Former UW-Madison Chancellor Irving Shain dies at 92

Irving Shain working in a chemistry laboratory.
Shain working in a chemistry laboratory in 1958. PHOTO: UW–MADISON ARCHIVES

Irving Shain, a chemistry professor and UW–Madison chancellor emeritus who advanced the university’s interests in China and established University Research Park, died peacefully Tuesday, March 6, in Madison after a brief illness. He was 92.