Obituaries

  • Albert

    Reynolds, emeritus professor of pharmacology, has died

    Albert “Al” Reynolds, a celebrated and respected professor of pharmacology, emeritus, passed away earlier in November. He had retired in August after 26 years at Vanderbilt University. Read More

    Nov 17, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    Memorial service for Carl Haywood set for Sept. 19

    A memorial service to honor the life of H. Carl Haywood, professor of psychology, emeritus, and an early director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 19, at Christ Church Cathedral, 900 Broadway, in Nashville. Read More

    Sep 3, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Obituary: Oscar Touster, Revolutionary Biochemist

    Oscar Touster (photo courtesy of Vanderbilt University Special Collections and Photo Archives) Oscar Touster, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, emeritus, and first chair of the Department of Molecular Biology in Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science, died Feb. 27, 2015. He was 93. Reared in a multicultural New… Read More

    Jul 31, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    Obituary: William L. Garrison, BS’46, MA’47, Transportation Innovator

    William L. Garrison William L. Garrison was known early in his career for revitalizing the field of geography through greater scientific thinking and methods, which led to increased use of computerized statistical techniques in geographical research. He died Feb. 1, 2015, in Lafayette, California, at the age of 90. Read More

    Jul 31, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    Obituary: Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., MD’70, Soldier for Diversity

    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. (photo by Joe Howell) Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., a renowned Baltimore cardiac surgeon, champion of racial equality and diversity, and the first African American to be admitted to and graduate from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), died April 11, 2015, from complications after suffering… Read More

    Jul 31, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    Obituary: Miriam B. Halachmi, Heart and Soul

    Miriam Halachmi Miriam Halachmi, a lecturer in modern Hebrew at Vanderbilt for 31 years, died Feb. 28, 2015, at her home in Nashville. She was 70. Halachmi attended school in Binyamina, Israel, where she grew up, and went to David Yellin Teachers’ College. She earned degrees in education, counseling… Read More

    Jul 31, 2015