Dear Colleagues,

I share with you the sad news that Dr. Alan Corré, Emeritus Professor of Hebrew Studies, passed away recently.

Dr. Corré was hired to head the Department of Hebrew Studies (now a part of the Foreign Languages and Literature Department) at UWM in 1963, and he served as Professor of Hebrew Studies for 30 years. His many scholarly articles and reviews on subjects such as Hebrew linguistics, Judeo-Arabic language and culture, canonical Jewish texts, and computational linguistics have been published in notable journals and encyclopedias. Dr. Corré was also a rabbi, and was widely respected in his field. In 2011, a gift from Dr. Corré and his family to the UWM Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies, made in honor of Dr. Corré‘s 80th birthday, established a new scholarship fund to support undergraduate students in Jewish Studies.

Funeral services took place in North Miami Beach, Florida.  Our condolences to Alan’s family and to the many others whose lives he touched.

Take care,


Johannes Britz
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs