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In Memoriam

Apr. 9, 2020—Vanderbilt has lost three prominent members of the university community in recent weeks: Hans Stoll, the Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Jr. Professor of Finance, Emeritus; Brownlee O. Currey Jr., an alumnus and emeritus trustee; and John Loomis, an alumnus and former member of the Vanderbilt Board of Trust.

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Former Vanderbilt alumni trustee John Loomis has died

Apr. 9, 2020—John R. Loomis, a former alumni trustee on the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, philanthropist and investment adviser, died March 31 from long-term health issues. The Larchmont, New York, resident was 90.

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Alumnus and philanthropist Brownlee O. Currey Jr. has died

Mar. 27, 2020—Brownlee O. Currey Jr., an alumnus, emeritus trustee, financial services executive and entrepreneur noted for his philanthropic leadership at Vanderbilt University and in the community, has died. He was 91.

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Hans Stoll, Vanderbilt financial research pioneer, has died

Mar. 24, 2020—Hans Stoll, a pioneer in the world of academic finance and the Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Jr. Professor of Finance, Emeritus, at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, died March 20. He was 80.

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Mihal, who elevated Vanderbilt’s Asian art resources, has died

Feb. 19, 2020—Milan Mihal, a noted Asian art historian who shared his expertise with the community during a time of rapidly developing cultural ties between Japan and Tennessee, has died at the age of 91.

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Stanley Cohen, Vanderbilt biochemist who won Nobel Prize, has died

Feb. 6, 2020—Stanley Cohen, a legendary Vanderbilt University biochemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of epidermal growth factor and its receptor, died on Feb. 5 at the age of 97.

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Prominent Peabody scholar on education for visually impaired dies

Jan. 17, 2020—Randall Harley, a retired professor of special education at Peabody College who was noted for his scholarship on visual impairment education, has died.

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Barbara Bowen, prominent Renaissance scholar at Vanderbilt, has died

Dec. 19, 2019—Barbara C. Bowen, professor of French, emerita, and a distinguished Renaissance scholar who was the first woman to chair a College of Arts and Science department, has died.

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Chemical engineering champion, masterful teacher Karl B. Schnelle has died

Dec. 10, 2019—Emeritus professor Karl B. Schnelle Jr., a pioneer in environmental engineering, book author, masterful teacher and mentor, is remembered by scores of former students and faculty colleagues as a charismatic and generous Vanderbilt engineering professor who became a lifelong friend.

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Emerita professor who was ‘heart’ of Arts and Science experience dies

Nov. 22, 2019—M. Fräncille Bergquist, a professor of Spanish, emerita, and retired College of Arts and Science administrator who devoted much of her life to mentoring thousands of undergraduate students, has died.

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Carter, professor of biological sciences, emeritus, has died

Nov. 22, 2019—Clint E. Carter, an emeritus professor of biological sciences whose research focused on immunology and tropical diseases, died Nov. 9. Carter is being remembered by former colleagues and students for his unfailing kindness and warmth.

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Sallie McFague, Vanderbilt Divinity School dean, emerita, has died

Nov. 20, 2019—Sallie McFague, the first woman to lead Vanderbilt Divinity School and an influential scholar on feminist Christian theology and alternatives to the traditional model of God, has died.

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