The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew S. Gibson as executive director. With deep knowledge of and passion for the public humanities, experience leading diverse and innovative public humanities programming, and extensive relationships with humanities scholars and partners across Virginia and the nation, Gibson will lead VFH after having served as the organization’s director of digital initiatives and creator and editor of its Encyclopedia Virginia for eleven years.
The Office of the President and the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights are pleased to announce that Emily Babb will be joining the University of Virginia on May 1, 2017, as its new Assistant Vice President for Title IX Compliance.
Niles Eggelston has been appointed Associate Dean for Advancement in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at the University of Virginia. Niles assumed his new role June 26.
Melur K. “Ram” Ramasubramanian has been appointed UVA’s Vice President for Research.
Ramasubramanian assumed his position on August 8 and will report to the President. He is currently program director for the Engineering Research Centers program at the National Science Foundation and D.W. Reynolds Distinguished Professor and department chair of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University, with a joint faculty appointment as professor of bioengineering.
Philip E. Bourne will be joining the University as the Stephenson Chair of Data Science, Director of the Data Science Institute, and Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. His effective date is May 1, 2017.
The University of Virginia recently appointed John M. Unsworth as university librarian and dean of libraries, and professor of English. Coming from Brandeis University in Massachusetts, where he served as vice provost, university librarian, chief information officer, and professor of English, Unsworth began his tenure at the UVA Library in June.