Professor W. E. Hocking '01, Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity, will be absent on sabbatical leave for the first half of the year 1930-31, according to an announcement made at University Hall yesterday.
Professor Hocking states that he intends occupying himself in the composition of a book on the subject, "The Principles of International Politics."
At the same time it was made known that four other members of the Harvard Faculty have been granted leaves of absence. Charles Palache, professor of Mineralogy and curator of the Mineralogical Museum, will be absent for the first half of the year 1930-31, while M. A. McIver, assistant professor of Surgery who has been appointed chief surgeon of the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital at Cooperstown, New York, and M. B. Hexter '24, instructor in Social Ethics, will be away during this present half-year. E. S. Larsen, Jr., professor of Petrography, will be absent on a sabbatical leave during the second half of 1930-31.