Service for Dr. Haugaard
University community is invited to a Memorial Service
for Dr. Niels Haugaard, emeritus professor of pharmacology,
who died on January 15, at the age of 83 (Almanac March
16, 2004). The Memorial Service will be held on Thursday,
May 13, at 3 p.m. in the Austrian Auditorium, Clinical
Research Building, Curie Boulevard.
William H. Davenport, professor emeritus of anthropology
and curator emeritus of the Pacific Section of the
Penn Museum, died of leukemia at the age of 82,
on March 12.
Davenport exhibited an extraordinary range of personal
experiences and professional achievements. He grew
up in Cucamonga, California. He studied commercial
art and photography for a year (1939-40) at the Art
Center School in Los Angeles. In World War II, he served
in the United States Merchant Marine and the U.S. Navy,
criss-crossing the Pacific Ocean and acquiring an intimate
knowledge of such areas as Hawaii, Guadalcanal in the
Solomons, New Guinea, Samoa, and Tahiti. After the
war, he served in Shanghai as adviser to the Chinese
merchant marine, and then ran a shipping enterprise
in the Pacific area and a photography business.
1952, he earned a B.A. at the University of Hawaii,
specializing in oriental philosophy and anthropology.
He chose to make his training at Yale exceptionally
wide (going beyond anthropology into psychology and
sociology). He earned his Ph.D. there in 1956, and
stayed to teach until 1963, when he joined the anthropology
department and the Penn Museum. He spent almost his
entire career at Penn (with a three-year interruption at
the University of California, Santa Cruz). He
also held visiting professorships at Wesleyan,
Bryn Mawr, and the University of Hawaii, and in
1971-72 he was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study
in the Behavioral Sciences, in Palo Alto, California.
Davenport held a variety of professional service
positions. He was on the Council of the Smithsonian
Institution in Washington, D.C. (1976-84), and was
an Associate at the Bishop Museum in Hawaii (1953-60,
1980-2004). He was advisor to the Ford Foundation in
Malaysia in 1974.
Davenport's research contributions were wide, and
widely admired both in anthropology and in
other fields. He was the author of four books and
of some 60 articles. Over the years, he did fieldwork
in Jamaica (1955), with the Iroquois in New York
Santa Cruz Islands and Guadalcanal (in the Solomon
Islands), in the Moluccas and Sulawesi (in Indonesia),
and in Sarawak (in Malaysia)Nine many cases returning
to the sites several times. His favorite topics for
study were social organization and primitive art,
but his research and publications ranged over such
as archeology, Hawaiian history, Caribbean societies,
primitive navigation, social movements, religion
and ritual, linguistics, economics, sexuality, musicology,
culture change, and psychology. Aside from research,
his time was devoted to teaching and Museum
work (he designed the permanent Pacific gallery at
is survived by his sister, Mary Yohalem, two nieces,
Jennifer and Deborah Salt, and a great nephew, Jonah
in the spring, a memorial service will be held at the
Penn Museum. His papers will be deposited at Penn,
in the Museum archives.
Igor Kopytoff, professor of anthropology
Isik Inselbag, a long-time faculty member and
administrator at the Wharton School, died of heart
disease at his home in Ardmore on March 12 at the age
native of Turkey, Dr. Inselbag earned his bachelor's
degree from Robert College in Istanbul and his doctorate
from Columbia University. After serving on the faculty
of SUNY Binghamton and Columbia, Dr. Inselbag returned
to Istanbul as a professor and Dean of Students at
1982, he joined Wharton as a member of the finance
faculty. He served in several key administrative leadership
positions, including director of the Executive MBA
Program (1987-91), and vice dean and director of the
Graduate Division (1992-95). Since 1995, Dr. Inselbag
had returned to teaching and research as a senior fellow
of Wharton's Financial Institutions Center and academic
course director and student advisor for the Finance
Patrick Harker, said of Dr. Inselbag, "Isik was instrumental
in the design and launch of pioneering curriculum reforms
in the MBA program during the 1990s. Yet he will be
best remembered as a dedicated faculty colleague, a
mentor to fellow administrators, and a tireless advocate
for and caring teacher of thousands of Wharton students."
a tribute to Dr. Inselbag, Wharton has instituted the
Inselbag Scholarship to be given to a first-year M.B.A.
student who is outstanding in leadership, teamwork,
scholarship, and service.
Inselbag was an expert in corporate finance and financial
management, and consulted in that capacity to a number
of corporations and institutions around the world.
He also served as a founding trustee of Sabanci University
in Istanbul, helping to guide the formation of one
of the most prominent private universities in Turkey.
is survived by his wife of 35 years, Cagla, and son
services took place in Istanbul. A memorial service
will be held at Jon M. Huntsman Hall at Wharton on
April 14 at 4:30 p.m.
family asks that memorial donations be made to The
Isik Inselbag Scholarship Fund at Robert College in
Istanbul, Turkey. Donations can be sent to Robert
College of Istanbul, Office of the Board of Trustees,
276 Fifth Avenue, Suite 905, New York, NY, 10001-4509.
Dr. von Vorys, Political Science
Dr. Karl von Vorys, professor of political science, died on
March 31. On the faculty at Penn for over four decades,
he taught courses on American foreign policy, Western
European politics, presidential elections, and media
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