In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Art Sylvester

It is with tremendous sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear friend and colleague, Professor Emeritus Art Sylvester. In addition to his scholarly distinction, he was a guiding presence in the department for over 50 years. He inspired literally thousands of students through his passion for field studies, building a vast army of devoted mentees. He leaves behind a towering legacy. If you would like to add a tribute to Art, please include it here. The department plans a celebration of his life likely held next fall; we will provide an update when we know more.