[Blindmath] Dr. Nemeth

Sean Tikkun jaquis at mac.com
Wed Oct 2 18:50:34 UTC 2013


I share your sentiment Maureen.  I was talking with someone last Friday about my desire to talk with him before he left us.  That same person was going to try and connect us this week.  A sad day for many of us, but his gifts will not soon pass!

Sean Tikkun
Instructor
Northern Illinois University

srtikkun at niu.com




On Oct 2, 2013, at 1:47 PM, "Lewicki, Maureen" <mlewicki at bcsd.neric.org> wrote:

> There is a small handful of people who  I can say I would have wanted to meet,  if someone told me I could meet anyone in the world. Dr. Nemith was one of them. In fact he may be the only one. My gratitude to him, for the sake of my students is endless, and I tell everyone of them about what he did for the blind. 
> 
> Maureen Murphy Lewicki
> Maureen Murphy Lewicki
> Teacher of Visually Impaired
> Bethlehem Central School
> 332 Kenwood AvenueDelmar, NY 12054
> http://bethlehemschools.org
> (518) 439-7460
> Fax (518) 475-0092
> "The real problem of blindness is not the loss of eyesight.  The
> real problem is the misunderstanding and lack of education that
> exists.  If a blind person has the proper training and
> opportunity, blindness can be reduced to a mere physical
> nuisance."Kenneth Jernigan
> 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Blindmath [mailto:blindmath-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Steve Jacobson
> Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 2:37 PM
> To: Blind Math list for those interested in mathematics
> Subject: [Blindmath] Dr. Nemeth
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> Some of you may already be aware of this, but I thought it was appropriate on this list to mourn the very recent passing of Dr. 
> Abraham Nemeth.  I understand he was 94.  I, like others on this list, was honored to have known him fairly well, and I feel that he played a very significant role, through the Nemeth Code, in my majoring in math and my subsequent careerin information technologies.  Here is the press rease issued by our national office:
> 
> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
> Release Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
> Category:  National
> Chris Danielsen
> Director of Public Relations
> National Federation of the Blind
> (410) 659-9314, extension 2330
> (410) 262-1281 (Cell)
> cdanielsen at nfb.org
> 
> National Federation of the Blind Mourns Passing of Dr. Abraham Nemeth Honors His Pioneering Work to Enhance Braille Baltimore, Maryland (October 2, 2013): 
> 
> The National Federation of the Blind today mourns the death of Dr. Abraham Nemeth, the scientist who invented the Nemeth Braille Code for Mathematics and Scientific Notation and was a lifelong champion of Braille.  
> 
> Dr. Marc Maurer, president of the National Federation of the Blind, said: Dr. Nemeth had a great mind and a wonderful sense of humor.  His invention of the Braille code that bears his name has enabled many blind people to learn, work, and excel in scientific, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and his tireless Braille advocacy work undoubtedly changed countless lives.  
> He will be sorely missed and his contributions will be valued by generations to come.
> 
> For more information about Dr. Nemeth and his groundbreaking Braille code, please read The History of the Braille Code: An Interview with Dr. Abraham Nemeth, from the Future Reflections 2009 Special Issue: A Celebration of Braille. 
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