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Noah Sherman
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Noah Sherman retired effective May 31, 1978, after twenty years of service to the University.

Dr. Sherman was born in New York City on June 24, 1921, received his Bachelor of Science degree from the City College of New York in 1948, his Master of Arts degree in Physics at The University of Michigan in 1949 and his Ph.D. in Physics from The University of Michigan in 1952 with a specialty in Cosmic Ray Physics. He was appointed as Instructor of Physics at The University of Michigan in 1952-53, served as a Physicist at the University of California Radiation Laboratory from 1953 to 1956 and was appointed Assistant Professor of Physics at The University of Michigan in the fall of 1956. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1961 and to Professor in 1966.

His service to the University has included membership in SACUA and on the Committee on the Proposal for the Establishment of a New College appointed by Dean Thuma. He was active in the development of and intensely interested in a wide variety of new teaching techniques and media. He participated in the Academic Year Institutes held for high school science teachers here at the University, served as liaison between the Department of Physics and the Center for Learning and Teaching and assisted the development of a self-paced general physics course for Liberal Arts majors.

His research efforts began in experimental Cosmic Ray Physics, changed to Theoretical Nuclear Physics and, in most recent years, to the development of interactive programs for Computer Assisted Instruction. Professor Sherman brought to all of his work a catching enthusiasm and dedication.

The Regents salute this distinguished scholar for his many contributions to the University by naming him Professor Emeritus of Physics.