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NEW DENTAL DEAN Huw F. Thomas, dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will become the sixteenth dean of Tufts School of Dental Medicine on August 1. full story

INTERIM DEAN The Tufts nutritional behaviorist Robin Kanarek will lead the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy on an interim basis. full story

GRADUATION “Your challenges are greater because they are huge, they are complex, and they are global,” Charles Vest, president emeritus of MIT, told the Class of 2011 at the university’s 155th commencement, the final one for Tufts President Lawrence S. Bacow. full story

WHEELS TO GO When students check out a book at Tisch Library, they can also check out a bike, thanks to a program launched this spring. “We view it as a way for students to get off campus whenever they want,” says Daniel Heller, A11, a founder of Tufts Bikes. full story

NO LAX REPEAT The Tufts men’s lacrosse team, hoping to win back-to-back NCAA championships, fell short in the final against Salisbury University, 197, on May 29. full story

OUR MAN AT TREASURY The Fletcher School’s Michael Klein is serving as the chief economist in the U.S. Treasury’s Office of International Affairs. full story

FELINE FIXERS Community volunteers and veterinarians at the Cummings School are improving the plight of feral cats in surrounding Worcester County. full story

HIDDEN TREASURE Manuscripts and book fragments, some from the twelfth century, have been discovered at Tisch Library. “We have no idea of the provenance of this material,” which includes pages from antiquarian Bibles and tracts on history and science, said Christopher Barbour, coordinator of special collections. full story

HOLY HOGWARTS! An Experimental College course divines the spiritual themes of Harry Potter. The Rev. Danielle Tumminio, the course instructor, says, calls it the “spoonful of sugar” approach to teaching theology. full story

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