Summer 2013

E. Edward Bittar ’51, April 25, 2013, in Madison, Wis., at 84. After growing up in Tel-Aviv, he came to Colby on the strength of a magazine article he had read about the College. He earned a medical degree from Yale, served in the U.S. Navy, and completed nephrology training at the District of Columbia General Hospital. Pursuing his interest in research, he went to Damascus, Syria, in 1963 on a Fulbright professorship and then moved to England, where he did pioneering single-cell research at several universities. He returned to the United States in 1968 and quickly worked his way to the rank of professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He authored or edited more than 100 books. He is survived by three daughters, a son, and six grandchildren.