Aug/15/2018

The School of Computing and Information is excited to launch a new EngagePitt campaign in honor of Associate Professor Roger R Flynn, who passed away in June. The campaign will launch on Wednesday, August 15 at 9:00 AM and will continue for six weeks.

Dr. Flynn was a beloved faculty member and integral part of the Pitt community who dedicated his career to enriching students’ lives. This fund will allow us to continue Dr. Flynn’s tradition of providing exceptional opportunities for students. Donations will fund activities such as scholarships, travel grants, and conference fees. Please follow this link to donate.

About Roger Flynn

Born in Chicago, IL in 1939, Flynn moved to Pittsburgh in 1974 to pursue his PhD in Information Science. Flynn joined the faculty of the School of Library and Information Science (now the School of Computing and Information) as a lecturer in 1977.

He played a vital role in the development of the Undergraduate Information Science degree program, which he directed after its creation. Flynn authored a textbook, “An Introduction to Information Science,” which was first published in 1987.

Flynn’s greatest passion was for teaching – In addition to his rich teaching career at Pitt, he was a volunteer instructor at the State Correctional Institute – Pittsburgh (“Western Penitentiary”).

He received his BA in Philosophy and Mathematics from Villanova University in 1962 and his MS for Teachers in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1973.

Memorial Service

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 25. Beginning at 11:00AM, a service will be held at the Homewood Cemetery Chapel (1599 S. Dallas Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217). A luncheon will follow at 1:30PM on the 3rd Floor of the Information Sciences Building at the University of Pittsburgh (135 N. Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15260).

Click here to RSVP.