Richard Horowitz, Timpanist and Craftsman of Conductors’ Batons, Dies at 91

November 13, 2015 | Students

In a Queens boiler room, armed with little more than a champagne cork and a length of wood, Richard Horowitz helped bring to life some of the foremost symphonic music in the world.

Founder of Studley dead at 88

October 22, 2015 | Faculty

Julien J., 88, a prominent real estate broker and advisor, passed away at his home on October 13, 2015, survived by his cherished and devoted wife of 28 years, Jane Studley.

Lennart Anderson, Painter Who Put Modern Twist on the Masters, Dies at 87

October 21, 2015 | Faculty

Lennart Anderson, one of the most prominent and admired painters to translate figurative art into a modern idiom, died on Thursday at his home in Brooklyn. He was 87.

Rosalyn Baxandall, Feminist Historian and Activist, Dies at 76

October 15, 2015 | Students

Rosalyn Baxandall, a feminist historian who was among the first to bring scholarly attention to the historical role of women in the workplace and to expand the meaning of “women’s work,” died on Tuesday night at her home in Manhattan. She was 76.

Vivian Stromberg, Who Worked to Aid Women, Dies at 74

October 14, 2015 | Alumni

Vivian Stromberg, a founder and later the executive director of Madre, an aid and human rights organization that supports women’s groups around the world, died on Sept. 24 at her home in Brooklyn. She was 74.

William E. Paul, immunologist who shaped HIV/AIDS research, dies at 79

October 8, 2015 | Alumni

William E. Paul, a leading immunologist with the National Institutes of Health who oversaw and redirected HIV/AIDS research in the United States in the mid-1990s, when some activists feared that an effective treatment was becoming increasingly elusive, died Sept. 18 at a hospital in New York City. He was 79.

Chantal Akerman, Whose Films Examined Women’s Inner Lives, Dies at 65

October 7, 2015 | Faculty

Chantal Akerman, the Belgian director whose ruminative, meticulous observation of women’s inner lives, often using long takes, made her a pioneer in feminist and experimental filmmaking, died here on Monday. She was 65.

Ex-CUNY official dies of 9/11-related cancer

September 21, 2015 | Staff

A former top official at the City University of New York died of 9/11-related brain cancer over the weekend — making him the school’s first Ground Zero responder to pass away from illness tied to the attack’s aftermath.

Irving Harper, Creator of the Marshmallow Sofa, Dies at 99

September 10, 2015 | Students

Irving Harper, who pioneered Pop Art furniture design with whimsical mid-20th-century modernist classics like the marshmallow sofa, the ball clock and the sunburst clock, died on Aug. 4 at his home in Rye, N.Y. He was 99.

Joseph Traub, Who Helped Bring Computer Science to Universities, Dies at 83

August 27, 2015 | Alumni

Joseph Frederick Traub was born on June 24, 1932, in Karlsruhe, Germany, the only child of Leo Traub and the former Mimi Nussbaum. Leo Traub was a banker in Karlsruhe, but after the Nazis seized the bank in 1938, the family fled and arrived in New York in 1939. Joseph attended the Bronx High School of Science and earned an undergraduate degree in math and physics from City College of New York.