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dean

1. the chief administrative official of a college or university faculty
2. (at Oxford and Cambridge universities) a college fellow with responsibility for undergraduate discipline
3. Chiefly Church of England the head of a chapter of canons and administrator of a cathedral or collegiate church
4. RC Church the cardinal bishop senior by consecration and head of the college of cardinals

Dean

1
James (Byron). 1931--55, US film actor, who became a cult figure; his films include East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause (both 1955). He died in a car crash

Dean

2
Forest of. a forest in W England, in Gloucestershire, between the Rivers Severn and Wye: formerly a royal hunting ground

Dean

 

in institutions of higher learning, the head of a faculty. In the USSR deans are elected to three-year terms by secret ballot of the council of an institution of higher learning (or the council of a department), and they are chosen from among professors and the most experienced lecturers. The dean is responsible for the quality of educational and scientific work in the faculty and is the chairman of the faculty council.

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In a 2002 interview, given as he launched his presidential campaign, Dean was asked about criticism from Vermonters.
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Dean homes in on the relatively neglected midcolonial period to depict Inka elites who weren't simply "selling out" or resisting, but doing something much more complex and creative.
erectus now places this boy at closer to 8 years old when he died, according to Dean.
The median years of establishment of the office of dean in the four groups of institutions are as follows: The large eastern institutions have a median year of 1881 with a range from 1854 to 1899.
Dean denies that the company has plans to parcel any of the land, but the Fishers are longtime real estate developers, and have recently been involved in several large land deals in San Francisco.
Dean lived his life "as if he was hiding some dark and terrible secret," Spoto reports.
Hotel managers generally assign someone to represent them, but Dean was committed to personally being involved, says Smith.
Originally, Deans explains, the radiographs were designed to test the condition of the metal pins and fasteners that hold the timbers together.
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During his sabbatical from January to May of this year, Dean Raymond attended worship and taught part-time, in English, at the seminary of the Catholicosate.
What was particularly notable about her race, Jim Dean says, is that the DCCC changed its practice of abandoning candidates in Republican-leaning districts and stuck by Busby.