Amherst College mourns the passing of Ray Moore, professor emeritus of history and Asian languages and civilizations, on Jan. 7, 2020. Moore joined the Amherst history department in 1965. Upon his retirement in 2004, President Anthony W. Marx paid tribute to him at commencement, noting, "Moore was instrumental in establishing Amherst’s Asian studies program and the Five College Center for East Asian Studies, and he co-founded the Associated Kyoto Program at Doshisha University."

Please see the professor's obituary for more information.

A memorial celebration will be held for Moore on Saturday, March 28, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Pemberton Lounge of Chapin Hall.

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