November 2, 2009

Memorial service for student Miriam Frankl set for Tuesday

Friends and family will gather this week on the Homewood campus to celebrate the life of Miriam Frankl, a junior in the School of Arts and Sciences who died on Oct. 17 from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident the previous afternoon.

Frankl, from Wilmette, Ill., was a molecular and cellular biology and Spanish major who was helping conduct ALS research in the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology. Her aunt Rebecca S. German is a professor in the School of Medicine, and her grandmother Pearl S. German is a professor emerita in the School of Public Health.

Susan Boswell, dean of student life, said that Frankl’s parents and two younger brothers will attend the service. The memorial is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center.

A story in the Oct. 26 Gazette erroneously referred to Frankl as Muriel. We deeply regret the error.