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  • A total of 17 new faculty members were recruited for areas including anthropology, art history, biology, brain and cognitive sciences, earth and environmental sciences, economics, history, linguistics, mathematics, political science, physics, and astronomy.
  • New undergraduate degree programs in business, environmental health, and biological sciences/computational biology were established, as well as a new minor in Hebrew and several clusters in music and world history.
  • The Institute for Popular Music received new programming that includes virtual conferences and workshops, a variety of online learning resources, and concerts and lectures focused on the legacies of Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones.
  • Critical upgrades were made to equipment and labs, including the significant expansion of the biology department’s labs.


Bullet points highlight impact made in 2014