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Murray Slotnick
Regents' Proceedings 197

Dr. Murray Slotnick, Assistant Professor of Physics, who met his death by accidental drowning on October 5, 1951, had been a member of the faculty of this University only since September, 1950.

The high regard in which he was held by his department is evidenced by the rapidity of his promotion from the grade of instructor to that of assistant professor after service of but a single year.

During that time, however, his colleagues had been amply convinced of his unusual qualities as a scholar in the fields of theoretical nuclear physics and of electromagnetic phenomena, and he had proved himself correspondingly successful as a teacher. His sudden death, at the early age of twenty-four years, is especially distressing to those who had come to hold him in high regard for the pleasing modesty of his personality, and who had looked to him for many years of important productive work in the fields of his special competence.

The Regents of the University of Michigan share in the sorrow experienced by Dr. Slotnick's many friends, and in particular they convey to his bereaved parents assurance of their heartfelt sympathy.