May 23-24, 2002
ITEM 115-1010-R0502 Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Geology on Ian M. Lange, College of Arts and Sciences; The University of Montana-Missoula
THAT: Ian M. Lange, in his thirtieth year of dedicated service to The University of Montana, has merited the commendation of the Board of Regents of the Montana University System, and has earned the title of Professor Emeritus of Geology.
EXPLANATION: Ian M. Lange earned his Ph.D. in 1968 from the University of Washington. Professor Lange joined the Geology faculty at The University of Montana in 1972.
Professor Lange, an internationally-known and respected scholar and winner of The University of Montana’s 1998 Distinguished Scholar Award, has written over100 contributions to published literature, including: articles in internationally-recognized journals; published abstracts from papers presented at various international, national and regional meetings of diverse scholarly societies; U.S. Geologic Survey's renowned series of bulletins; chapters in books including the prestigious Geology of North America series by the Geological Society of America; geologic maps-- publications requiring a huge effort and much creativity; and field guide chapters directing a national contingent of geologists to some of Professor Lange’s more important observations and discoveries.
Professor Lange always involved his students in his research, and throughout his career, he taught at the freshman through graduate levels. In his freshman Introduction to Geology and Earthquakes and Volcanoes courses, Professor Lange introduced a significant number of UM students to Geology and enticed more than a few of them to pursue their educations and careers in the field.
Professor Langeserved, from the start of his career to the end, as a dedicated University citizen, one who always did more than his share of departmental and University service. He served as Departmental Chair for several years, as a regular member of the Faculty Senate, and as editorial board member of Economic Geology, the premier international journal in his field of study.
The Department of Geology proudly recommends Professor Ian Lange for Emeritus status.