In Memoriam

  • December 20, 2023

    Scholar, philanthropist Peggy Downes Baskin dies at 93

    Peggy Downes Baskin, educator and scholar, advocate for women’s rights, and longtime philanthropic supporter of UC Santa Cruz, died at her home surrounded by her family on Dec. 11. She was 93.

  • November 30, 2023

    Philanthropist and advocate Rowland Rebele dies at age 93

    Rowland Rebele, a distinguished publisher, philanthropist, homeless advocate, and unwavering supporter of the arts, died Saturday, Nov. 25, at the age of 93. His indomitable spirit and fervent commitment to Santa Cruz have left an indelible imprint on both the community and the UC Santa Cruz campus.

  • September 01, 2023

    In Memoriam: Linda Burman-Hall (1947-2023)

    The UC Santa Cruz Arts Division community was deeply saddened to hear that Professor Emerita Linda Burman-Hall, recently passed away very suddenly while travelling in Malaysia. She joined the UC Santa Cruz Music Department as a Lecturer in 1976, and has been a vital part of the community for the past 47 years.

  • August 08, 2023

    In Memoriam: Brandon Salman-Tehrani

    Brandon Salman-Tehrani passed away on Friday, May 19, 2023. He was a rare soul on this earth.

  • July 27, 2023

    In Memoriam: May N. Diaz

    Anthropologist May N. Diaz, the second Provost of Kresge College, died at the age of 102. In her long career, she was a mentor to many graduate students and junior faculty and an acclaimed scholar, who shaped the fields of peasant anthropology and women’s studies.

  • May 26, 2023

    In Memoriam: Gerald E. (Jerry) Weber

  • April 17, 2023

    In Memoriam: Margaret I. Fitzsimmons

  • January 12, 2023

    In Memoriam: Pierson Perrizo

    We are saddened to write to you with news of the passing of Pierson Perrizo on December 13, 2022.