UofC holds memorial for Dr. James Bowman

December 1, 2011 2:41:51 PM PST
The University of Chicago held a memorial Thursday for Dr. James Bowman, the father of White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett.

Bowman was a professor emeritus in pathology and medicine. He died in September after a long battle with cancer.

First lady Michelle Obama was among those who attended Thursday's service.

Bowman was the first tenured African-American professor in the university's biological sciences division. He was 88 years old.