Robert Rankin, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, died February 24 in Kansas City. Prof. Rankin obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and joined KU in 1969. Prof. Rankin taught courses in comparative and historical linguistics until his retirement in 2005. He was especially well-known for his research on languages of the Siouan family and Muskogean languages. Read Prof. Rankin's obituary.
A Memorial Gathering is scheduled for Tuesday March 11, from 1:00-3:00 PM in the English room in the Kansas Union (6th floor).