[Coral-List] Bob Ginsburg's passing

Ault, Jerald Stephen jault at rsmas.miami.edu
Mon Jul 10 14:26:20 EDT 2017

All hail Bob Ginsburg! He will be sorely missed.

Jerald S. Ault, Ph.D.
University of Miami
Professor and Chair, Department of Marine Ecosystems and Society
Director, Tarpon & Bonefish Center
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149
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Sent: Monday, July 10, 2017 1:11 PM
To: Eugene Shinn <eugeneshinn at mail.usf.edu>; coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Bob Ginsburg's passing

Very nice Gene. You were the one influenced most by this gentlemen scholar. 

Sympathies go out to all his friends and colleagues.  He will be missed and never forgotten. 


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> On Jul 10, 2017, at 12:13 PM, Eugene Shinn <eugeneshinn at mail.usf.edu> wrote:
>    With great sadness I regret to report that Robert N. Ginsburg, 
> (Most of you know as Bob) passed away July 9, 2017. Bob was 91 and had 
> been in assisted living for the past few years. Few individuals have 
> influenced the course of carbonate geology and coral reef studies more 
> over the past 60 years than Robert Nathan Ginsburg. Had he not set the 
> course, comparative sedimentology as we now know it might never have flourished.
> More important, though, was Bob’s rare ability to influence those 
> around him to think, to ask the “So what?” or “What does it mean?” 
> questions that we so often forget to ask. Bob can be likened to a 
> Renaissance man, a visiting scholar from the past centuries. His 
> approach to science was both philosophical and pragmatic, a natural 
> historian’s attitude that at first seems out of step with today’s 
> high-tech computer model-driven science. We will all miss him. Gene
> --
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