Education: New Presidents

Being dean has its rewards, but universities also need presidents. Last week: > Kenneth Sanford Pitzer, 48, was inaugurated as Rice University's third president at a three-day academic festival marking Rice's soth year and attended by 27 famed scholars, ranging from Nobel Laureate Albert Szent-Gyorgyi through Anthropologist Margaret Mead to Hiscorian Arnold Toynbee. Pitzer had been dean of chemistry at the University of California's Berkeley campus, and before that director of research for the U.S.

Atomic Energy Commission. One of his main jobs at Rice will be to coordinate its scientific growth with that of its neighbor, the new National Aeronautics and...

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