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New Provost Named

Bruce Mallory is UNH's new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Mallory, formerly senior vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School, has been a professor of education at UNH for more than 20 years. President Ann Weaver Hart said Mallory brings to the position strong leadership skills, and is also widely respected by the UNH faculty for his scholarship.

Mark Rubinstein, vice provost for academic achievement and enrollment management, was appointed vice president for student and academic services. The change unites all UNH student services under his management.

Jennifer Murray '76 was named vice president for university communications in July. Murray was previously senior vice president at Cone, LLC in Boston. From 1980 to 1983, she was press secretary for former New Hampshire Governor Hugh Gallen, and from 1976 to 1979 was a radio news anchor for WSMN in Nashua, N.H.

Robert McGann has been appointed the new director of the Office of Admissions. He was most recently dean of enrollment services at Fitchburg State College.

UNH professor of English Charles Simic was recently named a finalist for the Na-tional Book Award. He also received the Horst Bienek Prize for Poetry by the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Simic won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1990 for his book The World Doesn't End.

Amitava Bhattacharjee has been named the Peter T. Paul Chair of Space Science and David B. Pillemer has been named the Dr. Samuel E. Paul Chair in Developmental Psychology, two endowed chairs created by a $10 million gift from Peter T. Paul '67. Bhattacharjee was formerly a physics and astronomy professor at the University of Iowa and director of the Center for Magnetic Reconnection Studies. Pillemer was previously professor of psychology at Wellesley and the faculty director of the Pforzheimer Learning and Teaching Center.

Juliette Rogers, associate professor of French, will research French-speaking women writers in Quebec on a Fulbright Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship during '03-'04. She will also study how women in Canada have entered a number of top professions.

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