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Amy Kass, Inspirational Teacher Who Treasured a Humanistic Education, 1940 – 2015

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Amy Apfel Kass, AB'62, senior lecturer emeritus in humanities, died on Aug. 19 at her home in Washington, D.C., after a 10-year battle with ovarian cancer and a short battle with leukemia. She was 74.

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Country Music Expert Can Comment on Death of Producer Billy Sherrill

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Philip W. Jackson, Education Scholar Committed to Children's Flourishing, 1928-2015

Jackson, the David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Education, Psychology and the College, died July 21 due to complications from cancer. He was 86.

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Yoichiro Nambu, Nobel-Winning Theoretical Physicist, 1921-2015

University of Chicago Professor Emeritus Yoichiro Nambu, who received a share of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics for his theory about the workings of the subatomic world, died July 5 in Osaka, after an acute heart attack. He was 94.

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David Raup, Paleontologist Who Transformed His Discipline, 1933-2015

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University of Chicago paleontologist David Raup, an innovative authority on evolution and mass extinctions, died of pneumonia July 9 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisc. He was 82.

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Kathryn Barnard, a Pioneer in Infant Mental Health, Dies

Dr. Kathryn E. Barnard, UW School of Nursing professor emeritus and eponymous founder of the school’s Barnard Center on Infant Mental Health and Development, died Saturday, June 27. She was 77.

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Pop-Culture Expert Can Speak About Death of Actor Christopher Lee

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Death of Blues Great BB King. Kip Lornell, Part-Time Professor of Music at GW, Is Available to Discuss King's Lasting Impact

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T.H. Tsien, Scholar and Librarian of East Asian Studies, 1909-2015

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Tsuen-hsuin (T.H.) Tsien, curator emeritus of the East Asian Collection of the Joseph Regenstein Library and professor emeritus of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, passed away April 9 in Chicago. He was 105.

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Norman H. Nie, Leading Scholar of American Political Behavior and Public Opinion, 1943–2015

Norman H. Nie, a political scientist and inventor of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, or SPSS, computer software technology that changed the way social scientists analyze data, died April 2, one day after his 72nd birthday. Nie had lung cancer.