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Old 12-17-2010, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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I know this may not be the place to input this but what the hey...

A very good and kind University of Houston physics professor passed away this morning in the SR1 elevators at the University of Houston. He worked at U of H as a researcher and professor since 1981. I was informed from another professor friend who was there this morning as the event unfolded.

He was a very dear friend of mine and I am so sad as this happened so unexpectedly...You just never know when someone will be gone from this planet so suddenly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx4RsCfL_fA

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Old 12-18-2010, 12:57 AM
 
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My condolences to the Professor and his family. Nothing wrong with this post at all. Sorry about your loss TVC15.
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:38 AM
 
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My condolences to the Professor and his family. Nothing wrong with this post at all. Sorry about your loss TVC15.

Thank you for being so kindly with your words amberazeneth.

I have been so sad all day...it was not what I ever thought I would wake up to find. He was a true friend of mine.
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:06 AM
 
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Sad to hear. Sorry for your loss.
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:02 AM
 
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Thank you for being so kindly with your words amberazeneth.

I have been so sad all day...it was not what I ever thought I would wake up to find. He was a true friend of mine.

Hey, TVC15, I do not know you nor did I Know the Professor, but my heart, thoughts, and prayers are there for yall. For what it is worth I wish you and the professors family the best wishes for the holidays and new year. Nothing wrong with grieving for a true friend.
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:35 AM
 
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Sorry for your loss....Professors are awesome. Is part of who we are and we always look up to them for inspiration. I miss all my professors....
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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Sorry for your loss....Professors are awesome. Is part of who we are and we always look up to them for inspiration. I miss all my professors....
Thanks.

Most professors rock...a few don't but most certainly do. This professor rocked as a human being. A rare find that brought a lot of interesting conversation and good funny stories to all that were blessed enough to know him. He had an incredible mind and was one of the most interesting humans that I've ever met. He helped a lot of people just by being who he was and he was well loved by many.

Thanks again.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:10 PM
 
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I know this may not be the place to input this but what the hey...

A very good and kind University of Houston physics professor passed away this morning in the SR1 elevators at the University of Houston. He worked at U of H as a researcher and professor since 1981. I was informed from another professor friend who was there this morning as the event unfolded.

He was a very dear friend of mine and I am so sad as this happened so unexpectedly...You just never know when someone will be gone from this planet so suddenly.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx4RsCfL_fA
I believe you're talking about Professor Gorman. I was in his introductory physics class this semester. He was one of the funniest professors I have had in college, and I was shocked to hear about his passing through email. It was a fun class. He always kept you entertained. May he rest in peace. My prayers will definitely be with him and his family.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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I believe you're talking about Professor Gorman. I was in his introductory physics class this semester. He was one of the funniest professors I have had in college, and I was shocked to hear about his passing through email. It was a fun class. He always kept you entertained. May he rest in peace. My prayers will definitely be with him and his family.
Yes it was Dr. Gorman. I took one year of Physics from him back in 1996-1997. My brother who has an astrophysics degree took advanced physics from him back in the early 1990's. I have been a friend of his since I took his class.

His family will hold a mass in St. Louis on Dec 30th.

There will be a service at the Chapel on the U of H campus on Jan 16th. .

He was so funny indeed! He was one interesting soul for sure!
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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Default If anyone knew him and wants to attend...or just wants to attend!

Memorial Service Scheduled For Physics Professor Michael Gorman
January 7, 2011

A memorial service for Michael Gorman, a long-time University of Houston physics professor who died last month, will be held on campus Sunday, Jan. 16.

The service will be at 1:30pm in the A. D. Bruce Religion Center at UH. Gorman collapsed suddenly the morning of Dec. 17 at the Science and Research 1 Building and was later pronounced dead. He was 62.

“Dr. Gorman was a very conscientious, excellent teacher and faculty member, a strong supporter to his department in all respects,” said John Bear, former dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Gorman’s funeral service was held in St. Louis, where he was born. He joined the UH faculty in 1981 and was promoted to full professor in 1999. He was a leading researcher in the experimental study of flame dynamics and chaotic dynamics. Gorman was also active in campus affairs, previously having served as associate chair of the physics department and as a member of the faculty senate.

The physics department will be setting up a memorial scholarship in Gorman’s name for those who would like to contribute to his legacy. For more information, please contact Jennifer Chin Davis.

“He was a very well-liked teacher, colleague and friend, and we’ll miss him very much,” said Larry Pinsky, chair of the physics department.
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