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In Memoriam: David de Laubenfels

David de Laubenfels, emeritus professor in the Department of Geography at Syracuse University, and a biogeographer who was an expert on tropical conifers, passed away on February 6, 2016, at the age of 90. David John de Laubenfels was born in 1925 in Pasadena, California. His father, Max Walker de Laubenfels, was a noted marine biologist…
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In Memoriam: Harold Rose

Harold Rose, distinguished professor emeritus of geography and urban studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and pioneer in research on race and segregation, passed away on February 2, 2016, at the age of 86. Harold Milton Rose was born on January 8, 1930 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was raised by his grandparents, of whom his…
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In Memoriam: Shiloh Sundstrom

Shiloh Sundstrom Shiloh Sundstrom, a doctoral student and teaching assistant in the Department of Geography at Oregon State University, and a keen rancher, forester and conservationist, was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident near Corvallis on November 22, 2015. He was 34. Shiloh Forest Sundstrom was born in 1981 on Rock Creek Ranch in Deadwood,…
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In Memoriam: Susan R. Brooker-Gross

Susan R. Brooker-Gross Susan Brooker-Gross, who spent almost 40 years at Virginia Tech, first in the geography department then in university administration, passed away suddenly on January 2, 2016, at the age of 65, due to complications after surgery. Susan Ruth Gross was born in 1950 in Ohio. She was intellectually precocious and, after excelling…
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In Memoriam: Michael Harrison

Mike Harrison, a geographer with broad interests across physical geography and environmental studies, passed away on November 21, 2015, aged 55. John Michael Harrison completed his bachelor’s degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute followed by a master’s degree at the University of Georgia. He then moved to the University of Florida for doctoral studies, funded by the…
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