William C. Kirby, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), announced on July 31 the appointment of three new divisional deans, effective Sept. 1. David Cutler, professor of economics, will serve as the FAS’s first dean for the Social Sciences. Maria Tatar, John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Harvard College Professor, has been named as the faculty’s first dean for the Humanities. Venkatesh Naryanamurti, John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, professor of physics, and dean of the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, will now also serve as the FAS’s first dean of the Physical Sciences. The search for a dean for the Life Sciences is in progress.