On September 20, 2002 **Elizabeth Stafford Hirschfelder** [PhD 1930, M. Ingraham] died
at the age of 100. Betty, as she was affectionately known,
received B.A. and M.A. degrees from the Women's College of Brown
University, now Pembroke College, in 1923 and 1924. There were three PhD
graduates in mathematics in 1930 when she received her PhD from the
University of Wisconsin, and these were the 18th, 19th, and 20th Wisconsin
PhD degrees in mathematics, whose number is now nearing 1000. Betty
participated in the Wisconsin Mathematics PhD Centennial in 1997 and was
the earliest Wisconsin PhD present at the celebration, having held her
Wisconsin PhD for 67 years at that time. The title of Dr.
Hirschfelder's thesis was ``Matrices conjugate to a given matrix with
respect to its minimum equation.'' She taught mathematics at Wisconsin for
almost 20 years. With her first husband, Ivan Sokolnikoff, she co-authored
in 1934 the important textbook ``Higher Mathematics for Engineers and
Physicists.'' In 1997 she started the Elizabeth S. Hirschfelder Fund for
Graduate Women in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics at the
UW-Foundation.

**Alan Schwartz** [PhD 1968, W. Rudin] died on January 2, 2003. Alan
was a
Professor of Mathematics at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He took
an early retirement last year because of a long illness and moved to
Washington, D.C. to be near his children and grandchildren. Alan's thesis
at Wisconsin was titled ``Local properties of Hankel Transforms.'' He was
the author or coauthor of approximately 50 papers.

**Herman F. Karreman** died on January 9, 1999 in Dodgeville Wisconsin.
Professor Karreman joined the Mathematics Research Center in 1963. He was
a tenured member of both the School of Business and the Department of
Electrical Engineering, teaching courses in operations research and
mathematical analysis. Dr. Karreman was born in 1913 in the Netherlands
and served in the Dutch Armed Forces in Indonesia during World War II. He
and his family were held in several prison camps for three and a half
years. After the war he resumed his studies and received a doctorate in
1949 in econometrics from the University of Rotterdam. In 1960 he received
the Lanchester Prize (an annual award for the best contribution to
operations research and the management sciences published in English) for
his paper ``Programming the supply of a strategic material - Party I. A
nonstochastic model,'' *Naval Research Logistics Quarterly*, 7 (1960),
261-279.

**Etta Falconer**, Professor of Mathematics at Spelman College, died on
September 19, 2002. Professor Falconer held an undergraduate degree in
mathematics from UW-Madison and was awarded an honorary doctorate by our
university in 1996. She spent 37 years at Spelman where she was Associate
Provost for Science Programs and Policy, and Fuller E. Calloway Professor
of Mathematics. In 1995 the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
awarded Dr. Falconer their Louise Hay Award for Contributions to
Mathematics Education. In 2002 Professor Falconer received the AAAS Mentor
Award for Lifetime Achievement.