Saturday, October 02, 2010

Medieval Spanish scholar, former University of Kentucky professor dies

John Esten Keller III, a medieval Spanish scholar, who, in 1967, created a stir in the academic world when he brought more than two dozen professors and graduate students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to the University of Kentucky, died Friday at his home. He was 93.

Mr. Keller, a Lexington native who taught at UNC-Chapel Hill for about 18 years, got the Spanish, French, Latin and Italian professors and students in the North Carolina school's romance languages department to transfer to UK, where they helped him form a new graduate program.

Click here to read this article from the Lexington Herald-Leader