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Physicist Richard Zdanis, former JHU vice provost, dies at 83
Published May 9, 2019
He received his PhD in physics from Hopkins in 1960 and spent nearly three decades at the university
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Three humanities pioneers with ties to Hopkins remembered
Published April 23, 2019
Michel Jeanneret, Jean Starobinski, and Marcel Detienne each left a deep imprint on his field through his teaching and scholarship
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Journalist, alum Russell Baker dies at 93
Published Jan 23, 2019
A 1947 Hopkins graduate, his nationally syndicated column for The New York Times appeared nearly 5,000 times from 1962 to 1998
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'Quintessential Blue Jay' dies at 92
Published Jan 3, 2019
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Ralph O'Connor, a 1951 Hopkins graduate and emeritus trustee, gave generously to his alma mater
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Visionary astrophysicist Riccardo Giacconi dies at 87
Published Dec 12, 2018
He joined the Hopkins faculty in 1981, was a co-recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in physics
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Civility expert P.M. Forni dies at 67
Published Dec 4, 2018
He joined the Hopkins faculty in 1985, co-founded the Johns Hopkins Civility Project
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Radiation oncology pioneer dies at 77
Published Aug 21, 2018
During 40 years at Hopkins, Moody Wharam created refined treatments for pediatric cancers that improved survival rates and in some cases remain the standard of care today
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Slavery scholar Willie Lee Rose dies at 91
Published June 25, 2018
Her 'Rehearsal for Reconstruction,' published in 1964, is considered a groundbreaking work in the scholarly reconsideration of North American slavery
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Experimental physicist Aihud Pevsner dies at 92
Published June 21, 2018
His discovery of the subatomic particle called the Eta meson helped guide the development of the Standard Model of particle physics
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Pioneer of pediatric medicine
Published June 18, 2018
Alex Haller, who transformed the practice of pediatric care at Hopkins and across the nation, dies at 91