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In Memoriam: Mike Rothkopf
(02/26/2008)

Dear INFORMS Transactions on Education readers,

It is with great sadness that we notify you of the death of Michael H. Rothkopf, a longtime member of the ITE Editorial Board. Mike was an enthusiastic supporter of ITE since its inception; he was a strong advocate of education oriented toward the practice of O.R. Mike was also a kind and generous friend and colleague who was always happy to discuss and give advice on professional issues and questions. He provided tremendous service to INFORMS and operations research in many other ways, ultimately serving as President of INFORMS in 2004.

INFORM-ED (INFORMS Education Forum) is organizing a special session in memoriam of Mike for the annual INFORMS Conference in Washington, D.C. this October. Please join us for this opportunity to share our fond memories of Mike, and keep Mike's wife Laura and their family in your thoughts as they cope with their loss.

For further information about Mike's life and career (as well as instructions on how to make contributions to the Michael Rothkopf Graduate Fellowship), please see the INFORMS On-Line article at http://www.informs.org/article.php?id=1341.

Sincerely,

Jim

James J. Cochran

Editor-in-Chief, INFORMS Transactions on Education