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Stanford Engineering —

Krishna Shenoy, engineer who reimagined how the brain makes the body move, dies at 54

Shenoy was a pioneer of neuroprosthetics, a field that reimagines how the brain makes the body move. He is remembered for caring deeply about everyone around him and for his “infectious enthusiasm for science.”

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Stanford Engineering —

Gio Wiederhold has died

The professor emeritus of computer science was a noted expert in databases, the valuation of intellectual property, and computer history.

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Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences —

Mathematician Robert Finn has died

A Stanford professor for nearly six decades, Finn was influential in the mathematics of complex shapes and of capillary action.

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Stanford Medicine —

Oncology Professor Shoshana Levy has died

An active researcher, collaborator, and mentor at Stanford Medicine for nearly three decades, Levy’s discovery of a family of molecules called tetraspanins launched a new field of cancer research.

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Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences —

Harumi Befu, professor emeritus of anthropology, dies at 92

Harumi Befu, a professor emeritus of anthropology in Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences who challenged and exposed stereotypes about Japanese people and their culture, died Aug. 4. He was 92.

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Stanford Medicine —

Hans Steiner, child and adolescent psychiatrist, dies at 76

The Stanford Medicine psychiatrist was an expert in the development of psychopathologies and a beloved mentor to many.

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School of Humanities & Sciences —

Agricultural economist Carl Gotsch dies at 89

The former associate director of Stanford’s Food Research Institute, Gotsch was a technology evangelist best known for his research on irrigation development in South Asia and use of mathematical models to study agricultural policy.

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Alum and philanthropist Lorry I. Lokey dies at 95

Former Stanford Daily editor, Business Wire founder, and Giving Pledge member dedicated much of his generosity to Stanford.

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Education scholar Nel Noddings has died

Noddings, best known for her groundbreaking theory on the ethics of care, was the first woman to serve as dean at any of the professional schools at Stanford.

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Stanford News —

Roger Shepard, pioneer in research on mental imagery, has died

Shepard, professor emeritus of psychology and a National Medal of Science winner, introduced techniques for quantifying mental processes and contributed to the fields of computer science, AI, linguistics, robotics, and physics.

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