Longtime faculty member John Kemeny has been named chair of the UA department of mining and geological engineering. He succeeds Mary Poulton, who chaired the MGE department for 14 years
Kemeny’s goals for the department include building the curriculum and expanding cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural research initiatives, to increase opportunities for students and faculty and to tackle the global problems of sustainable resource use.
“The focus of this department should always be mining engineering, where we have a long history and many strengths and collaborations,” Kemeny said. “But our College stands to gain much by pursuing new directions in teaching and research.”