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The Michigan Alumnus 111
PROFESSOR ARTHUR H. COPELAND SR., of the Mathematics Department, joined the University faculty in 1929, and besides his teaching duties, he is serving as director and research ad visor for a Navy project. As such, he is available to answer specific questions and to train students and faculty. His publications, primarily on probability, but also in mechanics and analysis, have appeared in most mathematical journals in the United States as well as in the German publication, Math Zeitschr.
Professor Copeland was born in Rochester, N. Y., and during the First World War he served in the Army. As an undergraduate at Amherst Col lege, he was a member of the track team, and he was granted his A.B. de gree in 1921. He later earned his A.M. and Ph.D. degrees at Harvard, and before joining the University of Mich igan faculty he had taught at Rice In stitute and at the University of Buffalo.
Professor Copeland was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and he and his family traveled abroad during 1935-36, while he contacted mathe maticians. Their itinerary included visits to Moscow, Istanbul, Vienna, Tubingen, Germany, Paris, Cologne, England, Berlin and Oslo. At the latter city, Professor Copeland attended the International Congress of Mathematicians.
His professional affiliations include membership in the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America and the Institute of Mathematical Sta tistics. Professor Copeland is married to the former Dorothy West, '37, and just now they are busy building their own home in nearby Barton Hills. They have a son, Arthur H. Copeland Jr., '49, A.M.'50, who worked with his father on the Navy project, and is now a teaching fellow at M.I.T. His wife is the former Lynda Peltz, '47mus, who is currently studying organ at the New England Conservatory.