N.J. (Jay) Demerath III of the Department of Sociology has been appointed a Distinguished Professor by President Jack M. Wilson. The appointment was made following approval by the Board of Trustees at its Aug. 24 meeting in Boston. The title recognizes Demerath for his outstanding academic and professional accomplishments.
Rosio Alvarez, executive director of the Office of Information Technologies and deputy chief information officer, has been named a 2005-06 American Council on Education Fellow. She is one of 39 fellows selected this year for the national leadership development program.
Assistant professor Susan Roberts of the Chemical Engineering Department is conducting research that could dramatically increase the world’s production of Taxol, one of the closest things science has to a cure for cancer.
Andrew Effrat has been named associate provost for Faculty Recruitment and Retention by Charlena M. Seymour, provost and senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. The appointment takes effect Sept. 1.
President Robert L. Caret, has been named chancellor of the 12-institution University System of Maryland, effective July 1, 2015.
Caret’s selection was announced Dec. 18 by James L. Shea, chairman of the University System of Maryland board of regents.
Caret, who took office in July 2011, previously...
Anthropology professor Elizabeth Chilton has been named associate vice chancellor for research and engagement by Vice Chancellor Mike Malone, who said she will work on implementing research and engagement elements of the campus strategic plan, improving communication, and increasing research support capacity and services.
Aline Gubrium, associate professor of community health education, and anthropology professor Elizabeth Krause have launched a website that is part of Hear Our Stories, a digital storytelling project that uses new media to reveal how young parenting Latinas experience and negotiate sexual health...
A search for a new dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is being chaired by sociology professor Laurel Smith-Doerr, director of the Institute for Social Science Research, and Mark Fuller, dean of the Isenberg School of Management.
A three-member nominating committee has been appointed by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to present candidates to succeed professor Ernie May, who is stepping down as secretary of the Faculty Senate in June.
Facilities and Campus Services’ winter energy conservation plan is in effect as of Dec. 15.
When leaving for an extended period, employees should remember to:
Shut off electric equipment that does not...
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:
Omkar Vyavahare, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering. Monday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m.,...