U. of California at Berkeley and Yale U. Tap New Leaders

November 8, 2012

The top jobs at two major research institutions were filled on Thursday, when the University of California at Berkeley named a new chancellor and Yale University picked a new president. Nicholas B. Dirks, Columbia University's executive vice president and dean of the faculty of arts and sciences, will take the helm at Berkeley on June 1. Peter Salovey, Yale's provost and a professor of psychology, will assume the university's presidency on June 30. Mr. Dirks is a professor of anthropology and history whose major scholarly works have focused on India's colonial experience under Britain. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.