Kate Gartner Frost, professor emeritus of English, died July 25 at age 71. A scholar of the English and European Renaissance, Gartner Frost came to The University of Texas at Austin in 1974. She is the author of “Holy Delight: Typology, Numerology and the Autobiographical Tradition in John Donne’s Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions.” At her death, Gartner Frost was completing editorial work on “Songs and Sonnets” in the Variorum edition of poetry by John Donne.
George Schade, professor emeritus of Spanish and Portuguese, passed away at his home in Austin on July 11 at age 86. A specialist in Spanish American literature, he came to the University of Texas in 1955 and taught here until his retirement in 1997. He is especially well known for his translation of the Mexican writer Juan Rulfo’s “The Burning Plain and Other Stories,” published by the University of Texas Press.
Devendra Singh, professor of psychology, died May 18 at age 72. He taught at The University of Texas at Austin for 41 years. A renowned scholar of evolutionary psychology, Singh specialized in physical attractiveness and the role of waist-hip-ratio. He also focused his research on eating disorders, obesity and personal relationships. A highly respected teacher and researcher, Singh was the recipient of many teaching awards including the Eyes of Texas Excellence Award for Unselfish Devotion to the University in 1995, and the first Golden Apple Teaching Excellence Award from the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Council in 1976.
James R. Roach, professor emeritus of government, died Aug. 5 at age 87. He researched international relations, South Asian politics, and U.S. foreign policy. Roach joined the U.S. Navy in 1943, where he served in World War II in the areas of bomb disposal and ordnance intelligence. He retired after teaching at the university for 45 years. He will be remembered for tapping out letters to his students and colleagues using two fingers on an antique typewriter.