It is with great sadness that we announce that our friend and colleague, Fernando Coronil, has passed away.   Fernando spent many wonderful and productive years here with us at Michigan, and we mourn his passing.  Laurent Dubois has written a tribute to Fernando (http://dukeupress.typepad.com/dukeupresslog/2011/08/a-tribute-to-fernando-coronil.html), as has Craig Calhoun of the SSRC (http://www.ssrc.org/calhoun/2011/08/19/one-of-fernando-coronils-last-wonderful-essays/)