Appointments and Departures

  • Appointed: Kevin Dodson, interim dean, Lamar University, to founding dean of the Honors College.

  • Appointed: J. R. Pegues, chief operating and administrative officer, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans, to vice chancellor for administration.

  • Appointed: Evelyn Gaiser, professor of biological sciences, Florida International University, to interim executive director of the School of Environment, Arts, and Society.

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Death Notices

  • Sandra Hardy, 76
    Associate professor of theatre, University of Maine, June 19, 2014, in New Haven, Conn.

  • Daniel P. Bartell, 70
    Dean emeritus of the School of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, California State University at Fresno, June 13, 2014.

  • Mary Spangler, 71
    Former chancellor, Houston Community College system, June 14, 2014, in Charlotte, N.C.

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  • 7/28/2014: Professional fields

    The Association of Health Care Journalists has teamed up with the National Library of Medicine to present the AHCJ-NLM Fellowships. AHCJ will select four journalists to spend a week on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. The selected journalists will: learn how to explore the latest NIH research; learn to understand and interpret biomedical statistics; take advantage of NLM's data, programs, and resources for stronger stories; get hands-on training in PubMed, MedlinePlus,, ToxNet, and Household Products Database. Candidates should be working journalists who qualify for AHCJ membership. The fellowship includes AHCJ membership (new or renewed), travel expenses within the U.S., a food stipend, and lodging. The 2014 fellowship will be Sept. 7-11. Visit the organization's website for more details.


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  • 8/1/2014: Arts

    The University of Richmond Museums has announced a call for entries for the 2014 Harnett Biennial of American Prints. The exhibition will be on view from October 28 to December 12 in the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University Museums. The call for entries is open to all artists residing in the U.S. Entries must be in the category of printmaking using any traditional and/or experimental techniques and media. Eligible entries include prints on paper using, but not limited to, such media as intaglio, relief, planographic, stencil, monotype, and digital processes (no giclée reproductions are allowed). Photographs on paper are eligible. Prints must have been completed in the last two years.

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  • 8/1/2014: Science, technology, and math

    The National Research Council of the National Academies offers awards in all fields of science and engineering for graduate, postdoctoral, and senior research at U.S. federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Awards include annual stipends ranging from $45,000-$80,000 for recent Ph.D. recipients and higher for additional experience. Awards also include relocation, professional travel, and health insurance. Duration of each award is one year and renewable each year for up to three years maximum.


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