Brown University Names New Dean of the College
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Brown University has named a new Dean of the College. Professor Maud Mandel was promoted from within the university. She is currently Director of Program of Judaic Studies. Mandel will assume her new duties on July 1.
The College at Brown University offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 70 different programs.
Professor Mandel came to Brown in 1997, with appointments in history and Judaic studies. She has served on several school advisory committees including on faculty diversity, graduate studies, academic priorities, curriculum, childcare planning, preparations for outside reviews, and many faculty and staff searches.
Mandel is a graduate of Oberlin College, majoring in English, with master's and doctoral degrees in history from the University of Michigan. As a professor, she has focused on the history of France since the mid-20th century, particularly with regard to multiculturalism, immigration, modernity, post-Holocaust European history, genocide, Muslim-Jewish relations, and nationalism. Her work has been supported by a number of foundations and agencies, including appointments at Brown as a Seave Faculty Fellow at the Pembroke Center, a Cogut Faculty Fellow, and a Salomon Faculty Research Award recipient.
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John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Class of 1983
B.A., American History
Son of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Was pursuing a degree in Womens's Studies
Daughter of former President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter
Alexandra Forbes Kerry
Class of 2002
B.A., Anthropology, Modern Culture and Media
Daughter of John Kerry
Class of 2007
B.A., Italian Studies
Daughter of Susan Sarandon and director Franco Amurri
Class of 2012
Daughter of director Steven Spielberg and actress Kate Capshaw
Class of 2009
B.A., Theatre Arts
Daughter of actors Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman
Class of 1979
B.A., Russian studies and European history
Daughter of Richard Burton
Class of 2001
B.A., Visual Arts
Son of George Harrison
Photo by Susan Beals
Class of 2008
B.A., Literary Arts and Comparative Literature
Daughter of Candice Bergen and the late director Louis Malle
Social Editor, Vogue
Class of 2006
B.A., Theatre Arts
Princess of Greece and Denmark
Daughter of former King Constantine II of Greece and Anne-Marie of Denmark.
Class of 2014
B.A., English Literature
Actress, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
B.A., Comparative Literature
Class of 1992
Daughter of the exiled Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran
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