In Memoriam

  • December 02, 2019

    In Memoriam: Aaron Hung Ye, Dining Services

    It is with deep sadness that I write to share the news regarding the death of one of our Dining employees. Aaron Hung Ye served at UCSC as a Cook for Dining Services working at the Cowell Dining Hall.

  • November 15, 2019

    In Memoriam: Michael William Murphy, Lick Observatory

    It is with deep sadness that we write to share the news that Michael William Murphy, a Senior Building Maintenance Worker at Lick Observatory, died Tuesday, November 5.

  • November 14, 2019

    In Memoriam: Joan Ward

    Joan Ward, who was hired in 1966 as the first public information officer at UC Santa Cruz, died on Oct. 19, at the age of 90.

  • September 20, 2019

    In Memoriam: Camila Ron Ruiz

    It is with deep sadness that we write to tell you about the death of College Ten alumna Camila Ron Ruiz, who died on Wednesday, Sept. 18 in a fire that also took the life of her father, Ricardo Ron.

  • August 12, 2019

    In Memoriam: Umihiko Hoshijima

    Umihiko (Umi) Hoshijima, a postdoctoral researcher in ecology and evolutionary biology, died August 7 in a diving accident while working on a research project near Glacier Bay, Alaska.

  • August 05, 2019

    In Memoriam: Paul C. Nauert (1966–2019)

    UCSC Professor Paul Charles Nauert, composer and music theorist, died on Friday, July 26, 2019 at his home, surrounded by friends and family.

  • July 29, 2019

    In Memoriam: Michael Nauenberg (1934–2019)

    Michael Nauenberg, professor emeritus of physics, passed away at his home on July 22, 2019.

  • July 22, 2019

    In Memoriam: Stephen Hauskins

    Stephen Hauskins, UCSC Information Technology Services (ITS) staff member, passed away peacefully at Dominican Hospital on July 14, 2019.

  • June 21, 2019

    In Memoriam: Joyce Brodsky (1932 – 2019)

    Joyce Brodsky passed away on May 11, 2019 at the age of 87. In 1992, she was hired as the chair of the Art Department at UC Santa Cruz where she taught until 2005.

  • April 23, 2019

    In Memoriam: Sociology Professor Ben Crow dies at 71

    Sociology Professor Ben Crow died Tuesday, April 9, following a serious illness.

  • March 23, 2019

    Professor Emeritus Pavel Machotka dies at 82

    Pavel Machotka, professor emeritus of psychology, died March 18 at the age of 82.

  • February 20, 2019

    In memoriam: Irene Osterbrock

    Widow of late Lick Observatory director was tireless UC Santa Cruz advocate, volunteer, supporter of graduate students, and arts patron

  • January 21, 2019

    In Memoriam: John Mortenson

  • January 17, 2019

    In Memoriam: Arnold Klemola (1931–2019)

    Arnold Klemola, a long-time staff researcher at UC Observatories, passed away on January 5, 2019. He was 87.

  • January 14, 2019

    In Memoriam: Sree Divya Alla

    Divya passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019. She was a vibrant member of our communities here at Colleges Nine and Ten. Please join us in expressing our deep condolences to Divya's family and friends.

  • January 14, 2019

    In Memoriam: Cameron Poole

    Cameron Poole, a junior at the university and a Kresge College student, died Jan. 8.

  • January 08, 2019

    In Memoriam: Shane Sanchez

    Crown College CRE Shane Sanchez passed away during the winter break. He was a member of the CHES family since 2005, working with graduate student housing, the University Town Center, and joining the Crown/Merrill family in 2011 as the CRE for the Crown apartments.

  • January 07, 2019

    UC Santa Cruz historian and founding faculty member John Dizikes dies at 86

    John Dizikes, a professor emeritus of American Studies and a founding member of the faculty of the University of California, Santa Cruz, died at his home in Santa Cruz on December 26, 2018.