A Pitt Pioneer
The University of Pittsburgh School of Computing and Information mourns the passing of Dr. Roger Flynn. As the Founding Director of the Information Science Undergraduate Program, we wish to honor his memory in a way that he lived his life – supporting Pitt students.
Roger’s Life and Mission
In 1974, Roger and his wife, Ida Moretti Flynn, moved to Pittsburgh to pursue his Ph.D. studies, teach at the University, and eventually co-found Pitt's Undergraduate Information Science Program, serving as Director from 1979-1983. He authored the textbook An Introduction to Information Science, published in 1987, and served as editor-in-chief of a four-volume encyclopedia Computer Science published in 2002.
While he earned many awards throughout his career, Professor Flynn loved teaching the most. He found great fulfillment in guiding students in their education, including through voluntary instruction at Western Penitentiary with Pitt's information science degree program. Through his sense of humor and skillful storytelling, he readily made new friends and delighted family, and always made time to visit or write. His generosity and love for his family were unparalleled. Roger was truly committed to teaching with a particular emphasis on undergraduate students, engaging them in becoming life-long learners like himself.
Where Your Donation Goes
Supporting The Roger Flynn Fund helps current and future undergraduate students. Your donations will be distributed in support of undergraduate Pitt SCI students with the extra costs associated with pursuing their education. Some of the various ways this funding could be used include scholarships for students, travel grants for career development site visits in other cities, and student program support in the form of conference fees. Not only does making a gift support Roger’s legacy, it will also help students embark on their educational journey. Much like Roger, your gift will give an undergrad something extra that they need.
Join Us for a Memorial Service
August 25, 2018
Homewood Cemetery Chapel
The Homewood Cemetery
1599 South Dallas Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15217
1:30 p.m. Luncheon
Information Sciences Building, 3rd Floor
University of Pittsburgh
135 North Bellefield Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Parking is available in Soldiers and Sailors lot for $5.