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Investiture of Dr. Sakaki

  • Weill Hall, Green Music Center (map)

Investiture Mini Conference | 9 AM - 12 PM

A campus-wide event (open to the public) that will feature many exciting endeavors — including presentations, discussions, and performances born of our campus thinkers and creators around themes of: Community Engagement, Sustainability, Globalization, and Diversity. Go to for the mini conference program

Dr Sakaki Investiture Ceremony | 2-4 PM | Weill Hall, Green Music Center

Defined as the "act of ceremony of conferring the authority and symbols of a high office," an investiture is an academic ceremony in which a new leader is "vested" with the official powers of office. Held during a president's first year in office, an investiture provides an opportunity to welcome a new chapter in a university's history and celebrate as a community. In short: "Inauguration" refers to events planned to celebrate a new president, "installation" is the actual moment the new president assumes office and an "investiture" is the ceremony itself.

Campus Reception for Dr Sakaki Investiture | 4-5 PM | Trione Plaza, Green Music Center

A Celebration of the Investiture of  Judy K. Sakaki featuring Hiroshima | 7:30 PM | Weill Hall, Green Music Center

Contemporary jazz masters Hiroshima will be performing as part of the Investiture of Dr. Judy K. Sakaki. "The group, led by Dan Kuramoto, continues to make their own East Meets West contemporary jazz. Departure, their 18th recording, is defined by its title. . . . Consistent quality, a distinct sound, and longevity = win. If I were creating a Contemporary Jazz Hall of Fame, Hiroshima would certainly be an early inductee." -, John Hildebrand   

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