UNH Professor Dies After Paragliding Accident in Canada

Contact: Kim Billings
603-862-1558
UNH Media Relations

Aug. 1, 2005


Charles Warren
Assistant professor of biochemistry
and molecular biology

DURHAM, N.H. -- Charles Warren, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, died Saturday night from injuries sustained in a paragliding accident on Friday. He had been on vacation in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

His family is in transit from Scotland. Officials in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture are in the process of planning a campus memorial service, tentatively scheduled for Friday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m. As more details are known, they will be posted here.

Statement from UNH President Ann Weaver Hart:

“The death of Professor Warren has a profound effect on our community. In a magazine column two years ago, I used Charles Warren as one of our best examples of a faculty member who represented the epitome of interdisciplinary teaching, research and outreach. While he has been at UNH for only three years, he already was making his mark on students and colleagues. Professor Warren was deeply committed to working with New Hampshire school teachers through the Leitzel Center and was co-director of the New Hampshire Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network. His research in glycobiology will one day lead to better treatments for disease. While rising star sounds cliché, Professor Warren epitomized that star quality. We mourn his loss tremendously.”