Michael Alexander Kirkwood Halliday was born on April 13, 1925, and died on April 15, 2018. He was an English-born linguist. He was the founder of the internationally influential systemic functional linguistic model of language. Halliday’s grammatical descriptions go by the name of systemic functional grammar (SFG). Halliday describes language as a semiotic system, “not ..
Ronald D. Rotunda was born in 1945 and died in 2018. He was a U.S. legal scholar and professor of law at Chapman University School of Law. His first area of primary expertise is United States Constitutional law, and is the author of an influential 6-volume legal treatise on Constitutional Law. Rotunda’s other area of ..
Clarence Francis Stephens was born on July 24, 1917, and died on March 5, 2018. He was the ninth African American to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics. Stephens credited with inspiring students and faculty at SUNY Potsdam to form the most successful United States undergraduate mathematics degree programs in the past century. Clarence was six ..
Lucie Brock-Broido was born May 22, 1956, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and died on March 6, 2018 She was the author of four collections of poetry. Lucie received many honors, including the Witter-Bynner Prize of Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Harvard Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award, the Harvard-Danforth Award for Distinction ..
Antonio García-Trevijano Forte was born on 18 July 1927, in Granada and died on February 28, 2018 He was a Spanish republican, a political activist, and an author. Antonio García-Trevijano was Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Granada and a notary. He also worked as an attorney in Madrid since 1960. Antonio García-Trevijano ..
Veljko Rus was born on 8 December 1929 in Visnja Gora near Ljubljana, Slovenia and died on 26 February 2018. He was a Slovenian sociologist, writer and academic. He was born into a well known upper-middle-class family. Veljko’s father, Josip, was a left-liberal political activist, leader of the Sokol movement in the Drava Banovina, and ..
Li Boguang was born in 1968 and died in February 2018. He was a Chinese legal scholar and human rights, activist. He was the Director of the Quimin Research Institute and has supported farmers in seeking compensation for confiscated farmland. Li Boguang was detained following his involvement in the Tangshan Protest. Li Boguang was well ..
Sylvie Merzeau and commonly called Louise Merzeau, was born on November 8, 1963 and died on July 15, 2017. He was a French academic, university professor at the Paris Nanterre University (specializing on communication studies) and a photographer. He was a trustee of Wikimedia France between 2015 – 2017. Sylvie Merzeau passed away at 53 ..
Anne Dufourmantelle was born on March 20, 1964 and died on July 21, 2017. She was a French philosopher and psychoanalyst. Anne’s philosophical work focused on risk taking, which she argued was essential, saying that ”absolute security – like ‘zero risk’ – is a fantasy” and that “[R]eal danger must be faced in order to ..
Yash Pal was born on November 26, 1926 and died on July 24, 2017. He was also referred as Yash Pal Singh. He was an Indian scientist, educator and educationist. Pal was known for his contributions to the study of cosmic rays, as well as for being an institution-builder. In his later years, Pal has ..