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Brian HoughThe Department of Geosciences at Idaho State University is extremely saddened by the loss of one of our former graduate students. Brian Hough, 46, was one of the 2 pedestrians killed in Saturday’s, October 6th, 2018, limousine crash in upstate New York. 

Hough earned his bachelor's degree from Old Dominion University, his master's degree from Idaho State University and his PhD from the University of Rochester. A family spokesman confirmed that Hough graduated from Boiling Springs High School in 1990.


……………… SUNY Oswego issued the following statement:

The campus community is deeply saddened by the death of Brian Hough, an assistant professor of geology, who passed away as a result of an accident on Saturday.

A valued colleague and dedicated teacher, he first arrived on campus in 2016 as a visiting professor. Hough was a scholar who specialized in the interactions of tectonics and climate and paleoelevation. He taught courses in stratigraphy, oceanography, historical geology, and paleontology.

He earned his PhD from the University of Rochester, master’s degree from Idaho State University, and bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University.

In a short time, Brian became a major part of our campus family, said President Deborah F. Stanley. He was a dedicated faculty member who inspired his students to learn and understand at a deep level, and whose contributions were often sought by his colleagues. He will be missed and remembered fondly by all, always.

Our condolences go out to Brian’s family, friends, colleagues and his students during this difficult time.


……………… University of Rochester president Richard Feldman expressed his condolences:

"On behalf of the University of Rochester community, I want to extend deepest condolences to the family and friends of Brian Hough," he said. "We are keeping all of the victims of this tragedy in our thoughts, and especially mourn Brian as a member of our University family who earned his PhD from our Department of Geological Sciences.”



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