Prof. Michael Heim

Passing on Sept. 30

We would like to express our sincere sadness at the loss of our esteemed UCLA colleague and UCLA Confucius Institute Advisory Board Member, Professor Michael Henry Heim, who passed away on September 30th.   Professor Heim's academic achievements were unparalled, and care seen in the many announcements accompanying upon his passing. 

NPR

NY Times

Los Angeles Times

UCLA Newsroom

UCLA International Institute

Professor Heim's standing as an international scholar and literary artist are clear in these remembrances. What may not be easily sensed, but which is known to all who knew him, was that Michael Heim was a gifted teacher and a man possessing of great kindness, creativity, and humility.  The staff of the Confucius Instiute will profoundly miss Professor Heim.  We are truly grateful however for the opportunity to have known him and proud to have supported his professional interests in translation methodology and language pedagogy.