Please consider downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer
to experience this site as intended.
Tools Search Main Menu

Tag: obituary

Remembering political scientist William Bluhm

Remembering political scientist William Bluhm

December 10, 2018

Colleagues and friends are remembering William (Ted) Bluhm, a political theorist who served on the University faculty for nearly 40 years and whose work on political philosophy and ethics endures.

Continue Reading

‘Brave, kind, and modest’: Senior speechwriter remembers George H. W. Bush

‘Brave, kind, and modest’: Senior speechwriter remembers George H. W. Bush

December 1, 2018

Curt Smith, senior lecturer in the Department of English and speechwriter for George H. W. Bush from 1989 to 1993, remembers the former president as a man who “embodied the way the world has historically seen America.”

Continue Reading

Remembering scholar John Waters, a ‘proto-digital historian’

Remembering scholar John Waters, a ‘proto-digital historian’

September 20, 2018

John Waters, a professor emeritus of history, died September 14, at the age of 83. He is remember for his inspired teaching, energetic enthusiasm, and trailblazing approach to the history of ordinary folks.

Continue Reading

Emil Wolf, pioneer of optical physics, dies at 95

Emil Wolf, pioneer of optical physics, dies at 95

June 4, 2018

Wolf served on the Rochester faculty for more than 50 years and was a leading expert in coherence and polarization of optical fields. His Principles of Optics is the most cited textbook in physics.

Continue Reading

University remembers Andrew Kende, professor emeritus of chemistry

University remembers Andrew Kende, professor emeritus of chemistry

April 16, 2018

Kende was a former chair of the Department of Chemistry and a world renowned organic chemist and inventor who specialized in the synthesis of complex molecules, including ones used for anti-cancer treatments.

Continue Reading

Professor Emeritus Dean Harper, influential researcher, dies at 88

Professor Emeritus Dean Harper, influential researcher, dies at 88

October 23, 2017

Harper, a member of the Rochester faculty for six decades whose work influenced academic thinking on the sociology of mental illness, is being remembered as a dedicated researcher and thoughtful teacher.

Continue Reading

Remembering Tom Petty: ‘A new traditionalist’

Remembering Tom Petty: ‘A new traditionalist’

October 3, 2017

John Covach, director of the University’s Institute for Popular Music, remembers the pop and rock values of Tom Petty. “Petty was not a new waver after all, but rather someone moving forward by looking back.”

Continue Reading

An appreciation: David Quesnel, 1952–2017

An appreciation: David Quesnel, 1952–2017

August 31, 2017

The professor of mechanical engineering was remembered by friends, family members, and colleagues at a recent memorial service in Rush Rhees Library for his “unbounded curiosity.”

Continue Reading

Rafael Klorman, ‘elegant’ scientist and ADHD expert, dies at 71

August 15, 2017

A professor of psychology in the Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, Klorman also served as the director of clinical training for the doctoral program in clinical psychology, fostering the development and careers of countless students.

Continue Reading

‘He set the course of my life’: Remembering biologist William Muchmore

‘He set the course of my life’: Remembering biologist William Muchmore

July 20, 2017

Colleagues and former students remember the long-time biology professor and one of the world’s leading authorities on pseudoscorpions. Muchmore discovered and named more than 290 new species of the small arachnids in his 40-year career.

Continue Reading