart Bartruff, the chair of Concordia’s Board of Regents, said Bull “expressed a strong desire to return to serving in a Christ-centered Lutheran” university.

“He has a strong commitment to Lutheran theology, and he looks forward to faithfully fulfilling the Concordia University Promises of a Lutheran Education,” Bartruff said in a statement.

Bull will

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St. John’s University taps ex-Providence head as new president

St. John’s University tapped the Rev. Brian Shanley — the former long-time head of Providence College — to lead the New York Catholic institution amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“I have long admired St. John’s commitment to the founding mission set forth by the Vincentian community to provide a Catholic education for first-generation students in a diverse and inclusive environment. I look forward to leading our community to remain committed to that mission amidst the unique challenges of the current times,” Shanley said.

Shanley, 62, a member of the Dominican order, will take over Feb. 1 for the beginning of the spring semester.

Shanley replaces Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, SJU’s first lay president in its 144-year-history, who announced his retirement in June after six years at the helm.

Like other colleges, St. John’s — the nation’s second largest Catholic University with 20,000 students and its main campus located in Queens — is

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World’s first graduate-level AI university appoints world-renowned academic Eric Xing as President

ABU DHABI, UAE, Nov. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), the world’s first graduate-level, research-based artificial intelligence (AI) university, has appointed renowned AI academic Professor Dr. Eric Xing as President. Professor Dr. Xing will lead MBZUAI as the first intake of graduate students are set to commence studies in January 2021.

His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Chairman of the MBZUAI Board of Trustees, said: “We are excited to welcome Professor Dr. Xing as the president of MBZUAI. He is one of the world’s foremost academics in the field of AI, and an exceptional business leader who understands the practical application of artificial intelligence. We are confident that Professor Dr. Xing will bring immense expertise to MBZUAI and our ambitions in this industry.”

Ranked as one of the top computer science professors worldwide, Professor

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Univision Ad Sales President Steve Mandala On The Broadcaster’s New Owners, The Hispanic Marketplace And His 30-Year Career

Steve Mandala may not be a household name, but inside the world of Hispanic media, he’s the guy everybody knows. For over three decades, Mandala has been a powerbroker in Spanish-language television.

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The University of Southern California graduate began his career at KVEA, Telemundo’s flagship station in Los Angeles, where he rose to become General Sales Manager. Univision then hired him as its Vice President of West Coast Sales. Five years later, Telemundo came knocking and Mandala accepted a position as the VP of Television Station and Affiliate Sales. Parent company NBCUniversal promoted him to Executive VP for Cable Entertainment Sales, where he led a team of over 200 sales professionals working across seven networks. For

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U president projects deficit of up to $175 million in current fiscal year

The University of Minnesota is looking at a projected budget shortfall of $150 million to $175 million by the end of the fiscal year in June 2021, President Joan Gabel announced in a letter to faculty and staffers this week.

The pandemic-related shortfall had been expected, but its scope wasn’t known until now. And it remained unclear exactly how the U will plug the financial hole.

In her letter, Gabel wrote in broad language that she has a plan that “includes additional unit and centralized cost-saving measures” and “further use of balances and reserves,” but provided few specifics.

She offered one detail: Pay cuts and furloughs will continue through the second half of the 2021 fiscal year, which ends June 30. When the pay reduction program began in June, Gabel said administrators would reconsider whether the cuts would be necessary for the entire fiscal year. That answer now is yes.

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University of SC president tests positive for COVID-19

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen said Wednesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Caslen said he tested positive Tuesday evening and is isolating at home, according to a news release, which added that he is asymptomatic.

Caslen, who was chosen to head the state’s largest institution of higher learning in 2019, gets tested at least three times a week for the virus. The positive test was administered through the university, which offers saliva-based and nasal swab tests to students, faculty and staff.

“I am in good health and continuing to work from home. I look forward to returning to the office as soon as possible,” Caslen said in a statement. “My diagnosis reinforces the need for everyone to get COVID tested regularly to protect yourself and your loved ones.”

Caslen had announced earlier this week that the university would institute monthly mandatory

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St. John’s University names long-time educator as new president

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Rev. Brian J. Shanley, former president of Providence College, has been selected as the new president of St. John’s University.

Shanley is expected to begin his tenure at St. John’s on Feb. 1, 2021.

“On behalf of the entire Board of Trustees, I am absolutely delighted to welcome Fr. Shanley to St. John’s,” said St. John’s alumnus and chair of the Board of Trustees William J. Janetschek, in a news release. “Fr. Shanley’s steadfast devotion to Catholic education and to student success were apparent from our very first conversations with him. He has a demonstrated record of achievement as President of Providence College, and we believe that he is the ideal candidate to serve as our beloved University’s 18th President. We look forward to, and will be grateful for, Fr. Shanley’s visionary leadership in the years ahead.”

Shanley succeeds Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, the first lay president

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