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Announcing David J. Skorton, the next president of Cornell University

April 12 , 2006 | Ithaca, NY

Thursday, Sept. 7, has been set as the date for David J. Skorton's inauguration as Cornell's 12th president. The installation ceremony will take place on the Arts Quad at 3:30 p.m., followed by a reception open to all on the quad. In case of rain, the ceremony and reception will be held in Barton Hall.

Additional details and schedule information will be made available in the coming weeks and months. For the latest information, visit

David J. Skorton

About David Skorton

On July 1, 2006, David J. Skorton will become Cornell University's 12th president. A cardiologist, computer scientist, national leader in research ethics, and jazz musician, Skorton comes to Cornell from the University of Iowa, where he has served as president since 2003. Skorton will hold a primary faculty appointment in Internal Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC), where he will join the Department of Pediatrics. In addition, he will be a member of the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering on the Ithaca campus. ... more about David Skorton