Appointments and Departures

  • Appointed: Lorraine Goffe-Rush, vice chancellor for human resources, Washington University in St. Louis, to vice president for human resources, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Appointed: Orrin Ames, interim vice chancellor and assistant dean of the College of Business, Troy University, to vice chancellor for the Dothan campus.

  • Appointed: Mario Azevedo, professor and interim chair of the department of history and philosophy, Jackson State University, to dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

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Death Notices

  • David Bushnell, 85
    Former professor of physics, Northern Illinois University, December 8, 2014, in Mineral Point, Wis.

  • George Gafford, 98
    Professor emeritus of law, California Western School of Law, December 6, 2014, in La Jolla, Calif.

  • Willard Manning Jr., 68
    Former professor in the department of public health sciences, University of Chicago, November 25, 2014, in Brookfield, Ill.

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  • 12/30/2014: Humanities

    The Caribbean Writer – the University of the Virgin Islands' international, refereed, literary journal with a Caribbean focus – is accepting submissions for its 29th edition. Issues unique to the Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience, or perspective. Visit the journal's website for more details.


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  • 12/31/2014: Education

    The Conference on College Composition and Communication is accepting applications for the CCCC Assistance Fund for Contingent Faculty. The fund provides awards of $500 for contingent faculty at two-year colleges and four-year colleges and universities to travel to the annual CCCC Annual Convention. Applicants must reside more than 300 miles from the convention site.

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  • 12/31/2014: Humanities

    Call for papers for possible publication in the upcoming 2014 volume of American Music. Authors are encouraged to visit the journal's web site for further information.


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