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May 3, 2004, Vol. 3, No. 8
Santa Clara University

Campus News Updates

New associate deans at work in Arts and Sciences 
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Amy Shachter 

At the beginning of spring quarter, Atom Yee, new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, promoted Amy Shachter, chemistry, to the new position of senior associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, and appointed Paul Fitzgerald, S.J.,associate dean.

Shachter had been associate dean. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Knox College, and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Colorado. She teaches environmental chemistry, the science of war, and instrumental analysis.

Most recently, she published a paper on integrating ethics in science in an undergraduate curriculum, and manages the $800,000 grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for undergraduate research.

In addition to her duties as associate dean, she is executive director of the University’s Environmental Studies Institute.

Paul Fitzgerald joins A&S team

Fitzgerald earned a B.A. in history from Santa Clara University and entered the Society of Jesus two years later. He earned degrees in philosophy from the Hochschule für Philosophie, Munich, and a master’s in divinity from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology before doctoral work in Paris, where he studied the interplay between religious belief, church membership, and civic culture, earning a Docteur ès Lettres, La Sorbonne, and Docteur en Science Religieuse, Institut Catholique.

Fitzgerald has taught undergraduate courses in Catholic theology and spirituality, film and religion, Catholicism in American culture, and graduate courses in ecclesiology and ministries for peace and justice.

In arts and sciences, he will work with a number of academic departments, facilitate the undergraduate summer session, and help to strengthen student learning through support of the residential learning communities and the Centers of Distinction.

New Career Center director
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Kathy Potter

Kathy Potter began her job as the director of the Career Center on April 1.

She had served as assistant director for alumni and education, counseling psychology, and pastoral ministries in the Career Center since September 2002. She writes a careers column for Santa Clara Magazine.

She has extensive experience in higher education and in the business community, recently as a senior consultant with Lee Hecht Harrison, working with outplaced clients in Silicon Valley. She holds master's degrees in counselor education, human resource management, and English.

Do you have something to exhibit at Orradre Library?

The Orradre Library Exhibits Committee is soliciting proposals for exhibit displays in the Orradre Library for 2004-2005 academic year.

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to propose exhibits based on themes, events or other subject matter that educate and enrich the University community and the public at large. The committee encourages collaborative exhibits and welcomes accompanying lectures or special programs.

All proposals should be consistent with the goals identified in the Exhibits Policy available on Orradre Library's Web site at

Please refer to the Policy regarding review criteria, available display space and duration of exhibits.

If you are interested in mounting an exhibit in the library, please complete the proposal form, "Proposal for the Use of Orradre Library Exhibit Space," available at and submit it to the Committee, (care of University Archives) by May 15.

If you have any questions about submitting a proposal, or would like more information about the exhibits program, call x4117.

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