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  • Ann Yasuhara
  • Birth / Death: 1932-2014
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Ann Harris Yasuhara joined Rutgers Department of Computer Science in 1972.  While serving as Associate Professor, Ann drew on her extensive background in mathematics and logic while teaching Recursion Theory, a subject about which she also wrote a book, Recursive Function Theory and Logic.

Ann was very passionate and vocal about issues of social justice, especially income inequality, racial disparity, and environmental activism.  She maintained active involvement within her community in Princeton, where she worked with local youth to promote and teach methods of non-violent conflict resolution.  She was associated with multiple non-profits in the area such as Earth Quaker Action Team, Prayers for Peace, and Not In Our Town.  She also worked with Princeton Public Libraries to facilitate discussions and raise awareness about the issues affecting minorities across the country.