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Professor Jacques Barzun Dies at Age 104

The Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation mourns the loss of Professor Jacques Barzun, who died Oct. 25, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 104.

The Foundation inaugurated and presented the first Jacques Barzun Award for Distinguished Contributions to Trans-Cultural Scholarly Exchange in May 2012, in recognition of Dr. Barzun’s immense contributions to trans-cultural understanding and exchange between the United States and France.

To read an appreciation of Dr. Barzun's life and work in the ColumbiaNews online, please Click Here.

Jerome Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation Profiled by Video Documentarian Flore Perrin, 31 December 2011


Dening Wu Lohez, Interview,, 10 September 2011

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Lohez Foundation, French Morning, France-China Education Partnerships

Lohez Foundation, French Morning, France-China

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The Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation is proud to announce the 2011 Scholarship Recipients:

Antoine Desir (France / Dual Degree: École Polytéchnique, Palaiseau – Columbia University)

Mr. Antoine Desir is a mathematically gifted young man. After attending preparatory school at Louis-Le-Grand, Antoine was ranked 7th out of 83 in a national entrance competition to enter École Polytéchnique’s Mathematics and Engineering Science program.

In spring 2011, Antoine worked with Dr. William M. McEneaney in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University California San Diego, to study a method of reduction of the curse of dimensionality in optimal control, using a max-plus, or “tropical,” algorithm, in which the graph of the value function is approximated by a tropical polyhedron. This work led to publication, which is a high honor for a master’s-level student. Antoine also did research on Revenue Yield Management for Air France while he was a student at the Polytéchnique.


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The Jérôme Lohez 9/11 Scholarship Foundation is the only charitable organization established after the 9/11 tragedy that is dedicated specifically to promoting educational and cultural exchange among the U.S., France and China. By providing scholarship awards to multinational undergraduate and graduate students, enabling them to study in one another's homelands, the Foundation aims to shape the next generation of global citizen, along with a new class of international policy makers. The Foundation also seeks to develop a pool of highly-trained multicultural business leaders to serve as innovators in multinational commerce.