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In 1945, the year Roosevelt was founded, Rose Hum Lee was hired to teach in the Department of Sociology. Eleven years later when she was appointed chair of the department, she became the first Chinese American woman to chair an academic department at an American university.
Roosevelt University alumnus Timuel Black (BA, ’50), one of the organizers of the 1963 March on Washington, was honored in Washington, D.C., by President Barack Obama in August.
Roosevelt alumnus Robert van Brugge is chairman and CEO of Sanford C. Bernstein, a Wall Street research firm that is ranked number one in its industry for overall quality, detailed financial analysis and original research, according to independent surveys of major institutional clients. During an interview in his midtown Manhattan office, van Brugge, 44, talked with Roosevelt Review editor Tom Karow about his time at Roosevelt, his career and what qualifications he considers important in job applicants.
Journalist Charles Madigan (BGS, '05) describes his journey from Penn State to the Chicago Tribune to teaching at Roosevelt.
Kevin Li is nationall recognized for his work as dean of instruction at Wilbur Wright College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. He is also one of thousands of community college students who have transferred to Roosevelt University to complete an education and achieve the career of his dreams.
Faculty members D. Bradford Hunt and Jon DeVries were separated by only six floors in the University's Gage Building, but they never met and didn't know they shared a common interest in city of Chicago planning until they were introduced by an alumnus.
Jane Lanier is the newest faculty member in Roosevelt's Theatre Conservatory.She is also a successful performer, choreographer and director who built her career as a singer/dancer/actress.
Mary Simmerling is quick to give credit to those who helped her become one of the nation’s most respected experts on medical ethics, especially the ethics of human organ transplantation, but one person she can’t stop talking about is Roosevelt University Philosophy Professor Stuart Warner.
If you ever researched the life of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, there is a chance your search results included a picture of a little purple guy in a striped turtleneck. His name is Roosevelt Franklin, and he is a Muppet from the early days of the educational television program Sesame Street.
Before Sesame Street was conceived, a Roosevelt education professor enraptured millions of preschoolers weekday mornings as host of NBC-TV’s Ding Dong School.
Luis Perez joined Roosevelt’s Theatre Conservatory in 2005 to spend more time with his wife, former Broadway star and award-winning choreographer Tina Paul, and their two sons, then ages 12 and 20. in 2008, Perez became head of the conservatory’s musical theatre program. each year, he directs and choreographs at least one major musical on the University’s seventh-floor O’Malley Theatre stage.
"I had whittled my list of top schools down to 10 – and Roosevelt was one," recalled 18-year-old Friend, the winner of a Cathy Roe Broadway Bound dance award and a regional and national dance competitor. "Then I noticed that Roosevelt had a new program that was different from the rest – and I knew it was for me – because it had a concentration in dance."
New books by Roosevelt University faculty members have hit the stands on topics ranging from psychological testing to politics and from fashion to science fiction.
While spring is finally here, students in Roosevelt University’s College of Pharmacy won’t forget the passing flu season anytime soon.
Lynn Weiner’s 12-year term as dean of Arts and Sciences is coming to an end, but her impact on the college will live on for years.
Taking the helm as the first university historian in July, Lynn Weiner will be writing a book about Roosevelt’s first 50 years.