Humanities hosts a welcome reception for new dean, Kathleen Canning

Kathleen Canning is Rice's new dean of humanities.

Kathleen Canning is Rice’s new dean of humanities. (Photo by Jeff Fitlow)

A welcome reception was held Jan. 24 for Kathleen Canning, who took on the role of Rice’s new dean of humanities Jan. 1. Inside a packed Farnsworth Pavilion, Canning met with faculty and staff of the School of Humanities over light bites and refreshments. Prior to her post at Rice, Canning was chair of the largest Department of History in the U.S. at the University of Michigan.

About Katharine Shilcutt

Katharine Shilcutt is a media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.