In memoriam

Here we remember the scholars and teachers of Yale who have enriched us all through their pursuit of light and truth.

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Frank Tirro, former School of Music dean and pioneering jazz historian

Frank Pascale Tirro, dean of the Yale School of Music from 1980 to 1989, passed away after a long illness on March 28.

Charles Hill, statesman and co-founder of Yale’s Brady-Johnson Program

Hill, a career diplomat, teacher, and scholar, died in New Haven, Connecticut on March 27, 2021. He was 84.

Robert J. Levine, MD, emeritus professor of internal medicine, dies

Levine joined the Yale School of Medicine in 1964 and served for 30 years as the chair of the Human Investigation Committee, he passed away on Feb. 25.

Jan A.J. Stolwijk, emeritus professor of public health, dies at 93

Stolwijk’s leadership and many contributions played key roles in Yale School of Public Health’s development and growth. He passed away Feb 17.

J. Hillis Miller, esteemed English professor and critic

Miller, a prominent deconstructionist and member of the so-called “Yale School” of criticism, died on Feb. 7 at the age of 92.