Oct. 31, 1998
Lucian Rosu, professor of history, died Oct. 6. He was 66.
A native of Romania, Rosu joined the faculty in 1987 and taught courses in a number of subjects including Western civilization, Byzantine history, East European History and European Prehistory. He had published numerous books and articles in both Romania and the United States. His most recent article, "In Search of Paleolythic Man with C.S. Nicolaescu-Plopsor," was published this past summer by the Romanian Academy in Iasi and the Center for History and European Civilization.
In 1988, Rosu and his wife, Dumitria (Dona), arranged for a collection of 320 books on Romania to be donated to Waldo Library. The collection, then valued between $4,000 and $5,000, covers Romanian history, art, ethnography, folklore and literature.
A Fulbright Scholar in 1977, Rosu has bachelor's and doctor's degrees from University of Bucharest. Prior to coming to WMU, he worked at the University of Michigan, the Detroit Institute of Arts and for numerous institutions in Romania.
Services for Rosu were held Oct. 9. Memorials can be made through the WMU Foundation to the history department to help with education expenses for students who have lost their fathers.