MIT model explains how the brain can learn novel tasks while still remembering what it has already learned.
Word has been received of the death on Nov. 18, 2002 of Lucile White, 62, of Cape Canaveral, Fla., a former house manager in Housing. She retired in 1991 after working at MIT for 31 years. Survivors include a son, Darrell of Masassas, Va.; a daughter, Patrice Miller of Port St. John, Fla., and six grandchildren.
Word has been received of the death on Aug. 2, 2002 of John Homans at the age of 86. The Chestnut Hill resident retired as a physician in the Medical Department in 1980 after working at MIT for 12 years. Survivors include two daughters, Katy of New York, N.Y., and Margaret of Guilford, Conn., and four granddaughters.
Florimond Gosens of Lawrence died on Feb. 6 at the age of 81. He began working at Lincoln Laboratory as a technical staff member in 1980 and retired in 1987. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two daughters, Sharon Cuscia of Methuen and Darlene Cloutier of Dracut; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Dianne MacCarthy of Salem, a senior secretary in the Laboratory for Nuclear Science, died on March 20 at the age of 52. She had been working at MIT since 1999. She is survived by her husband, Lance; a son, Eric of Salem; a daughter, Edan Walters of Peabody; and three grandchildren.
Marian A. Gorski
Marian A. "Gunner" Gorski of Somerville, a stockroom and warehouse supervisor in Group 15 at Lincoln Laboratory, died on March 28 at the age of 56. He had been working there since 1985. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, Jonathan of Norwood and Christopher of Cambridge; a daughter, Michelle Gorski of Somerville; a sister, Teresa M. Forestell of Somerville; a brother, Ronald of Tewskbury; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass was said in St. Ann's Church in Somerville on April 1. He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 16, 2003.