michael owren

July 19, 1955 ~ January 15, 2014

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  1. Bradley M. Cooke says:

    I was a friend and colleague of Michael’s. I enjoyed his presence in my life, and socializing with him on our porch in the summertime. He was a fine scientist and teacher. He will be sorely missed.

  2. Nancy K. Dess says:

    Michael made invaluable contributions to our understanding of communication in humans and other animals and was well respected and admired by those who knew him. His untimely death is mourned by many. My sincere sympathies to his family.

  3. Charles Brown says:

    May we all find peace and grace in our remembrance of Michael.

  4. Erik Patel says:

    I dearly miss his brilliance, integrity, wit, and genuine kindness. A true friend and mentor, his passing has left an irreplaceable void. May we all find some form of serenity in time.

  5. Erin Tone says:

    Michael’s death is a true loss–his intellect and his musical talent alone brought a great deal to many people–and his impact on those around him will be long felt and deeply valued. I send my deepest sympathies to Michael’s family and those others closest to him.

  6. Rachel Kitko says:

    In my memories, Michael will always be brimming with ideas and hope. He was a great teacher and in so many ways a brilliant and determined researcher. I hope that peace can be with his friends and family.

  7. Desmond Cheung says:

    Brilliant researcher. Excellent Lecturer and Teacher. Mentor. Music lover and A capella aficionado. Michael was all of these things and more. But to me, he will always be the faculty member we 1st year Cornell grads wanted to hang out with, learn from, and be like. RIP, Michael. Thanks for being an important part of my life.

  8. Gina Lebedeva says:

    When I think of Michael, I am re-inspired by his wisdom, sincerity, deep intelligence, and compassion. What a role model he was for me as a fledgling student, and for so many others. I miss him, and remember him with great fondness and gratitude.

  9. Mary Nickelsberg says:

    Why, Michael?

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