January 25, 2017

Inbox [Jan. 25]: Worcester State celebrates $1M gift, Jericho Road Worcester trumpets nonprofit training, Clark art exhibit opens, Worcester lion dancers perform at resort fete

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Imperial Lion Dance Team

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The Worcester Imperial Lion Dance Team will perform at the opening of the new MGM resort

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WSU to celebrate $1 million donation

Worcester State University will name its STEM Research Center after Dr. Imoigele Aisiku, a member of class of 1992.

A plaque dedicating the classroom for research in Aisiku’s name and in recognition of his $1 million donation will be unveiled at 11 a.m. Jan. 30 at the Ghosh Science and Technology Center.

A brief speaking program will follow.

Aisiku will attend the unveiling with WSU President Barry M. Maloney; Linda L. Larrivee, Ph.D., dean of the School of Health, Education and Natural Sciences; and a Worcester State student who is a STEM major.

Aisiku is a critical care and emergency medicine physician who grew up in Auburn and attended public schools, kindergarten through UMass Medical School. He had been part of the critical care team in a Houston hospital that treated former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she was tragically shot, and is now a critical care and emergency medicine physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard University, where he is also a faculty member.

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