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In Memoriam
Geraldine Chester, longtime biology lab technician, dies at 83
Published Sept 30, 2022
Geraldine Chester, a lab technician for more than five decades in the Department of Biology, is remembered for her kind nature and reliability
In Memoriam
Joseph Cooper, professor emeritus and former provost, dies at 88
Published Sept 1, 2022
Cooper, a pioneer in the study of the development of Congress, served as professor of political science at Johns Hopkins from 1991 until 2012
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Marc Lapadula, playwright and screenwriter, dies at 62
Published Aug 23, 2022
Marc Lapadula's influence lives on through his creation of the screenwriting program at Hopkins and the lasting impact he had on his students
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Computer scientist Jan Vandenberg dies at 48
Published May 24, 2021
He helped propel citizen science forward with his astronomy projects and collaborations / The Baltimore Sun
Professor emeritus Paul R. Olson dies at 95
Published Jan 29, 2021
He was a scholar of Spanish and Portuguese literature and spent 30 years teaching at Johns Hopkins University
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Pioneering immunologist Nilabh Shastri dies at 68
Published Jan 27, 2021
Shastri, who explored how the human immune system recognizes rapidly changing foreign elements, joined Johns Hopkins as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in 2018
Peter Privalov, father of the field of biological microcalorimetry, dies at 88
Published Dec 23, 2020
The research professor, who joined Johns Hopkins in 1991, laid the theoretical groundwork and developed the technology for measuring the heat released during protein folding within a cell
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Junior remembered for leadership, service, infectious enthusiasm
Published Dec 15, 2020
Bradlee LaMontagne, a biology major and captain of the Blue Jays wrestling team, died in a boating accident on Dec. 10
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Renowned cardiac surgeon Vincent L. Gott dies at 93
Published Dec 4, 2020
Gott, who spent 50 years at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and was a pioneer of the field of cardiac surgery, is remembered for his humility and civility
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Horror genre master, JHU alum Wes Craven dies at 76
Published Aug 31, 2015
Filmmaker, 1964 Writing Seminars graduate launched popular 'Nightmare on Elm Street,' 'Scream' franchises