It is a sad moment in the academic community: Bruce Adams, a friend and colleague to many of us died of a brain tumor; we did not know Bruce was sick until he decided not to attend the Advanced Placement European history reading in Fort Collins this past June.
I was able to recover from my brain surgery last March in which a tumor was removed; my fear was that there might be cancer since it was embryonic. When I arrived at Fort Collins, I learned of Bruce’s condition. Though like me, it appeared that he was recovering fine; however, things took a turn. I served under Bruce one summer as a reader; he was instrumental in my promotion to Table Leader at the readings. Bruce is a great example of a good person, excellent academic, ultimate professional, and dear colleague. See his home page with his picture and bio here. Bruce taught Russian and European history at the University of Louisville.
About: Bruce Adams has been a member of the Department of History since 1980. Specializing in the history of Russia, he teaches a variety of courses in that area, including a two-semester survey of Russian history, Russian Cultural History, a graduate seminar on the Russian revolutions, and graduate reading classes on selected topics. He also participates heavily in teaching our general education History of Civilizations classes.