Appointments and Departures

  • Appointed: Kenneth Hawkinson, provost, Western Illinois University, to president, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

  • Resigned: Jeremy Levitt, dean of law, University of New Brunswick.

  • Appointed: Scott Pratt, professor of philosophy, University of Oregon, to dean of the Graduate School.

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Death Notices

  • John Arras, 69
    Professor of philosophy and public health sciences, University of Virginia, March 16, 2015, in Galveston, Tex.

  • Bruce Kramer, 59
    Former dean of the College of Education, Leadership, and Counseling, University of St. Thomas (Minn.), March 23, 2015, in Hopkins, Minn.

  • Keith Absher, 63
    Dean of the School of Business Administration, Union University, March 24, 2015.

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  • 3/30/2015: Social and behavioral sciences

    The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) has issued a call for proposals to be presented at the Eighth Annual ASMEA Conference, which will be held in Washington, D.C., on October 29-31. Scholars from any discipline, tenured or untenured faculty, or those otherwise affiliated with a recognized research institution are welcome to submit a proposal. Unique proposals from senior graduate students (ABD) are encouraged. Proposals on topics related to the Middle East and Africa should consist of a one-page outline of new and unpublished research. A recent C.V. with updated e-mail, phone number, and professional affiliation must be included. Follow the link below to submit your proposal.


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  • 3/31/2015: Humanities

    The American Journalism Historians Association invites submissions for the Book of the Year Award, which recognizes a book in journalism history or mass media history published during 2014. The winner will be recognized at AJHA's annual convention and will present a discussion on the book. Visit the organization's website for more details.


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  • 3/31/2015: Humanities

    Call for papers to be presented at the "Women and the Great Hunger in Ireland" conference, which will be held June 3-6 at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. The conference asks: How did women experience — and shape — the tragedy that unfolded in Ireland between 1845 and 1852; and how does the Great Hunger compare with the experience of women in other famines? The conference seeks to explore the diverse — and still largely unexplored — role of women during the Great Hunger. Where appropriate, a comparative approach is encouraged. Abstracts of 300 words are invited. Visit the university's website for details.

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