mourns loss of psychology professor
By Erika Mantz, Media Relations
The University of New Hampshire mourns the death of Stella Arambel,
assistant professor of psychology. She died in a car accident Wednesday
morning, March 9. Visiting hours were held earlier this week and
services will be in California at the convenience of her family.
“The university community has lost a rising star with the
untimely death of Professor Arambel. Her loss is staggering to her
family, to her students and colleagues at UNH, and to the greater
community of her research peers around the country and around the
world. We are devastated,” UNH President Ann Weaver Hart said.
Arambel joined the faculty at UNH this summer after a two-year post-doctoral
fellowship at Northwestern University.
“In the very short time she had been at UNH, Stella Arambel
had a remarkable record of achievement. She came from Northwestern
University in August and immediately set up an extensive lab in
which she did research on cognitive processing. She was a true 'brain
scientist' whose work on memory and language comprehension has been
widely recognized for its path breaking use of neural imaging as
a tool for understanding how the human mind functions. In addition,
she was a very talented teacher and adviser to both undergraduate
and graduate students, who were doing unusually advanced work under
her direction. In a few short months she became a well-respected
and key person in the Psychology Department. We grieve her loss
in countless ways,” said Marilyn Hoskin, dean, College of
Condolences can be conveyed to Professor Arambel’s family
in an online Guest Book at http://www.kentandpelczarfh.com/FuneralHome/Default.asp
or mailed to her parents at: Vicki and Paul Arambel, 6743 Jasmine
Ct., Chino, CA 91710.
For those who wish, donations can be made to the Lee Public Library,
Stella Arambel Memorial Fund, 7 Mast Road, Lee, NH 03824. Arrangements
are being made for a trust fund in memory of Stella Arambel for
her daughter 8-year-old daughter, Maileen Liu. Details on how to
contribute will be in an upcoming issue of Campus Journal.