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Bernice Noble ’60

Bernice Katz Noble ’60, November 8, 2003, in Eggertsville, New York, following a lengthy illness. Bernice attended Reed, but received a bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College. She earned a master’s degree from Brandeis University and a doctorate from the University at Buffalo (UB) in 1975. In 1977, she became a member of the UB department of microbiology, part of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Science. Her research work in the field of immunology was nationally recognized. Bernice was also a strong advocate for status of women, encouraging UB to boost representation of women across the campus and to eliminate the disparity in the professorial pay. Bernice was outspoken and passionate, possessing a bright intellect and a love of literature. She and her husband, Robert, who survived her, were married 40 years. Survivors also include her three sons, and a grandchild.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2004

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