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 12/18/2014

Recognition for new books from Hubert Bray, William Chafe, Rey Chow, Steven Churchill, Craufurd Goodwin, Neil De Marchi, Jennifer Groh, Mohsen Kadivar, Helen Ladd, Michael Munger, and John Supko. Awards for Steffen Bass, Allison Book and Lee Willard. Highlight for Nathaniel Mackey. Focus on Race, Responsibility and Accountability event.

Memo from the Dean 11/25/2014

Highlighting Forum for Scholars & Publics, launch of Cultures & Languages Across the Curriculum. Recognition for Partner, DeBrigard, Sinnott-Armstrong, Gao, Reiter, Supko and Seaman.

Special Announcement from Dean Laurie Patton - 11/18/2014

On July 1, 2015, Laurie Patton will assume leadership as the 17th President of Middlebury.

Memo from the Dean 10/21/2014

Launch of Signature Courses. Recognition for Aldrich, Rohde, Benfey, Bruzelius, Flanagan, Ginsburg, Johnson, Kaiwar, Lee, Lieber, Meyers, Niou, Sieburth, Sinnott-Armstrong, Weintraub, Todd, Brothers, Troxler, Gilliam, Lindroth, Pritchard, Ku, Bagg, and Raimi for published scholarly works. Recognition for West for professional society awards. Recognition of O'Rand for significant new grant success. Welcome to new colleagues Derbyshire, Jiminez, Pierce, Jardina, mcIver, Safi and Serrato.

Memo from the Dean 9/25/2014 - Facilities Update

Update on Trinity College facilities renovations and upgrades. Link for campus-wide construction project information.

Memo from the Dean 9/5/2014 - Financial Update

Update on financial close of fiscal year 2013/2014 and discussion of budget and plans for 2014/2015.

Memo from the Dean 8/21/2014

Recognition for Jim Moody, Gary Gereffi, Linda Burton, Martin Reuf, Scott Lynch, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Anne Firor Scott, the Department of Music, Priscilla  Wald, Amanda Hargrove, Katherine Heller, and Sonke Johnsen.

Memo from the Dean 8/4/2014 - Powell as Dean of Humanities

Appointment of Richard J. Powell as Dean of the Humanities. Thank you to Srinivas Aravamudan.

Memo from the Dean 7/11/2014 - Faculty Accomplishments

Recognition for James Applewhite, Michael Ferejohn, Lisa Keister, Timur Kuran, Melissa Malouf, Nancy MacLean, Frederick Mayer, Neil McWilliam, Valentine Mudimbe, David Need, Jakob Norberg, Carl Nordgren, Wayne Norman, Henry Petroski, Naomi Quinn, Luis Rosa, John Staddon, Lucas Van Rompay, Jonathan Bagg, Scott Lindroth, Stephen Jaffe, Mathew McCubbins, Ashutosh Kotwal, Laura Edwards, Fred Nijhout, Thomas Mitchell-Olds, Alvin Crumbliss, Harris Cooper, Rebecca Stein, Kathy Frantz, Srinivas Aravamudan, Nathaniel Mackay, Robert Calderbank, Susan Rodger, Jim Siedow, Linda Burton and Peter Feaver.

Memo from the Dean 6/5/2014 - Campaign Update

Update on our proress in the fundraising campaign for Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. Recognition for Colleen Fitzpatrick, Anne Yoder, Charlie Becker, John Caccavale, Alex Pfaff, Emma Rasiel, Angel Harris, Staci Bilbo, Elizabeth Brannon, Avshalom Caspi, Tanya Chartrand, Lasana Harris, Scott Huettel, Terrie Moffitt, Tom Robisheaux, Inge Walther, Caroline Bruzelius, Brian Hare, Anne Pusey, Andrew Janiak, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, David Bell, Deborah Jenson, Anthony Kelley, Scott Lindroth and John Supko.

Memo from the Dean 5/19/2014

Staff thank you for support during graduation weekend. Recognition for Alberts, Humphreys, McClain, Reddy and Witt. FHI Humanities grant. Huffington Post Thesis Project.

Memo from the Dean 5/6/2014

Recognition for Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel, Rebecca Bach, James Roberts, Erdag Goknar, James Berkey, Denise Comer, Kelly Cottrell, Lewis Blake, Eileen Anderson, Joan Clifford, Rebecca Ewing, Bethzaida Fernandez, Lisa Merschel, Joan Munne, Liliana Parades, Maria Romero, Melissa Simmermeyer, Rosa Solorzano, Graciela Vidal and William Villalba.

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.

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