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Leading the library

Susan Gibbons

Susan Gibbons, selected this fall as one of the country’s “up-and-coming” librarians by the Chronicle of Higher Education, will become dean of the River Campus Libraries in March.



Claudia Schaefer named Rush Rhees Professor

Claudia Schaefer, whose work explores the social and political dimensions of Hispanic literature, art, and film, has been named the Rush Rhees Professor.

Medical Center to invest $500 million over next 5-10 years

Within the next decade, new research and patient care investments will change the footprint of the Medical Center as it aims to become one of the top 20 academic medical centers in the nation—and it will use that scientific prowess to bring breakthrough discoveries to its patients, as well as new jobs to the regional economy.

(en) Gendered exhibit explores gender and identity

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Sustainability Web site launched

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Gibbons named libraries dean

When Provost Ralph Kuncl announced this month to a gathering of library faculty and staff that their colleague, Susan Gibbons, had been selected to become the next dean of River Campus Libraries.

Research among Discover magazine's top 100

The research of Jack Werren, professor in the Department of Biology, has made Discover magazine’s Top 100 Science Stories of 2007.

Stokes named director of Chapel, Gandhi Institute

Allison Stokes, founding director of the Women’s Interfaith Institute and a pastor for 26 years in the United Church of Christ, has been named the new director of the Interfaith Chapel and of the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, both located on the River Campus.

Women, Men Grab Cups in Chase Tournament

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Wildly enjoying the process

If making art provides an oasis for the soul, then quilt-making has been a reliable retreat for American women of all races and classes for more than 200 years, according to Janet Catherine Berlo, a quilter herself and a professor of art history and visual and cultural studies on the River Campus.

In Brief

A roundup of news and announcements.

Awards & Honors

A roundup of Awards and Honors.