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January 11, 2001

Tribute to Slesinger set for Jan. 17

Pitt's Department of Economics will hold a tribute to the late Professor Emeritus Reuben E. Slesinger on Jan. 17 at 4 p.m. in Heinz Chapel.

Slesinger, who taught economics at Pitt for more than 60 years, died Oct. 30, 2000, at 84.

Although he retired in 1986, Slesinger maintained a regular teaching schedule until the week before his death. During his career, Slesinger taught economics to an estimated 60,000 students.

Upon Slesinger's official retirement at age 70, a fund was established in his name, enabling the economics department to recruit and assist graduate students and to perpetuate Slesinger's scholarly legacy.

The family also is establishing a memorial fund in Slesinger's honor at the Tree of Life Synagogue, Wilkins and Shady avenues, Pittsburgh 15217.

Filed under: Feature,Volume 33 Issue 9

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