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Mathematician and longtime University faculty member Ralph Raimi dies at 92

Mathematician and longtime University faculty member Ralph Raimi dies at 92

January 13, 2017

After being named professor emeritus in 1995, Raimi became active in efforts to reform K–12 math education. Considered one of the top education experts in the country, he was a mathematics curriculum consultant to states across the country.

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University Life Trustee Norman Leenhouts dies at age 81

University Life Trustee Norman Leenhouts dies at age 81

January 9, 2017

As an alumnus, advisor, and supporter of the University during the past six decades, Leenhouts helped shape the success of the institution and its programs, particularly the UR Medicine Stroke program.

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Former senior vice president George Angle remembered

Former senior vice president George Angle remembered

January 4, 2017

George Angle, a longtime University administrator, was a passionate supporter of the Memorial Art Gallery and the Yellowjackets rowing program.

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Donald A. Henderson ’54M (MD), eradicator of smallpox, dies at 87

Donald A. Henderson ’54M (MD), eradicator of smallpox, dies at 87

August 23, 2016

Hard-driving, uncompromising, and ferociously devoted to every mission he tackled, the School of Medicine and Dentistry alumnus is credited with the global eradication of smallpox.

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University mourns sudden loss of Sean Kunow

June 3, 2016

Sean Kunow, a staff member in the University’s Registrar’s Office, focused on managing classroom space for academic courses in Arts, Sciences & Engineering, and was recognized as being a major asset to the University’s enrollment management efforts.

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Anthropologist René Millon remembered as pioneer

Anthropologist René Millon remembered as pioneer

April 15, 2016

René Millon, a professor emeritus of anthropology at Rochester whose life’s work was dedicated to mapping and excavating a historic pre-Columbian site in Mexico is being remembered as a pioneer who influenced the study of ancient cultures and societies. He died in February at age 94.

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Renowned particle physicist Susumu Okubo dies

Renowned particle physicist Susumu Okubo dies

July 27, 2015

Okubo, a Rochester alumnus and faculty member since 1964, was internationally known for his groundbreaking investigations into the patterns and decay rates of fundamental particles and symmetries of the universe.

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Esther Conwell, pioneering professor of chemistry, dies at 92

Esther Conwell, pioneering professor of chemistry, dies at 92

November 17, 2014

Esther M. Conwell, research professor of chemistry, pioneer in the field of semiconductor research, and recipient of the National Medal of Science, died in a motor vehicle accident Sunday at the age of 92.

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Memory of 9/11 widow, UR field hockey star lives on

Memory of 9/11 widow, UR field hockey star lives on

October 20, 2014

After being diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in 2002, Nancy Melvin-Taylor compiled a “to-do” list. “It wasn’t easy for her,” says her former coach, Jane Possee. “She wasn’t well enough to come in 2002 (when she was first selected), but she came back the next year. She made it.”

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Rita Shane, a Met soprano known for range and intensity, dies at 78

Rita Shane, a Met soprano known for range and intensity, dies at 78

October 13, 2014

Ms. Shane, who was a professor at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, sang regularly with the Met until 1982. Her roles included Musetta in Puccini’s “La Bohème,” Pamira in Rossini’s “Siege of Corinth,” the title role in Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” and roles in three Verdi operas.

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