Appointments and Departures

  • Appointed: Chris Bass, housing services manager, Claremont Graduate University, to dean of students and campus life and housing.

  • Appointed: Thomas Told, interim dean, Rocky Vista University, to dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

  • Appointed: Ryan Briggs, lecturer in the School of International Service, American University, to assistant professor of political science, Virginia Tech.

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Death Notices

  • Robert Schimke, 81
    Professor emeritus of biology, Stanford University, September 6, 2014, in Palo Alto, Calif.

  • George W. Hilton, 89
    Professor emeritus of economics, University of California at Los Angeles, August 4, 2014, in Columbia, Md.

  • Norman Geske, 98
    Former director of the Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, September 6, 2014, in Lincoln, Neb.

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Deadlines

  • 9/24/2014: Humanities

    The ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships funds collaborative research in the humanities and related social sciences. The award amount depends on the number of collaborators and the duration of the research leaves but will not exceed $200,000 for any one project. The fellowships are for up to a total tenure period of 24 months, to be initiated between July 1, 2015 and September 1, 2017. The project must consist of at least two scholars who are each seeking salary-replacement stipends for six to twelve continuous months of supported research leave. The project coordinator must have an appointment at a U.S.-based institution of higher education; other project members may be based at institutions outside the U.S. or may be independent scholars. All project collaborators must hold a Ph.D. degree or its equivalent in publications and professional experience at the time of application. Visit the website for more details.

    Web site: http://www.acls.org/programs/collaborative

  • 9/24/2014: Humanities

    The ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships supports digitally-based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. A stipend of up to $60,000 will be provided as well as up to $25,000 for project costs. The fellowships are for one academic year, beginning between July 1, 2015 and September 1, 2016. The fellowships are open to scholars in all fields of the humanities and the humanistic social sciences. Applicants must have a Ph.D. conferred prior to the application deadline. An established scholar who can demonstrate the equivalent of the Ph.D. in publications and professional experience may also qualify. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Visit the website for more details.

    Web site: http://www.acls.org/programs/digital

  • 9/24/2014: Humanities

    The ACLS Fellowship program invites applications in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. The goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. Creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects are not supported. The fellowships are intended as salary replacements to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. Up to $70,000 is awarded for full professors and equivalent; up to $45,000 for associate professors and equivalent; and up to $35,000 for assistant professors and equivalent. Fellowships begin between July 1, 2015 and February 1, 2016. Applicants: must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; have a Ph.D. degree conferred at least two years before the application deadline (An established scholar who can demonstrate the equivalent of the Ph.D. in publications and professional experience may also qualify.); must have concluded their most recent supported research leave prior to September 1, 2013. Visit the website for more details.

    Web site: http://www.acls.org/programs/acls

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Events

  • September 17 - 19

    Science, technology, and math

    Secon Annual Mobility and Modern Web Conference, University of California at Los Angeles. Los Angeles, .

    Web site: http://mmwcon.org

  • September 17 - 19

    Science, technology, and math

    Mobility and Modern Web Conference, University of California at Los Angeles. Los Angeles, .

    E-mail: frontdesk@oit.ucla.edu

    Web site: http://mmwcon.org

  • September 18 - 21

    Humanities

    38th GSA Conference, German Studies Association. Kansas City, Missouri.

    Web site: https://www.thegsa.org

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