Messenger - Vol. 2, No. 3, Page 14 Summer 1993 Murray serves as interim provost Richard B. Murray again has joined the University administration as interim provost-a post he previously held from 1988-91. Murray fills the post while a replacement is sought for R. Byron Pipes, who has left the University to become president of Rensselaer Polytechnic University in Troy, N.Y. The provost is the executive officer of the University next in authority to the president. As chief academic officer, the provost has responsibility for the University's 10 colleges. A member of the Delaware faculty since 1966, Murray is a professor of physics and astronomy. He also served as associate provost for graduate studies from 1979-88. In 1991, he spent a year on sabbatical leave, working at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., and at Clarendon Laboratory of Oxford University in England, on research into low-temperature photoluminescence of semiconductor superlattices. "I am pleased that Prof. Murray will once again share his valuable skills and insights in this important administrative post," President David P. Roselle said. "Dick's unflagging dedication to this University is highly valued."