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.
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.
S. Allen Counter, a neurophysiologist, educator, ethnographer, and founding director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, died on July 12.
Thomas C. Schelling, a major figure in shaping the modern Harvard Kennedy School and a 2005 Nobel Prize winner in economics, died at 95.
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.
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 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.
Harvard scholar, friend, and Aga Khan Professor Emeritus Richard Frye taught Iranian history and culture at the University for more than 40 years.
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.
Erwin Hiebert, professor of the history of science emeritus, died on Nov. 28, at the age of 93.
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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.
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 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.
Stanley Hoffmann, the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University, died in Cambridge on Sept. 13 after a long illness. He was 86.
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.
Leon Eisenberg was a professor of psychiatry and chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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.
Renato Tagiuri, professor of social sciences in business administration emeritus at Harvard Business School, died on April 15 at the age of 91.
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.
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.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on Feb. 7, 2017, the following Minute was placed upon the records.
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 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.
Irish poet Seamus Heaney, the 1995 Nobel laureate in literature with longtime ties to Harvard, died Aug. 30 in Ireland at age 74.
James Ackerman, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus, lived a life of service, giving himself fully to his country, his pupils, and his research.
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.
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.
Paul C. Martin, the prolific theoretical physicist who led Harvard Division of Applied Sciences for 20 years, has died at 85.
Albert Henrichs, longtime Harvard scholar and Eliot Professor of Greek Literature, dies at 74.
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.
Andrew Gleason, professor emeritus of the Mathematics Department, perhaps best known for his contribution to solving Hilbert’s Fifth problem, died Oct. 17 of complications following surgery. He was 86.
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 May 3, 2011, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Barrington Moore, Jr., retired Senior Research Fellow in the Russian Research Center and Senior Lecturer on Sociology, was placed upon the records. Moore was a leader in comparative historical sociology and comparative politics.
James Quinn Wilson, Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government, taught at Harvard from 1961 to 1987. Perhaps the most prominent political scientist of his generation, he died in Boston, Massachusetts, from complications of leukemia, on March 2, 2012.
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.
James F. Rothenberg, a member of the Harvard Corporation since 2004 and the University’s treasurer from 2004 to 2014, died unexpectedly Tuesday. He was 69.
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.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on Nov. 1, 2016, the following Minute was placed upon the records.
Eduard Franz Sekler, an architecture historian and first director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, has died. He was 96.
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.
Ihor Ševčenko, prominent Byzantinist and Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine History and Literature, Emeritus, at Harvard, died Dec. 26 at age 87.
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.