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Maurice William Senstius
Regents' Proceedings 598

MAURICE WILLIAM SENSTIUS. (M.Sc., 1919, D.Sc., 1928) had studied at the University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany before he entered the University of Michigan.

Fellow and Special Lecturer in the Department of Geology from 1926 to 1928, he became Assistant Professor of Geology in 1929 and Associate Professor in 1944.

In the eight years preceding 1928, Dr. Senstius had been Assistant Professor of Mineralogy at Syracuse University, Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Chicago, and Assistant Professor of Geology at Rutgers University.

From 1913 to 1917 he was Agronomist at the Agricultural Experiment Station at Malang, Java. In 1929 he was awarded the Walker Prize, given by the Boston Society of Natural History. During World War II Professor Senstius taught Malay as a contribution to the war effort.

Professor Senstius is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Soil Survey Association, the Soil Science Society of America, the American Mineralogical Society, the American Geographical Society, the Ecological Society of America, the International Soil Science Society, the Royal Netherlands Geographical Society, the Geological Society of the Netherlands and Colonies, the Netherlands Agricultural Society, the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, the Michigan Geology Society, and the East Indies Institute of America.

To Professor Senstius, who reached his seventieth birthday May 5, 1958, the Regents of the University of Michigan give their sincere thanks for his thirty-two years of devoted service and confer upon him the title Associate Professor Emeritus of Geology. They invite him to enjoy the courtesies that are customarily shown emeritus members of the faculty.