Campus News

  1. January 14, 1998

    Regents’ Roundup

    The University Record, January 14, 1998 Editor’s Note: The following actions were taken by the Regents at their December meeting. McLaughlin named Flint provost Renate McLaughlin, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at U-M-Flint, was appointed to the post on a permanent basis. She also is professor of mathematics. In recommending her appointment,…
  2. December 17, 1997

    Police Beat

    By Rebecca A. Doyle More vehicle thefts reported Department of Public Safety (DPS) Capt. James Smiley reports that DPS officers, working with the Michigan State Police Auto Theft Team and the Detroit Police Department, have recovered two more automobiles that were reported stolen from University parking facilities. Eight thefts of vehicles from University parking areas…
  3. December 17, 1997

    Obituaries

    Jane G. Likert Jane Gibson Likert died Nov. 29 at age 95 at her home in Hawaii. She and her husband, Rensis Likert, moved to Honolulu in 1969 after his retirement as director of the Institute for Social Research. Their ties to Ann Arbor and the University were many and strong, however, and continued throughout…
  4. December 10, 1997

    Regents’ Roundup

    The University Record, December 10, 1997 Editor’s Note: The following actions were taken by the Regents at their November meeting. Two faculty members receive named collegiate professorships Peter J. Polverini and Thomas R. Trautmann were appointed to named collegiate professorships. Polverini, professor of dentistry and of pathology, also will hold the Donald A. Kerr Professorship…
  5. December 10, 1997

    Obituary

    The University Record, December 10, 1997 Jonathan King Jonathan King, U-M professor emeritus of architecture and recently retired visiting professor at Texas A&M University College of Architecture, died of cancer Nov. 19 in Houston. He was 71. King was perhaps best known for his work in building systems that changed the shape of American schoolhouses.…
  6. November 19, 1997

    Police Beat

    The University Record, November 19, 1997 By Rebecca A. Doyle Tempers flare, so does hair During the Sept. 27 football game against Notre Dame, an argument between a man and a woman escalated to a violent incident. The man took out his cigarette lighter and set the woman’s hair on fire. Her husband, who was…
  7. November 19, 1997

    Obituary

    The University Record, November 19, 1997 John A.M. Lyon John A.M. Lyon, professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer science, died Nov. 11 after a month-long illness. He was 85. Lyon attended Wayne State University and the U-M, from which he held four degrees, a B.S.E. in electrical engineering and in mathematics and an M.S.…
  8. November 12, 1997

    Obituaries

    > Audrey T. Boseman Audrey T. Boseman died Oct. 20 after a long struggle with cancer. Boseman joined the business office at the Institute for Social Research in 1953 and was named business manager in April 1971. She retired last March. Family and colleagues note that Boseman ¬≥had a great flair and love for simple…
  9. November 5, 1997

    Regents’ Roundup

    The University Record, November 5, 1997 Editor’s Note: The following actions were taken by the Regents at their October meeting. Other actions were reported in the Oct. 29 issue of the Record. $14 million in private gifts accepted The Regents accepted $14,601,556 in gifts received in September. The total included $10,402,985 from individuals, $1,430,345 from…
  10. November 5, 1997

    Obituaries

    The University Record, November 5, 1997 Anneke de Bruyn Overseth Anneke De Bruyn Overseth died Oct. 29 of pancreatic cancer. She was 63. Born in Amsterdam, Overseth moved to the United States in 1941, where her late father, Peter, was a professor of anatomy at the University of Chicago. As a young child, she won…