Forum for Second Fulbright College Dean Candidate is Today, Feb. 19

Dr. Brian Raines
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Dr. Brian Raines

The second dean candidate for the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Brian E. Raines, will hold an open forum for the campus community at 2:30 p.m. today, Feb. 19, in the E.J. Ball Courtroom in the School of Law.

During the open forum, Raines will focus on the strengths and opportunities he sees for Fulbright College. He will also highlight past experiences that have prepared him for this position; include thoughts and commentary on trends in arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences programs; and provide insight on how he will advance research, performance and education for Fulbright College.

The campus community can attend in person or virtually through Zoom using this link. Virtual attendees will be asked to register and must have a university email address.

A recording will be available within 24 hours following the presentation at this link for those who are unable to attend in person. The recording will only be accessible to individuals with a U of A email address and credentials.

U of A faculty and staff can provide their feedback on the second dean candidate by completing an evaluation form. Faculty and staff must sign in with their university credentials to access the form. The deadline to submit feedback is 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26.

About Brian E. Raines

Raines is a professor of mathematics and the associate dean for research, operations and strategic planning in the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University. He is also a Faculty Regent at Baylor University. 

Raines has been a faculty member at Baylor University since 2002. In addition to his current roles, he has served as associate dean for undergraduate studies for the Department of Sciences and undergraduate program director for the Department of Mathematics at Baylor University. 

His research focuses on the topology of pathological spaces that arise in dynamical systems. His research also involves applications of topology to non-deterministic dynamical systems that arise in mathematical economics. He has contributed to many publications, including the journals Advances in Mathematics and Algebraic and Geometric Topology, and he has participated in numerous research presentations and lectures across the world. Raines also serves as a grant reviewer for the National Science Foundation and the American Mathematical Society, among others. 

He received a bachelor's degree in English literature and mathematics from Hendrix College. He received a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Oxford. For more information on Raines, view his curriculum vitae

For more information on the dean candidates and the search process, please visit the Fulbright College dean search website.

About Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences: The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on the University of Arkansas campus with three schools, 16 departments and numerous academic programs and research centers. The college provides the majority of the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students. Get the inside scoop on all things Fulbright College by subscribing to the digital Fulbright REVIEW publication. 

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas' flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas' economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the few U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research and Economic Development News.


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