Appointments and Departures

  • Appointed: William McRaven, commander, United States Special Operations Command, to chancellor, University of Texas system.

  • Retired: Juliet V. García, president, University of Texas at Brownsville, effective August 31, 2014.

  • Appointed: Sandy Barbour, athletic director, University of California at Berkeley, to athletic director, Pennsylvania State University.

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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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  • 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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  • 8/4/2014: International

    The Open Society Fellowship supports individuals seeking innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental challenges. The fellowship supports work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges. A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to deal with familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Past fellows include journalists, activists, and academics. Applicants should possess a deep understanding of their chosen subject area and a track record of professional accomplishment. Full-time fellows based in the United States will receive a stipend of $80,000 or $100,000, depending on work experience, seniority, and current income. The fellowship does not support study at academic institutions, including dissertation research.


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  • July 31 - August 3

    Science, technology, and math

    2014 National Conference on Geography Education, National Council for Geographic Education. Memphis, .

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  • July 31 - August 3


    "Does God Play Dice? Randomness & Divine Providence," symposium, Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies: An International Journal of Interdisciplinary and Interfaith Dialogue. Pasadena, California.

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  • August 3 - 7

    Academic affairs

    2014 Clute Institute International Academic Conference in San Francisco, Clute Institute for Academic Research. San Francisco, California.


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