Archive for April, 2013

Kenneth I. Appel, Mathematician Who Harnessed Computer Power, Dies at 80

April 30, 2013 | Alumni

Kenneth I. Appel, who helped usher the venerable mathematical proof into the computer age, solving a longstanding problem concerning colors on a map with the help of an I.B.M. computer making billions of decisions, died on April 19 in Dover, N.H. He was 80.

Gerald W. Lynch, Who Fought to Save John Jay College, Dies at 76

April 19, 2013 | Faculty, Staff

Gerald W. Lynch, who led the fight to preserve John Jay College of Criminal Justice when it was threatened with closing or merger because of New York City’s fiscal crisis, died on Wednesday at his home in Bridgehampton, N.Y. He was 76.