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Arts and Letters dean steps down

Dr. James W. Lamare has stepped down as dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at FAU. Dr. Lamare, who became dean of the College in 1999, cited personal reasons in vacating his post at the end of the fall 2001 semester. He will resume his teaching career at FAU this month.

Dr. William A. Covino will serve the College as interim dean through the 2002-03 academic year. Dr. Covino is professor and chair of the Department of English within the College. Dr. Covino came to FAU after serving the University of Illinois-Chicago from 1994 to 1998.

New director of Women’s Studies appointed

Dr. Mary M. Cameron has been appointed director of the Women’s Studies Center at F.A.U. She came to FAU in the fall semester from Auburn University, where she had been director of the Women’s Studies program.

An anthropologist specializing in cultural, medical and feminist anthropology, Dr. Cameron has focused much of her studies on caste and gender politics of Nepal. Her book, “On the Edge of the Auspicious: Gender and Caste in Nepal,” was published by the University of Illinois Press in 1998. In 1999-00, she was a Fulbright Senior Fellow in Nepal, and she has taught mathematics and science in that country as an American Peace Corps volunteer. She is fluent in the Nepali and Bajhangi languages.

Dr. Cameron received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Russell Sage College (Troy, N.Y.) and master’s and doctoral degrees in anthropology from Michigan State University. She was a teaching assistant in MSU’s Department of Anthropology before joining Auburn University in 1992 as an assistant professor of anthropology.

The FAU Women’s Studies Center administers the Certificate Program in Women’s Studies, an interdisciplinary program offering courses focusing on the heritage of women and the nature of gender-relate problems in contemporary societies. Dr. Cameron is responsible for managing the academic, administrative and budgetary policies of the program.

Beauty pageant held at Boca

FAU hosts the 2002 Miss Boca Raton USA Pageant, marking the first time the city of Boca Raton is holding a preliminary pageant. The pageant is Saturday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m., in the Dorothy F. Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the Boca Raton Campus.

The winner of the 40 participant contest advances to the Miss Florida USA competition, with that finalist advancing to the Miss USA Pageant. Contestants will be judged in three areas, including personal interview, swimsuit and evening gown.

Tickets to the event are $15 and available by calling 561/302-0052. For more information about the event, call 561/302-0052, or log on to www.bocapageants.com.

Music department presents ‘Great Works of the Romantic Piano Literature’

Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Music will present “Great Works of the Romantic Piano Literature,” performed by award-winning pianist Anne Louise-Turgeon, with special guest pianist Edward Turgeon, on Saturday, Jan.12, 2002, at 7:30 p.m., in the University Theatre, at the Dorothy F. Schmidt Performing Arts Center, on the Boca Raton Campus. The program, one of 11 Faculty and Friends season concerts, will include Prelude and Fugue in B major, Book 2, BWV 892 by J.S. Bach; Fantasy in C major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann; Barcarolle, Op. 65, #6 and Toccatina, Op. 75 by Charles Henri Valentin Alkan and Sonata #2 in b flat minor, Op. 36 by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Also, three burlesques for piano four-hands from Sechs Burlesques, Op. 56 by Max Reger will performed by Anne Louise-Turgeon and Edward Turgeon. The concert is being sponsored by the Department of Music and the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. Tickets are $10, but admission is free for FAU students, faculty and staff with valid FAU I.D. For tickets, call the box office at 561/297-3737. Tickets may also be purchased at the door one hour prior to the performance if available. For more information, call the Music Department office at 561/297-3820, or visit the Web site at www.fau.edu/divdept/schmidt.

FAU hosts second Promenade Concert Series event

Florida Atlantic University, in association with the Hibel Museum of Art and Fidelity Bank and Trust, will present Myor Rosen and Eden Vaning-Rosen in concert on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m., in the auditorium of FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter.

The event is part of the 2001-2002 Promenade Concert Series, and tickets are free to the public. The MacArthur Campus auditorium has a capacity of 250, therefore, early arrival is recommended to ensure seating.

The musicians will perform classical selections played on the harp and violin. The concert will also celebrate renowned artist Edna Hibel’s 85th birthday. Concert attendees are invited to join a special reception at the Hibel Museum of Art at the Abacoa Town Center in Jupiter following the concert. The museum is located at 1200 Town Center Drive.

For more information on the concert or the Hibel Museum of Art, call 561/848-9633, or visit www.hibel.org.

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