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Thoma, Harry C. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 38, Number IX (June 1937)

This and that about the faculty,   p. 349


Page 349


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                                                       Prof. Joel STEBBINS,
famed Wisconsin astronomer.
                                                       Dr. Stebbins was voted
$1,000 to carry on continued
 N     r OW  comes the season when professors get   research in the application
of photo-electric cells and
         the "wander-bug," take leaves of absence,    amplifiers
in astronomy, a field of activity which has
         or transfer their teaching ability to other  been explored deeply
on the Badger Campus.
         universities.
            Leaves have been granted to Dr. Wolf-        RECENT elections
of University faculty members
gang STECHOW, visiting professor of art history, who  include the naming
of Prof. Ray DVORAK, director of
returned to Germany to continue his studies and       the University band,
as a director of the North Cen-
teaching  at Goettingen  university; Dr. Gladys       tral Music Educators'
conference, and selection of
BORCHERS, associate professor of                                      George
W. KEITT, head of the de-
speech, Dr. Asher HOBSON, profes-                                     partment
of plant pathology, as
sor and chairman of the department                                    president
of the American Phyto-
of agricultural economics, and Dr.                                    pathological
society.
Ricardo QUINTANA, professor of                                          Prof.
Dvorak was elected for a
English. All three will teach dur-                                    four
year term. Keitt spent several
ing the summer session at North-                                      days
in conference at Washington,
western university.                                                   D.
C., where he addressed the plant
  Prof. Ralph M. LINTON, promin-                                     pathology
seminar of the U. S. de-
ent anthropologist, will teach at Co-                                 partment
of agriculture before at-
lumbia university during the aca-                                     tending
the APS convention at At-
demic year of, 1937-38. He will                                       lantic
City, N. J.
leave here in September after teach-
ing at the summer session of the                                        THE
University of Wisconsin
University of California.                                             Teachers
Union broke into the
   New appointments to other uni-                                     news
columns recently when it pro-
versities included Prof. C. Lowell                                    tested
the discharge of two English
LEES, speech instructor, who has ac-                                  instructors
for alleged "union activi-
- --cepted -the-- directorship of -the Uni-                           ties)
and "unnecessary criticism" of -  -
versity of Minnesota theater; Dr.                                     the
English department.
Olaf HOUGEN of the chemical en-                                         One
of the faculty who strongly
gineering department, who has been          Prof. Ralph Linton        defended
 the  two   deposed  in-
at Wisconsin 20 years, will teach at      On leave to Columbia        structors
was Prof. William    G.
the Armour Institute of Technology                                    RICE
of the law school. At an an-
in Chicago; Curtis P. NETTELS, professor of history,  nual meeting recently,
Prof. Rice was elected president
will lecture at Harvard during the 1937-38 academic  of the union, succeeding
Prof. Walter AGARD of the
year; and Gilbert AHLGREN of the agronomy de-         Classics department,
center of the battle surrounding
partment has been appointed assistant at the agricul-  the departmental fight.
tural experiment station at Rutgers university.         Other English department
faculty members took
                                                      over the remainder
of the major offices of the union.
  No amateur crime control experts were they who     Prof. Ethel THORNBURY
was named vice-president
named Prof. Alfred L. GAUSEWITZ of the Law            and Hoyt TROWBRIDGE,
instructor, secretary. Clar-
School permanent chairman of the organization com-   ence WEINER, instructor
in economics, was elected
mittee of the Wisconsin crime control conference.    treasurer.
  Prof. Gausewitz teaches criminal law and all that
goes with it, and his intimate knowledge of the crim-   HONORS and changes
in the University faculty:
inal world has given him an excellent insight into      New posts-
problems of crime and delinquency.                      Robert R. SCHROCK,
assistant professor of geology,
  The crime control body is fundamentally an in-     will join the faculty
of the Massachusetts Institute of
vestigating organization wtih special emphasis on    Technology. Professor
Schrock is secretary of the
preventive measures. Prof. Gausewitz will lead the    Wisconsin Academy of
Science, Arts and Letters.
committee in four regional convos next fall and a       Dr. A. R. HOHLFELD
of the German department,
-state-wide convention every two years.               will teach at Stanford
university in the summer of
                                                      1938. Dr. Hohlfeld,
a graduate of the University of
  THE Pulitzer prizes of American scientists are the  Leipzig and past president
of the Modern Language
annual awards made for major research by the Amer-   association, taught
at Stanford last year.
ican Philosophical society. When the society an-        Major Remington ORSINGER,
commandant of the
nounced its 1937 awards one of the recipients was    Wisconsin R. 0. T. C.,
       (Please turn to page 364)
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