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U. selects new dean of humanities

The University of Utah's College of Humanities has a new dean.

Robert D. Newman, a six-year professor and chairman of the English department at the University of South Carolina, will become dean July 1, the U. announced Tuesday.

Newman will succeed Patricia Hanna, 10-year dean of the college. Hanna will resume a full-time professorship in the philosophy and linguistics departments.

Newman, a specialist in 20th century British and American literature and contemporary cultural studies, taught at Texas A&M University from 1985 to 1995. Two years before, he was an assistant professor in the English department at the College of William and Mary.

"Professor Newman brings a very strong academic and administrative record to the university, and we are delighted that he will be joining us," U. President Bernie Machen said. "His experience in building faculty and student support, creative programs, and a streamlined administration at the University of South Carolina will serve our College of Humanities well."

Newman's wife, Vicky, has been appointed visiting assistant professor in the U.'s women's studies program.