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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

 

This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.

 For an archive of announcements sent from the Provost’s Office beginning June 2011, see http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/provost/archive.htm

 

Dear All,

 

You are cordially invited to a memorial reception in honor of Alfonso Quiroz (1956-2013), Professor of Latin American History at Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center.  The reception will take place in the Baruch College Performing Arts Center Lobby on Wednesday, March 20 from 5:00-7:00 pm (Lexington Ave and 25th St. entrance). Students, colleagues, and friends are invited to attend and to share their thoughts and memories of Professor Quiroz. Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to the Baruch History Department at 646-312-4310 or Ana.Calero@baruch.cuny.edu.

 

Those who wish are also invited to write something about Alfonso Quiroz in the NY Times obituary guestbook.  These thoughts will be collected as mementoes for his family. The guestbook can be accessed here:

http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes/guestbook.aspx?n=alfonso-quiroz&pid=162261123&cid=full

 

Alfonso W. Quiroz, Professor of History at Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center, passed away at age 56 from bone cancer on January 2, 2013.  Born and raised in Peru, Quiroz joined the Baruch faculty in 1986 upon completing his Ph.D. at Columbia University.  He had many devoted undergraduate and graduate students.  He was also committed to producing cutting-edge scholarship on the economic history of Latin America.  He published several books and numerous articles, most recently the book, Corrupt Circles: Costs of Unbound Graft in Peru (Woodrow Wilson Center and Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008).  Quiroz received the Abraham Briloff Prize in Ethics for this book, as well as the President’s Excellence Award for Scholarship at Baruch College’s 2009 Commencement.  In addition to these Baruch honors, he gained international recognition for his scholarship with awards such as a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fulbright, a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Relations, the Robert S. McNamara Fellowship, and the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship.  He was working on a book project that drew on a long-standing interest in Cuba, tentatively entitled “A History of War and Peace in Cuba from the 1770s to the 20th Century.”  Alfonso Quiroz is survived by his wife Mónica Ricketts, Assistant Professor of History at Temple University; their young son, Alfonso Martin Quiroz; and a daughter from a previous marriage, Daniela Irene Quiroz.

 

This event is hosted by the Baruch College History Department and the CUNY Graduate Center History Department.

 

If you have questions, please contact Katherine Pence at the address below:

 

Katherine Pence

Chair and Associate Professor of History Director of Women's Studies History Department Baruch College, B5/200

1 Bernard Baruch Way

New York, NY 10010

646-312-4332

History office: 646-312-4310

Fax: 646-312-4311

Katherine.Pence@baruch.cuny.edu