Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898 | SUBSCRIBE

Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

News

Radcliffe Institute Dean Barbara Grosz Will Step Down

4.14.11

Barbara Grosz

Barbara Grosz

Photograph by Jon Chase/Harvard News Office

Radcliffe Institute dean Barbara J. Grosz, Higgins professor of natural sciences, announced today that she would step down from the post effective at the end of the academic year. After a year of leave, she will resume her academic post in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Grosz became acting dean in 2007, when Drew Faust became Harvard's president, and was appointed dean the following year. For the six previous years, she had served as the institute's dean of science.

In the University announcement, Faust said, “Barbara has a talent for nurturing intellectual communities—forging new interdisciplinary collaborations, bringing together scholars from Harvard’s Schools and around the world. Thanks to her wisdom and guidance, Radcliffe plays an important generative role in the intellectual life of the University.” The president announced that she would appoint an interim dean to serve effective July 1, and would form a search committee in the fall to identify a permanent successor.

Grosz's home page describes her research and teaching in computer sciences.

You Might Also Like:

Photograph of entrance to Loeb House, where Harvard governing boards convene

Loeb House, where the governing boards convene 

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/ Caroline Culler

Harvard Overseer Prospects’ Views

Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School

The Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School

Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Bostonian13

U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik removed from IOP advisory committee

Photographic portraits of HAA nominating committee nominees for Harvard Board of Overseers: Top row, left to right: Christiana Goh Bardon, Mark J. Carney, Kimberly Nicole Dowdell, Christopher B. Howard. Bottom row, left to right: María Teresa Kumar, Raymond J. Lohier Jr., Terah Evaleen Lyons, Sheryl WuDunn

Top row, left to right: Christiana Goh Bardon, Mark J. Carney, Kimberly Nicole Dowdell, Christopher B. Howard. Bottom row, left to right: María Teresa Kumar, Raymond J. Lohier Jr., Terah Evaleen Lyons, Sheryl WuDunn

Photographs courtesy of Harvard Alumni Association

Nominating Committee Overseer Candidates

You Might Also Like:

Photograph of entrance to Loeb House, where Harvard governing boards convene

Loeb House, where the governing boards convene 

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/ Caroline Culler

Harvard Overseer Prospects’ Views

Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School

The Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School

Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Bostonian13

U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik removed from IOP advisory committee

Photographic portraits of HAA nominating committee nominees for Harvard Board of Overseers: Top row, left to right: Christiana Goh Bardon, Mark J. Carney, Kimberly Nicole Dowdell, Christopher B. Howard. Bottom row, left to right: María Teresa Kumar, Raymond J. Lohier Jr., Terah Evaleen Lyons, Sheryl WuDunn

Top row, left to right: Christiana Goh Bardon, Mark J. Carney, Kimberly Nicole Dowdell, Christopher B. Howard. Bottom row, left to right: María Teresa Kumar, Raymond J. Lohier Jr., Terah Evaleen Lyons, Sheryl WuDunn

Photographs courtesy of Harvard Alumni Association

Nominating Committee Overseer Candidates