Announcement: Geoffrey Rockwell appointed KIAS Director!

It is our pleasure to announce that Geoffrey Rockwell has accepted the position of Director, Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS). This is a 5-year appointment which begins on July 1st, 2013.

KIAS was founded by a generous gift from Drs Peter and Doris Kule, and is one of the University of Alberta’s most important centres for research in the humanities, fine arts and social sciences.

We are excited by the initiatives that Geoffrey has proposed to help KIAS grow in stature, nationally and internationally. He has been the Interim Director since July 1, 2012, and has already brought several important projects to fruition. Geoffrey’s career accomplishments are considerable, being a leader in the humanities computing research communities, and he brings substantial experience in catalyzing and guiding major collaborative research efforts.

Geoffrey will continue to work closely with departments, institutes and centres in the social sciences, humanities and arts here at the University of Alberta. He will also continue to explore areas where more community outreach may be achievable both locally and internationally.

Geoffrey has accepted the challenges of the directorship because he strongly believes that KIAS will come to exceed the expectations of the internal and external communities to which it contributes, and the external communities which it serves.

Please join me in welcoming Geoffrey, and continuing to inspire and support KIAS initiatives!

– Lesley Cormack, Dean, Faculty of Arts

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