Fred Lee Glimp Jr. ’50, Ph.D. ’64, who gave 50 years of service to Harvard, passed away in June at the age of 91.
S. Allen Counter, a neurophysiologist, educator, ethnographer, and founding director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, died on July 12.
Mortimer John Buckley was born July 1, 1932 in Worcester, Massachusetts to an Irish immigrant family from near Killarney. Mort attended the College of the Holy Cross and then Boston University Medical School, later being named a distinguished alumnus of both schools.
Albert Henrichs, longtime Harvard scholar and Eliot Professor of Greek Literature, dies at 74.
Roger D. Fisher ’43, LL.B. ’ 48, co-author of the perennial best-selling book “Getting to Yes” and the Williston Professor of Law Emeritus at Harvard University, died Aug. 25 in Hanover, N.H. He was 90 years old.
Harvard scholar, friend, and Aga Khan Professor Emeritus Richard Frye taught Iranian history and culture at the University for more than 40 years.
Samuel P. Huntington - a longtime Harvard University professor, an influential political scientist, and mentor to a generation of scholars in widely divergent fields - died Dec. 24 on Martha's Vineyard. He was 81.
Thomas C. Schelling, a major figure in shaping the modern Harvard Kennedy School and a 2005 Nobel Prize winner in economics, died at 95.
At the time of her death in August of 2007, Anne Alonso was widely held to be a leading teacher and practitioner of psychodynamic therapy of her day.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on April 8, 2008, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Richard Abel Musgrave, Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Musgrave was the leading public finance economist of his generation.
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Erwin Hiebert, professor of the history of science emeritus, died on Nov. 28, at the age of 93.
Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah, known as Tambi (meaning “younger brother”) to friends and acquaintances, the Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Social Anthropology Emeritus, and a world-renowned scholar of Buddhism in Thailand, died Jan. 19 in Cambridge.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on October 5, 2010, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late James Stemble Duesenberry, William Joseph Maier Professor of Money and Banking Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Duesenberry studied the use of monetary and fiscal policies to contain the business cycle and mitigate its consequences.
Walter H. Abelmann, professor of medicine emeritus at Harvard Medical School and member of the faculty of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences Technology, died on Jan. 6. He was 89.
Leon Eisenberg was a professor of psychiatry and chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Shukri F. Khuri passed away peacefully at the age of 65, surrounded by family and friends, on September 26, 2008, at his Westwood home, after courageously battling brain cancer for more than eighteen months. A gifted and spirited surgeon and researcher, his absolute love for life enabled him to achieve remarkable professional success and effectively pursue his passions for family, friends and various interests.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on Feb. 7, 2017, the following Minute was placed upon the records.
Arthur Taylor von Mehren, the Story Professor of Law Emeritus at Harvard Law School (HLS), died Jan. 18 at the age of 83. In addition to educating thousands of Harvard Law students over the course of a 50-year teaching career, von Mehren was a pioneer in comparative and private international law. He helped to develop new thinking on a range of legal issues including international jurisdictions, commercial arbitration, and comparative constitutional law.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on May 19, 2009, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Ernest Edward Williams, Professor of Biology, Emeritus, and Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Ernest Williams’ work on anole evolution synthesized a wide variety of fields.
David Rockefeller, a business leader and prominent member of a storied family who was a generous benefactor to Harvard and once headed the Overseers, dies at 101.
Peter Emanuel Sifneos, professor emeritus of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, died at his home in Belmont on Dec. 9, 2008, at the age of 88. He was an internationally renowned pioneer in the areas of short-term psychotherapy and psychosomatic medicine.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on May 1, 2012, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Horace Gray Lunt II, Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Professor Lunt spearheaded a golden age of Slavic studies.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on May 6, 2014, the Minute honoring the life and service of the Nadav Safran, Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies,Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Professor Safran was a wide-ranging scholar of the politics of the Middle East with a deep sensitivity to the cultures and concerns on both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Eduard Franz Sekler, an architecture historian and first director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, has died. He was 96.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on December 11, 2007, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late John Kenneth Galbraith, Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Galbraith served under or advised every Democratic president from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Bill Clinton.
Katherine Bogdanovich Loker, a major Harvard benefactor and one of the nation's most active and generous supporters of higher education, died June 26 in Oceanside, Calif. She had suffered a massive stroke earlier in the week.
Judah Folkman was born Moses Judah Folkman in 1933. The son of a rabbi, he became inspired to become a physician as a young boy when visiting ailing members of the congregation with his father. He soon became fascinated with science and medicine, and as a high school student he devised a perfusion system in his basement that maintained the viability of a beating rat heart for days after surgical removal.
Jack H. Mendelson, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry (Neuroscience) at Harvard Medical School and Co-Director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center at McLean Hospital died on August 15, 2007, after a brief illness; he was 77 years old. Jack devoted his research career to clinical, behavioral, and biological studies of alcoholism and drug abuse.
Leon Eisenberg, the Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Social Medicine Emeritus at Harvard Medical School (HMS), died on Sept. 15 at the age of 87.
At a meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on Nov. 13, 2007, the minute honoring the life and service of the late Charles Paul Segal was placed upon the records. Segal is regarded as one of the most prolific 20th century interpreters of classical literature and poetry.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on April 5, 2011, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Muhsin Mahdi, James Richard Jewett Professor of Arabic Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Professor Mahdi was respected for both his scholarship in Islamic philosophy and his critical translations of The Thousand and One Nights.
William J. Cromie, a longtime Harvard Gazette science writer who retired in 2007 after 18 years of writing about the latest scientific findings out of Harvard laboratories and field research, has died at his home in Somerville, Mass., at age 84.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on October 1, 2013, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Daniel Bell, Henry Ford II Professor of Social Sciences, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Professor Bell was a sociologist whose analysis of the end of ideology, post-industrial society, and the cultural contradictions of capitalism shaped the perspectives of a generation of intellectuals and political leaders.
Carl S. Sloane, Harvard Business School’s Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, died on July 28 after a brief illness. He was 78 years old.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on May 3, 2016, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Boyd Irven DeVore, Ruth Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Professor DeVore played a major role in bringing evolutionary theory to the understanding of human behavior.
The respected social scientist and educator enhanced peoples' understanding and capacity to make the world a better place, says HKS Dean Elmendorf.
Mary Maples Dunn, a historian and advocate for women’s education who presided over Radcliffe during its merger with Harvard, died on March 19 at age 85.
At a meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on Dec. 15, 2009, the minute honoring the life and service of the late Henry Ehrenreich, Clowes Professor of Science Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Ehrenreich was a prominent contributor to the science and the economics of alternative energy sources, especially solar and wind.
The Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church at Harvard University, died from complications arising from a stroke on Feb. 28. He was 68 years old.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on December 6, 2011, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Allan R. Robinson, Gordon McKay Professor of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Professor Robinson’s insights into the Gulf Stream, the evolution of ocean eddies, and the dynamics of circulation in the Mediterranean Sea earned him renown in the world of oceanography.
Daniel M. Wegner, a pioneering social psychologist who helped to reveal the mysteries of human experience through his work on thought suppression, conscious will, and mind perception, died July 5 at age 65.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on April 5, 2016, the Memorial Minute honoring the life and service of the late Stanley Hoffmann, Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University, was placed upon the records.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on March 7, 2017, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Ruth Hubbard Wald, Professor of Biology, Emerita, was placed upon the records. Professor Hubbard was a superb biochemist who studied the light-sensitive molecules in photoreceptors and was a prominent feminist and social activist.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on April 4, 2017, the following Minute was placed upon the records.
Sidney Richard Coleman, a member of the Harvard faculty for 43 years and a giant of theoretical physics, died on Nov. 18 after a five-year struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 70.
David Maybury-Lewis, a Harvard anthropologist who served as a tireless advocate for indigenous cultures and peoples, died Dec. 2 at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was 78.
At a meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on Feb. 10, 2009, the minute honoring the life and service of the late Daniel Henry Holmes Ingalls, Wales Professor of Sanskrit Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Ingalls had an enormous influence on the development of Sanskrit studies in North America.
Michael Shannon, the first African-American full professor of pediatrics in Harvard Medical School’s history, died on March 10, 2009, at the age of 55. At Children’s Hospital Boston, Shannon directed the largest pediatric emergency medicine fellowship program in the country and trained subsequent leaders in toxicology and emergency medicine.
Harvey Goldman, professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology, died on April 6, 2009, from complications of a hematologic disorder. Goldman was not only a master educator, but also an outstanding surgical pathologist and investigator in the field of gastrointestinal pathology.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on October 19, 2010, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Fakhri A. Bazzaz, Mallinckrodt Professor of Biology, Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Bazzaz was an ecologist who greatly influenced scientific thought and public policy on climate change.