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University of Pennsylvania Renames School of Design After Stuart Weitzman

The University of Pennsylvania announced today that it will rename its School of Design after shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, a Penn alumnus who has been a power player in the footwear business for more than 50 years.
Weitzman, who graduated from the Wharton School in 1963, has been an active supporter of the university over the years, and the honor is in recognition of his philanthropic support of the university and academic engagement. The graduate PennDesign school will now be named the Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
“What makes Stuart Weitzman so inspiring is his rock-solid belief that investing in people and education is the way to make a lasting impact,” said Frederick Steiner, dean and Paley professor, in a statement. “From this day forward, the interrelated fields that comprise design at Penn will be linked with the name and design legacy of Stuart Weitzman. Our School is enormously proud to bear his name.”
In addition, the design school’s central plaza will be renamed after Weitzman following a renovation by landscape architect Laurie Olin, who is the practice professor emeritus of landscape architecture at the university.
Weitzman has won several awards from Footwear News over the years, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012,

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Via:: https://footwearnews.com/2019/influencers/power-players/stuart-weitzman-university-of-pennsylvania-school-of-design-1202753142/