To: Graduate Students, Faculty and Other Academic Appointees
From: Daniel Diermeier, Provost
Date: July 9, 2018
I am writing to announce that Daniel Abebe, Vice Provost and Harold J. and Marion F. Green Professor of Law, will be assuming the role of faculty director for UChicagoGRAD, the University’s dedicated initiative for graduate students and postdocs.
Over the past year under the leadership of David Nirenberg, Executive Vice Provost and Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the Department of History, participation in UChicagoGRAD programs has increased by 60%. UChicagoGRAD has expanded its suite of programs, including internship opportunities and fellowship advising and editing services for graduate students, and launched new career fairs and inaugural career exploration treks. David has transitioned to a new role as interim dean of the Divinity School, and I have asked him to continue to chair the graduate student and faculty committee charged with assessing and improving graduate education.
Daniel and David will work closely to ensure continued investment in innovative resources for graduate students and postdocs. Please join me in thanking David for his leadership and welcoming Daniel, whose energy and organizational expertise as well as first-hand experience as a former UChicago PhD student will be valuable as UChicagoGRAD grows from strength to strength.