Several new faculty appointments were announced yesterday by Provost Buck.
Walter H. Piston '24 has been named as the first man to hold the Walter W. Naumberg Professorship of Music. Professor Piston, a leading American composer, has received wide acclaim for his chamber and symphonic compositions. His latest work, the Third Symphony, was given its world premier by the Boston Symphony Orchestra last January.
In the new chair, established by a gift of Walter W. Naumberg '89, retired New York banker, Professor Piston will continue to teach orchestration and composition to University students. His promotion leaves one vacant professorship in the Music Department.
Other appointments announced last night were those of Jerome S. Bruner as associate professor of Social Psychology, Charles F. Mosteller as associate professor of Mathematical Statistics, Benjamin S. Paul as assistant professor of Social Anthropology, Leo J. Postman as assistant professor of Social Psychology, and William O. Jenkins as lecturer in Social Psychology.