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In Memoriam: Heidi Frontani

Heidi G. Frontani, a professor of geography at Elon University for more than 17 years, and a development geographer with particular interests in Africa, died suddenly of a heart attack on February 26, 2016, at the age of 50. Heidi Glaesel was born on April 19, 1965, and grew up in Queens, New York. She…
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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: Edward W. Soja

Ed Soja, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning at UCLA, who made considerable contributions to postmodern political geography and urban theory, passed away on November 2, 2015, at the age of 75, after a long battle with illness. Edward William Soja was born on May 4, 1940, to a family of Polish immigrants and grew up…
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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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In Memoriam: Victor Winston

Victor Winston, founder of Bellwether Publishing, which published leading geography journals for over 50 years, passed away on November 23, 2015, aged 90. Victor Henry Winston was born in Vilna (now Vilnius, Lithuania) on February 22, 1925. He belonged to a vibrant Jewish community which was subsequently destroyed in the Holocaust. A week before the…
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In Memoriam: Campbell W. Pennington

Campbell Pennington, a distinguished geographer who spent his career studying the material cultures and languages of indigenous peoples of northern Mexico, passed away on June 13, 2015, aged 97. Campbell White Pennington was born on February 2, 1918 in Campbell's Corner (now Farragut), Tennessee, moving to Austin, Texas, in the early 1920s with his parents,…
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In Memoriam: Tony Hambly

Tony Hambly, an eccentric and well-loved teacher, who taught geography at schools in Zimbabwe and South Africa for 46 years, passed away on October 30, 2015, aged 73. Anthony Hambly was born in October 1942 in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and educated nearby at Falcon College. His father was a Latin teacher. While Tony…
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