UNH Professor Dies After
Paragliding Accident in Canada
Contact: Kim Billings
UNH Media Relations
Aug. 1, 2005
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.”