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Professor Emeritus W. Ronald Salzman

(Undated photo of W. Ronald Salzman)

It is with great sadness that we announce that Professor Emeritus W. Ronald Salzman passed way peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, June 15, 2019. 

Dr. Salzman earned his B.S. degree in 1959 in Chemistry, his M.S. degree in 1964 in Physics, and his Ph.D. degree in 1967 in Chemistry, all at the University of California, Los Angeles. He started at the University of Arizona as an Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry in 1967. His research interests included quantum mechanical perturbation theory, theory of optical activity and related phenomena, and dietectric properties of real gases. In Fall 1977, Dr. Salzman became Acting Head of the Chemistry Department, and a year later he was promoted to Head. He served as Department Head until 1983, and he retired from the University in 2005.

Dr. Salzman is survived by his wife, Virginia, who invites everyone who knew him to attend a memorial service on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11 am at Christ Community Church, 530 S Pantano Road. A reception and light lunch awaits in the church's Family Life Center, just slightly south and east of the Worship Center. 


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