Cultural visionary Arthur Satz leaves the largest endowed gift ever to support the humanities at Rochester : NewsCenter




October 8, 2020



University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster

Gift establishes the Arthur Satz Department of Music and will fund a minimum of five professorships in the humanities within the School of Arts & Sciences

Arthur Satz ’51—a music major and the late president emeritus at the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID)—has bequeathed the largest endowed gift ever in support of the humanities at the University of Rochester’s School of Arts & Sciences. Satz’s visionary generosity will establish the school’s first named department—the Arthur Satz Department of Music—and a minimum of five professorships in humanities-related fields.

The Satz professorships will serve a vital role in helping the school recruit, retain, support and recognize faculty members who have made outstanding contributions in the humanities. Honey Meconi, a professor with appointments at both the School of Arts & Sciences and Eastman

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