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Julio Cezar Durigan

New Unesp president

Marilza Vieira Cunha Rudge and Julio Cezar Durigan are instated as Unesp vice-president and president in a ceremony held at the Latin American Memorial in São Paulo

CHELLO FOTÓGRAFOSMarilza Vieira Cunha Rudge and Julio Cezar Durigan are instated as Unesp vice-president and president in a ceremony held at the Latin American Memorial in São PauloCHELLO FOTÓGRAFOS

The new president of the Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Julio Cezar Durigan, and the new vice-president, Marilza Vieira Cunha Rudge, were instated during a ceremony held at the Latin American Memorial on January 11, 2013. Durigan and Rudge, who were appointed by São Paulo Governor Geraldo Alckmin, will hold four-year terms. New deans have also been designated to serve under the incoming administration. Laurence Duarte Colvara takes over as Dean of Undergraduate Studies; Eduardo Kokubun, Dean of Graduate Studies; Mariângela Spotti, Dean of Extension; and Carlos Antonio Gamero, Dean of Administration. Maria José Soares Mendes Giannini, a biochemist and member of the Board of Trustees of the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), will continue on as Dean of Research. In attendance at the event were the Minister of Sports, Aldo Rebelo; Governor Alckmin; and Luiz Carlos Quadrelli, acting head of the Department of Economic Development, Science and Technology, and Herman Voorwald, head of the Department of Education. Durigan, who holds a doctorate from the University of São Paulo’s Luiz de Queiroz School of Agriculture (Esalq/USP), is currently a professor at Unesp’s School of Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences in Jaboticabal and was coordinator of Agronomic Sciences at FAPESP from 1989 to 1994. Rudge has an M.D. from the Botucatu School of Medical and Biological Sciences and a doctorate in science from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp); she specializes in women’s health.

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