This year we are mourning the loss of one of our colleagues, Roy Rosenzweig. Roy was a longtime leader in our department and the founder of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. He died on October 11, 2007, after a year-long battle with lung cancer. We are greatly saddened by his passing. He was a brilliant scholar as well as a loyal friend; his contributions to our department are immeasurable. It’s difficult to imagine our group without him, yet we will move forward and attempt to honor his memory by carrying on his work—and by doing so with the spirit of graciousness and generosity that Roy embodied.
There is a wonderfully moving and growing tribute at Thanks, Roy where colleagues, friends, and family are sharing their favorite Roy stories. An American Historical Association/Center for History and New Media Prize has been established in Roy’s honor, and we have just begun to raise funds to support this effort. Those interested in contributing to this prize can send a check to GMU Foundation, Inc., 4400 University Drive, MS 1A3, Fairfax, VA 22030 (please indicate that the gift is for the AHA/CHNM Rosenzweig Prize).
January 15, 2008