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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Fanqing Guo, 1969–2023

Medical physicist Fanqing Guo made impactful contributions to biomedical science, patient care, and the greater New Haven community. He died on March 7, 2023.

Betty Trachtenberg, dean and guiding force to a generation of Yale students

Affectionately known as the “Landlady of the Old Campus,” Trachtenberg served as dean of student affairs in Yale College from 1987 to 2007.

Frank Fortunati JD, MD, 1965–2023

Fortunati, a dedicated advocate of those with mental illnesses, a passionate mentor, and a transformative leader at Yale School of Medicine, died on March 5.

Remembering J. L. Pottenger Jr., Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law

An “indefatigable” advocate for housing and community development, Pottenger devoted his career to Yale Law School’s clinical program. He died on Feb. 23.

Howard R. Lamar, eminent historian and former Yale president

Howard Lamar, who died on Feb. 22, helped reshape the study of the American West, through his own work and his mentorship of generations of historians.