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LINGUIST List 17.1700

Mon Jun 05 2006

FYI: Joseph Aoun Appointed 7th President of Northeastern University

Editor for this issue: Ann Sawyer <sawyerlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Ann Sawyer, Appointment of Joseph Aoun to Northeastern University

Message 1: Appointment of Joseph Aoun to Northeastern University
Date: 05-Jun-2006
From: Ann Sawyer <sawyerlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Appointment of Joseph Aoun to Northeastern University

Northeastern University's Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Joseph
Aoun, Ph.D. as the University's seventh president and successor to Dr. Richard

Dr. Aoun is an internationally known scholar in linguistics and brings over
twenty years of higher education experience to Northeastern. Raised in
Lebanon, Aoun earned degrees at universities in Lebanon and France before coming
to the United States to earn a doctorate in linguistics and philosophy at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He went to USC in 1982 as a professor
and was elected president of the Academic Senate in 1993. After that, he took
on several administrative positions before rising to dean.

As Dean of the University of Southern California's (USC) College of Letters,
Arts and Sciences, Dr. Aoun is responsible for the management and oversight of
the largest of USC's 19 academic schools, with more than 30 academic departments
and programs, more than 10,000 undergraduate students and more than 1,000
graduate students enrolled in somne 30 Ph.D. programs. Under his leadership the
College redefined its undergraduate education, strengthened graduate programs
and launched distinctive partnerships with educational and cultural
organizations such as the Getty Research Institute, the Huntington Library, and
the Shoah Foundation, which became part of the College in January 2006. Dr.
Aoun will begin his tenure at Northeastern on August 15, 2006.

For full text on this and other announcements regarding this appointment, visit:


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