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Chapter 105



Temporary Appointments




1.  Walker-Ames Fund

  A. A bequest from the estates of Maud Walker Ames and of her husband, Edwin Gardner Ames, established the Walker-Ames Fund of the University of Washington in 1931. Mr. and Mrs. Ames proposed that income of the Fund be used to secure for the University of Washington the scholarly and educational services of the most distinguished and unusual minds available in this and other countries.

  B. Nominations for such appointments are presented to the Dean of the Graduate School for consideration by the Walker-Ames Committee. Detailed information is contained in Graduate School Memorandum 21.

2.  The Jessie and John Danz Fund

  A. A gift to the University of Washington by Mr. John Danz and his wife, Jessie Danz, established The John Danz Fund in 1961. In 1970, Mrs. Danz made an additional gift to The John Danz Fund. The original gift was intended to bring to the campus each year "distinguished scholars of national and international reputation who have concerned themselves with the impact of science and philosophy on man's perspective of a rational universe." The terms of the gift, however, do not restrict the fund to this one specific purpose. The terms allow the Board of Regents wide discretion in the use of the income for those purposes which will rapidly strengthen and advance the academic program of the University. Allocations from the Fund support The Jessie and John Danz Lectureship and Visiting Professorship Program. Appointees are designated Jessie and John Danz Lecturers or Jessie and John Danz Visiting Professors.

  B. Nominations for appointment to the Jessie and John Danz Lectureship and Visiting Professorship may be presented to the Dean of the Graduate School for consideration by the Jessie and John Danz Committee. Detailed information is contained in Graduate School Memorandum 34.

3.   Consultants to Departments

  A. The President of the University may appoint consultants to departments of the University when they are invited to the University for consultations in connection with consideration for appointment or other purposes.

  B. The Dean of the Graduate School may allocate funds from the Graduate School Research Fund to members of the faculty to provide modest honoraria to distinguished scholars and other persons who may visit for a day or a short period at the University to consult or confer with members of the faculty or their graduate students, and/or to present a lecture or a seminar or the like. Additional information is incorporated in Executive Order No. 26.

BR, November 1950; HB, 1958; GSM 21, June 1965; HB, 1966; AI, March 1966; AI, 1974; GSM 34, October 1976.