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Memorial service held for beloved professor

All are invited to celebrate the life of Professor Emeritus of History Jonathan Zophy 9 a.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at the Bayou Building, Patio Cafe -- outside deck, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston.

Zophy joined the university in 1988 has has been a familiar face to many in the College of Human Sciences and Humanities and throughout the university. While at the university, he was nominated and became the University of Houston-Clear Lake Piper Professor nominee in 1992, a prestigious honor that requires nominations from faculty and students. His academic concentration was the Reformation and the Holy Roman Empire, and he was the author of a number of distinguished works on those topics. His textbook, Dances Over Fire and Water, an introduction to Renaissance and Reformation studies, went through many editions. His book, “The Making of a University,” was a history of UH-Clear Lake as told by one who had witnessed most of that history first-hand.

He served as the convener of the department of History, 1997-2000, and director of Graduate Studies in History, 1991-1997. His courses ranged from graduate seminars on Renaissance and Reformation Europe a well as social, urban and women's history. He also taught upper level courses in ancient, British, Medieval, Renaissance-Reformation.

Attendees area asked to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing, which includes ensuring that you are not experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19.

The tribute for Dr. Zophy is available online.