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Current Issue: December 8, 2003
Volume 39, Number 10

Ancient history endowment first for College of Arts & Sciences

The History Department has received funds from the Frank D. and Marie K. Gorham Charitable Foundation and New Mexico Senate Bill 14 (SB 14) to create and support the Gorham Endowed Faculty Lectureship in Ancient History, the only such endowment in the UNM College of Arts and Sciences.

The $100,000 grant will allow the department to attract a top-notch candidate to the vacancy by offering funds for travel, research and professional development, said History Deparment Chair Jane Slaughter.

“Ancient history isn’t one of our areas of strength, but it is important and in high demand. By offering the endowment, we believe it will be an inducement that will enhance the pool of candidates,” she said.

“This is the first position we’ve gotten endowed, qualified for SB 14 funding. It is important that we get more of these because they help us to be competitive in hiring and retaining faculty. We are pleased to be able to put this emphasis on ancient history, an area important in undergraduate and general education,” said Reed Dasenbrock, College of Arts and Sciences dean.

Slaughter said the search for the ancient history position will take place in 2004 with a goal to hire in 2005.