WE REMEMEBER

Remembrances of alumni, faculty, and staff included in the summer 2022 issue of UCR Magazine

 

 
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50s

Leona C. Smidt ’57
May 2022

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60s

Herbert A. Brown, Ph.D. ’66
May 2022

Robert J. Friesner ’66
May 2022

Joyce H. Hall ’67
July 2022

Clyne W. Leavitt ’61
June 2022

Pamela Lewis ’67
March 2022

Robert S. Lowder ’61
May 2022

Bruce L. Pratt, M.A. ’67
June 2022

Jackie R. See ’64
May 2022

Robert H. Sherrill ’63
March 2022

James H. White ’68
November 2021

Lois K. Wise ’68
March 2022

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70s

Margaret C. Alexander ’70
May 2022

Gary B. Dunks, Ph.D. ’70
April 2022

Mary K. Fowlie ’70
June 2022

Stanley R. Hoersch ’77
May 2022

Charlene A. Hollis ’71
January 2022

James F. Hunter ’71
March 2022

Robert D. Keys ’74, M.S. ’75
January 2022

Eleanor Miller ’76
December 2021

James N. Saxon ’78, M.S. ’80
March 2022

Richard D. Thompson, M.A. ’72
May 2022

Douglas M. Tolbert ’72
June 2022

Sandra L. Williams ’74
March 2022

Robert O. Wilson, M.S. ’72
January 2022

John M. Wiser ’70
November 2021

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80s

Garrison D. Mann ’82
December 2021

Ruth W. Morpeth, Ph.D. ’89
March 2022

David W. Vicente ’86
April 2022

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90s

Kevin R. Franks ’90
April 2022

Robert S. Heymann ’95
February 2022

Susan F. Ogle, M.A. ’97
January 2022

Neil R. Schumacher ’92
April 2022

Thomas D. Weir, M.A. ’92
May 2022

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00s

Matthew T. Growhoski, M.A. ’07
May 2022

Bradley S. Krause ’08
October 2021

 

Marilyn Fogel
(1952 -2022)

Fogel, an endowed geoecology professor, pioneered the use of different forms of the same chemical element, called isotopes, to understand the life history of organisms, both modern and ancient. In so doing, she helped develop biogeochemistry as a new field of science, publishing many seminal papers and earning herself the moniker “isotope queen.” In 2019, she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. She was the first woman to win the Alfred Treibs Medal in organic geochemistry for lifetime achievement in the field and was a fellow of the Geochemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Geophysical Union. Fogel earned a doctorate from University of Texas-Austin in botany and marine sciences.

She continued on to a postdoc at the Geophysical Lab at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, where she remained as a staff scientist until 2012 before spending three years at UC Merced. In 2016, she joined UCR’s earth and planetary sciences department as the Wilbur W. Mayhew Professor of Geoecology and director of the Environmental Dynamics and GeoEcology Institute. After retiring in summer 2021, she became chair of UCR’s Salton Sea Task Force working to explain and help solve the ecological crises at California’s Salton Sea. Fogel died May 11 at the age of 69. She is survived by her husband, Chris Swath, and their children, Dana and Evan.

 

 


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