Appointments and Departures

  • Appointed: Cornell LeSane II, associate director of admission, Carnegie Mellon University, to dean of admissions, Allegheny College.

  • Appointed: Orlando L. Taylor, founding president and director of the postgraduate academic leadership certificate program, Chicago School of Professional Psychology (D.C.), to vice president for strategic initiatives and research, Fielding Graduate University.

  • Appointed: Monica Kraft, chief of the division of pulmonary, allergy, and critical care and professor of medicine, Duke University, to chair of the department of medicine, University of Arizona.

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Death Notices

  • Stanley Reiter, 89
    Professor emeritus of managerial economics and decision sciences, economics, and mathematics, Northwestern University, August 9, 2014, in Evanston, Ill.

  • Randal Lawson, 66
    Executive vice president and chief instructional officer, Santa Monica College, August 19, 2014.

  • Earl Cheit, 87
    Former executive vice chancellor, dean of the School of Business, and professor emeritus of business, University of California at Berkeley, August 2, 2014, in Kensington, Calif.

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  • 8/31/2014: Humanities

    The American Philosophical Association is requesting proposals for diversity and inclusiveness grants. The association requests proposals aiming to increase the presence and participation of women, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBT people, people with disabilities, people of low socioeconomic status, and other underrepresented groups in philosophy. APA members are invited to submit proposals for funding to be disbursed in the first half of the 2015 calendar year. Proposals totaling approximately $10,000 or $20,000 are encouraged. Proposals for both one-time and multi-year grants will be accepted. No proposal will be funded for longer than three years at a time. Visit the association's website for more details.


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  • 9/1/2014: Education

    The Conference on College Composition and Communication is accepting submissions for the 2015 James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation Award. This award honors a graduate student whose dissertation improves the educational process in composition studies, or adds to the field's body of knowledge, through research or scholarly inquiry. To be eligible, the dissertation must have been accepted by a degree-granting institution, and the writer of the dissertation must have received a master's degree between September 1, 2013, and August 31, 2014. Visit the organization's website for more details.


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  • 9/1/2014: Social and behavioral sciences

    Patricia Berkly LLC has issued a call for papers for its next publication regarding creativity, innovation, and leadership in the contemporary or global workplace. The focus may be in any work sector, domestic or international, that addresses the theme of creativity and innovation, solutions or interventions. All submissions are subject to a peer review prior to acceptance for the anthology, as detailed on the website.


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  • August 27 - 29


    International Conference on Writing Research, University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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  • August 28 - 31

    Social and behavioral sciences

    2014 APSA Annual Meeting, American Political Science Association. Washington, District of Columbia.

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  • September 1 - 3

    Science, technology, and math

    2014 International Urban Design Conference: "Designing Productive Cities", Urban Design Australia Conference. Adelaide, Australia.

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