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Michael Cohen passed away Saturday, February 2nd after a long battle with cancer. His family was at his bedside.
Michael was a great friend, a brilliant scholar, a generous mentor, and a powerful community builder. He had a gift for seeing potential connections between people and ideas, and making them happen. His legacy at Michigan includes helping to build the Institute for Public Policy Studies into the Ford School of Public Policy, being a founding faculty member of the School of Information, and building ICOS into an internationally recognized community of organizational scholars.
Michael nurtured countless students and junior faculty to become mature scholars, and I count myself as one of the beneficiaries of his intellectual breadth and generosity. He was also exceedingly modest and avoided the limelight, letting the power of his ideas carry their own weight. For a (near-)native Californian, he epitomized the Midwestern virtues.
You are welcome to share your memories of Michael at www.michael-cohen.org.