The Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies (LLSS) and the Department of Linguistics are mourning the loss of colleague and friend Veronka (Vera) John-Steiner, a presidential professor emerita who passed away on Dec. 6, 2017. 

All are invited to celebrate the life of Vera John-Steiner at the UNM Rotunda on Saturday, April 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. Colleagues, students and friends will have a chance to share their comments following a brief program. 

A Hungarian holocaust survivor, John-Steiner championed UNM's interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics. She was internationally renowned for her work on collaboration and creativity, as well as interpreting the works of Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky. She helped edit “Mind in Society” (1978), which made a selection of Vygotsky’s work widely available in English for the first time and authored “Notebooks of the Mind: Explorations of Thinking” (1997) and “Creative Collaboration” (2000), among other significant texts.

For more information on the service, contact Holbrook Mahn.