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In memoriam
Condensed matter physicist Mark Robbins dies at 64
Published Aug 18, 2020
He taught at Johns Hopkins for more than 30 years, studying the atomic origin of macroscopic phenomena such as earthquakes and avalanches
In memoriam
Biochemistry expert P.C. Huang dies at 89
Published Aug 11, 2020
He spent 55 years on the faculty at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, co-edited the field-defining book 'Genetic Issues in Public Health and Medicine'
In memoriam
Noel R. Rose dies at 92
Published Aug 4, 2020
The longtime Johns Hopkins faculty member, known as the father of autoimmune disease research, held appointments in the schools of Medicine and Public Health
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Renowned pianist Leon Fleisher dies at 92
Published Aug 3, 2020
After a neurological disorder threatened to sideline his performance career, the longtime Peabody pianist channeled his creative efforts into conducting and mastering the left-handed piano repertoire until making a triumphant comeback in the 1990s and 2000s
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Historian Pier Larson dies at 58
Published July 28, 2020
The renowned scholar spent more than 20 years at Johns Hopkins studying African history with a focus on Madagascar and the French empire
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Geologist and longtime lecturer Sakiko Olsen dies
Published July 21, 2020
An alumna of Johns Hopkins University, she spent more than 50 years with the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, where she studied chemical signatures of rocks
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School counseling expert Vivian Lee dies at 62
Published May 22, 2020
School of Education associate professor remembered by students, colleagues as a guiding force for international social justice
In memoriam
Reproductive health expert Laurie Schwab Zabin dies at 94
Published May 14, 2020
Zabin was an internationally recognized expert on adolescent pregnancy, abortion, and sexual behavior who helped transform public attitudes toward contraceptive access for adolescents
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Research associate S. Wojciech Sokolowski dies at 67
Published May 8, 2020
He worked with the Center for Civil Society Studies at the Krieger School since 1992 and contributed to projects focused on the comparative research of social institutions and organizations
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