News & Events
New Dean for LSA
Shirley Neuman, Dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, will be assuming the position of Provost and Vice-President Academic at the University of Toronto, effective July 1, 2002. As stated in stated in the letter announcing her departure, Dean Neuman said, "We have... done much over these last years--all of us, working together. I feel privileged and proud to have been part of that." Professor Terrence (Terry) McDonald has agreed to serve as Interim Dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts effective July 1, 2002, pending approval at the May Regents’ Meeting.
Jackie Livesay will be receiving an Excellence in Concentration Advising Award for the year 2002. This award, to be presented at the first College faculty meeting of the next academic year, recognizes not only Jackie's committment to advising concentrators in English but also her leadership of the New England Literature Program over the past eight years.
Patsy Yaeger has just been appointed to the PMLA Editorial Board for a two-year term, beginning July 1. She will be now among those making final decisions on accepting articles for that journal.
Linda Gregerson has been chosen to receive an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Eight such awards are given each year "to honor writers of exceptional accomplishment."
Buzz Alexander has just passed on some more good news about the Prison Creative Arts Project, which he heads up with Janie Paul of the School of Art & Design. The Michigan Association of Community Arts Agencies has provided a grant of $17,000 to create a performance based on stories that, Buzz says, "have haunted us all these years working in the prisons." First performances of the work that will be developed over the summer are scheduled, for September, at the Performance Network here in Ann Arbor, and at theaters in Flint and Detroit.
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