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Acclaimed UT chemist named dean of natural sciences at Rice

National Academy of Sciences member Peter Rossky, currently a chemistry professor and director of two major research centers at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, has been named dean of Rice University’s Wiess School of Natural Sciences. He will join the Rice faculty Aug. 1, which will allow him to begin his deanship before the fall semester starts Aug. 25. In addition to being dean of natural sciences, Rossky will hold the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Chair as a professor of chemistry.

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