Oakley Hall, English professor emeritus at UC Irvine, passed away May 12 in Nevada City, Calif. The legendary author of critically-acclaimed works such as Warlock, Hall spent more than 20 years involved with UCI and the humanities community. As director of UCI’s Programs in Writing, he was instrumental in the development of the university’s renowned creative writing program. Students Hall mentored include Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Michael Chabon and Richard Ford. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hall, four children and seven grandchildren.