Sent on behalf of Dean Adams:
Colleagues, Like others I have spent the weekend grieving the passing of Dennis, and trying to put my feelings of loss into words. Alas I cannot. I’ve known Dennis for 25 years, since we overlapped in Jim’s lab in the 1990s. He was a constant fixture in our field, and his passing has left a great hole. I will miss his positive attitude, his whit, his endless and entertaining stories, and his life lessons. But mostly I will miss having him in our community. I will miss you, Dennis. Dean Dr. Dean C. Adams Director of Graduate Education, EEB Program Professor Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology Iowa State University https://www.eeob.iastate.edu/faculty/adams/ phone: 515-294-3834 On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 3:53 AM K. James Soda <k.jamess...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello Everyone, > > Since Friday afternoon, I have struggled to put into words the kind of > adviser Dennis Slice was to his students to supplement the elegant > testimonies to his abilities as a researcher, but words fail me. I do not > know how I can properly portray the care and compassion that he afforded > us. Despite his many accomplishments, he remained humble and never spoke > down to us. He listened to our concerns with compassion and our ideas with > an open mind. He treated us like family, and I know that I am not alone in > saying that we felt the same way about him. Our weekly lab meetings and > monthly lab dinners form some of my happiest memories of graduate school > because he infused humor into our every interaction. He taught me so many > things, both professionally (like people are more likely to read emails > that are broken into smaller blocks) and personally (like a gentleman > should always carry a handkerchief in case a lady cries). I can only hope > that I as a professor will be able to foster curiosity and confidence in my > students half as well as Dennis did in me. > > I deeply miss Dennis, and I suspect I always will. > > Thank you for your time, > > James Soda > > On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 3:19 AM Carmelo Fruciano <c.fruci...@unict.it> > wrote: > >> This is extremely sad news. He has made enormous contributions to our >> field and his figure will be greatly missed. I have had limited >> interactions with him but, based on the interactions I had the privilege >> to have, I also concur with Mauro Cavalcanti that he had a nice sense of >> humor. >> My most heartfelt condolences to his family, his friends, and all our >> field. >> Carmelo >> >> >> -- >> >> >> ================== >> Carmelo Fruciano >> Institute of Biology >> Ecole Normale Superieure - Paris >> CNRS >> http://www.fruciano.it/research/ >> >> >> On 15/06/2019 16:55, mitte...@univie.ac.at wrote: >> > Dear subscribers to morphmet, >> > >> > With the deepest grief we must inform you of the sudden >> > death on June 13 of Prof. Dennis E. Slice, >> > holder of the fourth Rohlf Award for Excellence in Morphometrics >> > and tireless founder and moderator of this newsgroup, >> > who suffered a heart attack in his home town of >> > Tallahassee, Florida. Morphometrics will not be the same >> > without him. >> > >> > Jim Rohlf, Fred Bookstein, Paul O'Higgins, >> > Benedikt Hallgrimsson, June 15, 2019 >> > >> > -- >> > MORPHMET may be accessed via its webpage at >> http://www.morphometrics.org >> > --- >> > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send >> > an email to morphmet+unsubscr...@morphometrics.org >> > <mailto:morphmet+unsubscr...@morphometrics.org>. >> >> -- >> MORPHMET may be accessed via its webpage at http://www.morphometrics.org >> --- >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to morphmet+unsubscr...@morphometrics.org. >> >> -- MORPHMET may be accessed via its webpage at http://www.morphometrics.org --- To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to morphmet+unsubscr...@morphometrics.org.