Campus News

  1. September 25, 2000

    Regents’ Roundup

    Editor’s Note: The following actions were taken by the Regents at their September meeting. By Mary Jo Frank, Office of Communications, and Jane R. Elgass Department of Linguistics The Regents approved establishment of a Department of Linguistics in LS&A. LS&A created a Department of Linguistics in 1961 and it was reorganized into an interdisciplinary program…
  2. September 25, 2000

    Obituary

    Colin W. Clipson Professor Emeritus of Architecture Colin W. Clipson died Sept. 18 after an extended illness. He was 66. He received his B.A. degree and a graduate diploma from the University of Durham and a M.Sc. degree from the University of Technology, all in his native England. Prior to joining the U-M faculty in…
  3. September 18, 2000

    Police Beat

    By Rebecca A. Doyle Two local youths detained in connection with car theft A 16-year-old man and a 19-year-old man are being held in connection with the theft of a 1999 Jeep Wrangler reported stolen Sept. 13. The two also are suspects in a number of breaking and entering of vehicles that have been reported…
  4. September 18, 2000

    Obituary

    Gary Bird The University has received word of the death of Gary Bird, assistant professor of music, who died Sept. 12 in Courbevoie, France. He was 49. Bird came to the U-M in 1994 from East Carolina University where he headed a degree program in musical theater in 1991–94. He also taught at Utah State…
  5. September 5, 2000

    Obituaries

    Nathan B. Gross Nathan B. Gross, professor emeritus of physiological psychology, otolaryngology, and also of the Kresge Hearing Research Institute, died at University Hospital July 3, one day after a heart attack. Born March 16, 1916, in Buffalo, N.Y., he took his B.A. in biology at the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. at the…
  6. August 14, 2000

    Obituary

    Michael Aldrich Michael S. Aldrich, professor of neurology and founder of the U-M Sleep Disorder Laboratory, died July 18 at his home in Ann Arbor after a long fight against osteosarcoma. He was 51. Known internationally for his work on narcolepsy, Aldrich was considered a pioneer neurologist in the relatively young field of sleep medicine.…
  7. July 17, 2000

    Police Beat

    By Rebecca A. Doyle Man arraigned in connection with carjacking at University Hospital A 20-year-old Ypsilanti man was arraigned yesterday and charged with carjacking and resisting arrest. The man allegedly stopped a woman driving an SUV in a parking lot near the Hospital, took the vehicle and led police on a 20-minute chase through Washtenaw…
  8. July 17, 2000

    Obituary

    Sheridan Baker Sheridan Baker, educator and author, passed away at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital June 30 after a short illness. In World War II, he served more than six years with the U.S. Navy on destroyers in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres, attaining the rank of Lt. Commander. He received his B.A. and advanced…
  9. July 17, 2000

    Regents’ Roundup

    Editor’s Note: The following actions were taken by the Regents at their July meeting. By Jane R. Elgass Administrative appointments Stephen W. Director, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was reappointed the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering in the College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2001–June 30, 2006. Robert Jon Feigal, the Samuel…
  10. July 3, 2000

    Obituaries

    David Goldberg David Goldberg, a distinguished professor of the University, died of cancer June 13 at his home in Ann Arbor. Goldberg, the son of Russian immigrants, spent some of his undergraduate years in Ann Arbor studying history, but earned his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University. He came to the U-M in 1952 to…