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David Hiley, the former vice provost for academic affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been named UNH's provost and vice president. Prior to joining VCU, Hiley was an associate dean for research of the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University. At the University of Memphis, he was the founding director of the Center for the Humanities from 1987 to 1989, and chair of the philosophy department from 1982 to 1985. Hiley holds a bachelor's degree in history from Auburn University and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. He replaces Walter Eggers, who has returned to the department of English as a faculty member.

Lisa MacFarlane, associate professor of English and coordinator of the UNH American Studies Program, will spend this fall as a visiting Fulbright professor at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. The recipient of the Liberal Arts Teaching Excellence Award in 1997, MacFarlane will teach as well as develop curriculum and opportunities for international research and exchanges.

Garrett Crow, professor of plant biology, will teach and conduct research at the Universidad Nacional in Costa Rica during the 1999-2000 academic year as a Fulbright Scholarship recipient. He will teach a seminar/field course in tropical aquatic plants, develop a bilingual Internet course on tropical aquatic plants and advise students. In addition, Crow will research the biodiversity of aquatic plants at Palo Verde National Park.

Music professor Keith Polk is the recipient of the 1998-99 Distinguished Professor Award. Polk specializes in instrumental music of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. He joined the faculty in 1964, and has been named a Gustafson Scholar, a University Scholar and the recipient of the Lindbergh Award. He has also received awards from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Fulbright Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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