Service for Coleman May 19
A memorial service for James S. Coleman, University Professor in Sociology, will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 19, in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.
Coleman, who was a University faculty member for 25 years, died March 25 at the University Hospitals. He was 68.
Speaking at the memorial service will be Gary Becker, University Professor in Economics and Sociology; Gudmund Hernes, minister of education, Royal Ministry of Education, Norway; Sally Kilgore, senior fellow and director of education policy studies, Hudson Institute; Edward Laumann, the George Herbert Mead Distinguished Service Professor in Sociology; Seymour Lipset, professor, Institute of Public Policy, George Mason University; Edward McDill, professor of sociology, Johns Hopkins University; and Mark Siegler, Professor in Medicine.
Coleman's scholarly career was devoted to the creation and use of new social-science methodology and theory to illuminate major issues of public policy. His early research on schools and schooling helped shape government policy on racial integration and school busing.
He is survived by his wife, Zdzislawa Walaszek; four sons -- Thomas of Greenwich, Conn.; John of Madison, Wis.; Stephen of Baltimore, Md.; and Daniel of Chicago -- and a granddaughter, Cora.