Archive for 2016

Vladimir Mayakovsky’s daughter dies in US aged 89

April 4, 2016 | Faculty

The sole daughter of Soviet poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, US philosopher and author Patricia Thomson died in New York last Friday, the director of the V.V. Mayakovsky State Museum in Moscow, Aleksey Lobov, has confirmed to TASS.

Andy Grove: The Reluctant Mensch

March 22, 2016 | Alumni

Andy Grove and I were just a year apart in college, but we didn’t get to know each other until many years later, when I was the editor-in-chief of Business Week magazine and he was the CEO of Intel Corporation, the Silicon Valley colossus he had built. Of course, I knew his story. A penniless refugee from Communist Hungary who had survived the Nazi occupation as a child, Andy came to the U.S. in 1957, enrolling as a chemical engineering student at the City College of New York, which was tuition-free at the time.

Andrew S. Grove, Intel Chief Who Spurred Semiconductor Revolution, Dies at 79

March 22, 2016 | Alumni

Andrew S. Grove, the longtime chief executive and chairman of Intel Corporation who was one of the most acclaimed and influential personalities of the computer and Internet era, died on Monday at his home in Los Altos, Calif. He was 79.

Geoffrey H. Hartman, Scholar Who Saw Literary Criticism as Art, Dies at 86

March 21, 2016 | Alumni

Geoffrey H. Hartman, a literary critic whose work took in the Romantic poets, Judaic sacred texts, Holocaust studies, deconstruction and the workings of memory — and took on the very function of criticism itself — died on March 14 at his home in Hamden, Conn. He was 86.

Jay Small, Organizer and Agitator: 1945-2016

February 15, 2016 | Alumni

From the early 1980s through the ’90s, there weren’t many New York City protests involving community justice issues where you couldn’t spot – or more likely, hear – Jay Small. A community organizer from Brooklyn with a talent for picket line chants, Small worked as an organizer at Brooklyn housing groups before being named executive director of the citywide neighborhood organization, the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, in 1992.

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.