Dr. Kuklick: History and Sociology of Science
Dr. Henrika “Riki” Kuklick, professor emerita of history and sociology of science in SAS died on May 12 at her home at age 70.
Dr. Kuklick received her bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University, master’s from University of London and a PhD from Yale University, all in sociology.
She came to Penn in 1974 as a senior fellow, in 1976 was appointed an adjunct assistant professor, assistant professor of history and sociology of science in 1981 and in 1987 associate professor. In 1995 she was promoted to professor of history and sociology of science. She was chair of the department in 2000, and retired in 2012 and became emerita professor in 2013. Dr. Kuklick specialized in the history of sociology and anthropology. Among her many publications was the work The Savage Within: The Social History of British Anthropology, 1885-1945.
Dr. Kuklick was the recipient of a University Research Foundation Awards & URF Conference Support Award in 2004.
She is survived by her former husband, Bruce; daughter, Marva; brother, Jonathan Takiff; and a sister Karin.
Donations may be made in her memory to the Morris Animal Refuge, 1242 Lombard St., Philadelphia, PA 19147.
Mrs. Swift: Penn Museum
Gloria Shihadeh Swift, retired staff member of the Penn Museum, died on May 14 at the age of 89.
Born in 1924, Mrs. Swift graduated from Wilson College in 1944 and began a lifelong career in 1945 at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology as secretary to the director. In 1952 she was appointed administrative assistant to the director and in 1979 became the assistant to the financial and administrative director. In 1983 she became the business and personnel administrator. She retired in 1989 after 44 years of service to the Museum.
She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Swift Campbell, Barbara and Jane Swift Costello; sons Martin R. Jr., and Edward and Theodore and Christopher Albany.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the University of Pennsylvania Museum Gloria Swift Fund.
Ms. White: Library
Ms. Joyce L. White, the former head of the Penniman Library, died on May 10 at the age of 84 in Denver, Colorado.
Born in 1927, Ms. White, joined Penn in 1949 as a serial department assistant and became head of the Penniman Library in 1957 where she remained until 1976. At that time the Penniman Library, which had been housed on the second floor of Bennett Hall was merged into the Van Pelt Library collection.
Memorial Service: Dr. Shoemaker
Please note: The location for the June 15 memorial service for Dr. Louise P. Shoemaker has been changed to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 39th St. & Locust Walk. It will be at 2 p.m. See Almanac April 2, 2013.