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DEAN, eccl. law. An ecclesiastical officer, who derives his name from the fact that he presides over ten canons, or, prebondaries, at least. There are several kinds of deans, namely: 1. Deans of chapters. 2. Deans of peculiars. 3. Rural deans. 4. Deans in the colleges. 5. Honorary deans. 6. Deans of provinces.

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All of which gives Deans the chance to play detective.
In a series of questions to both deans and new teachers about their pre-service (i.
The way artist Dean Fausett tells it, the story of why he is doing a series of paintings for America's Historic Forests starts back in 1769,with a tale of horror.
Hennessy as dean of the School of Engineering, effective Sept.
In his newly-created position, Deans will manage Norsat's participation in Europe's ASTRA-NET return channel system (ARCS) project.
Scott Deans is a graduate of British Columbia Institute of Technology.
21 /PRNewswire/ -- Gopher basketball fans will witness some true school spirit this Saturday when three University of Minnesota deans participate in a dip eating contest during the Minnesota v.
Kruger and Washburn (1987) evaluated the status of tenure and promotion practices in nursing education by surveying deans of selected nursing programs nationwide.
As the Anglican Foundation approaches its 50th anniversary, its new executive director, Dean John Wright, wants to increase significantly its endowment, bring its image and online presence up to date and forge a somewhat different profile from his charismatic predecessor, Canon John Erb.
Under fire for curriculum that lacks real-life relevance and fails to instill ethical behavior, these and other top schools are appointing deans viewed as capable of bringing new thinking to the challenge of educating the corporate leaders of tomorrow--and charging them with doing just that.
By Carolyn Dean (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1999.