Academic journal article et Cetera

OBITUARY: Dr. Sanford I. Berman

Academic journal article et Cetera

OBITUARY: Dr. Sanford I. Berman

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Dr. Sanford I. Berman, philanthropist, real estate investor, professional hypnotist, and former board member of the Institute of General Semantics, passed away on June 16, 2015.

The son of a livestock broker, Berman was born on October 15, 1924 in Virginia, Minnesota, a small town north of Duluth. He received his bachelor's degree in Radio and Communications from the University of Minnesota; a master's in Speech from Teacher's College, Columbia University; and a doctorate in Speech Communications from Northwestern University, where he then assisted Dr. Irving J. Lee in his famous general semantics classes. Berman served as president of the International Society for General Semantics, and was on the Board of Trustees of both the Society and the Institute of General Semantics.

As of the year 2000, Berman had given more than a million dollars to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD); San Diego State University (SDSU); and University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). …

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