Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Wiess School of Natural Sciences dean search records, 1997-1998 UA 129



creator Rice University
Title: Rice University Wiess School of Natural Sciences dean search records
Dates: 1997-1998
Abstract: In 1997, Rice University began a national search for a new dean for the Wiess School of Natural Sciences. This collection contains records related to that search, including lists of committee members, lists of candidates, correspondence, university news releases and other related records, such as the 1997 strategic plan for the Wiess School of Natural Sciences.
Identification: UA 129
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

Wiess School of Natural Sciences was dedicated in 1979 to honor Harry C. Wiess and Olga K. Wiess. However, Rice has been dedicated to the natural sciences since its inception in 1912. The 2006-2007 General Announcements describe the Wiess School of Natural Sciences as being comprised of biochemistry and cell biology, chemistry, earth science, ecology and evolutionary biology, mathematics, and physics and astronomy.


Scope and Contents

In 1997, Rice University began a national search for a new dean for the Wiess School of Natural Sciences. This collection contains records related to that search, including lists of committee members, lists of candidates, correspondence, university news releases and other related records, such as the 1997 strategic plan for the Wiess School of Natural Sciences.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is restricted for privacy reasons. Contact the Woodson Research Center to learn more about the restrictions or about accessing the collection.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the the Wiess School of Natural Sciences records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

clippings (information artifacts)
notes
letters (correspondence)
Rice University. Wiess School of Natural Sciences

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rice University Wiess School of Natural Sciences dean search records; 1997-1998, UA 129, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

Collection acquired from Rice University administration.

Accruals

The Woodson does not expect to acquire additional records for this collection.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Dean search records 1997-1998

Box Folder
1 1 Announcement of Rice's new dean of engineering 1988
2 Correspondence October 1997-April 1998
3 Description of Dean position circa 1997
4 Interview scripts 1998
5 Invitation for applications and nominations 1997
6 List of candidate 1997-1998
7 Search committee October 1997- February 1998
8 Science (magazine) recruitment advertizing circa September 30 1997



Series II: Materials related to search 1997-1998

Box Folder
1 9 News clips about Houston 1998
10 Strategic Plan for Wiess School of Natural Sciences circa 1997
Box Folder
2 11 External Review Committee report from Institute for Advanced Study March 10, 1998