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Death

Richard Greenfield, Former Researcher

Richard (Dick) Greenfield, a former research coordinator, died on February 19 after a lengthy illness at the age of 59. 

A graduate of Northwestern University and a graduate student in political science  at Penn, Mr. Greenfield was employed at Penn in “The Philadelphia Social History Project,” directed by Dr. Theodore Hershberg, professor of public policy and history, and director of the Center for Greater Philadelphia. Mr. Greenfield began working here in 1975 as a teaching fellow and was a research coordinator when he left in 1982. From the mid-1970s until the early 1980s, Mr. Greenfield made major contributions to the work of his scholar colleagues in selecting the appropriate social science research methodologies to analyze a computerized database of nineteenth-century population and infrastructure data on Philadelphia. He went on to work in the City’s Records Department, and spent several years in Saudi Arabia where he was a GIS consultant. More recently, he was a volunteer for Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands.

Mr. Greenfield is survived by his father, Thomas; sister, Carol; and brother, Tom, Jr.  Memorial contributions may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital or to the American Diabetes Association.

Memorial for Britton Harris

The Department of City and Regional Planning at PennDesign has planned a memorial for Britton Harris, emeritus professor of city and regional planning, who died on February 8, at the age of 90 (Almanac February 15, 2005). The memorial service will be held Saturday, April 9, at 4 p.m. in Meyerson Hall.

To Report A Death

Almanac appreciates being informed of the deaths of current and former faculty and staff members, students, and other members of the University community.

However, notices of alumni deaths should be directed to the Alumni Records Office at Room 545, Franklin Building, (215) 898-8136  or e-mail record@ben.dev.upenn.edu.

 

 



 
  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 23, March 1, 2005

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