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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: Aug. 24, 2001
College Opens 2001-02 Academic Year With New Name
Beginning Monday, August 27, the University of Iowa's
largest college has a new name -- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A
ceremony to mark the renaming officially will be held Sept. 5 at 3:30 p.m.
in the Iowa Memorial Union Second Floor Ballroom. Sam Becker, who has been
a member of the college's faculty since 1950 and is currently the University
of Iowa Foundation Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies,
will share some thoughts on the past and future of the college.
The name change was prompted by a desire to reflect
more accurately the breadth of the college's academic offerings, said Linda
Maxson, dean. Some universities separate the arts and sciences in two colleges,
she added, but usually when a college encompasses both, its name includes
both arts and sciences.
After the college's faculty voted during the 2000-01
academic year to support the change, Maxson formally requested approval from
the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. The board approved the change in December
2000, effective at the beginning of the 2001-02 academic year.
As the college changes its name, its academic programs
office is being renamed CLAS Academic Programs and Services. The office's
new email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the college is available on
its redesigned Web page, http://www.clas.uiowa.edu/.
The college's new email address is email@example.com.