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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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Fuchs, professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, dies

Oct. 31, 2019—Howard Fuchs, a professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, died unexpectedly Oct. 28. He is being remembered as an outstanding clinician, an astute teacher and a friend and supporter of many.

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Janusek, Andean anthropologist noted for innovative teaching and discovery, dies

Oct. 30, 2019—John W. Janusek, an Andean anthropologist whose interests ranged from the development of complex societies in South America to the history of beer and brewing, died Oct. 22.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center mourns loss of Children’s Hospital leader

Oct. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is mourning the loss of Luke Gregory, chief executive officer for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and senior vice president for business development. Gregory died Friday, Oct. 18, after a courageous battle with lymphoma.

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Vanderbilt psychology professor who created Rotation Diet has died

Sep. 26, 2019—Martin Katahn, a retired psychology professor and best-selling author who wrote "The Rotation Diet" and other books promoting healthy weight loss and lifestyle, has died after an extended illness.

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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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