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James K. Chandler Reappointed as Franke Director

James K. Chandler

James K. Chandler, Barbara E. & Richard J. Franke Professor in the Department of English Language & Literature, the Department of Cinema & Media Studies, and the College, has accepted reappointment for a third term as Director of the Franke Institute for the Humanities, effective July 1, 2012. The announcement came from Martha Roth, Dean of the Division of the Humanities, who lauded Chandler’s leadership over the last decade.

“Jim’s collaborative efforts with foundations and with other universities, and his vision for the role of the humanities within a contemporary research university have all made the Franke Institute one of the premier humanities institutes in the world and one of which we are all rightly proud,” said Roth in her announcement.

“I know that you all join me in congratulating Jim on his accomplishments to date and in expressing our confidence in a successful and ambitious future for the Franke Institute for the Humanities.”

The Franke Institute for the Humanities was founded in 1990 with a mission to foster the development of innovative advanced research across the various disciplines of the humanities. To read more about the Franke Institute visit their website.

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