Dr. Alvin Z. Rubinstein,
professor of political science, died yesterday, December 18, at the
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, following a stroke that
he had suffered on December 6. He was 74 years old.
was a member of the political science faculty for 44 years and, before
that, earned his M.A. and Ph.D. at Penn. He was planning to retire
at the end of this semester and had taught his last class at Penn
the day before the stroke occurred. "He retained his characteristic
strength and vigor until that tragic event, and he and his beloved
wife Frankie would have greatly enjoyed retirement together," said
Dr. Jack Nagel, chair of the department.
Science Department and other friends of Dr. Rubinstein are planning
a memorial service to be held at Penn in the spring semester.