In Memoriam: Paul Baltimore (1971-2021)

We are heartbroken to note the passing of Paul Baltimore, who received his PhD in History from UCSB in 2014. Paul died in Sacramento on April 8, 2021, having taught for several years at community colleges in the area. He was forty-nine. A native of Philadelphia, Paul joined UCSB’s History doctoral program in 2006 to study the history of U.S. […]

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In Memoriam: Francis A. Dutra (1938-2021)

Frank Dutra at an outdoor restaurant in front of a couple buildings

Frank Dutra should be remembered not only as a careful archival scholar of early modern Portugal and Brazil, superb mentor to generations of graduate students in the History Department and the Latin American and Iberian Studies program, but also as a kind and generous colleague. Frank came to UCSB in 1967, shortly before completing his PhD in History at New […]

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In Memoriam: Chi-yun Chen (1933-2020)

Chi-yun Chen headshot on a boat

Chi-yun Chen, a devoted husband, father, and mentor, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 1, 2020 after spending several quiet hours with his wife by his side. Professor Chen was a UCSB Professor Emeritus and a renowned scholar of Han Dynasty Chinese history and medieval Confucianism. His later research interests included East-West comparative perspectives on Chinese history and, […]

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