David D’Amato died in March 2017. He was a former assistant principal and director of guidance at West Hempstead High School. David actively spammed and trolled a variety of newsgroups (particularly “alt.gothic” and “rec.music.phish”) from roughly 1996 to 1999, initiated e-mail bombings against those he considered “opponents,” and solicited for video recordings of young adult ..
J. Donald Monan was born on December 31, 1924, and died on March 18, 2017. He was the Chancellor of Boston College from 1996 to 2017 and its 24th President from 1972 to 1996—the longest such tenure in the University’s history. He is a native of Blasdell, New York, he joined the Society of Jesus ..
Achmad Hasyim Muzadi was born on August 8, 1944 and died on March 16, 2017. He was an Indonesian Islamic scholar and the fourth chief executive of Nahdlatul Ulama, the largest Islamic organization in Indonesia. Muzadi was also the running mate of Megawati Sukarnoputri in Indonesia’s 2004 presidential election, and a member of Indonesia’s Presidential ..
Jonathan Moore was born on September 10, 1932, and died on March 8, 2017. He was United States Director of the Bureau of Refugee Programs from 1987 to 1989 and United States Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council from 1989 to 1992. Moore was educated at Dartmouth College, receiving a bachelor’s degree ..
Peter Manfred Gruber was born on August 28, 1941, Klagenfurt and died on March 7, 2017, Vienna. He was an Austrian mathematician working in geometric number theory as well as in convex and discrete geometry. He received his PhD at the University of Vienna in 1966, under the supervision of Nikolaus Hofreiter. Since 1971, Gruber ..
Robert Vallée was born on October 5, 1922, in Poitiers, France and died on January 1, 2017, Paris, France. He was a French cyberneticist and mathematician. Vallée was Professor at the Paris 13 University (University of Paris-Nord) and president of the World Organization of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC),. During the start of the 1950s, Vallée ..
Alejandra Soler Gilabert was born on July 8, 1913 and died on March 1, 2017. She was a Spanish politician and schoolteacher. Soler also worked for the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Soler studied at the Institución de la Enseñanza para la Mujer, the Instituto Lluís Vives and ..
Mostafa Abdel Hamid el-Abbadi was born on October 10, 1928, Cairo, and died on February 13, 2017, Alexandria. He was a prominent historian of Greco-Roman Egypt and an Egyptian public intellectual. Before his death, he was the Emeritus Professor in Classics at the Alexandria University, he was credited with proposing the revival of the ancient ..
Rev. Joseph Allan Panuska, S.J. was born on July 3, 1927, and died on February 28, 2017. He was an American priest of the Society of Jesus. He served as the President of the University of Scranton from 1982 to 1998, as academic Vice President and Dean of Faculties at Boston College from 1979 to ..
Arvo Kirkmann was born on July 21, 1939 and died on February 27, 2017. He was an Estonian proverb scholar, “one of the leading paremiologists in the world.” Kirkmann graduated from Tartu University’s Department of Estonian Philology in 1962. He stayed on there till 1969 as a researcher at the Literary Museum in Tartu. Between ..