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November 21, 2013

Faculty elected for UCIS search committee

Four faculty members have been elected to serve on the search committee for a new director of the University Center for International Studies.

Elected from a slate of eight nominees were: Nancy Condee of Slavic and film studies; Scott Morgenstern of political science; Josephine Olson of business, and Andrew J. Strathern of anthropology.

The University Senate office coordinated the faculty election, which was limited to UCIS-affiliated faculty.

Balloting, which ended Nov. 12, elicited a response from about one-third of the eligible faculty, according to the Senate office.

UCIS director Lawrence Feick, a faculty member in business administration, recently announced he would step down from the UCIS position and as a member of the Council of Deans, effective Aug. 1, 2014.

Feick will continue on the Katz Graduate School of Business faculty and will remain involved in projects underway in Europe, Brazil and China.

Feick helped transform Pitt’s study-abroad offerings by expanding programs developed by Pitt faculty, which now enroll more than 70 percent of Pitt students studying abroad.

He also oversaw an almost 20 percent increase in the number of Pitt students participating in study-abroad programs, and participation in UCIS’s international and area studies certificates has increased nearly 40 percent.

As of the University Times press time on Wednesday, the Office of the Provost had not released the names of  other search committee appointees.

—Kimberly K. Barlow

Filed under: Feature,Volume 46 Issue 7

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