Samuel Berkowitz, Hillel
H. Berkowitz, former Penn Hillel director, died of pneumonia on
February 19 in Pompano Beach, Florida at the age of 86. He taught
and counseled Jewish students in the Philadelphia region for many
years. Before moving to Florida several years ago, Rabbi Berkowitz
had been a resident of Cherry Hill and Elkins Park. He was Director
of the Bnai Brith Hillel at Penn from 1953 until 1971.
coming to Penn, he served as Hillel director at George Washington
University from 1946 to 1949, and at the University of Illinois
from 1949 to 1953.
Berkowitz earned a bachelor's degree from Boston University before
receiving a master's degree in Hebrew literature from the Jewish
Theological Seminary in 1941. He was ordained the same year. Rabbi
Berkowitz, who received a M.A. from Catholic University in 1949,
taught theology at St. Joseph's University. He retired in 1985.
served as a rabbi or assistant rabbi for several congregations
in the area, including the old Emanu-El, Temple Israel in Wynnefield,
and Adath Tikvah-Montefiore in Northeast Philadelphia.
is survived by a son, Myer; a daughter, Judith Sokal; one sister;
six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
(John) Chan Nao Liu,
Emeritus Professor of Anatomy
(John) Chan Nao Liu, emeritus professor of anatomy, died on February
19 at the age of 95.
Liu graduated from Peiping Normal University School of Arts and
Sciences in China in 1937. He worked at Peiping Union Medical
College from 1937 to 1941, was an instructor in anatomy at National
Kwei Yang Medical College from 1941 to 1943, and assistant professor
of anatomy there from 1943 to 1946. From 1946 to 1947 he was a
research fellow for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
at the University of Washington, Seattle.
came to Penn as an instructor in anatomy 1947. He received his
Ph.D. in anatomy at Penn in 1949. He was appointed associate professor
of anatomy in 1958 and promoted to professor in 1962. He received
a Lindback Award for distinguished teaching in 1974. He became
emeritus professor in 1978.
Liu was a pioneer of regeneration of spinal cord injury research.
He worked closely with Dr. William Chambers (Almanac,
October 17, 2000) on pioneering research that provided evidence
that spinal injury stimulated significant growth in neurons in
areas adjacent to the injured site.
"Dr. Liu, was affiliated with the Institute for Neurological
Sciences from the time of its founding in December 1953 and served
as one of the senior members of the Institute for an entire decade
prior to his retirement in July 1978," according to Mark
Fraizer Lloyd, director of University Archives and Records Center.
was a member of the American Association of Anatomy (1950), the
Society of Sigmaxi (1957), New York Academy of Science (1960),
Academia Sineca, Taiwan (1968) and a member of the Chinese Academy
of Science. In 1982 he became an honorary professor of Anatomy
at Chinese Capital Medical School. In 1985, he was named honorary
professor of neurology at Hwashi Medical School and of Pien Chien
Medical College, both in China.
Liu is survived by his wife, Chung Yu Liu; a son, Hota Edward
(Dental '71); a daughter, Pei Ying Liu Hsiang; four
grandchildren, Ming Ming Liu (C '94), Paul Liu (WG 2004), Peter
Liu, and Brian Hsiang; and a great granddaughter, Grace Hsiang.
may be made to the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Education and Research Fund in Memory of Dr. Liu, University of
Pennsylvania, Rm. 1157, Biomedical Research Bldg.II/III, Philadelphia,
Berkowitz | Dr. Liu | Mr.
Sloane, Emeritus Professor of Law
Richard Sloane, a lawyer, librarian, and professor emeritus at
the Penn Law School, died of cancer on February 11, at the age
Sloane was the director of the Biddle Law Library and a professor
of law from 1971 to 1984. Since his retirement from Penn he worked
as a nationwide consultant on all aspects of libraries, from space
planning to book selection. Among his more noted clients was the
Baseball Hall of Fame.
taking the position of Director of the Biddle Law Library, he
was head librarian for the law firm of Cravath Swaine & Moore
in New York City.
Sloane was born in South Dakota in 1916, and moved to New York
as a child. He graduated with a B.S. in Social Sciences from CCNY
in 1937 and from Columbia University with a B.S. in Library Science
in 1940. In 1962 he became a member of the New York Bar without
having attended law school.
directing libraries, he wrote and taught. For many years he gave
a course on law librarianship and legal literature at Columbia,
and until recently he wrote a regular column on management and
technology in the New York Law Journal. He also co-authored,
with Julius Marke, Legal Research and Law Library Management,
and he wrote what has become the standard legal/medical dictionary,
the Sloane-Dorland Annotated Medical-Legal Dictionary.
Berkowitz | Dr. Liu | Mr.