Dean's Memos

Please submit information to be included in future memos from the dean to Deborah Hill, Associate Dean for Communications at Trinity College of Arts & Sciences.

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Memo from the Dean 4/15/2014

Recognition for faculty and staff. Recognition for Aidoo, Andrews, Chafe, cooke, DeFrantz, Harris, Holloway, Jawad, Leighten, McClain, Neuschel, Ramaswamy, Ruderman, Stern, Thompson, Goodwin, Hodel, Loveland, Lin, Aravamudan, Gellen, Glymph, McClain, Beratan and Zanalda.

Appointment of Linda Burton as Dean of Social Sciences

Linda M. Burton, James B. Duke Professor of Sociology, as dean of the Social Sciences, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, effective July 1, 2014.

Memo from the Dean 2/21/2014

Recognition for Carol and Eric Meyers, Phil Stern, Warren Warren, Anne Allison, Julie Tetel Andresen, Mark Antliff, Carol Apollonio, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Martin Eisner, Anthony Elson, Laura Florand, Katherine Hayles, William Keech, Rob Mitchell, Diane Nelson, and Constance Walker. Forecasting need for engagement with SACS report.

Memo from the Dean 1/24/2014

Spring semester welcome, foreign travel recap, recognition of winter forum, thank you for departmental representatives in A&S Faculty Council.

Holiday Memo from the Dean 12/24/2013

Mandela's legacy, Duke's approach to memory and history

Memo from the Dean 12/9/2013

Recognition for Goldstein, Craig, Lange, Scholberg, Kotwal, Huettel and Powell. Status of university course enrollment. Travel plans.

Memo from the Dean 11/15/2013

Update on the Trinity Board of Visitors Meeting; Forum for Scholars and Publics; AAAS Race in Space; Glymph in PBS series; Bennett commentary on trans fat legislation; Lyle chemistry education outreach; Davidson MOOC.

Memo from the Dean 10/21/2013

Announcement of LAMP communications gift. Recognition for Baker, Holmgren, Apollonio, Humphreys, Kachurin, McCarthy, Partner, Pfau, Rupprecht, Shatzmiller, Stiles, Trangenstein, Whitfield, Vogel and Gauthier.

Memo from the Dean 10/2/2013

Recap of Dean's fall address and themes for 2013/2014 academic year. Recognition for Wilson, Noor, Andrews, Beramendi, Brennan, Behringer and Craig.

Memo from the Dean 8/28/2013

Welcome to new faculty Patek, Sarver, Beardsley, Siegel, Malcolmson, Roizen, Hargrove, Panigrahi, Benson, Masten, Wang, Dix-Carneiro, Chappel, De Brigard, Barbeau, Streib, Rogers, Liu and Canelas. Welcome to new department chairs Noor, Knight, Rosa, Clyde, Martinez and Bagg. Welcome back Aravamudan, Kiehart and Latta. Overview of plans for faculty forum meetings, and chairs workshops.

Memo from the Dean 8/8/2013

Recognition for Clum, Leighten, McAuliffe, Malegam, Morgan, Mottahedeh, Mudimbe, O'Barr, Olcott, Rankin, Rojas, Swartzwelder, Thompson and Toniolo. Update on financial planning over the summer, summary of fiscal year end close, online learning and advising enhancement themes for upcoming year.

Memo from the Dean 5/24/2013 Reappointment of Dean Lee Baker

Reappointment of Lee Baker as Dean of Academic Affairs

Memo from the Dean 5/16/2013

Recognition for Glymph, Sosin, Mitroff, the ATLAS group, Plesser, Noor, Shaw, Litzinger, Yang, Roy, Edwards, Sloan and Wiegman; faculty governance and online learning planning.

Memo from the Dean 5/21/2013 - Staff Thank You

Thank you to the staff across Trinity College who made commencement yet another great milestone in the life of our community

Memo from the Dean 4/3/13

New academic tradition; recognition for Balleisen, Stern, Krylova, MacLean, Olcott, Ramaswamy, Yoder and Rupprecht; Creole/Tibetan partnership; raising the visibility of our books; startup challenge teams from Trinity

Memo from the Dean 3/19/2013 - Financial Update

Financial update on Trinity College of Arts & Sciences within the broader context of Duke.

Memo from the Dean 3/8/2013 - Leadership Transition

Calderbank to lead Duke Information Initiative; Kiehart to lead Natural Sciences Division

Memo from the Dean 2/18/2013

Recognition for Noor, Cooper and Hare; congratulations to the joint Ph.D. in the German Department; reminder about diversity

Memo from the Dean 1/16/2013

Dean's travel update; recognition for Hare, Wilbourn and Sattar Jawad; kudos to Office of Facilities; SSRI move to Gross Hall

Memo from the Dean 12/21/2012

Development travel update, campaign update

Memos from the Dean 12/6/2012

Recognition for Hoehn, Noor and Roth; American Mathematical Society Fellows: Beale, Bray, Calderbank, Daubechies, Durrett, Hain, Maggioni, Miller, Petters, Reed, Saper, Smith and Stern; Davidson as Educator of the Year from World Technology Network, George, and Physics Department outreach team of Plesser, Howell, Leadbetter and Callan.

Memo from the Dean 10/30/2012

Scholars and Publics initiative, recognition for John Forlines, graduate student Angela Mace, professor Pryer, faculty forum on development, update on development travel, TCA&S role in Duke Kunshan curriculum, link to fall faculty address

Memo from the Dean 9/21/2012

Recap of Dean's fall address to the faculty

Memo from the Dean 8/20/2012

Trinity student wins at the Olympics, launch of the DukeForward campaign, hires in Asia, recognition for Aldrich, sophomore Bryan Silverman wins College Entrepreneur of the Year competition

Memo from the Dean 7/13/2012 - Social Sciences

Recognition for Edwards, Aldrich, Huettel, Grieco, Munger, McClain, Nechyba and planned move of the SSRI and Political Science to Gross Hall