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Arthur Herbert Copeland
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.