Octavian Roske Obituary, Death – Octavian Roske, a professor who had previously worked as the director of the American Studies Program, passed away earlier today at the age of 67. He was a longtime member of the American Studies faculty. Because of his passing, each and every one of us in the American Studies Program is in a profound state of sadness. This is a direct outcome of his passing. The year 1993 marked the beginning of Professor Roske’s career in academia when he began working as a lecturer in the English Department. Prior to that, he finished his education at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, where he spent the years 1977 to 1981 studying English and Romanian in order to acquire his degree. During this time, he also completed his education at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
The fact that he had such a wonderful knowledge of American history, the political system in the United States, and the constitution of the United States contributed to the popularity of his teaching, which in turn increased to the appeal of the subject matter that he covered. He was known to be a strict instructor, but at the same time, he was always encouraging his students and treating them with kindness. The academic pursuits that Professor Roske was interested in were quite diverse, and he did not restrict himself in any way to the confines of the field of American studies. He was interested in a wide variety of other subjects as well. His work at the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism resulted in an astonishing number of books and collections of papers, both of which made a significant contribution to the preservation of the memory of the harsh totalitarian rule that was in place in Romania prior to 1989.
His work was done at the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism. The National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism was the location where he did most of his work. During the years that communism was in power, he collaborated with Daniel Barbu and Radu Ciuceanu on the writing of two covert studies. This work was done during the years that communism was in charge. After then, copies of these investigations were forwarded to Radio Free Europe (RFE) so that they might be broadcast in 1981 and 1985, respectively. He served as the vice dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures during the years 2000 to 2004, during which time he held that position. After then, from the years 2008 until his retirement in 2021, he served as the director of the English Department of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
After that, he took his retirement. It is planned that he will retire from teaching at the end of the 2021 school year. In addition to that, he directed the American Studies Program beginning in the year 2012 and continuing until the year 2021. We grieve the loss of not just his inventiveness and invention, but also his compassionate leadership and a strong sense of community. I hope and pray that he will be at rest for the rest of eternity.