Archive for Friday, April 1, 2005

Norberto Salinas, Ann Arbor, Mich.

April 1, 2005


— Services for Norberto Salinas, 65, Ann Arbor, will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Nie Family Funeral Home in Ann Arbor.

Mr. Salinas died Monday, March 28, 2005, in Ann Arbor.

He was born Jan. 26, 1940, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the son of Raul and Nilda Besio Salinas. He lost his sight at the age of 10. He received his Licentiate in mathematics and physics from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He moved to the United States in 1968 with a fellowship to study mathematics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he completed his doctorate in 1970. He moved back to Ann Arbor in 2002.

Mr. Salinas was a professor of mathematics at Kansas University for more than 30 years. He published more than 70 research articles in high-level mathematics, developed variations of Braille for mathematics and was a mentor to many undergraduate and graduate students. He retired in 2002.

Survivors include a son, Daniel, Ann Arbor; and a daughter, Silvia Blemker, California.

The family suggests memorials to the Norberto Salinas Fund at the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan, 524 S. Main St., Ann Arbor 48104.

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