Notices sorted by graduation date.
Bruce Phillips Hayden of Crozet, Virginia, died Sept. 10, 2018. He was professor emeritus of environmental sciences at UVA, where he was a gifted professor, a former chairman of the department and a promoter of networks for sharing scientific research nationwide. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University and the University of Chicago and completed postdoctorate work at the University of Wisconsin. He was smart, kind and funny. Survivors include his wife, Karen Morbeck Hayden (Educ ’87); a daughter; a son; and his brother.
Roy Wagner of Charlottesville died Sept. 10, 2018. He joined UVA after time at Southern Illinois University and Northwestern University, where he taught after earning degrees from Harvard University and the University of Chicago. At UVA, he served as chair of the anthropology department and specialized in symbolic anthropology. Mr. Wagner taught popular undergraduate courses in fantasy and social values and The Teachings of Don Juan as told by Carlos Castaneda. He was beloved by his students. His work, The Invention of Culture, was translated into eight languages and contributed to the development of the concept of cultural relativism. Mr. Wagner published seven other books on symbolism and ethnography. He was also a gifted poet and devoted lover of cats. Survivors include his daughter; his son, Jonathan R. Wagner (Col ’95); a grandson; a sister; and his former wife.