Geneticist Charles Yanofsky dies at 92

Throughout his more than half-a-century career, Charles “Charley” Yanofsky contributed to the fundamental understanding of genetics. Brilliant, humble and generous, he was a role model to students, friends and family.

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Taylor dies at 88

One of the pioneering particle physicists working at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Taylor carried out experiments that led to the 1990 Nobel Prize in physics for his role in the discovery of quarks.

Poetry scholar Michael Predmore dies at 79

Michael P. Predmore, a professor emeritus who taught at Stanford for over 30 years, inspired generations of students. He was known for his analysis of Juan Ramón Jiménez’s poems.

Marvin L. Herrington, Stanford police chief emeritus, dead at 81

Herrington served as head of the Department of Public Safety for 30 years. Stanford awarded him the Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Award for Exceptional Service in 1994, praising “his gentle graciousness, extraordinary sensitivity and deep respect for human rights for all people.”

Ira M. Friedman dead at 69

During his 22-year career at Stanford, Ira M. Friedman was devoted to serving the physical health and mental health care needs of students as director of Vaden Health Center, and its predecessor, Cowell Student Health Center.