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Marty Gawry has a birthday today.
Jul
14
Jul 14, 2019 at 4:33 AM
Patrick Dua has left an In Memory comment for Fabian Schupper.
Jul
09
Jul 09, 2019 at 8:33 PM

   I was busy teaching my course titled “Political Ideologies” at Sembach Airbase one evening when Fabian showed up late, unannounced, and took his seat at the back of the class. It was during my first week of teaching a full class with UMUC Europe. I had been scheduled by Rosemarie Anderson to teach the course in question. This occurred sometime around the early 1980s; so I had been a student myself not long before then. The administrative role of faculty observer played by Fabian was unknown to me beforehand. Neither did his apparent “intrusion” into my class disturb me in anyway. Like the students, I detected that the elderly gentleman was focused throughout on writing notes. The classroom featured a very relaxed atmosphere, since the students knew each other very well... Then it came time for break at 20:00. I was standing outside surrounded by students smoking and cracking jokes with one another. At one point, one female student interjected: Is the old guy also a student?

   I looked behind me and saw Fabian standing outside the door and looking towards my direction. I reckoned he needed to talk to me, so I walked over to him. He introduced himself to me and gave accounts of all the places he had been to and all the courses he had observed that week. He said he thought I was enthusiastic and felt very comfortable presenting my material to the class -- for which I thanked him. Fabian offered me several useful tips and advice, especially regarding how to engage and integrate the students more actively in the course flow. After the class resumed from the short break, Fabian kindly agreed to share his thoughts and insights with the class and left behind a profound impact before leaving. His brief – yet supportive - influence on me that evening remained a memorable encounter for me throughout my career with UMUC. It’s comforting to know that Fabian was blessed with such a long life. May his soul rest in peace.

(Patrick Dua)

Fabian Schupper has been added to In Memory.
Jul
08
Jul 08, 2019 at 4:33 PM
Jun
30
Jun 30, 2019 at 6:57 PM
Ggisela Nass posted a message.
Jun
27
Jun 27, 2019 at 9:22 PM

Dear Lee, I missed your birthday yesterday, but am thinking of you and hope that your new year will be filled with joy and happiness.
Love and peace, ....Ggisela

Vaughn Jenkes has a birthday today.
Jun 27, 2019 at 4:34 AM
Charles Brumfield has left an In Memory comment for David Kenyatta.
May
22
May 22, 2019 at 8:33 AM

I met David when we were both part of the group assigned to Europe in the fall of 1993.  It was a fairly large group, but we took an instant liking to each other.  I was a white kid raised in racist MS, he was a black kid raised in the northeast.  I never developed the racism that was/is characteristic of MS, and I never consciously thought of the difference.  He was simply a very intelligent, likable guy.  I never thought of him any other way.  We both taught graduate courses and had some assignments together in Germany and Italy and did some traveling together to places like Paris, Rome, Luxemburg, and Munich for Oktoberfest (he had my back because he didn't drink alcohol).  We often went to movies or parties together.  David talked about his family but never let on that it was his "adopted" family.  First I knew of that was from the above.

I left Europe for Asia in 1996, and married in Thailand in 2000.   As we led our separate lives, for the most part I lost touch with David.  But I can still remember the last time we said goodbye and all of the good memories in between.  

I could go on and on about how much I liked David, but I'll just say, he was a great friend for the short while I knew him.  I will miss knowing he's in the world.      Charles Brumfield

Jane McHan has left an In Memory comment for David Kenyatta.
May 22, 2019 at 8:33 AM

I was sad to learn about David's death.  I hope that he is at peace.  We went  the UK every year for 3 or 4 years TDY and it was a pleasure to know and work with David.

Patrick Dua has left an In Memory comment for David Kenyatta.
May
21
May 21, 2019 at 4:33 PM

I am deeply saddened to read about David's sudden call to eternity. I remember I heard the name a couple of times back then in his days in Heidelberg. Unfortunately I never had the opportunity to meet him personally. My deepest sympathies go out to all his dear ones. May he rest in peace. 

Celeste Selby posted a message.
Apr
03
Apr 03, 2019 at 7:46 AM

Hi Maggie and David,

I missed your message until today. How is FL? We are still in MD and I am working with SS faculty now.

Bob DeGross posted a message. New comment added.
Feb
18
Feb 18, 2019 at 12:22 AM

Posted on: Feb 16, 2019 at 3:52 PM

Happy Birthday Stanley

Your buddy
Ollie

Tom Hogle posted a message. New comment added.
Feb
03
Feb 03, 2019 at 2:39 PM

Posted on: Feb 02, 2019 at 1:14 PM

Happy Birthday Forrest. Enjoyed seeing you at Dave Glasser's gathering. Tom Hogle

Estela Zatania has left an In Memory comment for her Profile.
Nov
09
Nov 09, 2018 at 12:33 PM

Bill Berglof was a flamenco guitarist.  I can't think of him any other way.  One of the first people I came into contact with in the early 1960s when I was studying flamenco.  That was nearly 60 years ago, and now I see his kind face on a memorial page.  Bill was well-loved in the flamenco community by those of us who knew him.  An elegant, kind and talented man with a gentle sense of humor.  I'm now a well-known flamenco specialist, and I can say Bill was an excellent guitarist indeed.  I hadn't seen him in many many years, but miss him now that he's gone.  The attached photo was taken in Malaga Spain in 1974, Bill in the middle, me standing next to him holding my son, and Bill's wife Atsuko on the far right.  Thank you for reading these words about dear Bill.

Ggisela Nass posted a message.
Jun 27, 2018 at 3:52 PM

Robert, I just went on your homepage and spent a lot of time surfing it. It is absolutely impressive in its content and detail! I was particularly interested in your discussion of environmental problems in Okinawa and its marine environment and will share that with my students as an example of human-caused destruction of the oceans. Hope you don't mind. Many of my adult students are simply unaware of the impact of our presence in so many land and marine areas. Since I usually have a couple or more students from Okinawa in my biology classes (online), they will be able observe this in their own backyard. - I really appreciate the effort that went into your site. Hope that you are well. Best wishes,
regards and peace,
....Ggisela

John Caruso changed his profile picture.
May 17, 2018 at 9:30 PM