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Jana Rodriguez Hertz janarh.arts en gmail.com
Jue Mar 13 11:03:01 UYT 2014

gracias, roberto

On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 10:46 AM, Eleonora Catsigeras
<eleonora en fing.edu.uy>wrote:

> Gracias por compartir.
> 2014-03-13 10:25 GMT-03:00 Dr. Roberto Markarian - IMERL <roma en fing.edu.uy
> >:
>> Lee Lorch fue un activo colaborador con la causa de la ciencia uruguaya
>> durante la dictadura y posteriormente. Donó sus archivos sobre Massera
>> a la Universidad de la República.
>> Es el Sr. de la derecha en la foto sacada en el Congreso Internacional
>> de Matemáticos realizado en Berkeley, California en 1986.
>>  Lee Lorch, 1915-2014
>>  Lee Lorch [ http://www.ams.org/news?news_id=2168 ] of York University
>> (Canada), who all his life fought against discrimination of all kinds,
>> died on February 28 at the age of 98. Lorch was a mentor to many African
>> American mathematicians and an early supporter of the creation of the
>> Association for Women in Mathematics. (Photo from 1974.) An obituary
>> in The New York Times describes Lorch's civil rights work, beginning
>> with his efforts on behalf of African Americans who had been denied
>> access to housing in New York City. Later, Lorch and his wife Grace
>> were among those protecting and supporting the "Little Rock Nine,"
>> a group of African American students whose efforts to attend a
>> segregated school in Little Rock, Arkansas, became emblematic of
>> the civil rights struggle. Suspected of being a Communist, Lorch
>> was brought before the infamous House Un-American Activities
>> Committee, whose questions he refused to answer. After having been fired
>> for political reasons from a succession of jobs, Lorch was finally
>> blacklisted from colleges and universities in the U.S. in 1959. He and his
>> family then moved to Canada, first to the University of Alberta and then to
>> York University, where he taught from 1968 until his retirement in 1985.
>> Lorch received the MAA's Yueh-Gin Gung and Dr. Charles Y. Hu Distinguished
>> Service to Mathematics Award in 2007 and was a member of the initial class
>> of AMS Fellows in 2012.
>> Lee Lorch was a remarkable and inspiring teacher of mathematics who
>> tirelessly brought before the mathematical community, through such venues
>> as the AMS Council, matters related to human rights and discrimination. Yet
>> for all his uncompromising toughness, Lorch had a soft heart: He was a
>> kind, gentle, and soft-spoken person who, incidentally, really knew how to
>> tell a joke. This man, who has been in some ways the conscience of the
>> mathematical community in the U.S., will be greatly missed.
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