Dipak K. Dey, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at the Department of Statistics, has stepped down as head of the department and has joined the administration of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn as associate dean (Physical Sciences). In addition to his duties overseeing the Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geosciences, Marine Sciences and Statistics Departments, Professor Dey will also be taking care of graduate education within the College of Liberal Arts, international program development, and fostering interdisciplinary research within the University.