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Obituary: David J. Wilson, Citizen Scientist

May. 29, 2017—David J. Wilson, emeritus professor of chemistry, of Belleville, Michigan, died Jan. 12, 2017, after a three-year bout with melanoma.

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Obituary: Courtney Nicole Salters-Henderson, BA’98, Student Mentor

May. 29, 2017—Courtney Nicole Salters-Henderson, who spent much of her career helping Vanderbilt students develop their leadership skills through student organizations, died Jan. 26, 2017, in Nashville at age 41.

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Obituary: Sen. Douglas S. Henry Jr., BA’49, JD’51, Statesman and Gentleman

May. 29, 2017—Tennessee Sen. Douglas S. Henry Jr., a giant of the state legislature for six decades and a force in Nashville politics, died March 5, 2017, at age 90.

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Obituary: C. David Stringfield, BA’61, MA’64, Health Care Giant

May. 29, 2017—C. David Stringfield, the former president and CEO of Nashville’s Baptist Hospital (now known as St. Thomas Midtown Hospital), died March 24, 2017, when a commuter train hit his vehicle in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he was living in retirement.

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Remembering Floyd Dennis, disability civil rights advocate

May. 17, 2017—H. Floyd Dennis, professor of special education, emeritus, died April 17 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was 89. As a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center researcher, Dennis was founding director of the Kennedy Center Institute on Youth and Social Development.

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Renowned preaching professor at Vanderbilt dies

Apr. 27, 2017—A memorial service will be held at noon April 29 in Benton Chapel for David Buttrick, a Vanderbilt Divinity School emeritus professor who was passionate about the art of preaching.

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Philip Dikeman, associate professor of flute, has died

Apr. 21, 2017—Philip Dikeman, associate professor of flute at the Blair School of Music and acting principal flute of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, died at home from cancer April 20.

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VUMC mourns loss of Transplant Center’s Payne

Apr. 6, 2017—Jerita Payne, MSN, ACNP, MMHC, director of Clinical Transplant Services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), died March 22 after a brief illness. She was 54.

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Obituary: Dr. Arthur S. Booth Jr., BA’62, Surgeon of Service

Mar. 7, 2017—Dr. Arthur S. Booth Jr., a prominent member of the Atlanta medical community for more than 30 years, died June 18, 2016, at Hospice Atlanta, which he co-founded. He was 76.

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Obituary: Frances Isley Hardie, MLS’68, PhD’80, Woman of Mystery

Mar. 7, 2017—Frances Isley Hardie, former head of collections and acquisitions at Vanderbilt’s Jean and Alexander Heard Library, of Nashville, died Jan. 8, 2017. She was 90.

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Obituary: J. Dewey Daane, Giant of Finance

Mar. 7, 2017—An international monetary expert and one of the most esteemed economic minds of the last century, J. Dewey Daane died Jan. 3 in Nashville at the age of 98.

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Statement from Chancellor Zeppos regarding the death of Sen. Douglas Henry Jr.

Mar. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos remarks on the death of Vanderbilt alumnus and Tennessee state Sen. Douglas Henry Jr.

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