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Michael_LoganMichael H. Logan, a professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology, passed away Saturday, May 21. He was 74.

Logan served as a professor of anthropology at UT from 1976 to 2014. He loved classroom teaching and mentored thousands of students on a wide range of topics in cultural anthropology. He received a dozen prestigious awards for teaching excellence, including the National Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award in 1993 and the Cunningham Award in 2004. The UT Department of Anthropology’s annual award for outstanding graduate student teaching is named in his honor. He also received awards for curating and co-curating six exhibits at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, focusing mostly on Plains Indian Art and American Indian bead work.

He was known for his wide-ranging expertise in Plains Indian culture and art, as well as research focused on ethnobotanical and ethnomedical practices. He did extensive field work in Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, and India.

Logan authored and coauthored more than seventy scholarly articles, book chapters and reviews and edited the journal Reviews in Anthropology. He also served on several editorial boards.

He is survived by Elizabeth Brown Logan, his wife of forty-five years, daughters Kristen Logan Clark and Kay Marie Logan, and many other family members and friends.

A memorial service for Logan will be held 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, at the McClung Museum.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Tahosa Alumni Association (Camp Tahosa, Boy Scouts of America) P.O. Box 102938, Denver, CO 80250.