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UBC Reports | Vol. 48 | No. 9 | July 4, 2002


New Arts Dean

Nancy Gallini has been appointed dean of the Faculty of Arts, effective Sept. 1, 2002. Gallini, a professor of Economics, comes to UBC from the University of Toronto where she served in several administrative roles including assoc. chair of Graduate Studies in the Economics Dept. and chair of the Economics Dept. from 1995-2000.

Gallini holds a B.A. in Mathematics and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a Research Fellow at the Centre of Innovation Law and Policy. The Centre, funded by public and private sources and housed in the Law School of the University of Toronto, supports academic research and policy debates on issues related to the law, economics and policy of technology, conducted by law schools and related disciplines in Ontario universities.

Professor Gallini has held visiting scholar positions at the University of California at Berkeley, the Yale Law School and Economics Department, and C.R.E.S.T. in Paris. Her primary research and teaching areas are the economics of industrial organizations and contracts, intellectual property and competition policy. For six years (1992-1998), Professor Gallini served on the editorial board of the American Economic Review.

Kroller wins Arts Award

Professor of English Eva-Marie Kroller is the 2001/2002 recipient of the UBC Dean of Arts Award.

In nominating Kroller, her colleagues and students described her as not only being passionate about what she teaches but also about the learning process itself.

Kroller's teaching and research specializations include comparative Canadian and European literature, postcolonial theories of comparative literature, and relationships between literature and the arts. She was chair of UBC's Programme in Comparative Literature from 1990 to 1995 and is editor of the journal, Canadian Literature.

The $5,000 award, established by an anonymous donor, is equal in value to the Killam Teaching Prize and recognizes exceptional contributions by a faculty member in teaching, research, administration and service. Each year the Dean of Arts Award is given in the name of a distinguished emeritus professor. This year it is named for Prof. Patricia Merivale.

New Pharmaceutical Sciences Dean

Robert D. Sindelar has been named dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, effective Sept.1.

A faculty member at the University of Mississippi since 1983, Sindelar served as interim dean of the School of Pharmacy and interim executive director of their Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences during 2000 and 2001. He currently serves as chair of the Dept. of Medicinal Chemistry, having served in that position beginning in 1993.

His postdoctoral work was completed at UBC and the State University of New York at Buffalo. His expertise lies in medicinal chemistry, computer-aided drug discovery and design, and pharmaceutical biotechnology.

He succeeds Dean Frank Abbott.


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