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August 26, 2005

Institute heads will report to vice provost for research

The directors of two key research centers on campus, the Institute for Physical Research and Technology and Plant Sciences Institute, will report to the vice provost for research, beginning Sept. 1. Tom Barton (IPRT) and Stephen Howell (PSI) have been reporting to provost Ben Allen.

Allen said the move is intended to strengthen the functions of the two institutes by placing them within the university's research umbrella. He said he made the decision several months ago to change the reporting structure. In light of vice provost for research Jim Bloedel's announcement in May that he would step down from the position, Allen elected to implement the change with Bloedel's successor.

Incoming vice provost for research John Brighton begins in the post Sept. 1.