Obituaries
— GS Class of 1960

Jan, 2020

Chuan “Tony” Chen ’60 PhD, of Tucson, Ariz.; Aug. 17. He worked at Hydronautics, Inc. in Laurel, Md., before embarking on a 50-year academic career. He spent 17 years at Rutgers University, where he was chairman of the department of mechanical & aerospace engineering. In the summer of 1968, he was a fellow at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif.  In 1980 he moved to Tucson and was head of the department of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Arizona from 1980 to 1989. He became professor emeritus in 2002. He was an internationally recognized scientist in fluid dynamics; he published numerous scientific articles; he gave several seminars and lectures at universities and institutions across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia; and he chaired multiple national and international conferences. He was a senior visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge, England; a visiting fellow at Australian National University; a visiting scientist at the Institut für Angewandte in Germany; and director of the Fluid Dynamics and Hydraulics Program at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. He enjoyed building model ships and planes with his sons, hiking, swimming, listening to classical music, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Frances; three sons; seven grandchildren; and two sisters.

 

Jan, 2019

Laird C. Addis Jr. ’60 AM, of Iowa City, Iowa; July 30, after a short illness. He taught in the University of Iowa department of philosophy from 1964 to 2004. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the State University of Groningen in the Netherlands during the 1970-1971 academic year. He served on several doctoral committees in philosophy and in music. He published many books, including Of Mind and Music. In retirement, he continued to teach in the University of Iowa Senior College. He was a double bass player and performed with the Cedar Rapids Symphony and for nearly three decades with the Quad City Symphony. He was a founding member of the Iowa City Community String Orchestra in 1980. He enjoyed opera, reading, playing golf, and traveling, especially to European countries. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two daughters; a son-in-law; three grandchildren; two sisters; a brother; six nieces; and a nephew.

 

Nov, 2018

Berenice A. Carroll ’60 PhD, of West Lafayette, Ind.; May 10. She was a scholar and activist who worked for world peace and women’s rights. She had been a professor in the Center for Women’s Studies at the Univ. of Cincinnati, an associate professor of political science at the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, director of Women’s Studies and visiting associate professor at the Univ. of Maryland, and visiting associate professor in the Department of Government at the Univ. of Texas at Austin. She published several books, including Design for Total War: Arms and Economics in the Third Reich; Liberating Women’s History: Theoretical and Critical Essays; Women’s Political & Social Thought: An Anthology; and In a Great Company of Women, a collection of essays on women throughout the world who engaged in nonviolent direct action. In addition, she edited Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research. In 2007 she coedited and republished Jane Addams’s classic essay Newer Ideals of Peace, originally published in 1907, writing an introduction that captured the connections between Addams’s theoretical and practical work for peace and justice. She played a leading role in building a women’s caucus in both the American Political Science Assoc. and the American Historical Assoc. She went on to become president of the National Women’s Studies Assoc. She was instrumental in the building of the International Peace Research Assoc. and the consortium on Peace Research, Education, and Development (COPRED). She chaired COPRED in the 1980s. Throughout her career she demonstrated ways to link theory and practice, which was exhibited in a 2007 celebration of her work titled Pen and Protest. She played a significant role in establishing a women’s residential crisis center in Urbana, Ill., in the 1970s and as a member of the Grassroots Group of Second-Class Citizens, she protested the Illinois state legislature’s refusal to endorse the Equal Rights Amendment.  From her early activism against the spread of nuclear weapons as a SANE (National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy) activist, to protest against wars in Vietnam, Central America, Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere, she was always on the front lines in support of peace and justice.  Additionally, she held memberships in several societies and was the recipient of numerous awards over the course of her career.

Nov, 2018

Joerg Haeberli ’60 PhD, of Morris Plains, N.J.; Nov. 13, 2017, of prostate cancer. An organic chemist, he spent his entire chemistry career with the former Ciba-Geigy Corp., first in Cranston, R.I., then in Summit, N.J. He participated in numerous field studies of the valleys of Arequipa, Peru; held several patents; and published many scientific papers over the course of his career. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; two sons; and four grandchildren.  
 

 

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