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Martha Roth reappointed to five-year term

Dean Martha Roth, Chauncey S. Boucher Distinguished Service Professor of Assyriology, has accepted reappointment as Dean of the Humanities Division for a five-year term, effective July 1, 2012, The announcement came from President Robert Zimmer and Provost Thomas F. Rosenbaum, who pointed to the growth of the Division of the Humanities since she was first appointed five years ago, as well as her dedication to working to “refine the intellectual and educational directions of the Division for the future.”

During her first term as dean, the Division realized a twelve percent increase in the Humanities faculty, including two University Professors and four Neubauer Family Assistant Professors. The Center for Jewish Studies was also re-conceptualized and revitalized, and a new chair in Indian Studies commemorates the legacy of the Hindu spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda. Further, the Division has taken the lead in the burgeoning field of digital humanities. The president also lauded Dean Roth for being “an essential partner in the development of the Mansueto Library and the Logan Arts Center.”

From the University News Office:

“It is an honor to serve as dean of the Division of the Humanities at this visionary institution,” Roth said. “Throughout the University, our work is supported and advanced by the administration and staff at every level, by the dedicated faculty, and by the outstanding students. I look forward to working with my colleagues during my next term to keep our culture of rigorous inquiry, scholarly debate, and inspiring pedagogy alive and vibrant.”

Read the article from the University News Office here.

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