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Sina Ghaemmaghami receives the Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professorship at the University of Rochester

June 21, 2021

The University’s Mercer Brugler Distinguished Professorships, established in 1979, are announced every three years and are held by the recipients until the next round of awards.

The professorships are named after Mercer Brugler ’25, former chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees, and former president and chairman of Pfaudler Co. (later Sybron Corp.).

The awards support one or more faculty in the College in Arts, Sciences & Engineering for a three-year period for the purposes of improving undergraduate education. Recipients are expected to plan a program of instruction for students that will expand the normal bounds of their expertise in subject matter while also incorporating work in other domains of study within or outside the students’ own discipline. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is a pre-requisite for appointment to the professorship.