Arnold Greenberg, Whose Manhattan Bookstore Fostered Wanderlust, Dies at 83

February 1, 2016 | Alumni

On the corner of 35th Street and Madison Avenue in Manhattan, in a small shop filled with shelves of books containing photographs and stories meant to entice readers to exotic locales, Arnold Greenberg found a place where his passions intersected.

Leila Alaoui, Photographer Wounded in Burkina Faso Siege, Dies at 33

January 20, 2016 | Alumni

Leila Alaoui, a French-Moroccan photographer whose hauntingly beautiful photographs explored themes of migration, cultural identity and displacement, died on Monday night from injuries sustained during a terrorist attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. She was 33.

Leonore (Lee) Gugliada dies at 79, taught and inspired Staten Island gardeners

January 10, 2016 | Alumni

Leonore (Lee) Gugliada, 79, of Lighthouse Hill, who happily shared her love of gardening and her store of knowledge and expertise about growing things with gardeners on the Island and beyond, died Friday at home.

Edward Maneski, 73

January 8, 2016 | Alumni

Edward P. Maneski, 73, of Westerleigh, a retired city firefighter and registered nurse who was known for his positive outlook and unconditional generosity, died Wednesday at home, after a long illness.

Sidney Mintz, Father of Food Anthropology, Dies at 93

December 30, 2015 | Alumni

Sidney W. Mintz, a renowned cultural anthropologist who provocatively linked Britain’s insatiable sweet tooth with slavery, capitalism and imperialism, died on Sunday in Plainsboro, N.J. He was 93.

Artist Sol Schwartz dies; captured Berkshire arts on sketch pad

December 29, 2015 | Students

Artist Sol Schwartz made his sketches using only the light of the stage. Scribblings, he called them. It’s no accident that a 2011 exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum was titled “Drawing in the Dark.”

Michael Wyschogrod, Dean of Orthodox Jewish Theologians, Dies at 87

December 18, 2015 | Students

The Jewish philosopher Michael Wyschogrod died Dec. 17 at the age of 87, after a long illness. He was old enough to have stood with his father across the street from Berlin’s main synagogue as it burned on Kristallnacht, when the Brownshirts unrolled a Torah scroll in the street and charged passersby the equivalent of a dime to trample the length of it. Wyschogrod escaped Germany with his family early in 1939 just as the gates were closing, obtaining an American visa thanks to an uncle in Atlanta whose employer knew a U.S. senator. He was a brand plucked out of the fire. And he was, perhaps, our last living link to the engagement of yeshiva-educated Orthodox Jews with continental philosophy.

Longtime Reno CEO Lillian Gilbert dies at 101

December 7, 2015 | Alumni

Lillian Gilbert, a rare woman in the mostly all-male ranks of Reno business CEOs in the l940s and 50s, died Sunday at a Reno rehabilitation center, three months short of her 102nd birthday. She had been treated for various illnesses.

Lucia Boletti Gagliardo Of Sothampton Dies October 16

December 1, 2015 | Alumni

Lucia Boletti Gagliardo died on October 16, at Menorah Hospice in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, after a short battle with cancer. She was 52.

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.