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Dean

(dēn),
Henry Trendley, U.S. dentist and epidemiologist, 1893-1962. See: Dean fluorosis index.

dean

Etymology: L, decanus, chief of ten
chief executive and educational officer of a unit of a university, school, or college.

dean

Academia The top banana in a college, university, or medical school's hierarchy, who is responsible for all professorial faculty and academics. See Mentor, Professor.
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Using data from those initial tests as a baseline, Deans explains, they now have some very good ideas about the time it takes sonic waves to pass through various kinds of wood at various stages of deterioration.
Despite the present limited requirements for elementary education majors in science and in science teaching methods, both deans and new teachers say more is needed.
My family has stories of this," says Dean Fausett, who is descended from William Dean III.
Former engineering dean James Gibbons, who held the post from 1984 to 1995 concurred: "He's firm, thoughtful, and he can focus on what will make the School successful in the future.
I am very excited to be joining the company, and I am looking forward to creating value for Norsat's customers and shareholders," said Deans.
With Wendy Gillett, nationally syndicated food columnist and dip etiquette expert and deans on how they plan to win the contest using only chips.
1992) surveyed the deans of nursing schools nation wide to determine the organizational factors that influence the role expectations of nursing faculty about clinical practice.
Since 2004, the foundation has also supported a Web broadcast initiative from the primate, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, called Conversations with the Primate, and Dean Wright wants to make more use of the Internet.
It will be crucial for business school deans to look carefully at what we teach and how we teach it.
Dean presents intriguing evidence that wealth was by the 1600s a significant criterion of eliteness: in the jostling over ceremonial privileges, relatively poor but aristocratic Inkas lodged complaints against Inkas of lesser rank but more money (108-109).
We would have been thrilled to have Starr here, but we also knew that we couldn't go indefinitely without a dean.
Before becoming Dean at Darden in 1998, Snyder was a faculty member at the University of Michigan's business school, most recently serving as Senior Associate Dean with direct responsibility for faculty matters and professional degree programs.