The department is saddened by the recent passing of Dr. Gavin Townsend (Ph.D. 1986).

The department is calling on graduate students to apply for available teaching assistantships during the 2018-2019 academic year.

The department is saddened to announce the loss of Professor Robert (Bob) Williams.


Rembrandt van Rijn, “Beggars Receiving Alms at the Door of a House,” 1648, etching, engraving, and drypoint (image: Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington)

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