April 17, 2007
On behalf of the Office of the Provost, I am pleased to welcome
you again to this 10th annual display of our collective scholarly
productivity in recognition of the 20 books published since April
of last year that testify to the continuing intellectual activity
of the faculty.
It is an axiom of the academy that the scholarly life of the
faculty is its intellectual heart, and, to thrive, that life must
be shared, tested, discussed and celebrated. Our students
deserve nothing less than teaching that grows from our individual,
disciplinary investigations of the world and the best scholarship
of our contemporaries; these books are the tools of that
To each of our contributors, congratulations, and to all our
colleagues, we anticipate honoring you.