In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Michael Delahanty

Michael Delahanty, a 29-year veteran of Parking & Transportation Services, died on Jan. 28. He was 58. "He always saw the bigger picture and realized we needed to come up with a solution that was satisfactory for everyone," said Brian Dolan, assistant director for Planning, Design and Construction, who worked with Delahanty for 28 years. "He was a master at being able to put that together."

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In Memoriam: Donald W. Carson

Donald W. Carson, a revered professor in the UA journalism program and one of the early leaders in helping diversify the nation's newsrooms, died in Tucson on Feb. 1. He was 85. Former student Gabrielle Fimbres says Carson was "a true gift in my life, as a professor, mentor and friend." A memorial service will be held Feb. 23.

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In Memoriam: Frank M. Whiting

Frank M. Whiting, professor emeritus of animal science, died in November at the age of 84. "He encouraged us and built our confidence," a former student recalled at his memorial. "If we messed up, he showed us how to fix it and pushed us to try again."

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In Memoriam: Nicolaas Bloembergen, Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate

Nicolaas Bloembergen came to the UA as a visiting scientist in 1996 and became professor of optical sciences in 2001. "Nico was both an icon in the optics and physics world, as well as a warm, generous and caring person," said Thomas L. Koch, dean of the College of Optical Sciences. "He enriched our community in many ways, and we will miss him greatly."

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In Memoriam: Richard Kassander, UA's First VP for Research

Richard Kassander was the first major appointment made by John Schaefer, then the UA's new president. "We were making a play to be a national research university," Schaefer recalls. "Dick was the kind of visionary we needed at that time. He appreciated what research was all about and why it was important for the University to make its mark there."

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