RBS News

  • RBS Announces Summer 2020 Schedule

    The summer 2020 Rare Book School course schedule is available! Along with 21 courses in Charlottesville, courses will be held at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Lillian Goldman Law Library, and Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University; the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania; the Library Company of Philadelphia; Amherst College; Indiana University Bloomington; the Harvard-Yenching Library at Harvard University; the Free Library of Philadelphia; the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library; the Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library.

    New courses for 2020 include:

    New co-instructors include: Lisa Conathan, Jennifer Jae Gutierrez, Mikyung Kang, and Kelly Tuttle. Applications for summer 2020 courses will be accepted beginning in early January.

    *Please note the time difference in Reference Sources for Researching Rare Books (L-25) in Bloomington, which will run from Wednesday (17 June 2020) through Monday (22 June 2020).

    See the full schedule.

    Posted 1 month, 8 days ago by RBS
  • RBS Receives Gift to Support the M. C. Lang Fellowship in Book History, Bibliography, and Humanities Teaching with Historical Sources

    Rare Book School has received a gift to establish the M. C. Lang Fellowship in Book History, Bibliography, and Humanities Teaching with Historical Sources, a two-year program designed to animate humanities teaching and equip educators (both library/curatorial staff and tenured or tenure-track faculty) to enlarge their students’ historical sensibilities through bibliographically informed instruction with original historical sources. Open to faculty and librarians at liberal arts colleges and small universities in the United States, this fellowship program will teach teachers how to discern and convey the human presences in original textual artifacts, to inculcate wonder in their students through guided contact with original textual artifacts.

    The goal of this fellowship program is to re-seed American colleges and small universities with humanities teachers who make maximal use of special collections resources in their undergraduate courses, so that the integration of bibliographical and book-historical sensibilities becomes woven into the fabric of such teaching. Lang Fellows will be encouraged to enlist others on and near their campuses who could help create a community of practice, so that book-historical humanities teaching with original primary sources is not merely a matter of individual style, but rather a central aspect of the local educational culture.

    Fellows will receive funding to attend two Rare Book School courses, and will be eligible to receive matching funds each year to help improve their own teaching, create student-learning experiences, build book-historical culture on campus, foster book-related public outreach programs, or organize an event to raise awareness about humanities teaching with original textual artifacts.

    Applications for the first cohort of fellows are now open, and will be due on 2 December 2019. See the fellowship webpage for more details on the fellowship program and the application process.

    Posted 2 months, 12 days ago by RBS
  • Register Now for RBS Seminar at Winterthur & University of Delaware (10–12 November)

    Rare Book School is sponsoring a two-day seminar at the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and the University of Delaware Library on Monday and Tuesday 11–12 November 2019, preceded by a group dinner on Sunday, 10 November.

    This seminar has been designed to be of interest to curators, collectors, and librarians of all kinds who care for, research, and teach with ephemera collections, but signup is open to anyone with an interest in the topics covered. The cost to attend the seminar is $500.

    As space is limited, signup for the seminar will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage “early bird” registration before 7 October to improve your chances of getting a seat.

    See the event page for more details and to sign up.

    Posted 2 months, 29 days ago by RBS
  • RBS Scholarship & Fellowship Applications Now Available

    We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Rare Book School scholarship and fellowship cycle.

    Applications are open for all RBS-awarded scholarships (for both first-time and returning RBS students), for the SoFCB Junior Fellows Program, and for the new Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage. For general queries about scholarships or fellowships, see the FAQs page. Participation in the scholarship/fellowship program implies acceptance of the scholarship and fellowship Terms and Conditions.

    To begin the application process, please log into your myRBS account (or create a new myRBS account). On the Home screen, click the “Apply for a Scholarship or Fellowship” button on the left side of the page. If you have any trouble with myRBS, see the FAQs page or email rbs_scholarships@virginia.edu.

    The application deadline for all RBS scholarships and for the SoFCB Junior Fellows Program is Friday, 1 November 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The application deadline for the Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage Fellowship is Monday, 2 December 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

    See the Scholarships page for descriptions of the various scholarships available, or the SoFCB Junior Fellows Program and Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage pages for more information about each fellowship program. Scholarship applicants will be considered for all of the awards for which they are eligible (though note that separate applications are required for the fellowship programs). If you have any questions about the scholarship/fellowship application process, please don’t hesitate to email us at rbs_scholarships@virginia.edu.

    Posted 3 months, 11 days ago by RBS
  • RBS Receives Grant to Support the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage

    Rare Book School has received a $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage, a six-year program which aims to advance multicultural collections through innovative and inclusive curatorial practice and leadership. Forty-five fellows who identify with diverse racial or ethnic communities and/or who work primarily with collections that document minority, immigrant, and non-Western cultural traditions will participate in this program over six years.

    Comprising three overlapping cohorts of 15 fellows each, the fellowship will seek to fulfill four core goals: 1) developing skills for documenting and interpreting visual and textual materials in special collections and archives; 2) raising awareness within professional communities about the significance of inclusive, multicultural collections, including their promotion, development, and stewardship; 3) building connections with diverse communities and publics through strategic programming, outreach, and advocacy; and 4) advancing careers by establishing new pathways and skills for professional growth.

    Rare Book School will be collaborating with a number of partner institutions to make meaningful professional development activities available to fellows. These activities will include site visits to such institutions as the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Cuban Heritage and Latin American Collections at the University of Miami Libraries, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; targeted workshops at the annual conference of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries; and the opportunity to present work at the HBCU Library Alliance biannual meeting.

    “We are excited by the opportunities this grant provides; it will enable us to be more active and effective agents in advancing the diversity of persons and practices in special collections libraries,” said RBS Executive Director Michael F. Suarez, S.J. “And we are enormously grateful, not only to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and its staff, but also to a host of other interlocutors, for the many conversations we have had over the past several years in the nascent stages of this program. Listening carefully to new voices and attending to different perspectives has been both humbling and enlightening.”

    Applications for the first cohort of fellows will be available in September 2019, and will be due on 2 December 2019. See the fellowship webpage for more details on the fellowship program and the application process.

    Read the full press release.

    Posted 5 months, 19 days ago by RBS
  • Announcing the 2019–21 RBS-Mellon SoFCB Junior Fellows & 2019–20 RBS-UVA Fellows

    We are pleased to announce the 2019–21 Junior Fellows in the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography, as well as the 2019–20 cohort of RBS-UVA Fellows. Many congratulations to all the Fellows; we much look forward to seeing you at RBS soon!

    The 2019–21 RBS-Mellon SoFCB Junior Fellows are:

    • Jeremiah Coogan – Ph.D. candidate, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame
    • Steffi Dippold – Assistant Professor of Early and Native American Literatures, Department of English, Kansas State University
    • Elizabeth Bacon Eager – Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Art History, Southern Methodist University
    • Natilee Harren – Assistant Professor of Art History, School of Art, University of Houston
    • Alex Hidalgo – Assistant Professor of Colonial Latin American History, Department of History, Texas Christian University
    • Yi Lu – Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Harvard University
    • Clare Mullaney – Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Literature and Creative Writing, Hamilton College
    • Pranav Prakash – Ph.D. candidate, Department of Religious Studies, University of Iowa
    • Megan Eaton Robb – Julie and Martin Franklin Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania
    • Rianne Subijanto – Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Baruch College, The City University of New York (CUNY)

    The 2019–20 RBS-UVA Fellows are:

    • Lucia Alden – Ph.D. student, Department of English
    • Emma Dove – Ph.D. student, McIntire Department of Art
    • Alexandra Kennedy – Ph.D. student, Department of English
    • Michael VanHoose – Ph.D. student, Department of English
    Posted June 14, 2019 by RBS
  • RBS Announces 2019 Summer Lecture Schedule

    We are very pleased to announce the lineup for this summer’s lecture series at the University of Virginia. The lectures are free and open to the public. All talks will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library (unless otherwise noted). Lectures will last 30–40 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A, and will be followed by a reception in the RBS suite on the first floor of Alderman Library (Alderman 118).

    Monday, 3 June: Jack W. Chen, Associate Professor of Chinese Literature, University of Virginia: Information Systems As/In Chinese Literary History

    Monday, 10 June: Tia Blassingame, Proprietor, Primrose Press; Director of Scripps College Press and Assistant Professor of Book Arts, Scripps College: Despite Hostile Terrain: Witness to Racism in the Artists’ Books of Primrose Press

    Monday, 8 July: Qianna Whitted, Professor of English and African American Studies, University of South Carolina: Desegregating Comics: Debating Race in Early American Comic Books

    Wednesday, 10 July: Heather O’Donnell & Rebecca Romney, Honey & Wax Booksellers: The Right and Wrong Ways to Collect – The 2019 Sol. M. and Mary Ann O’Brian Malkin Lecture

    Monday, 22 July: Thomas S. Mullaney, Professor of Chinese History, Stanford University: Revolutionary Spirits: Typescript Books, DIY Zines, and Other Forms of Unsanctioned Publishing in Maoist and Post-Mao China – NEH-GBHI Lecture

    Monday, 29 July: Anindita Ghosh, Professor of Modern Indian History, School of Arts Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester: Cheap and Bad Books: A Social History of Printing and Publishing in Colonial IndiaNEH-GBHI Lecture

    We are also delighted to be able to offer public evening lectures at our Philadelphia and New York satellite sessions:

    Tuesday, 4 June: Glenda Goodman, Assistant Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania: Cultivated by Hand: Manuscript Books, Amateur Musicians, and the Performance of Taste. This lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in the Class of 1978 Pavilion, 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, University of Pennsylvania.

    Wednesday, 26 June: María Verónica San Martín, Book Artist: Moving Memorials. This lecture will begin at 6 p.m. at the Grolier Club (47 East 60th Street, New York City).

    For information on past lectures, see www.rarebookschool.org/lectures. Past lectures are also available via iTunes or your preferred podcast delivery system (search for “Rare Book School”).

    Posted May 13, 2019 by RBS
  • Video from “Archives, Memory & Identity” Symposium Now Available

    Video from the Archives, Memory & Identity symposium, held at UVA on 7 September 2018, is now available on the RBS YouTube channel.

    The session videos can be viewed as a playlist, or individually:

    Introductory Overview (3:26)

    Session 1: Access (1:38:43)

    Session 2: Storytelling & Memory (1:23:29)

    Session 3: Community Archives & Outreach (1:26:42)

    Session 4: Roundtable Discussion: Cultural Heritage, Social Justice, and Individual Responsibility (1:17:55)

    Moving Memorials: A Book Arts Performance (33:39)

    See the Archives, Memory & Identity page for more information about the symposium.

    Posted April 11, 2019 by RBS
  • Announcing Presswork Symposium “Making & Teaching: Printing Technologies at Work”

    Rare Book School is pleased to announce a free, public symposium jointly sponsored with the UVA Library, the McIntire Department of Art, and Virginia Humanities as part of Presswork, a project funded by The Jefferson Trust, an initiative of UVA’s Alumni Association. “Making & Teaching: Printing Technologies at Work” will be held at UVA on Monday, 25 March 2019.

    The first half of the symposium will feature a series of overlapping, hands-on demonstrations with specialized printing equipment, including a recently commissioned facsimile eighteenth-century French rolling press, as well as a hand-made facsimile type mold from the same period, built using schematic plans from Diderot’s Encyclopédie. Participants will have an opportunity to see these machines and tools demonstrated, as well as speak with the individuals who made them—and also try their own hand at printing.

    The second half of the symposium will feature a roundtable discussion exploring how hands-on teaching with facsimile machines and legacy equipment continues to influence cutting-edge  scholarly research with books, prints, ephemera, and related documents. Guest speakers will explore issues including: how printing technologies shed light on textual instability; how bibliography’s traditional focus on letterpress printing has limited understandings of scientific illustration (primarily produced using intaglio techniques); and how traditional bibliographical methods for studying hand-press materials can be applied to twentieth-century media.

    The day will conclude with a keynote delivered by Amos Kennedy, who will speak on community printing, or the importance of bringing the craft of printing to broader publics. Mr. Kennedy will discuss insights and strategies for reaching out to community members through various venues, including public schools and libraries.

    A reception will follow.

    Please see the event webpage for more information and full schedule.

     

    Posted March 14, 2019 by RBS
  • Rare Book School Board of Directors Elects New Members

    The Rare Book School Board of Directors met on Saturday, 26 January in New York City, where the following new directors were elected:

    • Scott Clemons (Partner at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and immediate past president of the Grolier Club)
    • Barbara J. Fried (President of Fried Companies, Inc., and member of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors)
    • Eric L. Motley (Executive Vice President at the Aspen Institute)
    • Sandra M. Phoenix (Executive Director of the HBCU Library Alliance)
    • David S. Zeidberg (Avery Director (retired), the Huntington Library)

    The Board thanked departing members John T. Casteen III, Joan M. Friedman, Jon A. Lindseth, and Mary C. Schlosser for their years of service.

    Rare Book School Founding Director Terry Belanger, having completed his term as a board member, has accepted the Board’s invitation to serve as a non-voting member emeritus of the Board of Directors.

    The Board also approved the addition of Alexia Hudson-Ward (Director of Libraries, Oberlin College & Conservatory) to the Advisory Board of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography.

    Posted February 5, 2019 by RBS
  • RBS Scholarship Awards for 2019 Announced

    Rare Book School is pleased to announce the recipients of its Scholarship Committee awards, as well as the winners of the Buice Scholarships for returning RBS students, the second cohort of NEH-GBHI Scholarships, and the RBS-RBMS Diversity Fellowship. Congratulations!

    Directors’ Scholarship Fund:


    Colleen Alles
    Meghan Angelos
    Phoebe Bean
    Xin Conan-Wu
    Maria Damjkær
    Catarina Figuierinhas
    Jessica Gordon-Burroughs
    Timothy Gress
    Alani Hicks-Bartlett
    Heather A. Hughes
    Nicholas Jacobs

    Ostap Kin
    Laura Kolb
    Hsiu-man Lin
    Karalyn Mark
    Allison McCormack
    Fallon Murphy
    Robert Sanford
    Meredith Self
    Nicholas Sparks
    Sara Trotta


    ABAA Southeast Chapter Scholarship: Robert Harland

    ASECS Scholarship: Renee Bryzik

    Bibliographical Society of America Scholarship: Matthew da Mota

    BSUVA Scholarships:


    Emily Arbuckle
    Ian De Jong
    Katherine Fisher
    Amber Jones

    Linea Kemsley
    Dipti Khera
    Ariana Pemberton
    Kevin Windhauser


    William T. Buice III Scholarships:

    André Araújo
    Mark Armstrong
    Susan Chakmakian
    Douglas Clark
    Margaret Joyce
    Kayla Lunt

    Anna Preus
    Janelle Rebel
    Leigh Schlecht
    Oishani Sengupta
    Troy Smith

    Caxton Club Scholarship: Kadin Henningsen

    James Davis Scholarship: Juliette Paul

    NEH-GBHI Scholarships:


    Karen Cana-Cruz
    María Beatriz H. Carrión
    Joy Doan
    Britney Henry

    Joy Orillo-Dotson
    Christie Pavey
    Sara Whisnant


    RBS-RBMS Diversity Fellowships: Jasmine Smith & Sarah Stanhope

    Washington Rare Book Group Scholarship: Ashleigh Coren

    Posted January 30, 2019 by RBS
  • Apply Now for Summer 2019 Courses

    Applications for summer 2019 courses are now being accepted via our online application system, myRBS. Along with 24 courses in Charlottesville, RBS will also offer courses at the Lilly Library at Indiana University Bloomington; the Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Grolier Club; Yale University; the University of Pennsylvania; the Free Library of Philadelphia; and the Harvard-Yenching Library at Harvard University.

    Please log in to your myRBS account or create a new account to begin the application process.

    Applications for Rare Book School courses are considered on a rolling basis until a course has reached enrollment capacity. To be considered for the first round of admissions decisions, submit your application(s) for summer courses by 18 February.

    See the Course Application page for more details.

    Posted January 7, 2019 by RBS
  • Three RBS Films Now on YouTube

    We are very pleased to announce that three Rare Book School films are now available via the RBS YouTube channel:

    Facsimile format sheets and the workbook to accompany The Anatomy of a Book are still available through the RBS online store; copies of the DVDs will remain available until our current stock is depleted.

    Posted December 18, 2018 by RBS
  • RBS Announces Summer 2019 Course Schedule

    The spring and summer 2019 Rare Book School course schedule is available! Along with 24 courses in Charlottesville, RBS will also offer courses at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania; the Free Library of Philadelphia; the Lilly Library at Indiana University Bloomington; the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University; the Grolier Club; the Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and the Harvard-Yenching Library at Harvard University.

    New courses for 2019 include:

    Applications for spring and summer 2019 courses will be accepted beginning in early January.

    See the full schedule.

    Posted October 23, 2018 by RBS
  • Register Now for RBS Seminar at MIT (12–14 December)

    Rare Book School is sponsoring a two-and-a-half-day seminar, “Digital Sustainability for Cultural Collections” at the MIT Libraries in Cambridge, MA on Wednesday–Friday, 12–14 December 2018. Nancy Y. McGovern (Director for Digital Preservation at MIT Libraries) and Kari R. Smith (Institute Archivist and Program Head for Digital Archives at the MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections) will lead the seminar sessions.

    This seminar has been designed to be of interest to curators and librarians of all kinds who are or may become responsible for the long-term management of digital content, but signup is open to anyone with an interest in the topics covered. The cost to attend is $500.

    As space is limited, signup for the seminar will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration deadline will be 28 November, but early registration is strongly encouraged.

    See the event page for more details and to sign up.

    Posted October 19, 2018 by RBS
  • RBS Scholarship & Fellowship Applications Now Available

    We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Rare Book School scholarship and fellowship cycle.

    Applications are open for all RBS-awarded scholarships (for both first-time and returning RBS students), for the RBS-RBMS Diversity Fellowship Program, and for the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography. For general queries about scholarships or fellowships, see the FAQs page. Participation in the scholarship/fellowship program implies acceptance of the scholarship and fellowship Terms and Conditions.

    To begin the application process, please log into your myRBS account (or create a new myRBS account). On the Home screen, click the “Apply for a Scholarship or Fellowship” button on the left side of the page. If you have any trouble with myRBS, see the FAQs page or email rbs_scholarships@virginia.edu.

    The application deadline is Thursday, 1 November 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

    See the Scholarships page for descriptions of the various scholarships available, or the RBS-RBMS Diversity Fellowship Program page and the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography page for information about each fellowship.

    Posted August 30, 2018 by RBS
  • Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2018 & Winter 2019 Courses

    Applications are now being accepted via myRBS for six Rare Book School courses offered this fall and winter at the Morgan Library & Museum, the Library of Congress, and the University of Virginia.

    In New York City (28 October–2 November):

    In Washington, DC (2–7 December):

    In Charlottesville, VA (6–11 January):

    Please log in to your myRBS account or create a new account to begin the application process. To be considered for the first round of admissions decisions for the October course, submit your application(s) by 4 September; to be considered in the first round of admissions decisions for the December and January courses, submit your application(s) by 15 October. Applications received after these dates will be considered on a rolling basis until each course has reached capacity. Our summer 2019 schedule will be available in October.

    See the Course Application page for more details.

    * Please note that enrollment for course G-40, Physical Bibliography for Book Conservators, is currently limited to participants in the RBS-Mellon Library and Archives Conservation Education (LACE) Consortium Program.

    Posted August 7, 2018 by RBS
  • Announcing “Archives, Memory & Identity: A Public Symposium”

    During a time when “alternative facts” are regularly discussed and disputed in the mainstream media, archive-based evidence has become increasingly valued for its ability to document the histories and perspectives of diverse peoples, cultures, and movements. We invite you to join Rare Book School and UVA Libraries for “Archives, Memory & Identity,” a public, one-day symposium that will bring together archivists, librarians, curators, digital humanists, academics, artists, and activists working on a range of cross-disciplinary, culturally sensitive projects that challenge traditional models for creating and stewarding visual and textual artifacts.

    Featuring panel discussions on access, storytelling, and community outreach, the symposium will include innovators working on a variety of projects—from established archives, including The HistoryMakers (recording African American oral histories since 1999), the South Asian American Digital Archive, and the Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal—to new initiatives, such as the Digital Library of the Middle East and UVA’s Lhasa VR. The symposium will delve into artists’ books and film as forms of documenting social movements and social change with activist-artist María Verónica San Martín and filmmaker Brian Wimer (director of Charlottesville: Our Streets). Drawing on the work of archivists Aaisha Haykal and Johan Kugelberg, the symposium will also explore the significance of forging relationships with community members, to build living and lasting collections that represent significant countercultures.

    The symposium is free and open to the general public, but space is limited. We ask those who plan to attend the symposium to register online by 3 September.

    This event is jointly sponsored by Rare Book School, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and UVA Libraries. The symposium will be held in the Auditorium of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia.

    See the event webpage for schedule details and to sign up.

    Posted August 2, 2018 by RBS
  • Register Now for RBS Seminar at Winterthur & University of Delaware (9–11 September)

    Rare Book School is sponsoring a two-day seminar, Exploring Ephemera, at the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and the University of Delaware on Monday and Tuesday 10–11 September 2018, preceded by a group dinner on Sunday, 9 September.

    This seminar has been designed to be of interest to curators, collectors, and librarians of all kinds who care for, research, and teach with ephemera collections, but signup is open to anyone with an interest in the topics covered. The cost to attend the seminar is $500.

    As space is limited, signup for the seminar will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage “early bird” sign up before 1 August to improve your chances of getting a seat.

    See the event page for more details and to sign up.

    Posted July 5, 2018 by RBS
  • RBS Mourns the Loss of William S. Reese

    We were very saddened to learn of the death this morning of William S. Reese, longtime proprietor of the William Reese Company and a great friend to Rare Book School.

    Bill co-taught two Rare Book School courses, both with George A. Miles: “Western Americana” in 1986 and 1987, and “American Historical Bibliography” in 1989, 1990, and 1993. He also delivered four Rare Book School evening lectures, including the 2000 Sol M. Malkin Lecture and the 600th RBS lecture, in 2016:

    Bill Reese visiting Joel Silver's "Reference Sources for Researching Printed Americana" course in 2016

    Bill Reese visiting Joel Silver’s “Reference Sources for Researching Printed Americana” course in 2016

    Rare Book School was one of the original beneficiaries of the Reese Fellowships in the Print Culture of the Americas, established in 1998. Over the intervening years, this fellowship has enriched our School each summer with new talent. Bill’s steadfast financial support of RBS and many other institutions will long be remembered with gratitude.

    “Bill was an important friend to many, quick to offer good counsel and marvelous stories,” said RBS Executive Director Michael Suarez. “With Bill in the room, laughter was always likely. He will be remembered not only for his intellectual brilliance, but also for his many kindnesses, and the radiance of his ever-generous personality.”

    His many friends here at RBS send our deepest condolences to Bill’s family, friends, and colleagues.

    Posted June 4, 2018 by RBS