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Abraham Nemeth, 94 (1918 - 2013)
Abraham Nemeth, the blind designer of the internationally recognized Nemeth Braille Math Code that simplified symbols for easier use in advanced math and science, has died at his home in suburban Detroit, relatives said Thursday. He was 94. Nemeth, who was originally discouraged from pursuing his passion for math because of his blindness, died of congestive heart failure on Wednesday at his...
Israel Gutman, 90 (1923 - 2013)
IAN DEITCH, The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel Gutman, who survived the Nazi atrocities of World War II and dedicated his life to researching the Holocaust, has died. He was 90.Estee Yaari, spokeswoman for the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem, said Gutman died in his sleep late Monday in Jerusalem.Gutman was born in Warsaw in 1923. He was wounded during fighting in the Warsaw Ghetto...
Sheldon Hackney, 79 (1943 - 2013)
The Associated PressVINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) — Sheldon Hackney, an educator and historian who served as president of Tulane and the University of Pennsylvania before becoming chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has died. He was 79.Hackney died Thursday in his home on Martha's Vineyard of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, officials from Penn...
Irwin Oreskes (1927 - 2013)
MEGHAN BARR, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Irwin Oreskes, a professor emeritus at Hunter College who studied biochemistry and taught laboratory science, has died at age 86.Oreskes, who suffered a brain hemorrhage after a fall and died on Friday in Manhattan, was a member of the City University of New York doctoral faculty in biochemistry until his retirement from Hunter College in 2003....
Arlene Ackerman, 66 (1947 - 2013)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman, who left abruptly a year and a half ago after clashing with local officials, has died, according to her son. She was 66.Anthony Antognoli says his mother died at about 5 a.m. Saturday of pancreatic cancer in Albuquerque, N.M., where she lived. He says she hadn't been ill long and "it was too...
John Makumbe (2013)
The Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's prominent political analyst Professor John Makumbe, an albino who also campaigned against prejudice toward the skin pigmentation condition...
Donald F. Hornig, 92 (1920 - 2013)
MICHELLE R. SMITH, The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Donald F. Hornig, a scientist who served as a key figure on the Manhattan Project, an adviser to three U.S. presidents and...
Steven Muller, 85 (1927 - 2013)
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Steven Muller, who led Johns Hopkins University during a period of tremendous growth and also served as president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital for a decade,...
James M. Buchanan, 93 (1919 - 2013)
The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nobel Prize-winning economist James M. Buchanan, who helped develop the public choice theory of economics, has died. He was 93.Family members said in a...
Gerda Lerner, 92 (1920 - 2013)
DINESH RAMDE, The Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gerda Lerner spent her 18th birthday in a Nazi prison, sharing a cell with two gentile women arrested for political work who shared their food...
Klemens Wilhelm von Klemperer (2012)
The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — Klemens Wilhelm von Klemperer, a German refugee who wrote extensively about the rise and fall of the Nazi regime has died in Massachusetts. He was 96.Von Klemperer...
William "Bill" Friday, 92 (1920 - 2012)
MARTHA WAGGONER, The Associated PressCHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — William "Bill" Friday, who helped shape the modern University of North Carolina system during his 30-year tenure as its president, has...
Eric Hobsbawm, 95 (1917 - 2012)
ROBERT BARR, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Eric Hobsbawm, a lifelong socialist and one of Britain's most eminent historians, has died at the age of 95, his daughter said Monday.Julia Hobsbawm...
John Silber, 86 (1926 - 2012)
MARK PRATT, The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — John Silber, the sharp-tongued, pugnacious public intellectual who transformed Boston University during a quarter-century as president and mounted...
Arno Lustiger, 88 (1924 - 2012)
The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Germany's Central Council of Jews says Holocaust survivor and scholar Arno Lustiger has died at age 88.Council President Dieter Graumann said Wednesday that...
Cleveland Donald, Jr. (2012)
JACK ELLIOTT JR., The Associated PressJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Cleveland Donald Jr., the second black graduate of the University of Mississippi who started a black studies program at the college, has...
Paul Pohlman (2012)
The Associated PressST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Paul Pohlman, a senior faculty member at The Poynter Institute, died Wednesday in St. Petersburg after a brief illness.According to Poynter's website...
Stewart Fulbright, 92 (2012)
The Associated PressDURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Stewart Fulbright, a trailblazing black educator who piloted a bomber during World War II as one of the Tuskegee Airmen and later served as the first dean of...
Derrick Bell, 80 (1930 - 2011)
JIM FITZGERALD, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Bell, a civil rights scholar and writer who was the first tenured black professor at Harvard Law School, has died. He was 80. Bell...
Ram Sharan Sharma, 92 (1919 - 2011)
The Associated PressPATNA, India (AP) — Indian historian Ram Sharan Sharma has died in a hospital in the eastern state of Bihar after a prolonged illness. He was 92.Sharma was known as an expert on...
Ricardo Alegria, 90 (1921 - 2011)
The Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ricardo Alegria, a Puerto Rican scholar known for his pioneering studies of the island's native Taino culture and who is credited with...
Ellis Gene Smith, 74 (1936 - 2010)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Ellis Gene Smith, the son of a Mormon family from Ogden, Utah, who is believed to have compiled the largest collection of Tibetan books outside of Tibet, has...
Suzanne Keller (2010)
The Associated Press PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — The first woman to hold a tenured faculty position at Princeton University has died. Sociologist Suzanne Keller was 83. The New Jersey university...
Ernst von Glasersfeld (1917 - 2010)
The Associated PressVIENNA (AP) — A friend says intellectual Ernst von Glasersfeld, known for developing the theory of radical constructivism, has died. He was 93.Josef Mitterer, a professor at the...
Ehud Netzer (1934 - 2010)
MATTI FRIEDMAN, The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Ehud Netzer, an Israeli archaeologist best known for excavating King Herod's winter palace and discovering the monarch's tomb there, has died...
Maurice Allais, 99 (1911 - 2010)
JAMEY KEATEN, The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Nobel economics winner Maurice Allais, an early critic of shortcomings in the worldwide financial system that led to the latest crisis, has died. He...
Ronald W. Walters, 72 (2010)
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Ronald W. Walters, a longtime political analyst and scholar at Howard University and the University of Maryland who was a leading expert on race and politics,...
Jefferson Thomas, 68 (1942 - 2010)
TOM PARSONS, The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Jefferson Thomas was fast and athletic and often played pickup basketball with white students while growing up in Little Rock in the...
William P. Foster, 91 (1919 - 2010)
The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — William P. Foster, credited with innovating a much-imitated high-stepping style as founder and longtime director of the Florida A&M Marching 100...
Leon Breeden, 88 (1921 - 2010)
The Associated PressDENTON, Texas (AP) — Leon Breeden, legendary director of the University of North Texas' jazz program who made its "One O'Clock Lab Band" internationally famous, has died...