Lydia Goodwin (Steinway) Cochrane, 87, died in Chicago on January 5 of cardiac arrest, surrounded by family. Ms. Cochrane translated many scholarly works from French and Italian, greatly enriching the number of books by European authors available in the English language. Ms. Cochrane was a great friend of the Department of History and the Division of the Social Sciences. She supported travel grants for students of European history and a lecture series for distinguished European historians, both in memory of her husband, Eric Cochrane (1928-1985), professor of the Italian Renaissance in the Department of History. Ms. Cochrane attended lunch with the recipients of the Cochrane Travel Fellowship every year and remained engaged with the University over the years.
A memoreial serivce is being planned in Chicago for the spring. Details to follow.
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