Marilyn Gaddis Rose, 85, distinguished service professor, dies


Marilyn Gaddis Rose, 85, distinguished service professor of comparative literature and co-director of the Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP), died Sunday, Nov. 15.

Gaddis Rose received her bachelor’s degree in English from Central Methodist College in Fayette, Mo. in 1952, the same year she completed a Fulbright at the Université de Lyon in French civilization. She earned her master’s degree in French from the University of South Carolina in 1955, Phi Beta Kappa, and her PhD in French from the University of Missouri in 1958. In 1987, she was recognized by Central Methodist College with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.

She taught at William Jewell College, the University of South Carolina, the University of Missouri, Indiana University and Stephens College prior to joining the faculty at Binghamton University in 1968. In addition to her leadership in translation studies at Binghamton, she served as chair of comparative literature for two terms, as undergraduate advisor for a dozen years and as director of the Center for Research Translation. She was promoted to distinguished service professor in 1991.

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