Remembering Dez          

On Wednesday, November 24, 2010, Desmond Saunders-Newton, affectionately known as Dez, left this world. A tragic loss for all who knew him, a dear friend and mentor to so many, a husband, a father, a brother, a son, and so much more... Our hearts are heavy. Dez left his one-of-a-kind impression all over the world, with his brilliant mind, his warm heart and his contagious smile. Please share here how Dez left his impression on your heart, mind and soul with stories, pictures, memories, and thoughts, along with your prayers for his family, his wife Clarissa, his son Mounir, and his daughter Ayiana.

In support of Dez's most precious legacy, the Saunders-Newton Fund has been created for the current and future education of Mounir and Ayiana. Please visit to find out how you can help.
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1) Claudio Cioffi-Revilla 
George Mason U.,Washington, DC
Thursday, December 16, 2010 06:39 AM Write a comment

Dez was a remarkable visionary who will long be remembered for his leadership and inspirational role in the emerging field of Computational Social Science. His premature departure leaves many of us with a sense of great loss, but should also serve as inspiration for pursuing ambitious scientific goals--just as was his great creative style. He was a national asset that contributed greatly to the advancement of social science and national security. He will not be forgotten and the community will acknowledge and honor his legacy.
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