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DATE: March 13, 2002

UM-Dearborn Prof. Barbara Murray died March 11

DEARBORN--Barbara Murray, associate professor emerita of business administration at the University of Michigan-Dearborn's School of Management, died March 11.

Murray, who joined the faculty of UM-Dearborn in 1978, retired in 1998.

"As a faculty member, Professor Murray helped to develop the economics and financial institutions curriculum" the U-M Regents noted on her retirement. "Because of her professional activities in industry, she was able to bring to the classroom practical experience, especially in banking. This enriched her students' classroom experience and made the courses meaningful to them."

During her tenure at the School of Management, Murray served as chair of the Department of Economics and Finance and as director of graduate programs. She also taught at the University of Detroit and the University of Windsor, and worked as a business consultant for banks, state government and public accounting firms.

Murray received her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University, a master's in business administration from the University of Detroit, and master's and doctoral degrees from Wayne State University.

She wrote several articles and two books, "Consumerism, The Eternal Triangle: Government, Business and Consumers" and "A Study Guide and Workbook for Contemporary Economics." Murray also served as vice president of the Economic Club of Detroit, and a member of the board of Allied Supermarkets.

Survivors include her husband, John, a son and a daughter, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held March 15. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 18505 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Southfield, Mich. 48076.

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