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New Deans Named for L&S, IAS, Chemistry

Posted August 25, 1999

Soviet scholar George Breslauer, professor of political science, will fill a five-year term as dean of social sciences in the College of Letters & Science. He replaces interim dean Jan de Vries, professor of history.

Political science professor David Leonard is the new dean of the International and Area Studies. He replaces Professor Richard Buxbaum, who returned to teaching and research at the law school. Leonard has lived in Africa for more than a dozen years and served as adviser to the United Nations Development Program, the Food and Agricultural Organization and the World Bank.

Clayton Heathcock is the College of Chemistry's new dean. A prominent organic chemist, he succeeds Alex Bell. A Berkeley faculty member since 1964, Heathcock says his immediate agenda is to "lead the college through the seismic repair era in such a way that our teaching mission and ongoing research activities are not disrupted."


August 25 - 31, 1999 (Volume 28, Number 3)
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