Board approves 22 promotions

The Board of Trustees has approved the promotions of 22 faculty members. The faculty members and their departments, by the academic rank to which they are being promoted, are:

Professor Sanjeev Arora, computer science; Bonnie Bassler, molecular biology; Edward Felten, computer science; Diana Fuss, English; Michael Hecht, chemistry; Nolan McCarty, politics and public affairs; Jeff Nunokawa, English; Esther Schor, English; Yigong Shi, molecular biology; Robert Shimer, economics; and Suzanne Walker, chemistry. All are effective July 1, 2003.

Associate professor Leora Batnitzky, religion; Adam Finkelstein, computer science; Thomas Funkhouser, computer science; Martin Kern, East Asian studies; Igor Rodnianski, mathematics; and Ruth Rogaski, history and East Asian studies. All are effective July 1, 2003.

Assistant professor Simon Brendle, mathematics; Joshua Clinton, politics; Maria Garlock, civil and environmental engineering; and Eric Gregory, religion. All are for a three-and-one-half-year term, effective Feb. 1, 2003, except Brendle's which is for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2003.

Senior lecturer Richard Tang Yuk, music, for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2003.


Faculty submit resignations

The following faculty members have submitted their resignations:

Effective March 1, 2003: Erik Verlinde, professor of physics, to accept at position at the University of Amsterdam.

Effective July 1, 2003: Martine Benjamin, senior lecturer in French and Italian; Adam Berinsky, assistant professor of politics, to accept a position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Michael Cole, professor of molecular biology, to accept a position at Dartmouth Medical School; Damir Flilpovic, assistant professor of operations research and financial engineering, to accept a position in private industry; Richard Turits, assistant professor of history, to accept a position at the University of Michigan.

Effective Sept. 1, 2003: Han Hong, assistant professor of economics, to accept a position at Duke University; Yi-Jen Lee, assistant professor of mathematics, to accept a position at Purdue University; Tian-Jun Li, assistant professor of mathematics, to accept a position at the University of Minnesota; Ruth Rogaski, assistant professor of history and East Asian studies, to accept a position at Vanderbilt University; Samah Selim, assistant professor of Near Eastern studies.

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June 16, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 29
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Contents

Sections
Summer calendar

Commencement 2003
Tilghman counsels graduates to have courage to take action
Four faculty members recognized for their outstanding teaching
Commencement highlights on Web
Commencement snapshots
By the numbers

Inside
Engineering school in good hands with Klawe
Technology center and Muldoon create online poetry initiative
New collection documents travels with President Woodrow Wilson
Tuition grant increased
University picnic

People
Bialek, Johnson named to endowed professorships
New faculty members appointed
Board approves 22 promotions
Faculty resignations
Three faculty members transfer to emeritus status
Professor had eclectic mix of interests
People, spotlight, briefs, retirements, obituaries


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