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Stanford Asian Studies professor and educator Tom Rohlen has died

Rohlen’s career spanned the intersection of research, teaching, and policy, and he was a foundational figure in the formation of multiple programs and research centers at Stanford.

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Stanford Earth —

Atilla Aydin, geologist, musician, chef, and devoted Cardinal fan, has died

Aydin was a field geologist who loved nothing more than leading teams of researchers and students into remote locations – the Valley of Fire, Point Reyes, Zion National Park, a Hawaiian volcano, Sicily – to study prehistoric rock formations.

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Stanford Medicine —

Neurobiologist Denis Baylor dies

Baylor, former chair of the Department of Neurobiology, gained international recognition for discovering the electrical language used by the retina to translate light from the outside world into signals that the brain reads.

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Stanford Medicine —

Samuel Strober, pioneering transplantation immunologist, dies at 81

Strober, a professor and former chief of immunology and rheumatology, found a way for transplant recipients to reduce or abandon immunosuppressive drugs yet avoid organ rejection.

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Evan Reed, leader in computational materials science, has died

Using the data-crunching power of supercomputers, Reed (left) transformed his expertise in physics and artificial intelligence into a place at the forefront of a promising new field.

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Stanford Medicine —

Radiologist William Northway dies at 89

The Stanford pediatric radiologist, after noticing a new and disturbing pattern among lung X-rays of premature infants, forever altered treatment for the smallest babies.

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School of Humanities & Sciences —

English Professor Emeritus W. Bliss Carnochan has died

W. Bliss Carnochan was a leading scholar of 18th-century English literature and former director of the Stanford Humanities Center.

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James Adams, expert in product design and creativity, has died

A multi-talented “maker,” Adams was also a treasured teacher and prolific author.

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John Arrillaga, longtime Stanford philanthropist and Silicon Valley real estate developer, dies at 84

Alumnus John Arrillaga reshaped the Stanford campus with extraordinary generosity, professional expertise and volunteer service.

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Sculptor Aristides ‘Aris’ Demetrios, maker of ‘The Claw,’ dies at 89

Aristides “Aris” Demetrios designed and fabricated White Memorial Fountain, known to generations of Stanford students, faculty and staff as The Claw after his proposed design won a national sculpture competition in 1963.

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