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ROBERT L. BELKNAP

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July 24, 2014
I had the honor of participating in the proseminar which Professor Belknap taught in the early 1980's for the graduate students in the Russian Language and Literature program at Columbia University. I was his student for 2 or 3 semesters. I never met a better teacher. He was always kind, patient, down-to-earth, funny, and brilliant. Even to this day, I recount lessons he taught me to friends and family. He truly enriched my life.
April 11, 2014
I still remember an evening in the fall of 1976 when Robert Belknap - then the acting Dean of Columbia College - dropped in unexpectedly to chat with students on my floor in Carman Hall during a strike by University security guards that followed a murder just a few steps from our dormitory. With the sincerity and humanity that few others could convey, Dean Belknap helped an anxious group of students to put these troubling developments in a broader perspective - and to know that he really cared about us. I also remember the animated and captivating way in which Professor Belknap brought Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky to life in a class that I took early in my Columbia career. Among all those I have met in the intervening 38 years, few have matched and none has surpassed Robert Belknap in epitomizing the most admirable qualities of a scholar, a teacher and a profoundly decent human being. I feel honored to have known and learned from Professor Belknap, and to have received his encouragement when beginning a diplomatic career that would be closely linked to the Slavic world that he loved so much. I offer my deepest condolences to Professor Belknap's family and friends.
April 08, 2014
Bob was a man of real character and integrity....His smile most genuine.
April 07, 2014
They say, "Be a beacon." Bob Belknap was just that in our little Cliff Island community. Like a Zen roshi,he didn't
just teach with words, he taught by his full demeanor and his way in the world--
kind, cordial, accepting, highly receptive, insightful, and generous. For a young man in his orbit, he demonstrated a great love for his fellows and our shared Life. He taught me about presence and character, though I was never his student. -- Ted Reiner, South Portland and Cliff Island, Maine
March 31, 2014
My sincere sympathy to the family for the loss of your dear loved one. May you find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2. Again my deepest sympathy.
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