Graduate anthropology student Olivia Navarro Farr discusses her poster on termination rituals at Guatemala’s Waka’ archaeological site with faculty judge Ben Wallace during Research Day 2008 Feb. 19. More than 80 graduate students from Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and the School of Engineering presented posters on research topics ranging from disaster-tolerant computing to underwater propulsion to the effects of partner violence on children. (Photo by Mike Fuentes.)
A number of new faces begin serving in key University positions this fall. SMU Forum provides a reference guide:
Paul Ludden, former dean of the College of Natural Resources at the University of California-Berkeley and a scholar in environmental biochemistry, has become SMU’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. Read more about Ludden.
Lori S. White, who has held student affairs positions at Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southern California, became SMU’s vice president for student affairs July 1. Read more about White, and meet her at a welcome reception 4-5 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Umphrey Lee Center Ballroom.
James E. Quick, a noted volcano expert with the U.S. Geological Survey and a frequently published geology scholar, has been named Associate Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies. He will join the University during fall 2007. Read more.
David Chard, associate dean of the College of Education at the University of Oregon and a frequently published scholar in reading and learning disabilities, has been named dean of SMU’s School of Education and Human Development, effective this fall. Read more.
Christine Casey, a University of California administrator known for her skill in improving business processes, has been named Vice President for Business and Finance. Currently Assistant Vice President for Administrative Services for the University of California system, Casey will begin her SMU duties Sept. 1. Read more about Casey, and meet her at a welcome reception 4-5 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Umphrey Lee Center Ballroom.