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In Memoriam: Susan Christopherson

Susan Christopherson, Professor and Department Chair of the City and Regional Planning at Cornell University, passed away on December 14, 2016. Christopherson was a geographer committed to the integration of scholarly work and public engagement. She was awarded the 2016 AAG Lifetime Achievement Honors for her considerable and long standing contributions to economic geography research,…
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In Memoriam: David Slater

David Slater, Emeritus Professor of Political Geography at Loughborough University, UK, who was a leading critical development geographer and known for his work on Latin America, passed away on October 20, 2016. Slater studied for a bachelor’s degree in geography at Durham University in the mid-1960s which was when he first became interested in geopolitics,…
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In Memoriam: Sally Eden

Sally Eden, professor of Human Geography at the University of Hull, UK, whose research explored issues of environmental perception, and sustainable food production and consumption, passed away in September 2016 after a period of illness. Sally E. Eden was born in 1967. She studied for a bachelor’s degree at the University of Durham followed by…
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In Memoriam: Ary Lamme

Ary Lamme, a cultural and historical geographer who was Emeritus Professor at the University of Florida, passed away in September 2016 at the age of 76. Ary Johannes Lamme III was born in New York on June 30, 1940. His grandfather, Ary Johannes Lamme Sr. had emigrated from Holland in the late nineteenth century and…
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In Memoriam: Leland R. Pederson

Leland R. Pederson, Emeritus Professor of Geography and Regional Development at the University of Arizona, a Latin Americanist and a historian of geographic thought, died July 27, 2016, in Tucson, Arizona, at age 88. Lee Pederson was born January 2, 1928, in Bismarck, North Dakota. He earned his in geography from Valley State Teachers College,…
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In Memoriam: Brad Cullen

Brad Cullen, professor emeritus in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of New Mexico, passed away unexpectedly on June 4, 2016 at the age of 65. Bradley Thomas Cullen was born on February 8, 1951 and raised in Portola, northern California. He studied for his bachelor’s degree at Chico State University,…
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In Memoriam: Guido Weigend

Guido G. Weigend, who had a long career as a professional geographer, college dean and professor, and spy, passed away on April 1, 2016, at the age of 96. Guido Gustav Weigend was born on January 2, 1920, in the small Austrian town of Zeltweg but grew up in Vienna and attended school there. In…
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In Memoriam: Chris Mayda

Chris Mayda, a Professor in the Department of Geography and Geology at Eastern Michigan University, who was a champion for sustainability and alternatives ways of thinking and living, passed away in March 2016 after a long-term illness. Mayda’s entry into academia came as change of career and life-direction in her mid-forties. At the time she…
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In Memoriam: Doreen Massey

Doreen Massey, emeritus professor of geography at The Open University, and one of the major figures in twentieth-century geography, passed away suddenly on March 11, 2016, at the age of 72. She was one of the most influential thinkers on the left, and her work on space, place and power has been recognized all over…
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In Memoriam: Glenn Sebastian

Glenn R. Sebastian, Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of South Alabama, who spent four decades inspiring students in geology and geography, passed away on March 11, 2016, aged 74. Glenn Robert Sebastian was born on June 18, 1941, and grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended St. Louis University to study geography, graduating…
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In Memoriam: Kenneth L White

Kenneth White, a soils geographer and fluvial geomorphologist, who spent many years at Texas A&M University and the Australian National University, passed away on February 15, 2016, at the age of 75. Kenneth L. White, known to friends as “Kenny," was born on October 15, 1940, in Chicago. In 1962, while working at Baxter Laboratories,…
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