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All Invited to Farewell Reception for Vice Provost Michelle B. Larson

Monday, Dec. 17, 2012


Michelle B. Larson

Michelle Larson, USU's Vice Provost and professor of physics, is leaving USU to become president of the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Her appointment begins Jan. 1, 2013.


The Utah State University campus community is invited to say farewell to outgoing Vice Provost Michelle B. Larson as she leaves to become president of the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Ill. All are welcome to join in a celebration hosted by USU’s office of Executive Vice President and Provost, Friday, Jan. 4, from 3:30-5 p.m. at the USU David B. Haight Alumni House.


Larson was named as the ninth leader and first female president of Adler. Her appointment begins January 1, 2013.

As president, Larson will oversee a 21st century space science center that includes the institution’s landmark museum complex, exhibition galleries and three theaters; a robust research enterprise; one of the world’s leading collections documenting the history of science; and an award-winning education and outreach program. Annually, more than 470,000 people visit the Adler, making it one of Chicago’s leading tourist attractions.





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