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A New Divisional Dean and Outstanding Staff:
Physics News from Arts & Sciences

June 23, 2023

The Department of Physics and Astronomy features prominently in the latest news from the College of Arts & Sciences.

Professor and Associate Department Head Kate Jones will serve as the inaugural divisional dean for natural sciences and mathematics in the UT College of Arts and Sciences.

"I am thrilled to be joining the college leadership," Jones said. "Transformations can be challenging, and the college is currently undergoing a significant one. My focus will be on ensuring this process is as smooth as possible and listening to the needs of the departments in the natural sciences and mathematics."

Christine Cheney, director of undergraduate laboratories, and Showni Medlin-Crump, office manager, both won academic support awards at the college's annual staff appreciation event on June 15. These awards recognize staff members who have exhibited extraordinary academic support during the past academic year.

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