Bolsonaro Signs Appointment of First Woman Rector of Rio Federal University

Denise Pires de Carvalho is a professor at the Institute of Biophysics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She was on the three-name list sent to the President after consultations.

By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro signed this Friday, May 31st, the appointment of Denise Pires de Carvalho as Rector of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

The appointment will be published in Monday's edition of the "Diário Oficial da União" ("Federal Gazette").

A professor at the university's Institute of Biophysics, she was on the three-name list that was compiled in April after polling within the university community, and submitted to the President. She will be the first woman to lead the university in its nearly 100 years of . . .

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