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Memoir

Norma J. Diamond
Regents' Proceedings 435

Norma J. Diamond, professor of anthropology, retired from active faculty status on May 31, 1996.

Professor Diamond received her B.A. degree in anthropology in 1954 from the University of Wisconsin and her Ph.D. degree in 1966 from Cornell University. She joined the University of Michigan faculty as an assistant professor in 1963. She was promoted to associate professor in 1970 and professor in 1976.

Professor Diamond's career as one of the premier American anthropologists who conduct research in China has been pioneering and exceptional. Her experience in this field has attracted numerous students to train at the University of Michigan and to receive Ph.D.'s under her direction. Professor Diamond has given ample service to the University, the Center for Chinese Studies, and the Department of Anthropology. Each unit has benefited from her exceptional insight and commitment to excellence in all aspects of University activities.

As an educator, Professor Diamond is demanding and exciting, while remaining supportive of individual student needs. She has always been willing to teach the total range of graduate and undergraduate courses offered by the department. The breadth of her interests is best seen by the array of courses she has offered, which include the History of Anthropology, Culture and Personality, Economic Anthropology, and Chinese Culture and Society.

The Regents now salute this faculty member by naming Norma J. Diamond professor emerita of anthropology.