Applied Mathematics instruction at Brown University began in 1941 to fill a need for applied mathematicians in industry, which had been brought to attention a year earlier in a report prepared by Thornton T. Fry of Bell Telephone Laboratories for the National Resources Planning Board.Applied Mathematics
A Program of Advanced Instruction and Research in Mechanics, a twelve-week course in the summer of 1941, was organized by Dean Roland G. D. Richardson with the support of the U.S. Office of Education and the Carnegie Foundation.Applied Mathematics
Coach John Kelleher’s twelve teams from 1930 to 1941 had four winning, five losing, and three tied seasons.Baseball
After a three year slump Kelleher’s last two teams in 1940 and 1941 improved to the extent that they had equal wins and losses, with the help of pitcher Walt Jusczyk ’41, who caused Providence College two losses to Brown in one season for the first time, and in 1941 struck out 106 men in 102 innings and allowed only eight earned runs.Baseball
Arthur D. Kahler coached from 1931 to 1938, George E. "Eck" Allen from 1938 to 1941, William H. H. Dye in 1941-42, Wilbur C. "Weeb" Ewbank (who much later made a name for himself in pro football by coaching both the Baltimore Colts and the New York Jets to league championships) in 1946-47, Robert B. Morris from 1947 to 1954, Stan Ward from 1954 to 1969, Gerry Alaimo from 1969 to 1978, Joe Mullaney from 1978 to 1981, Mike Cingiser from 1981 to 1991, and the present coach, Frank "Happy" Dobbs.Basketball
Church, who specialized in French political thought and was known as "one of the handful of Richelieu scholars in the world," published "Constitutional Thought in Sixteenth Century France" in 1941, "The Greatness of Louis XIV: Myth or Reality?" in 1959, and "Richelieu and Reason of State" in 1973.Church, William F.
Leallyn B. Clapp taught mathematics at Paris High School for three years while he saved money for graduate school at the University of Illinois where he earned a master’s degree in 1939 and a Ph.D. in 1941.Clapp, Leallyn B.
In 1941 "Life" magazine photographer Eric Schall said that "Run for your Life," based on the magazine, was the best college show he had ever seen.Dramatics
The authors, who began to write the book before the United States’ declaration of war on December 8, 1941, rushed to finish it in early January, and in six months 7,000 copies had been sold and were in use in more than one hundred universitites and colleges.Economics
Van De Water (play writing and production) in 1940, Andrew J. Sabol (Renaissance literature) in 1941, Leslie Allen Jones (play production) in 1942, Charles H. Philbrick (poetry) and Elmer Blistein (Shakespeare and comedy) in 1946, and Edward Bloom (18th century and literary criticism) in 1947.English
The team had an instructor, Antone Sobocinski, from 1939 until 1942, and was first in the New England tournament in 1940 and third in 1941.Fencing
After weathering the strain of the Depression, when students were unable to repay loans and the Society had to raise an extra $750, the Society turned its fund over to the University in 1941.Financial aid
The marble and bronze base was dedicated on June 4, 1941.Flagpole
Although the seasons from 1932 through the war years were not outstanding, some of the players were, such as Irving "Shine" Hall ’39, John McLaughry ’40, Dick High ’42, who scored the winning touchdowns against Yale in 1940 and 1941, Bob Margarita ’44, who set a single-game rushing record against Columbia in 1942, and Daniel "Doc" Savage ’44.Football
The coaches and their records (assuming that the early coaches were there for the whole season, which may or may not have been so) were: Mr. Howland (4-5-1) in 1892; William Odlin (6-3-0) in 1893; Mr. Norton (10-5-0) in 1894; Wallace Moyle (18-15-2) from 1895 to 1897; Edward North Robinson (140-82-12) in his three times as coach from 1898 to 1901, from 1904 to 1907, and from 1910 to 1925; John A. Gammons (17-10-2) in 1902, 1908, and 1909; David Fultz (5-4-1) in 1903; DeOrmond "Tuss" McLaughry (76-58-5) from 1926 to 1940; J. Neil "Skip" Stahley (14-11-0) from 1941 to 1943; Charles A.Football
The department had only two chairmen in its first 55 years, Professor Brown from its beginning in 1905, and from 1941 to 1960Alonzo Quinn, who had joined the department in 1929.Geology
James Louis Giddings received his bachelor of science degree in engineering from the University of Alaska in 1932, his M.A. in anthropology from the University of Arizona in 1941, and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1951.Giddings, James Louis
Richardson encouraged doctoral programs in mathematics and physics, especially by the establishment of the Graduate Division of Applied Mathematics in 1941.Graduate School
On a visit to the Oriental Institute in Chicago in 1941 he had met Abraham Sachs and had arranged a fellowship to bring Sachs to Brown, where the two scholars, Neugebauer with his mathematical training, and Sachs with his knowledge of ancient languages, combined to publish "Mathematical Cuneiform Texts" in 1945.History of Mathematics
On June 4, 1941 a marble and bronze base for the flagpole on the Middle Campus was dedicated as a memorial to him, a gift of the American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association.Howe, Samuel Gridley
After retirement in 1941 William H. Kenerson became executive secretary of the Division of Engineering and Industrial Research of the National Research Council, and was later appointed executive secretary of the Council and also of the National Academy of Sciences, the first to hold both positions at the same time.Kenerson, William H.
President Wriston announced in his annual report in June 1939: In the summer of 1941 a Program of Advanced Instruction and Research in Mechanics was organized by Professor Richardson with the support of the U.S. Office of Education and the Carnegie Foundation.Mathematics
President Wriston, who had announced that "we will celebrate Pembroke’s Fiftieth Anniversary if there are five wars going on," made the anniversary the subject of the opening convocation of the academic year 1941-42.Pembroke College
In 1941, when Brown University was beginning a program of Advanced Instruction and Research in Mechanics and was in need of a director, Dean Roland G. D. Richardson of the Graduate School, himself a mathematician, wanted Prager.Prager, William
Prager, his wife and 12-year-old son finally traveled by train to Bagdad, by plane to Karachi, India, and by ship, the "President Monroe," from Bombay around Capetown to New York, a forty-day journey which brought them to the United State in November 1941.Prager, William
He returned to Brown at Graham’s request in 1941 to do military research under a National Defense Research Committee contract.Psychology
It was through Roland G. D. Richardson's efforts that the Program of Advanced Instruction and Research in Mechanics was established at Brown in 1941, and became the Graduate Division of Applied Mathematics in 1946.Richardson, Roland G. D.
When the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library was dedicated to him in 1964, his "credo," which had been expressed in a speech he delivered at the 75th anniversary celebration of Fisk University in 1941, was inscribed on the wall in the lobby of the library:Rockefeller, John D., Jr.
Leonard Romagna ’42 won the Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association’s dinghy championship in 1940 and 1941 (both years Brown finished third) and in 1942 in fourteen races he scored eight firsts, two seconds, a third, a fourth, and two fifths for 181 out of Brown’s winning total of 313 points.Sailing
Women sailors were invited to take part in an intercollegiate regatta on the Seekonk River on May 3, 1941.Sailing
On special occasions, such as Brown’s wins over Harvard in 1939 and Army in 1941, Barry himself dived into the pool at the end of the meet.Swimming
In a 1941 interview he estimated that he had directed more than 200 shows and acted in as many more.Thomas Crosby
His last appearance on the stage in the Faunce House was as Nathan’l Berry in the alumni production of Shore Acres, which marked the fortieth anniversary of Sock and Buskin in 1941.Thomas Crosby
The coaches after Archie Hahn were Alfred W. Haddleton, who had coached at Providence Technical High School and Moses Brown School and filled in at Brown in 1920-21, James E. Smith 1892 from 1921 to 1923, John Frederick Powers, former Notre Dame track star and coach at Worcester Academy, from 1924 to 1938, and Malcolm Williams from 1938 to 1941.Track
George Anderson began coaching in 1941, but left for the Navy in 1942, and was replaced by Roland K. Brown, who coached from 1942 until 1944, with football coach Neil "Skip" Stahley designated as acting coach during those years.Track
Rohn Truell (1913-1968), professor of applied mathematics, was born on April 6, 1913, in Washington, D. C. He earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering at Lehigh University in 1935, and received his Ph.D. degree from Cornell in 1941.Truell, Rohn
George G. Wilson retired from Harvard in 1936, but remained on the faculty of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, which had been opened in 1933 under the administration of Tufts College with the cooperation of Harvard, until 1941.Wilson, George G.