Sandy Welsh, who began his teaching career as an assistant professor in this department, and later returned to the faculty as a distinguished professor, died on April 11 at home in New Haven in the company of his partner and our colleague Ruth Yeazell. Sandy, with an ever-lively, curious mind, ranged widely in his scholarly writing, and was an international leader in the study of British prose fiction, with special impact on studies of law and literature. He was also an influential teacher and dedicated department and university citizen. You can read the Yale News obituary here, and the UCLA Newsroom obituary here. There will be a memorial tribute to Sandy held in the afternoon of Saturday September 22. The event will be held in Rosenfeld Hall, 109-111 Grove Street in New Haven, followed by a reception in the Provost’s House on 35 Hillhouse Avenue. Please watch for more information about the event posted here on our department homepage.