ERVIN J. PROUSE
Ervin J. Prouse, professor emeritus
of mathematics, died on June 16, 1998. He was 92.
Professor Prouse was born on July 20,
1905, in Anthony, Kansas. He received bachelor's and master's degrees
from the University of Kansas in 1930 and 1935, respectively. He was
awarded a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1939.
Professor Prouse taught for seven years
at Municipal University in Topeka, Kansas. He joined the faculty of
The University of Texas at Austin in 1939, where he taught for 35 years.
He was also associated with the McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis,
Texas, and the Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.
From 1962 to 1964, Dr. Prouse, whose
doctoral degree was in astrophysics, taught astronomy to astronauts
involved in the Gemini and Apollo space exploration projects. He took
part in the Texas Academy of Sciences visiting scientist program in
middle and senior high schools. The project, which received support
from the National Science Foundation, provided students the opportunity
to learn from scholars at UT Austin.
Professor Prouse was a member of numerous
mathematics and science organizations. He was also a fellow of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta
and posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 20, 2000.
Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office
of Public Affairs.