Archive for 2011


May 4, 2011 | Faculty

Kenneth Gaither. York College/CUNY mourns the passing of Professor Kenneth G. Adams, Chair and Professor of the Performing and Fine Arts Department, who died at home in Queens on Wednesday, April 20th after a brief illness.

Gerald A. Lawson, a Pioneer in Video Games, Dies at 70

April 15, 2011 | Students

Gerald A. Lawson, a largely self-taught engineer who became a pioneer in electronic video entertainment, creating the first home video game system with interchangeable game cartridges, died on Saturday in Mountain View, Calif. He was 70 and lived in Santa Clara, Calif.

Sidney Harman, owner of Newsweek and high-fidelity sound pioneer, dies at 92

April 13, 2011 | Alumni

Sidney Harman, a philanthropist, polymath and pioneer in high-fidelity sound for homes and cars who tried to resuscitate an icon of American journalism when he bought Newsweek last year, has died. He was 92.

Gabriel Laderman, Painter of Figurative Art, Dies at 81

March 18, 2011 | Faculty

Gabriel Laderman, a painter and critic who played a leading role in the revival of figurative art in the 1960s and 1970s, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 81.

Leo Steinberg, Art Historian, Dies at 90

March 15, 2011 | Faculty

Leo Steinberg, one of the most brilliant, influential and controversial art historians of the last half of the 20th century, died on Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He was 90. His death was confirmed by his assistant, Sheila Schwartz.

Charles E. Silberman, Who Wrote About Racism in the U.S., Dies at 86

March 3, 2011 | Faculty

Charles E. Silberman, a journalist whose books addressed vast, turbulent social subjects including race, education, crime and the state of American Jewry, died on Feb. 5 in Sarasota, Fla. He was 86 and had lived in Sarasota in recent years.


March 3, 2011 | Alumni

FLOM–Joseph H. It is with great sadness that The City College of New York marks the death of Joseph H. Flom, Class of 1948, even as we celebrate the life of one of our most illustrious graduates. Having had to leave the College to serve in World War II, Flom went directly into Harvard Law School immediately after the war.

Joseph H. Flom, Pioneering Deal Lawyer, Dies at 87

March 3, 2011 | Alumni

Joseph H. Flom, a pioneering corporate lawyer who helped build Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom into one of the nation’s leading law firms, died on Wednesday morning in Manhattan. He was 87.

Frank Bonilla, Scholar of Puerto Rican Studies, Dies at 85

February 1, 2011 | Staff

Frank Bonilla, an academic who grew up in two of New York’s poorest neighborhoods, faced segregation in the Midwest and went on to create one of the nation’s first college-level Puerto Rican studies programs and its first consortium for Latino studies, died on Dec. 28 in Escondido, Calif. He was 85.

Asher Arian, Oliver Bloodstein, Bettina Liebowitz Knapp

February 1, 2011 | Faculty

Asher Arian, distinguished professor of political science, died on July 6. Appointed to the Graduate Center’s doctoral faculty in 1986, he served as program head until 1990.