A very nice piece on the Brandeis website about Art's festschrift:
Professor Jim Lackner, who joined the psychology department a few years after Wingfield, spoke about his colleague's friendship and support.
“Art stands out as a colleague because I’ve never heard him say anything bad about anyone,” Lackner said. “He’s always been supportive of students and colleagues, and he was always doing his best for the institution.”
Professor Paul DiZio, PhD’86, the current chair of the psychology department, spoke about Wingfield’s guidance.
“Whenever we have coffee and discuss the department, he always gives me solid advice with a depth of understanding of the issues, the department and the institution,” DiZio said. “He always gets right to the heart of the issue.”
The day ended with the surprise announcement of the Art Wingfield Neuroscience/Psychology Student Travel Award. Created by generous donations from students, friends and colleagues, the travel stipend will help Brandeis graduate students in neuroscience or psychology attend a scientific conference or workshop.
Calling the day “an extraordinary pleasure,” Wingfield was visibly moved by the announcement. “In every field you have different personalities,” he said. “But this field has the most extraordinary people.”