Appointments and Departures

  • Retired: Peter Stearns, provost, George Mason University.

  • Appointed: Terry Papillon, director of the university honors program, Virginia Tech, to dean of the college, Sewanee: The University of the South.

  • Appointed: Jane Fernandes, provost, University of North Carolina at Asheville, to president, Guilford College.

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Death Notices

  • Daniel Harrington, 73
    Professor of sacred scripture, Boston College, February 7, 2014, in Weston, Mass.

  • Wesley Trimpi, 85
    Professor emeritus of English, Stanford University, March 6, 2014, in Stanford, Calif.

  • Robert D. Harlan, 84
    Professor emeritus in the School of Information, University of California at Berkeley, April 8, 2014.

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  • 4/17/2014: Social and behavioral sciences

    The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites applications for the David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality. The fellowship is for a period of six to twelve months during which fellows will use of the collections of the Library of Congress to conduct research on the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health. Fellows will receive a stipend of $4,200 per month for residential research. The fellowship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents with a doctoral degree awarded by the deadline date. Visit the center's website for more details.


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  • 4/18/2014: Business/management (Faculty/Research)

    FINRA Investor Education Foundation is accepting applications for the Military Spouse Fellowship program. The program provides military spouses with the education and training needed to earn an Accredited Financial Counselor certificate. It covers the costs associated with completing the necessary training and testing for the certification. The program is open to current or surviving spouses of active duty or retired Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard or Reserve service members, as well as spouses of members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps. Visit the foundation's website for more details.

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  • 4/24/2014: Science, technology, and math

    The Genetics Society of America is accepting abstracts for its Yeast Genetics Meeting, which will be held at U. of Washington at Seattle on July 29 to August 3. Abstracts may be submitted for either poster or platform presentation. Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material, and should only be submitted if at least one author plans to attend the meeting and present the work in either a poster or platform session.


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