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Murphy, Thomas H. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 77, Number 2 (Jan. 1976)

Letters,   pp. 24-29


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The University
C. Chamberlin Hall. It is located at
the corner of University ave. and
N. Charter st.
  A geologist of national stature,
Chamberlin proved a recruiter of out-
standing faculty including Frederick
Jackson Turner and Richard T. Ely;
introduced the seminar method of
teaching, developed graduate studies
and research, and established the first
fellowships for graduate work, the
first Ph.D. program, and the depart-
ments of soil physics and electrical
engineering. During his presidency,
Chamberlin started University Exten-
sion and summer sessions. A native of
Mattoon, Ill., and a graduate of
Beloit College, he was eighty-five at
his death in 1928.
   The naming of the building in his
honor was recommended by UW
System Pres. John C. Weaver, Madison
Chancellor Edwin Young, and a special
physics-pharmacy-astronomy depart-
mental committee.
   In 1974, the Wisconsin chapter of
 the American Institute of Architects
 presented its Honors Award to the
 reconstructed building because it rep-
 resented "unusual and imaginative
 design, filling an existing space with
 competence . . . and expanding this
 limited space in a very strong, simple,
 and even poetic way."
   Impetus to its reconstruction was
 the Aug. 22, 1970, bombing of Sterling
 Hall, causing loss of life for a re-
 searcher, heavy loss of research papers,
 and extensive damage to Sterling Hall
 and to the 'adjacent Physics-Astronomy-
 Pharmacy Building. The facility was
 built originally in 1905 as the Chemis-
 try Building. It has been remodeled
 several times in the ensuing years,
 with the chemistry department moving
 out in the 1960s, and astronomy,
 physics, and pharmacy moving in
 -during the past decade when the east
 and west wings were added.
 You Stay After School
 For Your MBA Degree
    The first wave of a new trend in
 higher education hit the campus this
 year with courses required for the
 Master of Business Administration
 degree being offered in class
 hours after 4:30 p.m. Officials expect
 more and more students to be
older than the usual eighteen-to-
twenty-two-year-old group because of
the declining birth rate and the
need for college graduates to return
to school to keep up with rapid
changes in technology and knowledge
in their professional fields. A com-
mittee has been formed to study
ways to meet the needs of older
students. The after-hours MBA pro-
gram is the first to be offered under
an "extended timetable" to make
classes more convenient for students
who hold daytime jobs.
   The late afternoon and evening
classes will not form an "evening pro-
gram," according to Joseph Corry,
director of continuing education. He
said similar after-hours programs
may be started for teachers,
accountants, lawyers, and other
professionals who must keep
up with new developments.
FACULTY DEATHS
Emer. Prof. Curtis Merriman, 100,
Madison, professor of education from
1923 to 1936, then registrar until
retirement in 1945.
ALUMNI SEEKING
EMPLOYMENT
  1972 Textiles and Clothing Retail
graduate seeks new position in home
economics or retailing field. Cur-
rently employed by large retail busi-
ness as a soft-goods buyer. Prefer
Milwaukee-Madison area. Member 751.
  Physicist with M.S. (1974) seeks
position in applied research or analysis
in the areas of physics or astro-
physics. Willing to relocate anywhere
in the U.S. Member 752.
   To respond to these self-advertise-
ments from Wisconsin alumni, write
to the indicated Member Number
in care of the Wisconsin Alumni As-
sociation, 650 North Lake Street,
Madison 53706. Correspondence is
forwarded unopened.
Photo/Del Desens
Harold E. (Bud) Foster, who retired in 1959 after a tong career as neaa
basketball coach, received the National "W" Club's Man-of-the-Year
Award
during halftime of the Indiana game in November. Since retirement he has
been
director of the grant-in-aid program for the Athletic Department. With Bud
is his wife, Eleanor, and club president David Leichtfuss, Milwaukee.
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