The History Department mourns the loss of our long-time instructor and generous benefactor Judith Price. Born in Hawaii, Ms. Price held a long-time interest in the history of East Asia, China and Japan in particular. She received her MA at UCCS in the late 1980s, and began teaching in the department in 1990. For the last twenty-two years, she nearly singlehandedly taught and ran the departmental curriculum in Chinese and Japanese history, and received awards from the College of LAS and the university for outstanding teaching.
Most recently, Judith Price endowed the first-ever faculty chair in the College of LAS: the Donahue Chair of East Asian History. In 2011-2012, after an extensive national search, Dr. Yang Wei, a native of Nanjing, China, who received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2012, was hired to fill that chair. Through the Donahue Chair, the incredible passion and generosity of spirit and resources represented by Judith Price will live through the future history of UCCS.
We will post reminiscences and other tributes to Judith Price soon. May she rest in peace.