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Aristide Deleanu


Aristide Deleanu, known to us all as Ari, married Sanda in 1956, was assistant professor at Bucharest University from 1955 to 1958, and received his Ph.D. there in 1961. From 1960 to 1968 he was at the Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy of Sciences, first as research fellow and for the last two years as head of a division. He came to Syracuse University as a visiting associate professor in 1968, and on election day that November he visited a polling place for an hour or so to observe a free election in progress. Sanda was able to join him 8 months later, and he became a professor here in 1971. Five years later they purchased their home on Windsor Place in the Berkeley area, an easy walk to campus. Ari has published 56 papers in algebraic topology and category theory, and two books, the second Introduction to the Theory of Categories and Functors, written jointly with I. Bucur, Wiley 1968. He served the Department as a member of the Undergraduate Committee, as administrator of the math placement test and with the Upstate NY Topology Seminar. He retired in May 2000, the last academic year on leave.

Compiled from Ari's curriculum vitae and conversations with him by Phil Church. Approved by Ari on May 21, 2002.

Last updated on 5/22/03