Upcoming memorial to celebrate Soltan
A “memorial celebration for the life” of Jerzy Soltan, the Nelson Robinson Jr. Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Emeritus, will be held March 3 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts auditorium, 24 Quincy St. A reception will follow in the Reading Room at the Harvard Faculty Club. Soltan died Sept. 16, 2005, at the age of 92.
Elliot Forbes memorial set for Feb. 25
A memorial service for Elliot Forbes, the Fanny Peabody Professor of Music Emeritus, will be held Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Church. Forbes died Jan. 10 at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was 88.
Memorial service for Howells on Feb. 24
A memorial service for Professor of Anthropology Emeritus William W. Howells will be held at the Memorial Church on Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m. A reception hosted by the family and the Peabody Museum will follow in the museum’s Hall of the North American Indian, 11 Divinity Ave. Parking is available in the Broadway Garage at Broadway and Felton streets.
A graduate of the Harvard Class of 1930, Howells was a leading physical anthropologist who undertook pioneering studies in human cranial variation and the analytical use of multivariate statistical techniques, establishing that modern humans are one species.
Howells died on Dec. 20, 2005, at the age of 97. He is survived by a daughter, Gurdon Metz of New York City; a son, William Dean Howells of Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.