The below remarks were published in the Congressional Record on September 11, 2012 by United States Senator Carl Levin.

"Stan Ovshinsky: Celebrating the Past and Illuminating the Future"
By Harley Shaiken, Class of 1930 Professor, Chair of the Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley

It is an honor and a joy to be here today with Stan and Rosa, with their family and friends, to celebrate Stan's 90th birthday. I will take my cue from Stan who has always celebrated the past while looking to the future.

From a very young age Stan set out to change the world in a progressive – no, in a radical way – and the world is a far better place for his efforts. As impressive as his works have been, I believe they will prove defining for future generations.

Stan Ovshinsky