Obituaries

Ronald Alexander, professor emeritus of communication, dies

Ronald Alexander was best known for his attention to detail and dedication to his students. The professor emeritus of communication had a distinguished career at the National Film Board of Canada before joining the Stanford faculty in 1970.

Poetry scholar, translator John Felstiner dies

John Felstiner, professor emeritus of English and a recipient of the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism, wrote until he no longer could because of aphasia. He died Feb. 24 at 80.

Stanford chemist John Ross dies at 90

John Ross, a professor of chemistry at Stanford and recipient of the National Medal of Science, was a forward-thinking researcher known also for his humor and wisdom. He passed away after a brief illness on Feb. 18 at the age of 90.

Nobel Prize-winner Kenneth Arrow dies

Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth Arrow was a leading figure in the field of economic theory. He inspired generations of students through his decades-long teaching at Stanford.