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MICHAEL ERNEST SABBAGH
Michael Ernest Sabbagh, associate professor of geography, died on November 13, 1977. He was 43.
Professor Sabbagh was born on January 3, 1934, in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was educated at the University of the Witwatersrand, where he received two degrees in 1954.
Professor Sabbagh taught at the University of California at Riverside and at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1968. Professor Sabbagh's major interests included climatology, physical geography, Africa, and statistical methods in geography. One of his research projects was an investigation of particular weather phenomena and special climatic events.
Professor Sabbagh held a National Science Foundation research grant from 1959 to 1961.
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.