I'm very sad to hear of Charlotte's sudden passing. I enjoyed hearing about her experiences in rural Turkey as a Peace Corps volunteer in the 60s and her research on fashion, fabric and dyes. Her work in rural Turkey is invaluable and I hope her book will be published. She had a very full life and was filled with enthusiasm and passion for her research.
I was so sad to hear of Professor Jirousek's passing. I learned so much from her, both from her classes and from my time spent working for her in the Costume Collection. You made a lasting impact on my life and you will be missed.
Our deepest sympathy goes to the family of Dr. Jirousek! For she's such an amazing teacher, mentor to all her students. As parent of one of her student, we're so impressed by her knowledge and energy during the college visit. The guidance and critique on how to make a good art portfolio was so inspiring not only to our daughter, but to us as well! We just wish that we could have known her better! She will be missed and remembered!
- Ellen and Billy Wu
Charlotte will be remembered for her intellectual curiosity, creativity, and long and rich research on the meeting of East and West through fiber and fabric technology and style. I hope that her book, More than Oriental Splendor, will be published and offer any help that is needed to make that happen. It represents her love and commitment to her experiences and research in Turkey. Suzanne Loker, Cornell FSAD colleague
My husband and I are very sad to hear of Charlotte's passing. We were expecting seeing her next month in Turkey She was very special to us here. She had invaluable contribution on my academic studies and also other Turkish researchers up here with her expertise. Her energy and enthusiasm was admirable. I always remember the days she hosted me during my long stay in Cornell and had such a nice time together, and the days she visited us here in Ankara, Turkey.
Our sympathy to all of her family and friends.