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Memorial Service set for April 1 for Assistant Professor Stella Arambel

A memorial service and reception for Stella Arambel, assistant professor of psychology, will be held Friday, April 1, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Huddleston Hall Ballroom. The service will be led by Campus Minister Larry Brickner-Wood and will include several University community members speaking in memory of Stella.

Additionally, a fund is currently being set up for Arambel's daughter, Maileen Liu. Details will be forthcoming on the psychology announcements page, http://www.unh.edu/psychology/announcements.htm.

Arambel died in a car accident Wednesday morning, March 9. Visiting hours were held earlier this month 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 Liberal Arts.

 


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