Accolades & Achievements

The Accolades & Achievements blog gathers information from news articles and press releases about noteworthy events in the lives of alumni. It is a complement to the Class Notes section of The Record.

If you would like an event added to or removed from the blog, or to report any inaccuracies, please email Alison Coppelman, Director, Alumni Relations, at

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June 21, 2013

From the University press release:

Emily Nicklin, a lead corporate litigator at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and a trustee of the University of Chicago since 2004, has been named chair of the Medical Center’s Board of Trustees.

Nicklin succeeds Rodney L. Goldstein, who was appointed chairman in 2010 and will remain a Medical Center trustee.

June 20, 2013

From Washington & Lee's website:

Washington and Lee University announced the promotion of six members of its faculty to full professor, while promoting seven faculty members to associate professor and also awarding tenure.

The Board of Trustees approved the promotions and tenures during its meeting in Lexington in May.

June 18, 2013

From Greg Hinz's Crain's Chicago Business blog:

A veteran federal prosecutor and son of immigrants from India is headed for the federal bench here.

June 17, 2013

From Crain's Chicago Business:

Leslie Bluhm knows a lot of people.

June 14, 2013


Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

June 10, 2013

From the University of Arizona website:

After an extensive national search, Arizona Law professor Marc L. Miller has been appointed as dean of the James E. Rogers College of Law, effective immediately. Miller has been serving as interim dean since November, 2012.

June 7, 2013

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Steve Marenberg
Irell & Manella
University of Chicago Law School