UNH Mourns Death of Stella
Arambel, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Contact: Kim Billings
UNH Media Relations
March 10, 2005
The University of New Hampshire mourns the death of Stella Arambel,
assistant professor of psychology. She died at Exeter Hospital following
a car accident on Route 108 Wednesday, March 9, 2005.
“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.