Ackerman Chronicle

September 3, 2020

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Honoring Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth

On August 30th the Ackerman Center hosted a virtual celebration to honor Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth on the eve of her retirement from UT Dallas. Over 100 attendees from across the world joined us to commemorate the life and career of a beloved educator, mentor, and friend. Guests included President and Mrs. Richard Benson, Provost Inga H. Musselman, Dr. Hobson Wildenthal, and several members of University administration both past and present. Also on the call were many prior students and life-long friends. Her brother, Ivan, joined the event from Hungary, and her children, Peter and Kathleen, also spoke at the event.

Words of Gratitude

Students, Faculty and Community Members Respond

Participants were given the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings during this momentous event, expressing their sentiments in real-time either by speaking via video or by writing their comments in the chatbox. Dozens of "Pop Thoughts" were mailed out to friends from the University and community, which allowed people to hold up sentiments such as "I ❤︎ Zsuzsi" and "Congrats!" during the event. UT Dallas mascot, who attended the event virtually, is pictured here with a Temoc-sized sign.

Memorializing a Legacy

Dr. Roemer and UT Dallas Provost Inga H. Musselman unveiled the newly-named "Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth Room" during the live celebration. This classroom, JO 4.708, is where Dr. Ozsváth taught the majority of her classes in recent years.

This was made possible thanks to the generosity of the following:

Edward and Wilhelmina Ackerman Foundation

Mitchell L. and Miriam Lewis Barnett

Mr. and Mrs. Selly Belofsky

Mr. Michael Jaffe and Dr. Elaine Jaffe

Dr. Kathleen Ozsváth and Elizabeth Bernardini

Dr. Peter Ozsváth and Shevi Sperber

Dr. and Mrs. David Patterson

Edgar A. & Ruth E. Robinson Foundation

Dr. and Mrs. Nils Roemer

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Romberg

Ms. Charlotte Wolens Schuman

Mr. and Mrs. Phil Simpson
Students and staff of the Ackerman Center

A Lasting Legacy of Student Support

If you would like to make a gift to The Istvan and Zsuzsanna Ozsváth Research Fund, which provides support for students to conduct and present original research, you may do so by clicking here.

View and sign the e-card for Dr. Ozsváth

In the News

You can read the article written about Dr. Ozsváth in the UT Dallas Magazine by clicking here.

Save the Date

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The first-person account of Genie Milgrom, a direct descendant of the Spanish-Portuguese Jews, will scintillate with the details of her journey back 615 years to 1405 Pre-Inquisition Spain and Portugal to locate her Jewish ancestors. Join us to follow the many twists and turns she followed in order to be able to trace a family that had spun webs around themselves to hide from the Inquisitors.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
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The Ackerman Center Podcast is transitioning to a new schedule during the fall semester. New episodes will be released on the following dates:
  • September 20th
  • October 18th
  • November 15th
  • December 13th

All episodes are available for streaming online and can be found by clicking here.
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This issue was made possible by the following contributors:

Cynthia Seton-Rogers, Academic and Outreach Events Manager

Chrissy Stanford, Research Assistant