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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Bartlett, among the first U.S. scholars to study in the Qing archives

Beatrice (Betsy) Bartlett ’80 Ph.D., a professor emerita of Chinese history with an unusual Yale story, died on April 1.

John N. Forrest Jr., MD, 1938–2024

Forrest, a professor emeritus of medicine who had a passion for working with students, died peacefully on March 19 at his home in New Haven.

Graeme Berlyn, professor of forest management and physiology of trees

Berlyn, a world-renowned expert on the anatomy and physiology of plants and trees who taught at YSE for more than 60 years, died Feb. 16. He was 90.

Leander E. Keck, 1928–2024

Internationally recognized New Testament scholar and former Yale Divinity School dean Leander E. Keck ’57 Ph.D. died earlier this week at age 95.

Frank Ryan, former Yale Athletics Director, dies at 87

A highly successful NFL quarterback, Ryan also earned a Ph.D. in mathematics and worked for Congress.