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Amir Berbic, the new dean of the VCU School of the Arts Qatar.

Amir Berbic, a design expert who has worked in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, has been appointed dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, effective Aug. 1.

Berbic, a professor of graphic design at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has served as associate dean for faculty affairs of the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts; chair of graphic design; and as acting director of the School of Design.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Amir Berbic to VCUarts Qatar,” said VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D. “I am confident the university’s legacy of groundbreaking innovation and creativity will continue with Dean Berbic as leader. I look forward to working with him for years to come.”

Berbic has worked in collaboration with cultural organizations, arts institutions and publishers. His scholarly and creative work examines the role design can have in shaping identities of places.

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