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2008-06-20 12:00:36

By Holly Huffman, The Eagle, Bryan, Texas Jun. 18--Texas A&M University President Elsa Murano has tapped two deans from opposite fields and different regions of the country as the finalists for a top spot on her executive team. Jeffrey Vitter, the Frederick L. Hovde dean of the College of Science at Purdue, and Robert Newman, dean of humanities and associate vice president for interdisciplinary studies at the University of Utah, are vying to become Texas A&M's next...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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