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Dr. Lawrence Howard Memorial Information


Dr. Howard

In conjunction with his family and friends, a memorial service is planned for
4:00 p.m. on May 16, in the Social Science Lower Plaza.

*For guests who require transportation from the Social Science Parking Structure to Social Sciences Lower Plaza, Golf-Cart transportation is available. Look for the golf carts with "Dr. Lawrence Howard Memorial" on the 3rd Floor directly across from elevators in the Disability Parking area. For more information please contact Jeremy Wyatt at 949-824-7644.

Dr. Howard was a favorite lecturer in the School of Social Sciences and the Department of Cognitive Sciences for many years.  His passion for global affairs, politics, and peace was obvious in his desire to educate his friends and colleagues on current social issues.

Dr. Howard began teaching courses on the arms race and nuclear conflict while still a graduate student in psychology at UCI in 1983. 

Having completed his Ph.D. from UCI in 1986, Dr. Howard became a junior specialist in the School of Social Sciences, supported by a grant from the Sloan Foundation, and continued as a lecturer.  Dr. Howard taught broadly in Cognitive Sciences, Political Science, and for the Social Sciences major.  Long associated with GPACs, Dr.
Howard's courses ranged from seminars on "Nuclear Arms" and "Alternative Securities" to large lecture courses on "Human Memory," "People in Society," and "Introduction to Psychology."

He retired in January of 2010.

Recently, Dr. Howard came out of retirement to support the work of the Disability Services Center (DSC) and was working closely with students.  Additionally, the DSC was honored to host "Talks with the Doc," in which Dr. Howard helped undergraduates learn ways to improve their interactions with faculty and make the most of their collegiate academic experience.

With his calm and nurturing way and a fabulous sense of humor, he made quite an impact on the students he taught and the colleagues he worked with.  Dr. Howard will be deeply missed.

The Disability Services Center has established the Lawrence A. Howard Scholarship Fund.  Those wishing to contribute to this fund may use the following link.