In Memoriam: U. of Illinois Historian Dies at 91; Longtime Education Dean Dies at 80

April 08, 2013

Robert V. Remini, a professor emeritus of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago, died on March 28. He was 91. He won the National Book Award for nonfiction in 1984 for his third volume in a series on Andrew Jackson. From 2005 to 2010, he was official historian of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Donna J. Browder Evans, a professor emerita of education at Ohio State University who was dean of its College of Education from 2000 to 2005, died on March 27. She was 80. She also served as a dean at Old Dominion University, the University of North Florida, and Wayne State University.

Cecilia Burciaga, a former assistant to the president and provost for Chicano affairs at Stanford University, died of lung cancer on March 25. She was 67. She served as a mentor to many students during her 20 years at the university. In 1994 she joined the fledgling California State University-Monterey Bay, where she then worked as an administrator for several years.

David L. Carlson, an emeritus associate professor of electrical engineering at Iowa State University, died on March 11. He and four collaborators invented one of the first infant respiratory augmentors, to assist premature babies, in 1964, while he was still a graduate student at Iowa State. He also invented and helped market an ultrasound technology to detect pregnancy in livestock.