In Memoriam

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  • Portrait (head shot photo)
A Professor Remembered: Philip J. Pauly 

Professor Philip J. Pauly, 57, of Brooklyn, N.Y., a respected and dedicated educator at the University and a beloved husband and father, passed away Wednesday at Mount Sinai Hospital of New York after suffering from lymphoma for two years. As a member of the University community since 1981, he regularly taught the courses History of Exploration, History of Science and Society, Reading and Writing about Nature, and Science in American Culture. "Phil had unique and often strongly expressed opinions about things that mattered in teaching, in scholarship and in the way we build the department for the future," Clemens said. "He was very active in the life of the department and a scholar of national visibility. He exemplified bringing his own research interests into the classroom and connecting students with the things he was exploring as a scholar."

-- Daily Targum, April 7th 2008

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  • John Lenaghan
  • Professor Emeritus of History

We are sad to report the news that Professor Emeritus John Lenaghan died on July 27, 2020 at the age of 88.  Educated at the University of Iowa and at Princeton, John joined the faculty at Rutgers College in 1961, and taught at the university until his retirement in 1998. 

A specialist in classical Roman history and Latin philology, John was the author of A Commentary on Cicero’s Oration ‘De Haruspicum Responso’ (1969, reissued 2011), and the translator of the letters in One Family, Two Worlds: An Italian Immigrant Family’s Correspondence Across the Atlantic, 1901-1922, edited by Sam Baily and Franco Ramella (1988). 

John was a great teacher and in addition to teaching courses in Roman history, he was a longtime devotee of the European history survey. He also served as the department’s vice-chair for undergraduate education, and, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, as the director of the year abroad program in Florence.