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LA Times: Nicholas Sand, creator of famous ‘Orange Sunshine’ LSD, dies at 75

May 19, 2017 | We Remember

Sands — who with fellow chemist Tim Scully created the legendary version of LSD known as “Orange Sunshine,” which hit the streets of San Francisco in 1967 — died April 24 at his home in the Northern California community of Lagunitas. He was 75 and had spoken the day before at a Psychedelic Science Conference […]

NY Times: Judith Stein, Author on Liberalism and Economics, Dies at 77

May 16, 2017 | CUNY in the News, We Remember

Judith Stein, who wrote authoritative books about the black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey and the impact of politics on the American economy while teaching history at City College for 50 years, died on Monday in Manhattan. She was 77. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/12/books/judith-stein-dead-historian-author-on-marcus-garvey.html

The New Yorker: Remembering a Pioneer of Asian-American Studies

May 5, 2017 | CUNY in the News, We Remember

About a week before he died, in March, at the age of seventy-five, Peter Kwong sat with his old friend Wing Lam in the offices of the Chinese Staff and Workers’ Association, in New York’s Chinatown.

NY Times: Dr. Joseph Lifschutz, Who Asserted Confidentiality Right for Therapists, Dies at 92

May 5, 2017 | We Remember

Dr. Joseph E. Lifschutz, a psychiatrist who spent a weekend in jail in 1969 defending his contention that a legal privilege of confidentiality should be extended to psychotherapists, a position later affirmed by the United States Supreme Court, died on April 15 in Alamo, Calif. He was 92. His death was confirmed by his grandson […]

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Higher Education for Refugees

April 20, 2017 | We Remember

Upon graduation, he was hired at Bell Labs, where he and partner Robert Wilson were tasked with building ultra-sensitive microwave receivers. Their handiwork ended up being so powerful that they accidentally picked up mysterious radio signals. These turned out to be the cosmic microwave background that provided the first confirmed proof of the Big Bang […]

Princeton University: Gerard Washnitzer, learned and spirited professor of mathematics, dies at 91

April 20, 2017 | We Remember

Gerard Washnitzer, a Princeton University professor of mathematics, emeritus, known for his work in algebraic geometry and lively personality, died April 2 in hospice in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. He was 91. Colleagues and family recalled Washnitzer as an avid reader who loved history as much as mathematics — particularly the history of mathematics. He […]

Jewish Telegraphic Agency: Rabbi Saul Leeman, who marched with Martin Luther King to Montgomery, is dead at 100

April 17, 2017 | We Remember

Rabbi Saul Leeman, a longtime leader of Conservative congregations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and a civil rights activist who took part in the famed march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965, has died at 100. Leeman, who served the Cranston Jewish Center on Rhode Island and later Temple Shalom in Medford, Massachusetts, died April 5. […]

Nature: Kenneth J. Arrow (1921-2017)

March 31, 2017 | We Remember

Kenneth Arrow was the doyen of economic theory during the second half of the twentieth century. His fundamental and diverse contributions — to fields including welfare economics, which aims to evaluate social welfare on the basis of individual choices or preferences — were founded on abstract reasoning and remarkably few elementary mathematical concepts. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v543/n7647/full/543624a.html

NY Times: George Weinberg dies at 87

March 28, 2017 | We Remember

Dr. Weinberg was preparing to speak before the East Coast Homophile Organization in 1965 when he began thinking about a recent incident. A group of colleagues, learning that a friend he was bringing to a party was a lesbian, asked that he disinvite her. He sensed not just dislike, he said, but also fear — […]

Travel Pulse: Remembering Miriam Rand, the ‘First Lady of Luxury’

March 17, 2017 | We Remember

Legendary Beverly Hills travel agent Miriam Rand, who worked in the industry for seven decades and booked travel for Hollywood’s biggest stars, died in late February at age 100. She and her husband, Howard, opened Rand-Fields Travel Service in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 1949; it became a division of Protravel International in 2002. Over the years, she […]