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2002 Emeriti

conferring upon

the title of
Professor of Art, Emeritus

WHEREAS Mr. Bill Brody served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1967 to 2000; and

WHEREAS Mr. Brody has opened the world of art to a generation of students during his 33 years as professor and advisor; and has demonstrated his dedication to the academic development of artists by helping to institute the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts programs in art in addition to creating and teaching many new undergraduate and graduate courses; and his expertise and consistent high standards have inspired many students to become accomplished artists in their own right; and

WHEREAS Mr. Brody served as department chair for seven years; and developed the printmaking program and successfully led the efforts to establish a degree emphasis in computer art; and is now applying his substantial knowledge and experience to his new role as visualization research specialist with the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, an appointment which has garnered recognition and respect for the University; and

WHEREAS Mr. Brody has encouraged collaboration among artists by serving on the Board of Directors of the Fairbanks Arts Association for many years and by creating the professional group Printmakers North; and has been recognized by the community, being commissioned for a sculpture in the Rabinowitz Courthouse; and has received national and international acclaim for his prolific work in painting, printmaking and computer art, including awards from juried shows such as the Harrisburg National and the Salon du Portrait de Montreal; and has secured numerous grants for a wide range of activities, from refurbishing student computer labs to creating a visualization of the Healy Clean Coal Project;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the faculty of the University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Mr. Bill Brody for his extensive contributions to both the state of Alaska and the University; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in further recognition of the invaluable services rendered by Mr. Brody and as evidence of the University's desire that his identification with the University be maintained, hereby salutes the appointment of Mr. Bill Brody as Professor of Art, Emeritus; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be appropriately engrossed and signed by the Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks as further evidence of the esteem and respect in which he holds Mr. Bill Brody, and conveyed to Mr. Brody on this day of May 12, 2002.


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