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Fred Westfield, emeritus professor of economics, has died

May. 6, 2019—Fred Westfield, a Vanderbilt graduate who went on to become a professor of economics at the university and teach microeconomic theory to a generation of Ph.D. students, died April 24 in Nashville. He was 92. A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, May 21, at 1:30 p.m. at The Temple Congregation Ohabai Sholom, 5015 Harding Road in Nashville.

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Allet, former director of Vanderbilt-in-France program, has died

Apr. 30, 2019—Hervé Allet, former assistant professor of French who served as director of the Vanderbilt-in-France program at Aix-en-Provence, died April 21 in Nîmes, France, where he lived in retirement. He was 68.

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Longtime Owen School professor Germain Böer has died

Apr. 23, 2019—Germain Böer, professor of accounting, emeritus, who taught at the Owen Graduate School of Management for 41 years, died April 22. He was 81. An unwavering champion of entrepreneurship at Owen, Böer taught, advised and invested in generations of student entrepreneurs.

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Stephen Hann, professor of cell and developmental biology, has died

Mar. 21, 2019—Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Stephen Hann, whose research focused on understanding the regulation and function of the Myc oncogene, thought to be a driving factor in up to 70 percent of human cancers, died Feb. 27. He was 67.

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Hinshaw, emeritus economics professor and Thomas Jefferson Award winner, has died

Mar. 5, 2019—C. Elton Hinshaw, an emeritus professor of economics at Vanderbilt who is remembered for his distinguished service to the university, died Feb. 24 in Nashville. He was 82.

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Stewart, former longtime athletics administrator, dies

Feb. 21, 2019—June Stewart, who began her career as a secretary in the Vanderbilt sports information office in 1973 and retired in 2001 as associate athletics director, died Feb. 19. She was 78.

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Schorr, leading expert on social entrepreneurship, dies

Feb. 19, 2019—James Schorr, who started the social entrepreneurship program at Vanderbilt University, where he was an adjunct professor at the Owen Graduate School of Management and Peabody College of education and human development, has died. He was 51.

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David Williams II, trailblazer and former Vanderbilt University vice chancellor and athletics director, has died

Feb. 8, 2019—David Williams II, who made an extraordinary impact on Vanderbilt, college athletics and higher education during his 18-year tenure as a university vice chancellor, died Friday, Feb. 8.

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Scholar who pioneered Vanderbilt’s curriculum in classical antiquity dies

Jan. 30, 2019—A memorial service at Benton Chapel is planned Feb. 23 for Barbara Tsakirgis, professor of classical studies, emerita, who recently died.

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Robert Fox, early leader in Vanderbilt’s vision research, dies

Jan. 8, 2019—A memorial service for the late Robert Fox, an emeritus Vanderbilt professor who was renowned internationally for his landmark studies of human and animal vision, is being planned for early spring.

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Horace Williams, emeritus professor of mathematics, dies

Jan. 7, 2019—Horace Edward Williams, an emeritus professor of mathematics who taught mathematics and statistics at Vanderbilt for four decades, died Dec. 31.

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Longtime Mail Services staff member dies

Jan. 3, 2019—Bryon Walker, a longtime Vanderbilt Mail Services staff member and fixture at the Station B Post Office stamp window, died Dec. 31 following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 55.

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