Gerald M. Friedman, Distinguished Professor of Geology, Dies at 90

December 20, 2011 | Faculty

World-renowned geologist Gerald M. Friedman, who retired in 2004 as a Distinguished Professor at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, died Nov. 29 at age 90. Before coming to CUNY in 1984, he taught for 20 years at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), worked in the oil industry and came to be viewed as one of the founders of the modern study of sedimentary rock.

Patrick V. Murphy, Police Leader Who Reformed New York Force, Dies at 91

December 19, 2011 | Faculty

Patrick V. Murphy, the son of a New York City policeman who rose to lead the Police Department in the early 1970s, steering it through one of its rockiest periods as he instituted reforms to root out corruption in the ranks, died Friday at a North Carolina hospital. He was 91 and lived in Wilmington, N.C.


November 1, 2011 | Faculty

Former colleagues of the late Laurence Wilson, longtime music director and chairman of the Music and Art Department at Borough of Manhattan Community College, extol him as a consummate musician, outstanding educator, innovative administrator and beloved friend who shared his talent with audiences worldwide and his knowledge and support with students and associates.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.