Resolution J3336-2013

Commending Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York

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  • Feb 4, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Feb 4, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 29, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson upon the occa-
sion  of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in
the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize  and  pay
tribute  to  those women of achievement within the Empire State who have
made strong contributions to their communities and  who  inspire  others
through their model citizenship; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commend
Dr.  Shirley Ann Jackson, upon the occasion of being honored in conjunc-
tion with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, Women of every race, class, and ethnic background  have  made
invaluable contributions to the growth and strength of New York State in
countless recorded and unrecorded ways; and
  WHEREAS,  Each  year, the State of New York officially sets aside time
to recognize the achievements and lives of such exemplary women,  repre-
sentatives  of the wide-ranging and vital roles women have played in the
historic development of this great Empire State and its communities; the
theme of this year's commemoration is "Celebrating Women  of  Character,
Courage, and Commitment"; and
  WHEREAS,  Theoretical  physicist  Dr.  Shirley  Ann  Jackson  has been
described by Time Magazine as "perhaps the ultimate role model for women
in science"; the president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in  Troy,
New York, she has consistently epitomized the values of character, cour-
age,  and commitment in her unwavering service to her peers, colleagues,
and fellow citizens; and
  WHEREAS, Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson  has  helmed  Rensselaer  Polytechnic
Institute  since  1999;  under  her  luminous  leadership, this esteemed
educational institution has transformed into  a  top-tier  technological
research  university  with  dramatic  increases  in  research awards and
freshman enrollments, as well as hundreds  of  new  faculty,  and  major
capital projects completed; and
  WHEREAS,  In  addition  to  academe,  Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson has held
senior leadership  positions  in  government,  industry,  and  research;
before  assuming her current post, she was chairman of the United States
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, appointed by President William  Jefferson
Clinton; and
  WHEREAS,  Dr.  Shirley  Ann Jackson was appointed in 2009 by President
Barack Obama to serve on the President's Council of Advisors on  Science
and  Technology; in addition, she serves on the United States Department
of Energy's Secretary of Energy Advisory Board; and
  WHEREAS, A multifaceted woman, Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson also serves  on
the  boards  of  the Smithsonian Institution, the Brookings Institution,
the Council on Foreign Relations, M.I.T. and major corporations; and
  WHEREAS, This extraordinary scientist and educator holds  an  S.B.  in
physics  and  a  Ph.D.  in  theoretical elementary particle physics from
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) where she was  the  first
African American woman ever to earn a doctorate in the field; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her service to her community,
the State of New York, and the nation, Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson has stood
constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body is pleased to have this opportunity to
express its highest admiration for Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, and to  wish
her continued success in all of her future endeavors; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought  to  our  atten-

tion,  they  should  be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson upon the occasion of  being  honored  in
conjunction  with Women's History Month in the State of New York; and be
it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson.

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