Muir, 81, professor of law at UNM from 1968 to 1983, died July
25 after an extended illness.
with honors from the University of Oregon in 1943.
A platoon leader in World War II, he was captured during the
Battle of the Bulge and held prisoner for more than a year.
return to the U.S. he joined a law firm as a CPA and then attended
law school at the University of Michigan where he was associate
editor of the Michigan Law Review.
Spring of 2000, the UNM School of Law honored him by starting
the Hugh Muir Oath Project, which has first year students write
in his honor may be sent to the American Parkinson Disease Association,
Inc, 1250 Hylan Blvd. Suite 4B, Staten Island, NY, 10305.
scholar and former UNM English Professor Louis Owens, Ph.D,
died at age 53.
of Choctaw and Cherokee ancestry, was on the UNM faculty from
1994-2000. A critical interpreter of Native American literature,
Owens received book awards for his fiction and scholarly work.
Many of his novels were translated into other languages.
of John Steinbecks Re-Vision of America, Owens
was a Steinbeck authority and had recently appeared on C-SPAN
to discuss Steinbeck scholarship during a centennial celebration
of the California author.
of five novels, he won the American Book Award in 1997 for Nightland.
He also wrote four books of literary criticism and a new essay
collection, I Hear the Train.
nine children, Louis and brother Gene were the only two to complete
high school. Louis was the only one to go to college. He earned
his bachelors and masters degrees in English from
UC Santa Barbara and his Ph.D. from UC Davis, where he was teaching
at the time of his death.
academic reputation in Native American fiction started in 1985
with an article, A Map of the Mind: Darcy McNickle and
the American Indian Novel, published in Western American
In 1993 he won the PEN-Josephine Miles Awards for Other
Destinies and his novel, The Sharpest Sight
received the Julian J. Rothbaum Prize for his 1992 novel Bone
Game in 1994.
who considered himself a mixed-blood American, explored the
dilemmas of being from multiple heritages through much of his
writing both in fiction and non-fiction. He wove in layers
of Native American metaphor and myth.
Ph.D, professor in the Anderson Schools of Management (ASM),
died Aug. 7.
earned his Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University
of North Carolina in 1979. He accepted a faculty appointment
with the Anderson Schools that same year, rising through the
professional ranks to professor in 1991.
focused on seminal issues in operations management. Schultz
disseminated his research in the highest quality academic journals
including Decision Sciences, Journal of the Operational Research
Society, Management Science and OMEGA, for which he has received
considerable academic acclaim.
consistently lauded Schultz for his teaching effectiveness.
They viewed his classes as tough, but exceptional for their
content and skill development. He combined theory and practice
while keeping classes lively with his subtle humor.
colleagues held him in the highest regard for his contribution
to management education and academic advancements in his field.
However, the collective sentiment is that our School and the
University community have lost someone very special; someone
who deeply touched the lives of those around him; who left the
world a much better place for his presence; and, someone who
simply cannot be replaced," said ASM Dean Howard Smith.