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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.

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Donald Levine, Sociologist and Former Dean of the College, 1931-2015

Donald Levine, the Peter B. Ritzma Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Chicago, died April on 4 after a long illness. He was 83.

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Harry Hoffner, Scholar of Ancient Near East at UChicago, 1934-2015

Harry Hoffner, one of the founders of the Chicago Hittite Dictionary and a leading expert on the ancient Near East, died suddenly on Mar. 10 in South Carolina. He was 80.

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Physics Pioneer and Anti-Nuclear Activist Ernest Sternglass Dies at 91

Ernest Sternglass, whose correspondence as a young physicist with Albert Einstein led to an electron amplification discovery that – two decades later – allowed hundreds of millions to watch live video of Apollo 11 astronauts walking on the moon, died of heart failure Feb. 12 in Ithaca. He was 91.

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‘Mother of Bone Marrow Transplantation’ Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Thomas Dies at 92

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Dorothy “Dottie” Thomas, wife and research partner to 1990 Nobel laureate E. Donnall Thomas, M.D., died the evening of Friday, Jan. 9. She was 92. Don Thomas, pioneer of the bone marrow transplant and former director of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 2012, also at age 92.

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Neal First, Whose Work Led to Cattle Cloning, Dies at 84

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Emeritus Professor Neal First, a pioneer in cattle reproduction and cloning who studied animal physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 45 years, died Nov. 20 from complications of cancer. His work in the 1980s on how sperm and eggs are prepared, or matured, for fertilization set the stage for in vitro fertilization of cattle.

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Martin Riesebrodt, Sociologist of Religion, 1948-2014

Riesebrodt, professor emeritus of the sociology of religion in the Divinity School and Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago, died Dec. 6 of cancer in Berlin. He was 66.

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Dr. Denham Harman – Legendary Scientist – Dies at Age 98

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Denham Harman, M.D., Ph.D., the man who correctly theorized that free radicals cause aging and that antioxidants can reduce the effects of free radicals, died Tuesday at the age of 98.