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James Weston, the Harmon Whittington Professor of Finance, will join the Rice Business leadership team as senior associate dean for degree programs. Our thanks and congratulations to Barbara Ostdiek for her exceptional tenure in this position for the past 11 years as she returns to engaging our students in the classroom.