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John Tyler Bonner, who trained at Harvard and was later long associated with Princeton, chairing its Biology Department on three separate occasions, has died.  He was 98.  Currently, I can find a blog acknowledging his death, but no proper obit.

 

https://freethoughtblogs.com/fierceroller/?p=5608

 

Edit:

 

Obit:  https://www.princeton.edu/news/2019/02/15/microbiologist-john-bonner-leading-expert-cellular-slime-molds-dies-98

 

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The UKs first Professor of Disability Studies, Michael Oliver, has died.

 

 

 

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Herman Willington Dorsett, a founding professor at Florida International University (they opened their doors in 1972) and a leader in many educational, civic and business organizations, died March 2 of congestive heart failure. He was 78.
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2 minutes ago, maryportfuncity said:

Just seen Mike Oliver - the world's first professor of Disability Studies - died earlier this month.

 

Actually far from an arrogant academic - famed as a down to earth type: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Oliver_(disability_advocate)

Very down to earth now.

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2 minutes ago, Skinny kiltrunner said:

Very down to earth now.

 

Aye, it's a win-win cremation, they get his ashes and melt down his chair in one hit

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Ralph Brill taught at Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology for some 50 years, developing a legal writing program that became a national model for teaching concise, clear writing and the research behind it.

Brill, 83, died June 21 of natural causes in Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He lived for more than 30 years in the Printer’s Row neighborhood of Chicago.
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3 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

James Johnston, a Stanford mechanical engineering professor and one of the foremost authorities in fluid dynamics, has died.  He was 88.

 

https://news.stanford.edu/2019/07/23/james-johnston-expert-fluid-dynamics-died/

 

 

For his funeral he'll be fed into a giant blender

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5 hours ago, DevonDeathTrip said:

'World renowned roboticist',  Dr Peter B Scott-Morgan, has decided to become a cyborg in an attempt to counter the effects of motor neurone disease...

Remarkable in a couple of ways, thanks!

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David Schuman, a law professor at the University of Oregon and a retired Oregon Court of Appeals judge, died Tuesday. He was 75.
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1 minute ago, alt obits guy said:

Harold Bloom, an American literary critic, iconic Yale professor and author, has died.  He was 89.

 

https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2019/10/14/sterling-professor-harold-bloom-dies-at-89/

 

 

Was on my shortlist for 2020, heard he was completely away with the fairies in a care home.

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7 hours ago, Spade_Cooley said:

 

Was on my shortlist for 2020, heard he was completely away with the fairies in a care home.

With that pronouncement I'm interested to see if he comes close to a QO.

.... and lo what have we here - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/14/harold-bloom-literary-critic-yale-professor-dies-89

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1 hour ago, Spade_Cooley said:

God I hate this thread's title.

 

Yeah, it was shit.

 

Thanks @Death Impends!

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