Appointments and Departures

  • Appointed: John Manhire Jr., chief of legal analysis, IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, to director of program development for the School of Law, Texas A&M University.

  • Retired: Linda Downs, chief executive officer, College Art Association, effective February 2016.

  • Appointed: Mary Way Bolt, interim president, Cecil College, to president.

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Death Notices

  • Walter Lempert
    Former professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, Ohio State University, April 11, 2015.

  • Lyman Porter, 85
    Former dean of the Graduate School of Management and professor emeritus of business, University of California at Irvine, July 2, 2015, in Newport Beach, Calif.

  • E.L. Doctorow, 84
    Former professor of English, New York University, July 21, 2015, in New York City.

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  • 8/6/2015: Science, technology, and math

    The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation offers special grants for innovative projects in any area consistent with the foundation's broad objectives to advance the chemical sciences. The program is open to institutions in the states, districts, and territories of the U.S. that have a focus in the chemical sciences. Institutions include schools, colleges and universities, as well as other nonprofit organizations, such as scientific societies and science museums. Awards are not made directly to individuals, or, in general, to private foundations. The initial inquiry deadline is June 4 and the proposal deadline is August 6. Visit the foundation's website for more details.


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  • 8/15/2015: Humanities

    The American Society of Geolinguistics welcomes abstracts of 250 words for papers to be presented at the Language, Science and the New Technologies Conference.


  • 8/20/2015: Humanities

    The New Guard is accepting submissions to its Machigonne Fiction Contest, which carries a $1,500 award and possible publication. Writers may submit up to 5,000 words in any genre. Submissions can be flash fiction or long story form. Novel excerpts are also welcome if the excerpt functions as a stand-alone story. A $20 entry fee is required. Visit the magazine's website for more details.

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