In honor of great people and in memory of those who are no longer with us
Left: Andy at UCLA, 2008. Right: Andy at Rockefeller University, 1980
Andrew Jay Drexler
Opposing views of death are exemplified by two Chinese phrases: One phrase emphasizes the impermanence of
life, 人死如灯灭，comparing a personʼs death to the extinguishing of a lamp, whose flame, once put out, simply
no longer exists. The other phrase, however, 人死留名, reminds us that what remains is the individualʼs name - that
which uniquely identified them in the minds and hearts of their friends, colleagues, family, and all those with whom they came in contact during their lifetime. This latter view can justly be said to apply to Dr. Andrew Drexler.