Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Argentine Scholar Taught at UNM.(Final)(Obituary)

Byline: Paul Logan Journal Staff Writer

Dinko Cvitanovic

Dinko Cvitanovic, an Argentine scholar, left the repressive Juan Peron dictatorship in the 1970s for the opportunity to teach at the University of New Mexico.

Affectionately known as "Don Dinko" to staff and students, the popular professor taught Spanish American and Spanish peninsular literature.

Cvitanovic died Feb. 19 of a heart attack in Bahia Blanca, Argentina. He was 64.

Cvitanovic had a reputation as a highly approachable professor, said Marshall Nason, a former colleague.

"He was a very genial ... most approachable guy," Nason said. "When people found out he was gone, it was quite a shock . …

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