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A Celebration of Emeritus Professor Jim Donovan’s Life to Be Held on November 11

James Donovan

James (Jim) Donovan

Professor Emeritus James Donovan of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department passed away on Friday, November 3. As MIE Department Head Sundar Krishnamurty said, “It is with great sadness that I share with you the news that Professor Emeritus Jim Donovan passed away Friday night. Jim taught in our department for many years before retiring in early 2000. As many of you may recall, Jim was an extraordinary faculty mentor to students and younger faculty. He was there for us whenever we needed him, always helpful and supportive. He was energetic and enthusiastic about new ideas and initiatives—and he loved international travel. I will miss him greatly.”

A celebration of Jim Donovan’s life will be held on Saturday, November 11, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at 15 Leland Road in Eastham, Massachusetts. As the announcement said, “We invite you to stop by and celebrate a life well-lived. At two o’clock we will share stories and memories of Jim. Come by for 10 minutes or stay for the afternoon. We’d love to see you.” (November 2017)