UCLA professor and prize-winning writer took great pride in his immigrant, working class origins.
The UCLA professor of world arts and cultures/dance was celebrated for her sensitive and innovative translation of cultural experience into museum exhibitions. She was 58.
She coordinated the Fulbright Scholars Enrichment Program at UCLA from 1962 to 1991.
The professor emeritus won the 1997 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his pioneering research on the formation of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP — the cellular energy that drives all biological reactions.
Leeburg, a three-time UCLA alumnus and co-founder of UCLA IS Associates, died April 14 following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 85.
Goodwin, UCLA distinguished research professor emeritus of communications studies, is remembered by colleagues as a creative and compassionate educator.
Welsh, who was a UCLA professor emeritus of English and one of the leading scholars of his time in the field of British prose, died April 11. He was 84.
Kagan, professor of Slavic, East European and Eurasian languages and cultures and a leading expert on heritage language teaching, died April 6. She was 71.
Chand Viswanathan, a distinguished professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, died on March 12. He was 88.
Kendall, who taught in UCLA's department of ethnomusicology for 30 years, led one of the nation’s only programs dedicated to the scientific study of music.
In memoriam: Richard Weinstein, former dean of UCLA’s Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning
Weinstein was a champion of the more experimental west coast architectural approach and helped make UCLA a leader in architectural technology.
Wenzel, also a former assistant dean of what was then the UCLA School of Medicine, died in Los Angeles of natural causes on Jan. 31. She was 96.
Smith, UCLA professor emeritus of biochemistry, died Jan. 25 following a brief illness. He was 89.
Pedretti, professor emeritus of art history and one of the world’s leading experts on Leonardo da Vinci, died Jan. 5.
Sweet, 57, was a 1997 graduate of the school’s master of fine arts in screenwriting program. He died Dec. 28.
As a vice chancellor from 1975 to 1991, he coordinated UCLA’s international programs, which led to a wide range of affiliation agreements with universities in Africa, South America, Europe and Asia.
O’Byrne, who was a committed advocate for community-engaged scholarship, died Oct. 29. She was 65.
Claude Hulet, emeritus professor who shaped the growth of Portuguese studies at UCLA, died August 22. He was 96.
Dr. Andrew D. Dixon, who was dean from 1973 until 1980 and who made innovation a priority, died from cancer in September. He was 91.
Former UCLA football standout and assistant coach John Johnson died in his sleep on Oct. 14 at the age of 96.
Ivanov a world-renowned linguist, Indo-Europeanist, anthropologist and literary scholar was a member of the UCLA community for the past quarter-century.
Bill Brown, professor emeritus of design media arts at UCLA, renowned for his talents as a visual communicator and a dedicated mentor to students died Sept. 9. He was 83.
Catterall was known internationally for his studies on the cognitive effects of music and the arts on education.
Harold Williams, former dean of the UCLA Anderson School of Management and former UC regent, died July 30 at his home in Santa Ynez. He was 89.
The two-time national coach of the year led UCLA to five NCAA championships and seven conference titles.