Special Issue: Note from the Dean
We are delighted to roll out this special issue of the A&S College’s E-Zine. It celebrates the many accomplishments of our faculty during 2009, though clearly it does not represent everything that faculty have been doing. We would need a much bigger venue for that.
Not only do we want to highlight faculty activities, but we also want to share information across the College and the campus. Often we know what is happening in our own departments but we may not know what is going on elsewhere. The interdisciplinary nature of our College necessitates data sharing and we hope that presenting the accomplishments of our faculty here will lead to more collaboration within and across departments.
As you’ll see in these pages, we have so much to celebrate. We have an amazing collection of published books and articles on a wide variety of topics. There are important conference presentations, invited lectures and bestowed honors. Included also are myriad art exhibitions, play and film creations and directorships. Grant production in the College has expanded as well, including funding from national and international organizations.
Congratulations to our faculty for a very productive year!
Karen S. Vorst
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences