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  1. January 11, 1993

    Obituaries

    Otto G. Graf Otto Gotthold Graf, professor emeritus of Germanic languages and literatures, died Dec. 15 at Glacier Hills Nursing Center. He was 82 years old. Graf came to the U-M as a student in 1927 and devoted his entire professional career to serving the University as a teacher, scholar and administrator. He directed the…
  2. January 11, 1993

    Huron High/U-M project fosters multicultural awareness

    By Terry Gallagher News and Information Services A “dramatic” improvement in multicultural awareness and sensitivity in schools may result from a joint project of Ann Arbor Huron High School and the U-M. Skits focusing on issues of race, gender and age differences at Huron served as the basis for an in-service training session for 125…
  3. January 11, 1993

    Task force finds high faculty interest in environmental studies

    By Kate Kellogg News and Information Services Although environmental studies is one of the University’s most visibly growing strengths, faculty face barriers to interdisciplinary teaching and research in that area. That is the opinion of most of the U-M faculty who are conducting research and/or teaching on environmental topics. Their views were solicited through a…
  4. January 11, 1993

    Maize & Blue at auto show

    Students on the University of Michigan Solar Car Team started their drive toward what they hope will be a second racing victory last week with an appearance at the 1993 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Tucked into a corner booth at the Cobo Hall Exhibition Center, U-M students displayed a one-quarter-scale model of…
  5. January 11, 1993

    Regents’ Roundup

    Editor’s Note: The following actions were taken by the Regents at their December meeting. Administrative appointments approved for seven individuals Administrative appointments included: Colin Day was reappointed as director of the U-M Press for a second five-year term, beginning Jan. 4. George R. Carignan was reappointed as associate dean for graduate education and research in…
  6. January 11, 1993

    CESF asks Regents for conversation on compensation

    By Jane R. Elgass Reversing a historical trend of asking for money, the Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty (CESF), represented by chair John E. Tropman, asked the Regents at their December meeting for discussion of the general issue of compensation. Tropman, professor of social work and adjunct professor of business administration, said…
  7. January 11, 1993

    4 faculty granted emeritus status by Regents

    Four faculty members were given the emeritus title by the Regents at their December meeting. Frederick W. Bertolaet, professor of education Bertolaet, who joined the education faculty in 1966, served as assistant dean of the School of Education in 1972–73 and as associate dean in 1973–79. He taught courses in educational administration and supervision and…
  8. January 11, 1993

    Lafayete leads off Religious Thought Series

    Bernard Lafayette, president of the American Baptist College and a founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, will speak Sunday (Jan. 17) as part of the Program on Studies in Religion’s free, public Visiting Professor of Religious Thought Series. Lafayette, pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Nashville, is scheduled to speak at 5:45 p.m. in…
  9. January 11, 1993

    NRC fines U-M for September P-32 spill

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Dec. 21 issued a violation notice against the University and proposed a fine for a small, low-level radioactive materials spill in a Medical School research lab in September. A fine of $3,750 was set for a Class III (midrange) violation by the NRC for an incident Sept. 11…
  10. January 11, 1993

    U is national leader in research expenditures

    By Sally Pobojewski News and Information Services Research expenditures at the University have increased by 170.5 percent over the past decade and totaled $346.5 million in the last fiscal year, according to William C. Kelly, vice president for research. By some measures, he says, the U-M is now the nation’s leader in funded research. A…