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For Immediate Release:
April 29, 1999
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Dean Cornelia Moore will retire August 31
Cornelia N. Moore, dean of the College of Languages Linguistics and Literature at UH Manoa, plans to retire from the University August 31. With a Fulbright Fellowship, she will continue her research on 17th-century German biography during an extended stay at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, Germany, beginning September 15.
"We are all grateful for the thoughtful and generous leadership Dean Moore has brought to her college and her colleagues, especially during the financial difficulties of these last few years," University of Hawai'i President Kenneth P. Mortimer said. "We will be sorry to see her go, but we certainly appreciate her excitement about the opportunity she has now to concentrate on her research. We wish her much success."
Moore, who holds a PhD in German from Indiana University, came to UH as an assistant professor in 1971. She was promoted to full professor in 1986. She served as associate dean of the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature from 1987 to 1995 and was appointed interim dean in 1995, after the retirement of the college's first dean, Richard Seymour. Seymour had held the post since the college was created in 1980. In March 1996, the Board of Regents appointed Moore the second dean of the college.
In her years at UH, Moore has been active in curriculum matters, especially language and literature curriculum. The University of Hawai'i regularly offers instruction in more than 30 languages besides English and Hawaiian and its English as a Second Language program is internationally known and respected. Moore has also been influential in establishing a mentoring program for women faculty members. She has been coordinator of the Hawai'i Chapter of Women in Higher Education Administration. A leading expert on the reading and writing habits of women in Early Modern Germany, Moore is the author of numerous books and articles.