Appointments and Departures

  • Appointed: Clint W. Snyder, interim chair of the department of family medicine and community health, Case Western Reserve University, to senior associate dean and chair of the department of medical education in the College of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

  • Appointed: Sandra Howarth, director of advancement for the libraries and press, Purdue University at West Lafayette, to executive director of the foundation, Ivy Tech Community College.

  • Appointed: Mary Kozik, former chief of institutional advancement, Preservation Society of Newport County, to senior director of development for the Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University.

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Death Notices

  • LeRoy Strausner, 74
    Former president, Casper College, October 23, 2014, in Atlanta.

  • George Reichenbach, 85
    Former professor of mechanical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, October 6, 2014, in Concord, Mass.

  • Eugene R. Jacobs, 85
    Associate professor emeritus or radiology, George Washington University, October 6, 2014, in Springfield, Va.

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  • 11/3/2014: Academic affairs

    Baylor University is accepting nominations for the 2016 Cherry Award. The award program is designed to honor great teachers, to stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and to encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers. The recipient of the award will receive a $250,000 prize and will teach in residence at Baylor University during the 2015 fall or 2016 spring semester; travel expenses and a furnished apartment will be provided. The recipient's home department will receive a monetary award as well. Three finalists will be chosen from the field of nominees. Nominations should correspond with academic units engaged in undergraduate teaching at Baylor. Each finalist will receive a monetary award and will be invited to present a series of lectures at Baylor University in the fall of 2015. The home department of the finalists will receive a monetary award as well. Visit the university's website for more details.


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  • 11/3/2014: Education

    The Trust Challenge funds successful collaborations or "laboratories" where challenges to trust in connected learning environments can be identified and addressed. Successful labs will create scalable, innovative, and transformative exemplars of connected learning that bridge technological solutions with complex social considerations of trust. Awards include $10,000 to $150,000 year-long development grants and $5,000 technology grants. Up to $1.2-million will be awarded in total. Who can participate: youth-serving organizations and/or institutions, and institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world. Visit the competition's website for more details.


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  • 11/5/2014: Education

    Applications are being accepted for the 2015-16 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for U.S. Teachers. Who may apply: primary and/or secondary classroom teachers; guidance counselors; curriculum specialists; curriculum heads; talented and gifted coordinators; special education coordinators; media specialists/librarians. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and fluent in English. They must hold a master's degree (or be enrolled in a master's program at the time of application) and be employed full-time at an accredited school in the U.S. or in a U.S. territory. The program is for three to six months. Participants will study in an overseas research center or university, participate in a virtual community with other participants to collaborate and share best practices about education in the participating countries, work with local schools in the host country, and complete an inquiry project. Visit the program's website for more details.

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