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Thomas McGlinn

Former Berkeley physics professor and researcher Thomas McGlinn died May 31 in an avalanche on Oregon's Mt. Hood. He was 41.

Since 1994, McGlinn had taught electrodynamics, research methods, general physics and astronomy at the University of Portland.

He was named one of the "Faculty for the 21st Century" by the National Science Foundation.

Survivors include his parents, Louise and William McGlinn of South Bend, Ind.; brothers William of Bushkill, Pa., Gregg of San Francisco, and Brian of Richfield, Minn.; and his sister, Ann, of Missoula, Mont.

Remembrances can be sent to the Tom McGlinn Scholarship Fund of the University of Portland.


Reinhardt M. Rosenberg

Reinhard M. Rosenberg, professor of applied mechanics emeritus in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, died July 25 of heart failure. He was 85.

Rosenberg was a member of the faculty from 1957 until he retired in 1983.

During his academic career, his scholarly achievements were recognized by a Guggenheim fellowship and a Fullbright grant, among other honors.

Rosenberg is survived by his wife, Marie, and son, John Thomas.


Betty Vance Humphreys Schneider

Special Emeritus Betty Vance Humphreys Schneider died July 9 of lung cancer in Berkeley. She was 70.

A specialist for many years in the Institute of Industrial Relations, Schneider earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Berkeley and her PhD in labor economics from the London School of Economics.

In 1991 she was awarded the Berkeley Citation.

She is survived by her husband, Jerome, of Berkeley, and daughters Emily of Berkeley and Louise Schneider-Bauer of Mahopac, NY.


Dorothy Campbell Tompkins

Bibliographer Dorothy Campbell Tompkins, who received the Berkeley Citation for 47 years of distinguished service to the university, died May 18 in Berkeley after a brief illness. She was 89.

She earned her undergraduate degree at Berkeley in 1929.

During her 47 years at Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies, Tompkins worked with scholars, students, attorneys, legislators and other public officials.

In 1972, the American Association of Law Libraries gave her its Andrews Award in recognition of the impact and influence of her work on "almost every major problem or activity in which modern government and the legal profession is interested."

In addition to her work as a bibliographer, Tompkins edited the California Public Survey and was a contributing editor of the academic journal Criminologica.

Tompkins was preceded in death by her husband, John Barr Tompkins, former head of public services at Bancroft Library.

The Dorothy Campbell Tompkins Library Endowment Fund has been established in her honor by the Institute of Governmental Studies. Contributions may be sent to Marc Levin, assistant director, Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, 109 Moses Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-2370


Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson, associate professor of education, perished in a plane crash in Wyoming Aug. 4. He was 63.

Woodson earned his doctorate in educational psychology from UCLA. He joined the Berkeley faculty in 1969. His academic interests focused on the interface between people and computers and the process of studying. He taught a popular interdisciplinary course for undergraduates, The Internet and Higher Education.

In addition to his teaching and research, Woodson chaired the School of Education's academic review committee from 1992-93.

He is survived by his wife, Yoko, and his daughter, Maiko. Yoko Woodson, who earned her Berkeley doctorate in the history of art, is curator of Japanese art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Maiko, 23, is currently a Berkeley undergraduate.

Memorial services were held Aug. 16 at St. Johns Presbyterian Church in Berkeley.

Donations may be made to the Charles E. Woodson Memorial Scholarship Fund. Checks may be made out to the UC Berkeley Foundation, c/o Graduate School of Education, University of California, 3627 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-1670.

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