Professor of Communication, Bruce Lewenstein, has been appointed the University Ombudsman for Cornell, succeeding Charles Walcott, who retired after a decade in the job. It's a somewhat familiar role for Lewenstein—he was a Student Ombuds when he was a senior at the University of Chicago. Lewenstein remains as a faculty member and joins Linda Falkson, the full-time Director of the office, and Assistant Ombudsman, Tracey Brant.
Lewenstein has taught at Cornell for over 34 years and is a well-known authority on public communication of science and technology. He graduated from the University of Chicago and earned his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. (Cornell Chronicle.)
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