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In Memoriam
Biologist and computer scientist James Taylor dies at 40
Published April 3, 2020
Trailblazer in computational biology and genomics research remembered for his 'transformational' and 'immeasurable' contributions
In memoriam
Celebrated poet John Irwin dies at 79
Published Dec 20, 2019
Known for his unpredictable literary style and thorough critical analysis, especially of the modernists, he was a fixture at Johns Hopkins for more than four decades
In memoriam
Philosopher Stephen Barker dies at 92
Published Dec 20, 2019
He was named professor emeritus after teaching in the Department of Philosophy for nearly four decades
In memoriam
Education scholar Jeffrey A. Grigg dies at 42
Published Nov 14, 2019
Grigg, who joined Johns Hopkins in 2014, researched the sociology of education, social stratification, school reform, and the organization of schools
In memoriam
Longtime Writing Sems professor Stephen Dixon dies at 83
Published Nov 8, 2019
Dixon, who authored 17 novels and more than 500 short stories, remembered as a thoughtful, generous teacher who mentored countless accomplished writers
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Longtime faculty member Ed Bouwer dies at 63
Published Oct 9, 2019
Former chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering spent more than three decades as a researcher and mentor at Johns Hopkins
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Mathematician Steven Zucker dies at 70
Published Sept 19, 2019
Longtime Hopkins professor known for his work in algebraic geometry remembered for his warmth, generosity, and influential mathematical conjecture
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Psychometrics expert Bert Green dies at 91
Published July 25, 2019
He spent nearly three decades at Hopkins, where his research focused on developing adaptive, computer-based tests for measuring mental capacity
From the archives
'When Hopkins alums think of the humanities, they think of Richard Macksey'
Published July 23, 2019
The longtime Hopkins professor known for his varied interests and extensive library has died at 87
In memoriam
'A one-of-a-kind intellectual giant'
Published July 23, 2019
A legendary figure in the humanities, he was affiliated with Johns Hopkins for six and a half decades