Sept. 1-7, 2000
Vol. 30, Issue 27
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Arts & Sciences dean to step down next year
William Quandt named Vice Provost for International Affairs
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Where do I go?
Stephanie Gross
Fri Forjindam (right) and John Wells, both resident advisers, helped first-year students of Fitzhugh dorm on move-in day, Aug. 26. See Profile of entering class.

Melvyn P. Leffler
Stephanie Gross
Melvyn P. Leffler

Arts & Sciences dean to step down next year

Staff Report

Melvyn P. Leffler, dean of the University's College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, announced this week that he will resign, effective Aug. 25, 2001, to prepare for taking a visiting Harmsworth Professorship in American History at Oxford University.

He will take up the prestigious one-year post at Oxford in the fall of 2002. During the intervening year, Leffler, a noted Cold War historian, will conduct the academic research necessary for his Oxford assignment.

"Although I have mixed feelings about leaving the dean's office," said Leffler, who has held the post since September 1997, "it is a great honor to have won the Harmsworth, and I am delighted by the opportunity it presents at this moment in my academic career."

Leffler plans to return to the U.Va. history faculty at the conclusion of his Oxford appointment. Full story.

Stephanie Gross
William B. Quandt

William Quandt named Vice Provost for International Affairs

By Charlotte Crystal

A new high-level post has been created, that of Vice Provost for International Affairs, based upon the top recommendation of the International Activities Planning Commission, one of the four Virginia 2020 committees charged with envisioning the University's third century. William B. Quandt, the Edward R. Stettinius Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs, has been chosen to provide the University-wide leadership the commission believes to be a critical factor in promoting the coordination and expansion of international activities at U.Va.

In a report finalized this spring, the commission identified numerous successful international programs at the University, but many rest on the shoulders of individual faculty members and are not widely known outside their sponsoring departments. This limits opportunities for interdisciplinary participation and the sharing of successful models among disciplines, said Quandt. Full story.

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