Archive for 2011


September 7, 2011 | Faculty

From Lehman College, where she was coordinator of SEEK Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring, to LaGuardia Community College, where she previously taught writing, friends and colleagues still speak of the passion and commitment of Jennifer Fasulo.

Ronald Fernandez, Scholar on Plight of Puerto Ricans, Dies at 67

September 2, 2011 | Alumni

Ronald Fernandez, a professor of sociology whose curiosity about a daring $7 million armored car robbery near his Connecticut home set him on a career path of scholarly investigation into the history of American colonialism in Puerto Rico, died on Tuesday in West Hartford. He was 67.

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, Inventive Novelist, Dies at 71

August 31, 2011 | Faculty

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, a novelist with a gift for evoking complex characters in the grip of extreme psychological stress and physical suffering, notably in “The Madness of a Seduced Woman” and the Vietnam War novel “Buffalo Afternoon,” died on Friday in Chicago. She was 71.

Jeanette Ingberman, a Founder of Exit Art, Dies at 59

August 31, 2011 | Students

Jeanette Ingberman, a founder of the New York cultural center Exit Art, which for three decades has been a hotbed of avant-garde work by artists from around the world, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. She was 59.

Sally Goodgold, Civic Advocate Who Practiced ‘Bagel Diplomacy,’ Dies at 82

August 31, 2011 | Faculty

Sally Goodgold was the Ethel Merman of land use: bold, brassy and capable of sounding notes that could be heard over any orchestra.

Daniel D. McCracken, Expert on Computers, Dies at 81

August 19, 2011 | Faculty

Daniel D. McCracken, the first best-selling author of books that taught people how to use computers, died on July 30 in New York. He was 81.

Bernadine P. Healy, a Pioneer at National Institutes of Health, Dies at 67

August 9, 2011 | Alumni

Dr. Bernadine P. Healy, the first woman to lead the National Institutes of Health and the first physician to lead the American Red Cross until she was forced out in a storm of criticism over flawed responses to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, died on Saturday at her home in Gates Mills, Ohio. She was 67.

Rosalyn S. Yalow, Nobel Medical Physicist, Dies at 89

June 2, 2011 | Faculty

Rosalyn S. Yalow, a medical physicist who persisted in entering a field largely reserved for men to become only the second woman to earn a Nobel Prize in Medicine, died on Monday in the Bronx, where she had lived most of her life. She was 89.

Philip Rose, ‘Raisin’ and ‘Purlie’ Producer, Dies at 89

June 2, 2011 | Uncategorized

Philip Rose, who as the producer of Broadway shows like “A Raisin in the Sun” and “Purlie Victorious” advanced the cause of black playwrights and actors and helped widen the scope of American theater to include stories of blacks and other minorities, died on Tuesday in Englewood, N.J. He was 89.

Bruce Ricker, Who Made Jazz Documentaries, Is Dead at 68

May 19, 2011 | Alumni

Bruce Ricker, a lawyer turned filmmaker who made jazz resoundingly visible in a series of highly regarded documentaries, died on Friday in Cambridge, Mass. He was 68.